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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 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

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.

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 Michiel J

May 4, 2017

Full of good tips and tricks to make the most out of your camera

By Charlotte L

Oct 9, 2017

Fantastic Course - very informative. Would highly recommend.

By Saira T

Jun 19, 2016

The course is very informative. I had a great time learning.

By Kollepara S

May 26, 2020

i learnt about lighting and printing very much,, thank you!


Jan 30, 2018

Really enjoying learning online photography. Thanks to all.

By Alankar S

Oct 31, 2017

This course is a nice way to fall in love with photography

By Heidi J

Mar 1, 2021

Great and helpful information for student photographers.

By Freddy G

Apr 12, 2020

This course has been my favorite by far. Every minute ke

By Claudia V M O

Jun 28, 2021

Es un excelente curso para principiantes en fotografía.

By Jose M S

Nov 30, 2020

Love the course, lots of important information covered!

By Pui M

Nov 7, 2020

Make me learn more about flash and its use. Thank you.

By Alain M

Nov 7, 2020

All courses were interesting and this one still more.

By pritish b

Sep 24, 2017

Very knowledgeable course. Thank you for the lessons.

By Ygor G S

Jul 15, 2016

Nothing to say! I learnt many new interesting things!

By Claudia Z

Nov 29, 2020

I loved the course, as much as the previous three.

By Mohammad R H

Jun 7, 2020

One of the finest teacher and university they are.

By Desmond Y

Aug 13, 2017

Well structured and comprehensive course material.

By Manaswi M A

Oct 23, 2020

its was my best life to do the photography career

By Carlos A C N

Mar 22, 2017

great value, sometimes need some personal consult

By Alina G C

Aug 16, 2020

I really like this course, nice information :)

By Monah H H

Jan 23, 2021

great course covering a great variety of info

By Shurma F

Apr 5, 2021

Love how everything was carefully explained.

By Giuliano T

Mar 11, 2020

The best course of this set in my opinion.

By Adler J

Nov 8, 2017

One of the best courses I have ever taken

By 赵震波

Jan 1, 2017

It is a great class and teaches me a lot.