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Learner Career Outcomes

50%

started a new career after completing these courses

45%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

17%

got a pay increase or promotion
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100% online
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Flexible deadlines
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Approx. 13 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

WELCOME, OVERVIEW, and FUNDAMENTALS

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 50 min), 1 reading, 6 quizzes
7 videos
MEET THE PROFESSORS: Peter Glendinning and Mark Sullivan12m
MEET THE COURSE: an overview by Peter and Mark4m
Under Exposure and Over Eposure4m
Reflected Light Meter & Meter Modes6m
Equivalent Exposure Combinations & MAPS-prob9m
Stop Action and Blur8m
1 reading
About Peer Review10m
5 practice exercises
Exposure Quiz30m
Reflected Light Meter & Meter Modes - Quiz30m
Equivalent Exposure Comb & Shooting Modes - MAPS -Quiz30m
Stop Action, Camera Blur - Quiz30m
Exposure - Summative Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Elements of Camera Control 2.0: The Lens

3 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 89 min)
12 videos
Focal Length: Perspective effects7m
Peter discusses Focal Length Pictures3m
Focal Length Series from a Single Vantage Point9m
Focal Lengths: Fixed or Zoom10m
Special Lenses: Macro5m
Special lenses: Fisheye6m
Special Lenses: Tilt-Shift10m
Smartphone Specialties6m
Protecting the Lens: shades and filters6m
Polarizing and Specialty Filters8m
Lens Adapters3m
4 practice exercises
Focal Length Basics30m
Focal Length Effects30m
Lens Specialties30m
Lens Summative Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Elements of Camera Control 3.0: Depth of Field

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 9 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
3 videos
Depth of Field and Aperture, Focal Length, & Focal Distance5m
Mark discusses DOF in a photograph2m
2 readings
Depth of Field - Further Notes10m
About Peer Review10m
4 practice exercises
Aperture and Depth of Field - Quiz30m
Focal Length and Depth of Field - Quiz30m
Focus Distance and Depth of field - Quiz30m
Depth of Field Summative QUIZ30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Picture Decisions:

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 17 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Photographs and Time As Fiction-4m
Peter discusses Time and his photography6m
2 readings
Time, Fact, and Fiction - Reading and Viewing10m
About Peer Review10m

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