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About the Course

Welcome to Course One of Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR! In these first 4 Modules you will gain the knowledge and the confidence that will help you make good choices as you consider qualities of the camera you own, and the qualities of the other types of digital cameras you might be considering. You will learn about the basic functions that most digital cameras have in common. You will also go beyond the "technical" matters and learn about how you can make exciting pictures by emphasizing the aspects of Frame and Vantage Point to interpret old subjects in new ways. Discovering accessories that photographers find useful, and the types of camera bags from mini to carry-on sized, is also in store for you. You will also make your first photographs and, if you are a subscriber to the specialization, upload pictures to the web gallery and start interacting with your fellow learners in our "Gallery." Let's get started with Module One!...

Top reviews

May 31, 2020

It's a very good course for beginners and I got to learn a lot and improve my photography in every way possible! I recommend it to everyone who's interested in Photography and want to do more with it.

Dec 22, 2017

This course was very informative and provided just the right amount of challenge for me to stretch my creativity and newly obtained knowledge. I enjoyed it and I am looking forward to the next course.

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By Katarzyna K

Nov 2, 2020

Very informative and learner friendly

By Vanessa M

Aug 19, 2020

Excellent course, more than I expect.

By Juan E O T

Jun 7, 2020

excelente curso, grandes aprendizajes


May 25, 2020

I loved the experience of this course

By Evan E

Dec 3, 2019

Great course, with lots of resources!


Jul 2, 2020

i thank you for this amazing couse .

By Kousik K

Jun 21, 2020

Good course for photography learning

By Vaishnavi P J

May 17, 2020

Course is very detailed and helpful!


May 6, 2020

Great content and best for learners.

By Daniel R

Jun 14, 2017

Very good explicated and not boring.

By Bojan N

Dec 26, 2016

Great course with great professors .

By Pornsukon P

Dec 10, 2016

I really enjoy the course. Thank you

By Dmitry B

Apr 18, 2016

It was nice, interesting and useful.

By Mariola D

Mar 6, 2016

This course is excellent. Thank you.

By Julie L O I

Feb 13, 2016

i just started ... and loving it!!!!

By Samuel R

Jan 23, 2021

Excellent course! very professional


Oct 27, 2020

I have learned it to the perfection

By Jasper I A F

Sep 15, 2020

Great for beginners in photography.


Sep 15, 2020

I like Coursera app . Very good app

By Vaibhav K

Jul 28, 2020

This Course is most valuable course

By Karen T J H

Jun 17, 2020

It was very useful and interesting.

By Nuzhat N O

May 27, 2020

Fantastic course to learn and apply

By jonathon s

Jan 3, 2020

Wonderful and practical application

By Dominique S

Oct 15, 2019

Very informative and easy to follow

By Sharron W

Mar 24, 2018

One of the best courses I've taken!