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Welcome to Course FOUR! In Modules 1-4 you will cover the final elements of the Specialization necessary to round out this introduction to the fundamentals of Photography, and prepare you for creating your own exciting project in the Capstone! You have come a long way since the beginning of this journey from Smartphone Basics to DSLR and Beyond. Just think of all the information you have absorbed and put to use in your assignments and quizzes, and the confidence you have gained that you CAN control the camera to make pictures you are proud to share. Here in Course Four you will start by gaining knowledge related to content in photography, from fact to fiction, documentary to purely expressive. Next you will learn principles, tips, and techniques for using the essential element of Light in Ambient/Natural settings. The flash/strobe unit, whether it is built-in to your camera or an add-on "hotshoe" model, will finally be something you, not the camera, controls! You will prove to yourself that those former mysteries of Controlled Continuous and Strobe lighting will no longer be mysterious, as you apply your knowledge to creation of assignment photographs in various situations. Sharing those pictures in Peer Review will give you the opportunity to learn from your fellow photographers' solutions to lighting challenges, and to gain insight into your own work and creative approaches too. There is an important word to share about Peer Review assignments for this course. As photographers who have accomplished the quiz and photography requirements of Courses One through Three, you have the knowledge and capability to create quality photographs at a much higher rate of success, and in a much shorter time, than when you began. You have also proven that you are a dedicated Learner, someone who has a passion for photography and is willing to put forth the extra effort necessary to accomplish your goals. This Course is the last before the Capstone Course, in which you will be tasked with creating a project over a 2-month period of dedicated photography. The Peer Review photography assignments have been structured with both your advanced capabilities and dedication in mind...in other words, they will require both! Be prepared to allocate more time than you have in previous Courses for the assignments, because they will take more time and because you will really enjoy them! Course Four ends with an overview of methods for finalizing your pictures in print form, including simple but effective matting techniques, and in web page designs as well. The pleasures and perils of sharing in social media sites are also yours to discover. Protecting your copyrights by understanding that concept and the ways that you can assert them, being careful about blogs and other outlets, and recognizing you are part of a community that respects the individual's creative effort, well that is important knowledge to have in preparation for the Capstone too! Let's get started with Module One!...
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1
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5 heures pour terminer

The Content of a Photograph

What are the broad areas of content that are most closely associated with photography? Why is photography well suited to image-making in these areas, and where do your interests synchronize with those of photographers past and present? You will gain a greater understanding of those and other questions, and knowledge of a range of typical pictures in a variety of categories too, in this set of lessons. Understanding these broad categories will help you to form your own projects, including the Capstone Project in Course 5, with confidence that you are part of a stream of tradition, building on a foundation that you as a photographer are a part of!...
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 48 min), 4 quiz
Video7 vidéos
MEET THE PROFESSORS: Peter Glendinning and Mark Sullivan12 min
MEET THE COURSE: an overview by Mark and Peter6 min
The Portrait: document and image8 min
The Landscape: document and image7 min
The Still Life: document and image4 min
The Tableau and Manipulated Landscape: fictions5 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Practice Quiz - Portrait and Landscape Genres10 min
Practice Quiz - Genres of Still Life, Landscape, and Portrait10 min
Portrait, Landscape, Still Life, Tableau - Summative Quiz32 min
Week
2
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4 heures pour terminer

Light Fundamentals 1.0: People, Places, Things under Ambient Light

In this Module you will begin with an overview of light itself, and learn to recognize the characteristics of typical "ambient," aka continuous light natural to the environment. From photographing early in the morning, through midday to evening, in exterior and interior environments, you will learn to recognize typical light/subject situations and be able to use new tips and techniques on how to get the best results. People, places, and things each require nuanced approaches, even under similar lighting, and you will learn to recognize opportunities in each category....
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 24 min), 1 lecture, 4 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Light: Colors and Color Temperature Theory4 min
Tips and Techniques: People and Ambient Light6 min
Tips and Techniques: Landscapes, Cityscapes, Interior-scapes, Things, and Ambient Lighti4 min
Tips And Techniques: Things and Ambient Light3 min
Reading1 lecture
Refresher on composition terms10 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Quiz - Light, Energy, Color12 min
Practice Quiz - Ambient Light & People &Landscapes12 min
Summative Quiz - Ambient Light30 min
Week
3
Clock
6 heures pour terminer

