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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Camera Control by Michigan State University

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432 reviews

About the Course

Welcome to Course Two of Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR! Now that you have a broad understanding of the various types of cameras, the importance of setting up Menus and Functions to gain control in your photography, and the difference between Auto and Program exposure modes, you are ready to move into even greater Camera Control! In these 4 Modules we will concentrate on gaining the knowledge necessary to make use of Exposure Modes, Light Metering, Effects of various ISO settings, Lens options, using Shutter Speeds to convey aspects of Time in both documentary and creative ways, and exploring the controlled focus effects that Depth of Field Principles make possible. You will also continue to make new photographs and, if you are a subscriber to the specialization, continue interacting with your fellow learners as you share photographs for Peer Review. You will also confirm your knowledge through completion of quizzes and written responses. Let's get started with Module One!...

Top reviews

Feb 12, 2018

The instructors are incredibly knowledgeable. The projects are instructional and test you to learn, try, etc. It made me think of new ways to capture images and inspired me to photograph every day!

Dec 1, 2017

Great course structure. Great Professors and Mentors. This course has really help me grow a lot as a photographer. I'm so thankful to Coursera & MSU for putting such a great course for learners.

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By Gian P

Sep 1, 2017

It was interesting but the videos are kind of time consuming and boring... The overall is good though.

By Craig H

Jun 26, 2020

Mark shows a lot of his work but sometimes doesn't explain the how or purpose behind the photo

By Andrea M

Apr 23, 2016

Interesting aspects on camera usage are well explained. Interesting assignments as well.

By Zhang C

Mar 29, 2016

Useful lessons to have the basic knowledge of photography.

Clear and well taught.

By Yashasvi S K

May 28, 2021

its best course for photography and i get full knowledge about it thanks

By Gabs G

Oct 6, 2020

It definitely helped me! It has made me a better photographer!

By Suraj D

Oct 3, 2017

Didn't have much topics to offer .Looking for next courses

By Frederik F H

Jun 2, 2016

Awesome course! Will definitely tell other people about it

By Kevin D

Sep 5, 2020

This course gives a lot of insights about photography!

By Tracy K

Oct 1, 2016

Thank you for allowing me to audit this course.

By Jonathan V

Mar 26, 2016

Great to be given such clear instruction.


Aug 22, 2020

Course was very useful and interesting

By Collette B R

Mar 22, 2016

I am learning a lot about my camera!

By Shreyas K

Mar 1, 2019

this series of courses is awesome

By Jackie

Feb 5, 2018

The subtitle is not synchronous .

By Michaelynn M

Aug 28, 2020

Great course, I learned a lot.

By Pietro G

Feb 6, 2017

Well made and practical.

By P G R

Jun 23, 2020

usefull to beginners

By Abdurrahman S

Dec 31, 2018

recommended course!

By Loretta W

Oct 8, 2018

Love this class ..

By siddhesh p l

Aug 7, 2020

excellent course.

By Mashuk-E-Elahi (

May 9, 2020

Love the course.

By Harshit G

Feb 27, 2019

Great course

By Kalpa

Apr 19, 2016


By Kaustubh M

Nov 14, 2021