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with Rick Allred
Online Class

Basics of Digital Photography

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Move beyond auto mode and gain control of your photographs with step-by-step guidance from Santa Fe Photographic Workshops instructor Rick Allred. Master your camera’s features and join Rick in the field as he reveals how to find flattering light and shoot successfully in shade, harsh sunlight and challenging low light. Learn to use shutter speed and depth of field to maximize detail, minimize distractions and create the best photos possible. Discover the limitless potential of zoom, wide-angle and telephoto lenses and find out how to use a polarizer to make bright colors pop. Discover inspiring ideas for compelling compositions and start taking photographs you'’re proud to share.


  • beginner
  • 9 episodes
  • 2h9m

Included in this Class

1. Get to Know Your Camera

1. Get to Know Your Camera

Meet your instructor, Rick Allred, as he guides you through the features, settings and menus of digital SLRs. Learn when and how to adjust settings such as white balance, metering modes, exposure compensation and focus modes. Start taking control of the many options available on your DSLR.

2. Light & Exposure

2. Light & Exposure

Rick demystifies the exposure triangle by detailing the relationships among shutter speed, aperture and ISO and demonstrating how to adjust your camera settings accordingly. Discover the impact you can make with soft lighting, shadows and directional light from the front, side and back. Rick also will show you a handy tip for avoiding lens flare in this lighting primer.

3. Shutter Speed

3. Shutter Speed

Become a master at capturing motion as Rick demonstrates how adjusting the shutter speed allows you to freeze action and create artistic blurs with panning. You also will learn useful tips for avoiding camera shake as Rick shares his suggested shutter speeds for different types of movement. Start taking control of your images!

Recommended with this class

  • DSLR camera
  • A zoom, telephoto or wide-angle lens (optional)