Lesson 3.2 Jargon busters

COPYRIGHT Shelley ChristiansBy now you should have a basic understanding of terms like aperture and shutter speed. In this lesson, we’ll explain things like RAW, HDR and megapixels. Format This is digital…

Lesson 3.1 Cellphone photography

COPYRIGHTED Media24In this short module we’ll discuss how you can take better photos with your cellphone and explain a few photography terms. Cellphone photography Cellphone photography has evolved tremendously since 2000,…

Lesson 2.3 Foreground, background and framing

In this lesson, we’ll explore more principles of composition, like foreground, background and framing. Foreground & background Distracting foregrounds or backgrounds can ruin an otherwise great photograph. Think about the…

Lesson 2.1 Introduction to composition

Good photos are seldom created by chance. Composition is the key to an interesting shot. Whether you have a top-of-the-range camera or a point-and-shoot, you can use a few simple…

Lesson 1.9 Metering & exposure compensation

All about metering. A camera’s meter is its brain. Using algorithms and other gobbledygook, it chooses where to measure the light and decides on the best exposure. Here’s how to…

Lesson 1.8 Exposure: Shutter speed & ISO

Exposure is determined by three main factors: aperture, shutter speed and ISO. In the previous lesson, we looked at aperture. In this lesson, we’ll explore shutter speed and ISO. Remember:…