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Photography Foundations

From the basics of digital photography to the nuances of shutter speed, aperture, lenses, camera modes, and focal lengths, our expert-taught photography tutorials will help you master the fundamentals of photography, and how to take pictures with confidence.
John Hersey
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Whether you take photos for fun or as part of your job, learn the skills and tools you need to master digital photography—from exposure, composition, and lighting, to Photoshop, Lightroom and more. Learn from industry experts and get inspired by watching pros in action.

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3 Photography Foundations courses · 141 video tutorials
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  • view course page for Foundations of Photography: Flash

    Learn the concepts, tools, and techniques for lighting with flash—from improving built-in flash results to shooting with wireless off-camera flash.

    3h 9m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Photography: Lenses

    Shows how to understand, choose, and properly use lenses.

    2h 32m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Photography: Exposure

    Understand how shutter speed, aperture, and ISO settings relate to one another, and how these settings expand your artistic options with any photograph.

    3h 24m
    Appropriate for all
     
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