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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. 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....

Top reviews


Oct 7, 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 1, 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 Eiko S

Mar 31, 2019

Thank you for letting me have the very important opportunity to lean the photography. I learnt a lot about the photography and how to take and make photos.

By Johan R

Jul 26, 2021

Very valuable course but also quite demanding. You can just browse throught it but if you want to learn as much as possible then are lots to fetch here.

By Deleted A

Jun 1, 2021

The Capstone Project tied everything together for me. The camera settings, camera work, taking the photo, post-processing, the concept, and the writing.

By Renata V G D R

Feb 23, 2021

Videos and readings are great. I just wish all taking the course took the time to do their part in the peer reviews. But I definitely recommend it!

By Christoph L

Aug 31, 2020

An excellent photography course that teaches not only the skill of capturing artful and impression-leaving images but also the critique thereof.

By Anna A s

Mar 30, 2021

This was an amazing journey learning photography

Experience to last a life time

Thank you to my professor's Mark sullivan and Peter Glendinning

By Bruce E

Oct 23, 2018

I learned a great deal about photography during the five courses I took in this specialty, but more importantly I learned how to see.

By syedshah1314

Dec 3, 2016

Best course for me in Coursera. The way this course has been designed to take you through the creative development cycle is laudable.

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 Pako M

Jan 5, 2021

Wonderful course that helps put your skills to practice for more growth in your work and also gives focus in your work.

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 21, 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 Alain M

Sep 19, 2021

Very interesting approach. It is getting the heart of the matter with a project to find and to build.

By Shamily K

Feb 19, 2019

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

By Charity C

Feb 6, 2021

Absolutely excellent experience! I am so positively impacted by how much I havve learned.

By Matthew E

Dec 16, 2020

Great course by all standards which provides you with the skills to be a professional

By Rodrigo A R C

Jul 1, 2021

me encanto, aprendí bastante y ahora podre aplicarlo en mis proyectos profesionales

By Ivan N

Sep 5, 2017

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


May 30, 2024

Exelente curso bien explicado te enseña a detalle y te hace amar la fotografía

By Andrea S C O

Jun 5, 2021

Excelente curso para practicar o iniciarse en el mundo de la fotografía

By Solange R C

Jul 3, 2021

Muchas gracias a todos los involucrados en este curso. Fue un placer