Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Meet your teacher: Heidi Hope

    • How to use this course

  • 2

    Digital Cameras and Lenses

    • Types of Digital Cameras

    • Choosing A Camera

    • How Digital SLR Cameras Work

    • Types of Lenses: Prime and Zoom

    • Types of Lenses: Wide Angle, Normal, Telephoto

    • Focal Length

    • Maximum Aperture

    • Test your learning

    • Practice Activities

  • 3

    Mastering Exposure

    • The Exposure Triangle

    • Aperture

    • Shutter

    • ISO

    • Exposure Metering

    • Under Exposure

    • Over Exposure

    • Exposure Modes

    • Test your learning

    • Practice Activities

  • 4

    Focus & Depth of Field

    • Focus

    • Auto and Manual Focus

    • Focus Modes

    • Depth Of Field

    • Achieving Bokeh

    • Creative Ways to Practice with Depth of Field

    • Practice Activities

  • 5

    Light and Shadow

    • Types of Lighting

    • Natural Lighting Patterns

    • Supplemental Lighting

    • Flash

    • Light Modifiers

    • Shadow

    • Outdoor Lighting

    • Indoor Lighting

    • Practice Activities

  • 6

    Composing Beautiful Images

    • Main Subject

    • Foreground, Middleground, Background

    • Balance

    • Rule of Thirds

    • Pattern and Repetition

    • Leading Lines

    • Texture

    • Motion

    • Horizon

    • Distractions

    • Practice Activities


  • What level of photographer is this for?

    Master digital photography is for photographers and aspiring photographers who want to learn how to use manual camera mode and want to master focus, exposure, lighting and composition fundamentals. Content is best suited for ages 12 and up!

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    The course is self paced, so you can go at your own speed and you will always have access to the video lessons in your portal.

  • What type of camera do I need?

    You don't need a camera yet to learn the fundamentals, but you will want one to complete the practice exercises! The lessons are geared towards Digital SLR Cameras, however can be applied to all types of digital cameras, even cell phones! If you have a camera you haven't figured out how to use yet, this course is especially for you!