Digital SLR Photography for Dummies

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Digital SLR Photography for Dummies:

Hours of Training: 2 hours 15 minutes

Subscription Period: 6 Months


This course provides a clear and concise course providing a thorough introduction to digital SLR photography.

Looking to get to grips with your digital SLR camera? If you're a digital photography beginner, this course provides a solid introduction to photographic techniques, giving you the confidence to experiment with your camera and get great images.

You'll learn to recognise and use the different controls on your camera - including shutter speed, ISO and aperture- and choose the right lens for what you want to do. The course also covers the basics of photo composition, exposure, focus, using flash, working with colour, and manipulating depth of field for different effects. You'll learn how to set up action shots, portraits, and close-ups, avoid red-eye, and share your pictures with family and friends.


This course contains the following modules:

  • Getting to Know Your dSLR
  • Understanding Exposure
  • Working with Colour
  • Getting Fancy with Focus
  • Using Your Camera Flash
  • Learning about Lenses
  • Transferring, Sharing, and Printing Your Photos


A learndirect certificate will be released upon successful completion of this course.

Technical Requirements

Computer Pentium-class PC or equivalent (this course is not supported to work on Macs, mobile devices or tablets. Please access your course using a desktop or laptop PC).

  • Operating system Windows 7, 8 or 10
  • Internet browsers Internet Explorer 10 ,11 or Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Browser settings JavaScript enabled
  • Monitor 1024x768 resolution
  • Colours 16-bit (65536) colours
  • RAM 1GB memory
  • Hard disk drive 2GB free space
  • Processor speed 2.5GHz
  • Connection speed 256kbps+

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This course is offered to anyone in the world, but its qualification is only relevant in this country.

Study Hours:

Variable - to suit the learner



Virtual help:

No attendance for this course

Course type:

Online course

Total time for completion:

No time limit

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