This class is designed to accelerate your entry into DSLR photography with a focus on the fundamental skills and concepts you need to take your photography to the next level. While this class is not focused on any one Nikon camera model, Scott and RC have created this class specifically with the Nikon user in mind. By customizing the language and terminology of photography basics around the Nikon family of DSLRs you’ll be able to follow along more closely with your Nikon camera in hand.
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There's no better way to get started with your DSLR than learning how to hold it correctly.
Choosing the right shooting mode for the situation your are in has a big impact on your ability to capture the peak moment.
Placing the focus point on the most important part of the scene is critical to getting great photos.
It is important to understand the differences between shooting in Auto and Program modes.
There are a number of scene modes built-into the camera that are designed to choose the optimal settings for different scenes.
The aperture setting has a big impact on the depth of field in your photo, which determines how much of the photo is sharply in focus.
Sometimes the light meter in the camera can be fooled by extremely bright or dark areas in a scene, so it is important to know how to use the exposure compensation setting to correct the exposure.
The ISO setting controls how sensitive the sensor is to light. Understanding how this setting impacts your shutter speed is important for getting sharp photos in low light.
The camera uses the information under the focus point to determine the proper exposure for the scene.
There are different auto focus modes that are designed to be used in specific situations.
The white balance setting is important for telling the camera to correctly adjust for the color temperature of the light in the scene.
Lean the differences between shooting in raw versus JPG mode so that you can make the right choice for your needs.
Most DSLRs can display the view through the lens on the back of the LCD screen, which is called Live View mode.
After covering all of the basics Scott and RC leave you with a few additional tips to take your photos to the next level.
Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, training director and instructor for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour, President National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), CEO of Kelby Media Group, author…
Rafael Concepcion (RC) is an education and curriculum developer for KelbyOne, and the co-host of Layers TV - The How To Podcast For Everything Adobe. An Adobe Certified Instructor in…