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Elements of Design: Building Blocks of Composition

A writer must understand what nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and other word forms are, before putting them together in sentences that make sense to a reader. Similarly, an artist must understand the essential elements of design that must be put together to create a composition that will "make sense" to a viewer of their artwork. In this first module you will learn about the Elements of Design so you can understand their functions and use them effectively to guide your viewers to the content you wish to be conveyed by your photographs, whether it be creative, or documentary, regardless of the subject matter.

12 vidéos (Total 107 min), 3 lectures, 5 quiz
12 vidéos
MEET THE PROFESSORS: Peter Glendinning and Mark Sullivan12 min
MEET THE COURSE: an overview by Peter...2 min
MEET THE COURSE: ...and an overview by Mark3 min
MAKING not TAKING pictures.10 min
The Process of Composition and the first element, Shape.10 min
FORM: the 3-dimensional aspect7 min
TEXTURE: the untouched aspect5 min
TONE: aka VALUE, the whites, blacks, grays13 min
LINE: the visible and the implied10 min
PATTERN: recognition of relationships13 min
COLOR: rainbow of meanings11 min
3 lectures
About Peer Review10 min
4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Design Elements 1 quiz8 min
Design Elements 2 Quiz8 min
Design Elements 3 quiz6 min
3 heures pour terminer

Composition means putting the Elements of Design together!

Most successful photographs are the result of impactful content, control of exposure and focus, and well designed composition. When you finish the courses and lessons in this Module, you will have the understanding of fundamental principles in those essential areas to begin creating expressions you can be proud of. From the knowledge you gained in Module 1, you can now identify Design Elements that are most significant to you and your content. In this Module, you will learn fundamental principles of organization of those Elements through the purposeful communication that comes from Composition.

7 vidéos (Total 65 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
7 vidéos
Composition is a "map," balance is bike riding8 min
Perspective: Drawing us through space8 min
Symmetry: a bike ride straight ahead8 min
ASYMMETRY: turning on a bicycle13 min
Peter discusses some photographs and compositions9 min
Mark discusses some photographs and compositions7 min
1 lecture
About Peer Review10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Composition Quiz6 min
4 heures pour terminer

Photo Editing Fundamentals 1.0: "Workflow," from Exposure through Adobe™ Lightroom™ Classic

In this Module you will learn the fundamental elements of "post-production workflow," for image files created with a digital camera. We will cover the fundamental aspects of the widely accepted software tool Lightroom™. Whether you are using a point-and-shoot, mirrorless, compact, or DSLR camera, the resulting pictures are of limited value unless they are organized and edited beyond the camera in a computer-based environment. You will begin learning the "best practices" involved in using the most widely accepted software platforms, and have a foundation from which you can begin the journey of growth in skills in future efforts and studies of "post-production."

14 vidéos (Total 103 min), 1 lecture, 8 quiz
14 vidéos
Lightroom: Importing Files, Catalogues, Naming Files & Directories7 min
LibMod: Nav,Cat,Folders,Collec,PubServ4 min
LibMod: Quick Dev,Keywords, List, Meta5 min
LibMod:Grid,Loupe,Compare,Rename, Find6 min
LibMod: Rank,Rate; Collections; Metadata3 min
DevMod-Navigator, Presets,Snapshots,History,Collection6 min
DevMod-Histogram-Crop,Spot Rm,Red Eye,GradFilt,RadFilt,AdjBrush26 min
DevMod-WB,TempTint,Exposure,Contrast,HiLight,Shadow,Whites, Blks;Clar,Vib,Sat8 min
DevMod-ToneCurv,HSL-Color-B&W,SplitTone,Detail,LensCor,Efx,CamCalb3 min
DevMod-Exporting,ImageSizing6 min
Overview: Remaining Modules2 min
Map, Book Modules11 min
Slideshow,Web Modules7 min
1 lecture
Address: Free Trial Version of Adobe Lightroom (now called Adobe Lightroom Classic)10 min
8 exercices pour s'entraîner
Lightroom: Overview, Importing, Organizing - Summative Quiz12 min
Lightroom: Library Module - the Panels - Summative Quiz16 min
Lightroom: View Modes, Ranking, Flags, Collections, Meta - Practice Quiz10 min
Lightroom: Library Module - Summative Quiz30 min
Developer Module - Summative Quiz 18 min
Developer Module 2 - Summative Quiz 24 min
Lightroom: the Develop Module - Overall Summative Quiz30 min
Lightroom - The Remaining Modules -Summative Quiz16 min
3 heures pour terminer

Photo Editing Fundamentals 2.0: SmartPhone Apps

Whether you are an iPhone, Galaxy, or other SmartPhone user, you know you have an exciting device to use as a camera, but you probably feel that you are not using all of its potential. You will learn how the addition of solid Photo "APPs" can extend the capability of your device, turning it into a powerful photo-editing computer as well as a more sophisticated camera.

2 vidéos (Total 17 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
2 vidéos
Pixlr Pro-Desktop - VSCO-Pixel - Camera+ - Pixart11 min
1 lecture
About Peer Review10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
SmartphoneApps - Processing - Summative Quiz20 min
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par ATDec 2nd 2017

Great course structure. Great Professors and Mentors. This course has really help me grow a lot as a photographer. I'm so thankful to Coursera & MSU for putting such a great course for learners.

par CLJul 25th 2016

This was a very interesting and eye opening course for me. So many great techniques I found of such value. Peter & Mark left me with a great feeling of confidence after taken this course



Peter Glendinning

Art, Art History, & Design

Mark Valentine Sullivan

Associate Professor
Music / Innovation Hub

À propos de Université d'État du Michigan

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À propos de la Spécialisation Les bases de la photographie et au delà : du smartphone au reflex numérique

Whether your camera is a Smartphone or DSLR, a Compact or Mirrorless model, you will learn to gain control of exposure and understand fundamentals of composition, while exploring documentary and creative concepts to make the kinds of photographs you have always wanted. This Specialization covers a broad range of fundamental principles in photography, from camera control to principles of composition and creativity, providing you with a foundation for growth in making photographs you’ll be proud to share. In the Capstone you will develop a final project of photographs related to your individual needs, whether practical or purely expressive, and share ongoing feedback with fellow learners. In addition to the awarding of a Certificate of Specialization from Michigan State University, each Learner who subscribes to and completes the entire Specialization, including Capstone, will receive substantial discounts on equipment, accessories, and membership benefits through Industry Partners from among the premier manufacturers of photography equipment: Fracture, Gary Fong, Gyst, Lensbaby, LensPen, Lume Cube, Photo District News, PhotoVideoEdu.com, Pixsy, and Think Tank....
Les bases de la photographie et au delà : du smartphone au reflex numérique

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