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About the Course

The Capstone Project is your opportunity to take advantage of the knowledge you have gained through our journey in learning about photography, to develop a meaningful project of 10 well formed photographs based in your passion for artistic expression, or a subject for documentary exploration, insightful portraiture, imaging for work-related subjects, or some other aspect of photography. We are confident that it will be a project that you will be excited to share with fellow Learners, and with Professors Peter Glendinning and Mark Sullivan too! A unique feature of this Course is the individual review and responsive input you will receive directly from Peter or Mark, who will be viewing your pictures and making evaluations of all projects at the end of the Capstone. You should plan on spending more time on this Course per week than any other in this Specialization, and much of it will be in making photographs. During the entire period of development, you and your fellow learners will be supporting each other as you work independently, by sharing your work-in-progress from the initial Project Plan to the final Portfolio. At each stage, all Learners will share comments and suggestions with each other, helping each other to gauge progress and to learn about different approaches to photography and content. By expressing your own ideas and expectations about quality in response to the work of others, you will be forming your own criteria of excellence as well. Along the way there will be multiple opportunities for sharing pictures and ideas through carefully designed Peer Review. This sharing of photographs and comments with peers, and reflecting on their comments about your photos, will be an exciting learning experience that will help you grow in understanding your own photography and that of others. Your contribution of comments to fellow Learners will not only help them understand their photographs better, but it will give you an opportunity to use the vocabulary of terms that are related to techniques, design principles, and content approaches that you have learned through your success in each of the previous Modules. A unique aspect of this Specialization is that everyone who completes the requirements will receive, in addition to their Certificate of Specialization from Michigan State University, access to substantial discounts on equipment, accessories, and membership benefits through Industry Partners from among the premier manufacturers of photography equipment and related items: Fracture, Gary Fong, Gyst, Lensbaby, LensPen, Lume Cube Lighting, Photo District News, PhotoVideoEdu, Think Tank Cases/Bags. In addition, The 'top-10' peer-reviewed Capstone projects each year will be awarded the opportunity for individual reviews, with personal responses, by world renowned photographers who have been honored with the title of Canson-Infinity® Paper Ambassadors....

Top reviews


Oct 08, 2020

It's hard to believe how far I've come as a photographer in such a short time. I couldn't have asked for a better introduction to DSLR photography! Thanks for an incredible educational opportunity.


Dec 02, 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 Qamar A A

Oct 17, 2018

It's very special course and big deal for your future of photography. I have learnt a lot . my best teacher is Professor Peter.

By Anchit T

Aug 12, 2020

Very helpful for me to grow in the area of photography. I entered int different world. I am grateful for this course thank you.

By Doyle B

Oct 11, 2020

Excellent course, with great learning resources. The Capstone course is a step change from the other courses in the series

By Bhaskar G

Jun 16, 2020

It was my best course on this platform.i thoroughly enjoyed the whole specialization.Love and respect for my teachers.


Sep 13, 2020

Excelente, especialización. gracias por el cariño, entrega, y profesionalismo entregados dentro de nuestra formación.

By George H

Jun 22, 2019

Great test of your knowledge and with the forums you can gain many insights into developing this skill and art form.

By Christopher M

Oct 18, 2016

This was a fantastic journey. Learned new things, reinforced old skills, engaged with many other talented amateurs.

By Shamily K

Feb 19, 2019

Really liked ur teaching.. Is there any upgrading course in the same medium i want study..

By Ivan N

Sep 05, 2017

Great course covering most of the basics in photography. Will recommend it anyday

By Konstantinos E

Mar 08, 2017

I'd like to thank my professors. It was a great experience!

By karan c

May 22, 2017

its really an amazing course. got to learn many new things

By Mr. P P

Jul 22, 2020

Excellent Faculties, Excellent Course. Enjoyed so much!!!

By Lorena A J

Sep 08, 2020

It was a very fun experience and I learnt alot! Thanks!

By Saira T

Jun 01, 2018

Fantastic course. Well presented and easy to understand

By David T

Oct 05, 2016

Another great course, fantastic seeing everyone's work

By Enrico J

Oct 17, 2018

I did enjoy the exciting and very educational course!

By Joanne F

Sep 24, 2017

Great course, loved the progression and assignments.

By Natcha W

Dec 07, 2016

An amazing course that have taught us many things.

By Andrzej P

Feb 29, 2020

Great course. I strongly recommend this course.

By Bradley M H

Sep 12, 2016

Love this course Peter and Mark are the best!

By Desmond Y

Nov 16, 2017

Fantastic programme and journey. Thank you.

By Ahmed S S I E

Feb 29, 2020

this is great course and great start for me

By Linda S

Mar 09, 2017

I learned a lot! Thanks for the experience

By Allen V

Sep 04, 2020

The course is well paced and well taught

By Jayrome N

Apr 12, 2017

I have learned a lot from this course!