Digital Photography

Learn to adapt your DSLR to give you the photos you prefer

20 Hours


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About the Course

As you’ll know, a big part of being a successful Lifelong Learner is being curious. That’s what you are demonstrating now. You’re curious about how your DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) camera works.

When you’re curious, it’s just not enough to be told that Pythagoras’ theorem is that the square on the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides.

You have a DSLR. By pressing buttons on it you can deliver up nice photos, automatically. In automatic mode, though, it’s fair to say you haven’t produced them. They’re really the camera’s photos. The camera has done everything for you.

As a Lifelong Learner, you need more than this. You’re curious and want to find out what part you can play in the creation of these photos. You want to find out how you can tweak them to suit your needs and preferences.

By doing so, you’ll get that feeling of great satisfaction, which all Lifelong Learners love when they achieve their goal. And you’ll feel that great satisfaction that you can help others in the future.

So, that’s what this course is all about: learning to adapt your DSLR to give you the photos you prefer.

Career Development

As a photographer the career paths are varied and numerous from landscapes to cities, from travel photography to food. You can expect to earn $50k++

Course Review

The Digital Photography course gave me the confidence to take new types of images. The results have been unbelievably good. Thank you.

Course Outline


Welcome to Enjoy Online Courses and our course on Digital Photography.

Critical learning factors underpinning this high quality accredited course

  • Cognitive Processes
  • Metacognitive Processes
  • Mindfulness

Module 1: Key Reflections and the Core Elements

  • Module Objective
  • Key reflections
  • What’s that all about?
  • Core Settings
  • Exposure
  • Think light!
  • ‘See the light’: the natural light
  • Lens aperture
  • Time for reflection
  • Depth of field
  • Shutter speed
  • Camera shake
  • The relationship between shutter speed and lens aperture
  • Time for reflection
  • ISO
  • Low light situations
  • The trade-off: Noise
  • When ISO is, or isn’t, a big issue

Module 2: Some Important DSLR Settings

  • Module Objective
  • Mode Dial
  • Basic Zone
  • Scene Intelligent Auto
  • Flash Off
  • Creative Auto
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Close-Up
  • Sports
  • SCN: Special Scene
  • Creative Zone
  • P: Program AE
  • Tv: Shutter priority
  • Av: Aperture priority
  • M: Manual Exposure
  • Other Important Settings
  • Shooting in raw
  • White Balance
  • Histogram

Module 3: Think Composition!

  • Module Objective
  • Think composition!
  • See the light: as emphasised in Module 1
  • Take a closer look before you shoot
  • Think vertical!
  • Try different viewpoints
  • Use a leading line
  • Frame it!
  • Where’s it going?
  • Break the symmetry for a change
  • Crop intrusions
  • Create a sense of depth
  • Rule of Thirds

Module 4: Some Different Lenses

  • Module Objective
  • Lenses
  • Focal length
  • Types of lenses
  • Standard Lenses
  • Macro Lenses
  • Telephoto Lenses
  • Wide – Angle Lenses

Module 5: Flash

  • Module Objective
  • Flash Tips

Module 6: Tips for Shooting Different Subjects

  • Module Objective
  • Tips for panoramas in the morning or evening
  • Get The Photographer’s Ephemeris (TPE) app
  • Choose the right lens
  • Remember: Think light!
  • Read the landscape
  • Use a tripod
  • Go manual: maximise the depth of field
  • Check the white balance
  • Consider the Rule of Thirds: maybe yes, maybe no
  • Most importantly: stay safe!
  • True Story
  • Tips for portrait shoots
  • Choose the right lens
  • Experiment with lighting
  • Use a flashgun remotely
  • Take some candid, non-posed shots
  • Group portraits
  • Background
  • Increase your ISO
  • Be creative
  • Use a reflector
  • Use fill flash on sunny days
  • Go horizontal
  • Portraits for children
  • Tips for night photography
  • The ‘starbust’ effect
  • A rough guide to settings in low-light
  • Tips for sports/action photography
  • Niche Shots

Module 7: Which Camera?

  • Module Objective
  • Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / Canon EOS 100D
  • Nikon D3300
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6i / Canon EOS 750D

End of Course Assessment

  • Take the End of Course Assessment and get rewarded with your Accredited Certificate

Conclusion and Personal Development Plan

  • Constantly develop yourself
  • Enjoy Online Courses
  • My Five-Point Personal Development Plan

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