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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 Gregory C

May 4, 2020

I'd give it 5 stars, but the middle section on lightroom needs a big refresh. the rest of the lectures, assignments, peer grading and comments were best in Coursera so far!

By Magali C B

Mar 23, 2021

Actually very useful but too long, take your time and learn, you will get what is worth.

By Angel A S M M

Nov 18, 2021

Gran curso. Dedícale bastante tiempo

By Supantha R

Aug 19, 2020

It was quite good.

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By Edward A G I

Mar 31, 2021

The entire course presented information in the context to the materials needed to successfully learn basic photography. The problems began with the Capstone course starting at Week 4 through Week 8. Week 4 requires ten photos for embedding that does not work. Coursera Support are aware of the issues presented but have not corrected the matter. What makes matters worst, the outdated video presentations from Peter Glendinning and Mark Sullivan doe s not correspond to the Coursera online learning method. To the staff at MSU time to update the course learning to function along side the online portal. Grading method is the worst form of accountability. While I understand this non-credit specialization in no way conforms to the on-campus equivalent, then no payment should be made to those lectures from outdated video learning.