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About the Course

Welcome to Course FOUR! In Modules 1-4 you will cover the final elements of the Specialization necessary to round out this introduction to the fundamentals of Photography, and prepare you for creating your own exciting project in the Capstone! You have come a long way since the beginning of this journey from Smartphone Basics to DSLR and Beyond. Just think of all the information you have absorbed and put to use in your assignments and quizzes, and the confidence you have gained that you CAN control the camera to make pictures you are proud to share. Here in Course Four you will start by gaining knowledge related to content in photography, from fact to fiction, documentary to purely expressive. Next you will learn principles, tips, and techniques for using the essential element of Light in Ambient/Natural settings. The flash/strobe unit, whether it is built-in to your camera or an add-on "hotshoe" model, will finally be something you, not the camera, controls! You will prove to yourself that those former mysteries of Controlled Continuous and Strobe lighting will no longer be mysterious, as you apply your knowledge to creation of assignment photographs in various situations. Sharing those pictures in Peer Review will give you the opportunity to learn from your fellow photographers' solutions to lighting challenges, and to gain insight into your own work and creative approaches too. There is an important word to share about Peer Review assignments for this course. As photographers who have accomplished the quiz and photography requirements of Courses One through Three, you have the knowledge and capability to create quality photographs at a much higher rate of success, and in a much shorter time, than when you began. You have also proven that you are a dedicated Learner, someone who has a passion for photography and is willing to put forth the extra effort necessary to accomplish your goals. This Course is the last before the Capstone Course, in which you will be tasked with creating a project over a 2-month period of dedicated photography. The Peer Review photography assignments have been structured with both your advanced capabilities and dedication in mind...in other words, they will require both! Be prepared to allocate more time than you have in previous Courses for the assignments, because they will take more time and because you will really enjoy them! Course Four ends with an overview of methods for finalizing your pictures in print form, including simple but effective matting techniques, and in web page designs as well. The pleasures and perils of sharing in social media sites are also yours to discover. Protecting your copyrights by understanding that concept and the ways that you can assert them, being careful about blogs and other outlets, and recognizing you are part of a community that respects the individual's creative effort, well that is important knowledge to have in preparation for the Capstone too! Let's get started with Module One!...

Top reviews

LF
Nov 2, 2020

This course went beyond my expectations! The lessons were very practical for aspiring photographers of the modern era, especially if one wants to really stick to the field of professional photography.

AT
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 Bekhbat B

Apr 28, 2021

it is very usefull

By ANJELI C A

Jul 23, 2020

INTERESTING COURSE

By AKHOND R U M

Apr 16, 2020

Excellent teaching

By joanna d s

Nov 7, 2018

highly recommended

By Emilio J M V

Jul 28, 2017

Muy lindo el curso

By Mintaras A

Jan 25, 2021

Loved the course!

By MOHD Y B

Jan 5, 2020

Simply, The BEST!

By Steward

Sep 21, 2020

100% recommended

By ANGULURI K S

Jun 16, 2020

good and useful.

By Enrico J

Jul 16, 2018

Very good course

By CARLOS R B S

Aug 27, 2020

RECOMENDED 100%

By IftekharChowdhury

Jun 24, 2020

i learned a lot

By soledad b

Mar 5, 2018

amazing course!

By Camila S

Sep 7, 2020

Exelent course

By ALLIEF F J M

Jul 17, 2020

good learning

By Nandakishore S

May 11, 2020

Great Course.

By Marcus W

Apr 5, 2020

Great course!

By Carlos F

Oct 8, 2017

Great course!

By Viviana D P

Sep 11, 2017

Great course!

By Tinto J A

Apr 11, 2017

Great course.

By Tarunashri

Aug 25, 2020

Super course

By MOHAMED M

Jul 2, 2019

Ok Good luck

By Abdurrahman S

Jan 25, 2019

old but good

By Uditha B

Mar 13, 2021

good course

By Uno t E

Dec 14, 2020

Worth it!!!