Light Fundamentals 2.0: People, Places, Things under Controlled Light

In this Module you will learn about essential light and exposure principles that are critical to your success in photography that is made with lights that you can control. From continuous-light to built-in-camera flash to auxiliary "hotshoe" strobes, you will establish a solid foundation of light and lighting principles and practices, especially related to the flash. With a built-in flash in most digital cameras, it is essential to have a full understanding of that important device. You will have much better control of the flash with the information you gain in this Module. Rounding out this module are lessons on practical photography activities that you will be able to apply to addressing your own individual needs for specialized picture situations, even with a Smart phone! ...
Reading
12 vidéos (Total 110 min), 1 lecture, 7 quiz
Video12 vidéos
Controlled Light: Basic Principles 23 min
Camera Flash types/functions: Part 112 min
Camera Flash types/functions: Part 28 min
Camera Flash types/functions: Part 2.59 min
Flash and the Focal Plane Shutter15 min
A brief Flash Review!4 min
Flash tools11 min
Kitchen Table Studio: a copy stand for flat artwork/documents13 min
Kitchen Table Studio: Lighting an Object Part 18 min
Kitchen Table Studio: Lighting an Object Part 25 min
Lighting a Person: in daylight!6 min
Reading1 lecture
Links for Dr. Harold Edgerton,10 min
Quiz6 exercices pour s'entraîner
Light Quiz 18 min
Light Quiz 28 min
Flash Types8 min
Flash Quiz24 min
Practice Makes Perfect Quiz20 min
Kitchen Table Lighting Quiz20 min
Week
4
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5 heures pour terminer

Finishing Pictures: Options for Showing and Sharing

In this Module you will survey the ways that you can bring your digital images out of the world of zeros and ones that are stored in your computer, and bring them into the world through various means of sharing. Whether your interests are in producing prints of your photographs or quality web-based displays, you will have the knowledge to control their appearance through calibration that is essential for a professional presentation. You will also learn about the pitfalls and dangers of sharing in social media and other sites, and how to take precautions to protect yourself, your family and friends, and your photographs. You will also gain an understanding of standard options for dissemination of your photos in print form, on sharing sites, and even in your very own website. ...
Reading
12 vidéos (Total 145 min), 3 lectures, 3 quiz
Video12 vidéos
Calibrating for consistency: theory and monitor11 min
OUTSOURCING to Learn About Printing Basics14 min
Calibrating for consistency: the printer11 min
Printmaking 1.0: Printers14 min
Printmaking 2.0: Inks, Papers, and other materials19 min
Kitchen Table Studio: dry-mounting a print Part 16 min
Kitchen Table Studio: dry-mounting a print Part 27 min
Photo Sharing Sites: Do's and Don'ts!12 min
Your Photo Website: Part 111 min
Your Photo Website: Part 28 min
Copyright: Protecting what is yours16 min
Reading3 lectures
Social Media Image Sizing Tips from JD LAB10 min
Copyright tips from www.Pixsy.com10 min
Capstone advice from fellow Learners10 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Practice makes perfect quiz!24 min
Calibration Quiz16 min
Sharing Online Quiz20 min
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Meilleurs avis

par DRJan 11th 2018

This is an excellent course. I found the description rather intimidating but was very pleased with how it worked out. At least according to the peer reviews I submitted my best work in Course 4.

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.

Enseignants

Peter Glendinning

Professor
Art, Art History, & Design

Mark Valentine Sullivan

Associate Professor
Music / Innovation Hub

À propos de Michigan State University

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À propos de la Spécialisation Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR

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. The 'top-10' peer-reviewed Capstone projects each year will be awarded the opportunity for individual reviews, with personal responses, by world renowned photographers who have been honored with the title of Canson-Infinity® Ambassadors. 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....
Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR

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  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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