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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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完成时间为 5 小时

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 个视频(共 48 分钟), 4 个测验
Video7 个视频
MEET THE PROFESSORS: Peter Glendinning and Mark Sullivan12分钟
MEET THE COURSE: an overview by Mark and Peter6分钟
The Portrait: document and image8分钟
The Landscape: document and image7分钟
The Still Life: document and image4分钟
The Tableau and Manipulated Landscape: fictions5分钟
Quiz3 个练习
Practice Quiz - Portrait and Landscape Genres10分钟
Practice Quiz - Genres of Still Life, Landscape, and Portrait10分钟
Portrait, Landscape, Still Life, Tableau - Summative Quiz32分钟
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完成时间为 4 小时

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 个视频(共 24 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 4 个测验
Video5 个视频
Light: Colors and Color Temperature Theory4分钟
Tips and Techniques: People and Ambient Light6分钟
Tips and Techniques: Landscapes, Cityscapes, Interior-scapes, Things, and Ambient Lighti4分钟
Tips And Techniques: Things and Ambient Light3分钟
Reading1 个阅读材料
Refresher on composition terms10分钟
Quiz3 个练习
Quiz - Light, Energy, Color12分钟
Practice Quiz - Ambient Light & People &Landscapes12分钟
Summative Quiz - Ambient Light30分钟
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3
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完成时间为 6 小时

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 个视频(共 110 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 7 个测验
Video12 个视频
Controlled Light: Basic Principles 23分钟
Camera Flash types/functions: Part 112分钟
Camera Flash types/functions: Part 28分钟
Camera Flash types/functions: Part 2.59分钟
Flash and the Focal Plane Shutter15分钟
A brief Flash Review!4分钟
Flash tools11分钟
Kitchen Table Studio: a copy stand for flat artwork/documents13分钟
Kitchen Table Studio: Lighting an Object Part 18分钟
Kitchen Table Studio: Lighting an Object Part 25分钟
Lighting a Person: in daylight!6分钟
Reading1 个阅读材料
Links for Dr. Harold Edgerton,10分钟
Quiz6 个练习
Light Quiz 18分钟
Light Quiz 28分钟
Flash Types8分钟
Flash Quiz24分钟
Practice Makes Perfect Quiz20分钟
Kitchen Table Lighting Quiz20分钟
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完成时间为 5 小时

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 个视频(共 145 分钟), 3 个阅读材料, 3 个测验
Video12 个视频
Calibrating for consistency: theory and monitor11分钟
OUTSOURCING to Learn About Printing Basics14分钟
Calibrating for consistency: the printer11分钟
Printmaking 1.0: Printers14分钟
Printmaking 2.0: Inks, Papers, and other materials19分钟
Kitchen Table Studio: dry-mounting a print Part 16分钟
Kitchen Table Studio: dry-mounting a print Part 27分钟
Photo Sharing Sites: Do's and Don'ts!12分钟
Your Photo Website: Part 111分钟
Your Photo Website: Part 28分钟
Copyright: Protecting what is yours16分钟
Reading3 个阅读材料
Social Media Image Sizing Tips from JD LAB10分钟
Copyright tips from www.Pixsy.com10分钟
Capstone advice from fellow Learners10分钟
Quiz3 个练习
Practice makes perfect quiz!24分钟
Calibration Quiz16分钟
Sharing Online Quiz20分钟
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创建者 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.

创建者 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.

讲师

Peter Glendinning

Professor
Art, Art History, & Design

Mark Valentine Sullivan

Associate Professor
Music / Innovation Hub

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关于 Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR 专项课程

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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