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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!...

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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.


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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.

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By khadeja S

Mar 8, 2016

Great introduction course for people with absolutely no prior knowledge

By Anthony E C M

Sep 16, 2021

buen curso, mas bien solo actualicen un poco los videos y todo bien :D


Jun 23, 2020

i gained lots of knowledge that added finese to my photography skills.

By Mohammedalboush

Sep 7, 2017

The course is very wonderful I learned a lot from them thanks cursera

By Yasmine S

Sep 16, 2021

I'm just little bit sick so I don't have time to take this course

By Muhammad Z

Mar 14, 2020

overall it was good but can be more improve and specific lectures

By hans c

Jan 21, 2020

Finally got to know my camera a little. Even discover my iPhone.

By Giuliano T

Jan 18, 2020

Practically perfect, just some video ( smartphone ) need updates.

By Rachit G

Jul 9, 2018

This course was very helpful for me, I learned a lot. Thank you.

By Devi D

Dec 12, 2016

great course really enjoy it and you can learn a lot from this.

By Deb K

Sep 27, 2023

Good one, learned beginner stuff and got the basics of my DSLR

By Venus J

Jul 2, 2023

the information is relevant, but the course should be updated.


May 25, 2020

Thank you very much both of them for completing of this course

By Victor P

Jul 26, 2020

Really good course! its good explain and it is for begginers.

By Paul T L

May 15, 2020

Very nice course. Mark could have been little more energetic.

By katheryne t a

Sep 25, 2023

interesante curso, me gusto aprender mas de la fotografía.

By Michael K

Feb 22, 2021

The Instructors were very good in explaining the course.

By Maham H

Jan 28, 2017

Loved the course... it was informative and interesting.

By MariaJose G

Mar 7, 2016

Great info about photography, very easy to digest.

By tenzin c

May 29, 2020

its a combination of everything about photography

By Amith D

Aug 8, 2022

Decent introduction to elements of photography.

By Marie D

Jul 12, 2016

Good and informative beginner photograph course.

By Barry A

Jun 18, 2020

I hoped to see more advance training and skills

By Perry d M

Sep 9, 2017

A great way to begin learning about photography

By Anggun S P A

Sep 16, 2020

i like the Mr. Glendinning explain the course