Chevron Left
Back to Cameras, Exposure, and Photography

Learner Reviews & Feedback for Cameras, Exposure, and Photography by Michigan State University

5,097 ratings

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


Invalid date

it definitely increases our enthusiasm and passion for photography, this course gives us the basics of photography and camera settings. thank you professors for your encouragement and efforts.


Invalid date

One of the nice things about this course, is that it challenges one to DO something - take photos. My trusty old point-and-shoot doesn't know what has hit it - it has never worked so hard before.

Filter by:

1401 - 1425 of 1,560 Reviews for Cameras, Exposure, and Photography

By Nicole A B

Mar 31, 2022

Desearía que los ejemplos sean más actualizados y que el diseño de los videos sea más moderno.

By Abhimanyu T

Dec 6, 2020

The course is good, but few more details about the camera and feature could also be explained.

By Liene D

Mar 7, 2019

It was nice and informative course for the camera basics. I enjoyed it and want to continue.

By Robert R

May 5, 2016

I want to say thanks for all the information in this course it was really successful for me

By Julio j l G R

Mar 30, 2023

Me ayudo mucho a comprender los conocimiento basicos de como poder tomar una fotografia.

By Gregory C

Apr 5, 2020

Enjoyable and educational. Learned a lot about cameras and began learning about framing.

By Sara B B

Jun 17, 2016

It was really nice learning a bit more of the uses I can do with my camera. thank you

By Pietro G

Jul 2, 2018

Interesting and complete, a good start for any individual interested in this matter.

By Marko R M

Apr 14, 2016

Informative, numerous examples, great for beginners. Locked content is the downside.

By Prathap L

Jul 5, 2020

One of the beautiful course I attended this year. Thanks for the informative class.

By Li, W

Apr 9, 2016

it is a very good course, it help the beginner understand more what is photography!

By Valentina F

Jan 11, 2022

I love this course, lots of information and the theacher are so helpful and smart

By Danielle T C

Nov 14, 2020

It would be nice to get feedback from the professors as well as fellow classmates.

By Mike A

Nov 5, 2020

Good detailed course thank you to the university and the instructors. well done.

By Brandy B

Aug 16, 2020

Really enjoyed Professor Glendenning. He kept my attention and made me want more.

By David E F G

May 28, 2020

I'm not a huge fan of the student peer review system. I liked the content, tough.

By Miguel E B

Jun 12, 2017

I loved this course. Learned a lot about composition and photography in general.

By Nicolas S G

Apr 2, 2021

It really helps to have a better knowledge in ordinary pictures that u can take

By Robert C

Jan 3, 2021

Interesting but a little too technical than what I was hoping for. Thank you!


May 8, 2020

Learned a basic and important aspects. Helpful to develop my skills further.

By Jeyana M

Mar 14, 2016

Great course!

But videos are not very good technically. Too much "jumping".


Sep 23, 2023

It is good to have this learning from Coursera and I cleared my doubts.

By Mahmoud O

Apr 3, 2022

The course is great the instructor is Excllent

Just wanted to go deeper

By Ayhan J W Z

Aug 7, 2020

Fue mi primera especialización en digital, me gusto mucho.y me fascino.

By Maged E S

May 7, 2017

it's Very Useful , beautiful and creative but i felt a little confused.