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Approx. 18 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

WELCOME, OVERVIEW, and FUNDAMENTALS

5 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 64 min), 7 readings, 5 quizzes
9 videos
MEET THE PROFESSORS: PETER Glendinning4m
MEET THE PROFESSORS: MARK Sullivan8m
MEET THE COURSE: an overview by Mark and Peter2m
Basic Elements of Photography: CAMERA/LENS14m
Basic Elements of Photography: SENSOR/SHUTTER8m
Basic Elements of Photography: SHUTTER+APERTURE=EXPOSURE8m
Workflow of Digital Photography step-by-step6m
Full Auto Shooting Mode!6m
7 readings
Websites for your viewing pleasure: L'oeil de la photographie and ASMP and PDN!10m
Peter Glendinning websites/Instagram10m
Mark Valentine Sullivan - social media photography sites10m
About the Peer Review Process10m
Some additional info on the history of photography!10m
Learn more about your professors!10m
Private FACEBOOK group for our Learners!10m
4 practice exercises
Camera/Lens30m
Sensor/Shutter30m
QUIZ 1.1.130m
Shutter/Aperture/Exposure30m
Week
2

Week 2

6 hours to complete

Camera capabilities: differences and similarities

6 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 119 min), 1 reading, 6 quizzes
10 videos
A Basic Vocabulary of Capabilities20m
Capabilities of Point & Shoot and Compact Cameras13m
Capabilities of DSLR Cameras16m
Capabilities of Mirrorless Cameras13m
Apple iPhone 6 Camera9m
Samsung Galaxy 6 Camera9m
Three essential Smartphone accessories7m
Program Mode and ISO settings for greater control9m
"Working a Scene"13m
1 reading
About the Peer Review Process10m
5 practice exercises
Point & Shoot and Compact Cameras30m
DSLR Cameras30m
QUIZ 1.2.130m
Mirrorless Cameras30m
QUIZ 1.2.230m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Setting up yourself and your digital camera: Menus, Settings, and baggage!

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 84 min)
7 videos
Setting Up the Camera - Part 25m
Setting Up a Digital Camera Part 3a 1.3.34m
Setting Up a Digital Camera Part 3b 1.3.421m
Camera Setup Four9m
Camera Bags, from Mini to Carry-On Sizes19m
What is in PG's BAG?13m
4 practice exercises
Camera Set Up 230m
Quiz 1.3.130m
Camera Set Up 330m
QUIZ 1.3.230m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Picture Decisions: The Vantage Point and Frame

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 87 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
The effects of Vantage Point choices.16m
Responding to Photographs8m
The Frame: what to include, or exclude.8m
The Frame and composition13m
The Frame and Content19m
Mark & Peter each discuss their own VP and Frame Photos 1.4.710m
3 readings
About the Peer Review Process10m
Garry Winogrand: Frame, Vantage Point, and Content10m
The History of Photography in 5 Minutes10m
2 practice exercises
Vantage Point30m
QUIZ30m

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