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Taking Better Photographs

Photographer at sunset

A primer for taking successful photographs

Taking captivating and creative photographs is a challenge. While determining whether a photograph is aesthetically pleasing may be subjective, there are basic techniques for photographers to follow to assist in the photography process. This beginner's course will provide an overview of the basics needed to successfully take photographs. Through this course, you will learn about camera basics, including equipment and settings. Additionally, the course will dive into composition, focusing, and editing to create eye-catching visuals and enhance the photography experience.

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Learner Outcomes

After this class, you will be able to:

  • Define photography
  • List the necessary components of basic camera equipment
  • Explain how to hold a camera properly
  • Describe three key camera settings
  • Identify basic composition techniques
  • Discuss the difference between manual and autofocus
  • Describe natural and artificial lighting techniques
  • Determine when to take a portrait or a landscape photograph
  • Identify four basic editing techniques

Taking Better Photographs Section Information

Contact Hours

2 hours

Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit - $55.00