The word Photography literally means 'drawing with light', which derives from the Greek photo, meaning light and graph, meaning to draw. Photography is the process of recording an image – a photograph – on lightsensitive film or, in the case of digital photography, via a digital electronic or magnetic memory.
We’ve rounded up some of the best free online photography classes that will teach you everything you need to know. From image composition and camera settings to lighting and photo editing techniques, there’s an advanced or introductory course for you. No matter your skill level, we’ve got you covered.
The course also offers additional digital photography resources for extended learning on each topic. And with a couple of videos included, it’s an easy way to gain a much better understanding of cameras and imaging before finally venturing into the world of digital photography.
By learning some essential pieces of photography such as, focusing, in-camera settings, exposure, composition, and even editing, you can get your photography hobby, or even career, going with this class.
You will learn basic composition rules that will automatically improve your photography. You will learn what aperture is, and how to use it creatively. You will learn what shutter speed is, and how to prevent common beginner mistakes. You will learn what ISO is, and how to prevent 'noisy' photos.
You will learn the basics of black and white commercial photography including camera operation, film exposure, processing, composition, studio set-up, basic lighting, and printing. You will also explore the art of visual communication and ways to use photography as a fine art design element.
Do you want to become a better photographer? Looking to improve your skills? Contact Patricia Bean