Digital SLR Basics, with Rick Sammon

New to digital SLR photography? Cool! In this class Rick shows you how use all those buttons and dials to fine-tune your pictures and to capture with your camera what you see with your mind's eye.

New to digital SLR photography? Cool! In this class Rick shows you how use all those buttons and dials to fine-tune your pictures and to capture with your camera what you see with your mind’s eye. Like Rick’s other classes here on Kelby training, each part is illustrated with Rick’s beautiful images.

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction (Duration 01:07)

Photographer Rick Sammon introduces his new class on digital SLR cameras

Lesson 2: The SLR Advantage (Duration 06:56)

Compact digital cameras are great, but for the ultimate in creative control, you need a SLR. Check out this lesson to learn why!

Lesson 3: Moving on Up (Duration 06:17)

Rick talks about what you get as you move up the price ladder of digital SLR cameras.

Lesson 4: Camera Settings (Duration 09:14)

The ISO's effect on image quality and why RAW Rules are two of the topics covered in this basic, but important, lesson.

Lesson 5: Focus Modes (Duration 08:16)

Hey! Just because you have an auto focus camera, it does not mean that the camera knows where to focus. This lesson focuses on focus

Lesson 6: Metering Modes (Duration 11:18)

You see a scene one way, your camera sees it another way. In this lesson, Rick explains how to make them match.

Lesson 7: Challenging Exposure Situations (Duration 05:47)

If you like a challenge, you like shooting in challenging exposure situations. Armed with the info in this lesson, you'll master tricky lighting conditions - easily with your +/- exposure compensation control.

Lesson 8: Flash Exposures (Duration 05:07)

This is the lesson where you learn how to make your flash pictures look like natural light pictures. Say goodbye to harsh, unflattering shadows.

Lesson 9: Checking Your Exposures (Duration 03:49)

A quick look at your camera's histogram and overexposure warning can help ensures a good exposure - if you know what you are looking at. Rick explains these LCD displays in easy to understand terms.

Lesson 10: It All Starts in Your Camera, Right? (Duration 16:43)

Okay, so this is a trick question. Learn why in this fun and information lesson.

Meet Your Instructor: Rick Sammon

Rick Sammon, a Canon Explorer of Light, has published 36 paper books, including Secrets of HDR Photography, Exploring the Light, and Digital Photography Secrets. Rick also has three apps on…

3 Comments

  1. Ricky's natural enthusiasm for life and the joy of recording what he can of it is not only infectious but oh so motivating and useful. Can't wait to look at more of his output.

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