Knowledge is Power

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Harvard Digital Photography
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ALISON’s free online photo course gives you the opportunity to gain extensive knowledge and understanding of digital photography including topics such as exposure settings, how to read and use the histogram, how light affects a photograph, how the camera sensor and lenses work, and how to process a photograph using computer software. You will also learn tips and techniques on what not to do when taking a photograph.

Dan Armendariz
Preceptor in Computer Science at Harvard
Software Development Engineer for Amazon Web Services

Module 1: Introduction to Digital Photography
Module 2: Introduction to Software
Module 3: Introduction to Light
Module 4: Introduction to Exposure – Part 1
Module 5: Introduction to Exposure – Part 2
Module 6: Introduction to Optics
Module 7: Introduction to Histograms
Module 8: Introduction to Software Tools
Module 9: Introduction to Digital Cameras
Module 10: Introduction to Digital Cameras – Part 2
Module 11: Introduction to Color
Module 12: Introduction to Artifacts
Module 13: Digital Photography Assessment

course-bannerStanford Digital Photography

Marc Levoy
Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Stanford
Principal Engineer at Google

Course schedule

lecture1-21mar16
lecture2-23mar16
lecture3-28mar16
lecture4-30mar16
lecture5-04apr16
lecture6-06apr16
lecture7-11apr16
lecture8-13apr16
lecture9-18apr16
lecture10-20apr16
lecture11-25apr16
lecture12-02may16
lecture13-04may16
lecture14-09may16
lecture15-16may16
lecture16-18may16
lecture17-23may16
lecture18-01jun16

Applets

variables-that-affect-exposure
operation-of-a-thin-lens
gaussian-lens-formula
depth-of-field
telephoto-zoom-lens
spatial-convolution
phase-detection
contrast-detection
color-theory
color-matching
chromaticity-diagrams
gamut-mapping
color-mixing
gamma-correction
cylindrical-panoramas

Assignments

assign1-bad-photos
assign2-sports-and-action
assign3-macro
assign4-architecture
assign5-still-life
assign6-landscape
assign7-night-color
assign8-portraiture

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