Digital SLR Basics By Rick Sammon

1 hr 14 min
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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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Photographer Rick Sammon introduces his new class on digital SLR cameras
Compact digital cameras are great, but for the ultimate in creative control, you need a SLR. Check out this lesson to learn why!
Rick talks about what you get as you move up the price ladder of digital SLR cameras.
The ISO's effect on image quality and why RAW Rules are two of the topics covered in this basic, but important, lesson.
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
You see a scene one way, your camera sees it another way. In this lesson, Rick explains how to make them match.
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.
This is the lesson where you learn how to make your flash pictures look like natural light pictures. Say goodbye to harsh, unflattering shadows.
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.
Okay, so this is a trick question. Learn why in this fun and information lesson.
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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 the iTunes store: Rick Sammon's 24/7 Photo Buffet - an e-book that offers 24/7 access to Rick's best photo tips, tricks and techniques. Rick...

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  1. Profile photo of Francesca Hughes Francesca Hughes

    I really enjoyed this Class! Thanks Rick! It has helped me a tremendous amount!
    – Francesca //

  2. Profile photo of toniasay toniasay

    Very awesome training…lots of helpful information explained in a simple and easy to understand way. Thanks Rick! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  3. Profile photo of DawnHarman DawnHarman

    Great course!

  4. Profile photo of jsmithbaxter jsmithbaxter

    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. —- Yes, please post my feedback

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