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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Camera Control by Michigan State University

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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 Oluwaseun O O

Oct 23, 2016

getting really back to the basic makes a good foundation to build on

By Gisselle M

Oct 26, 2020

Learned more during this second course on how to control my camera.

By Esteban A B R

Oct 2, 2020

Very nice course. I loved it. I will keep learning in this courses.

By Rennes L

Dec 26, 2017

Highly recommend people to take this to understand how to us a DSLR

By Trish S

Jul 4, 2017

Very informative info vis easy-going teachers in a relaxed setting.

By Astrid L P C

Jun 8, 2021

He aprendido mucho en este curso, la verdad es que me ha encantado

By Thanaphat D

Mar 9, 2021

The teach very well, let me understand a lot about camera setting.

By Enrico J

May 27, 2018

I enjoyed the cours and I appreciate the expertise of the tutors.

By Moez B

Jul 20, 2017

Excellent course with fantastic instructors. It was a lot of fun.

By adrianne

Mar 22, 2016

I watched all videos over 3 days! Looking forward to next course.

By khushboo

May 9, 2020

thank you for making me realise how much I can control my camera

By Antonio C L

Nov 5, 2016

I see my camera in a different way after this course. Thank you!

By German E

May 26, 2020

Good information and very nice assignments to apply the theory.

By Mike T

Dec 3, 2019

I'm a newbie and feel this was a great class to wet my beak on.

By Ignacio T A

Mar 19, 2018

The second course of this program is as great as the first one.


Sep 4, 2020

Excelente curso, gracias por el profesionalismo y dedicación.

By soledad b

Sep 5, 2017

Very well designed course. Fantastic material, great teachers!

By Thauane B

Sep 16, 2016

Great course with a clear and simple explanation! Recommended!


Nov 13, 2020

Great Experience. I had learned some much from this course.

By Alain M

Oct 6, 2020

It gives the clear elements to put photography in practice.

By Amira R

Nov 29, 2020

I had so much fun and learned a lot throughout the course.

By Rodney M

Jun 17, 2020

Great course. I am learning a lot and it's at a good pace.

By Emilio J M V

Jul 19, 2017

muy bueno pero tendria que ser menos teoria y mas practica

By Jesudunsin J

Feb 22, 2017

The Course is very Practical, Enlightening and Resourceful

By Серебряков

Oct 23, 2017

Thank you Coursera, my wise teachers and fellow students.