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50 Awesome Opencourseware Links to Effectively Get Your Photography Degree for Free

50 Awesome Opencourseware Links to Effectively Get Your Photography Degree for Free
Whether you are a first time digital camera owner, or someone looking to start a professional photography business, knowledge is key. Utilize these 50 courses, guides, and more to bring out the best in your photos. For Beginners These courses are a must for the first time photographer, or those looking to brush up on their camera skills. 1. Photography Course: This site offers free photography lessons ranging from the basics of film, optics, cameras and light to web page layout and digital photography. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. For Advanced Users Now that you know the basics, learn how to truly master everything from setting up a photo, mastering the complex SLR, and more. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. Photojournalism For those looking to go into reporting, learn how take pictures like the professionals do from the stunningly beautiful to the deftly haunting. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. Free Guides and Tips 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. Specialty Courses 40. 41.

OpenCourseWare History[edit] The OpenCourseWare movement started in 1999 when the University of Tübingen in Germany published videos of lectures online for its timms initiative (Tübinger Internet Multimedia Server).[1] The OCW movement only took off, however, with the launch of MIT OpenCourseWare at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University[2] in October 2002. The movement was soon reinforced by the launch of similar projects at Yale, the University of Michigan, and the University of California Berkeley. MIT's reasoning behind OCW was to "enhance human learning worldwide by the availability of a web of knowledge".[3] MIT also stated that it would allow students (including, but not limited to its own) to become better prepared for classes so that they may be more engaged during a class. Since then, a number of universities have created OCW, some of which have been funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.[3] Principles[edit]

10 Tricks You Didn't Know Your Camera Could Do (and How to Make Them Happen) Welcome to Time Out with Tanya, where I’ve put my fast paced graphic design career on hold in favor of adventures in motherhood. I’m capturing every moment on camera and you can come along, if you’d like. Sign up for my weekly email here so you’ll never miss a Time Out. Zach Sutton’s informative article, 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Camera, on Tuts+ caught my eye last week. 1. Bracketing is a function I used to use in my old film days when I wasn’t quite sure which shutter speed to use for a proper exposure. 2. I recently started using back button focus and, while it took a couple weeks to get used to, I’m now wondering how I ever got along without it! 3. I shoot primarily in the RAW format, so I never really paid much attention to the picture style options on my Canon 5D Mark III. 4. The In-Camera HDR function in newer DSLRs is designed to save you some post processing time when creating HDR images. 5. This is another function harkening back to film photography. 6. 7. 8. 9.

50 Free Resources That Will Improve Your Photography Skills - Smashing Magazine Advertisement Photography is a wonderful hobby enjoyed by lots of people all over the world. It’s a very enjoyable passtime, but also a very technical one. There’s a bewildering range of cameras, lenses and accessories, and photographers also have to get to grips with computers and image editing software packages. It can get very confusing, especially for newcomers to the hobby, and there always seems to be something to new to learn, even for experienced photographers. With this in mind we’ve put together a list of over 50 free resources that will be useful to anyone involved in photography. We’ve divided these websites into categories for easy reference, but please bear in mind that many of these websites deal with more than topic. Beginner’s Zone These websites are an excellent place to start for beginners. Digital Photography School1 Very comprehensive photography resource. Photodoto2 Click on the Photography 101 link for an excellent set of articles for beginners. Inspiration Last Click

Namexif: Rename EXIF Photos Description Namexif is a tool to automatically rename photos with the date they were shot. Digital cameras have their own clock and record the date to each photos with a precision of a second. Since the date and time is recorded for each photos (provided it is an EXIF compliant digital camera), Namexif is able to rename these photos according to the date. Renaming photos so will: make chronological order same as alphabetical one, set a unique name to your photos, synchronize photos from same event but taken from different digital cameras Download Version: 1.7 Size: 442 Kb (less than 1Mb) System Requirement: Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, XP, Vista, 7, 8 Why does the name start with the year? Namexif renames photos starting with the year, then month, day, hour, minute, second. What if two or more pictures have the same EXIF date? This can happen if, for example, your camera has a high speed shooting mode. What if I select photos which have no EXIF data? What is the shift time by option? Questions?

MIT MAS.531/MAS.131 Computational Camera and Photography, Fall 2009 : MIT OpenCourseWare <div style="padding:5px; font-size:80%; width:300px; background-color:white; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; border:1px dashed gray;"> Internet Archive's<!--'--> in-browser audio player requires JavaScript to be enabled. It appears your browser does not have it turned on. Please see your browser settings for this feature. </div> 1. Lecture 1: Introduction and fast-forward preview of all topics - Part 1 Lecture 1: Introduction and fast-forward preview of all topics - Part 2 Lecture 2: Modern optics and lenses; ray-matrix operations; context enhanced imaging - Part 1 Lecture 2: Modern optics and lenses; ray-matrix operations; context enhanced imaging - Part 2 Lecture 3: Epsilon Photography: Improving Film-like Photography MITMAS 531F09 lec03 2 Lecture 4: Computational Illumination: dual photography, relighting - Part 1 Lecture 4: Computational Illumination: dual photography, relighting - Part 2 Lecture 5: Lightfields, part 1 - Part 1 Lecture 5: Lightfields, part 1 - Part 2 Instructor: Prof.

13 of America's most photogenic places By Marnie Hunter, CNN updated 4:28 PM EDT, Wed August 27, 2014 Get to Arizona's Antelope Canyon when the sun is at its highest, travel photographer Gary Arndt says, to see this light streaming through the slot canyon. Utah's Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, which is part of the Navajo Nation's parks and recreation system, has been a backdrop for countless Western movies. The most popular national park in the United States, Great Smoky Mountains National Park hosted more than 9 million visitors in 2013. Chicago's Millennium Park features cutting edge architecture and art, including Cloud Gate, shown here, which is British artist Anish Kapoor's first public outdoor work in the United States. Skagway in Alaska was the starting point for the Klondike gold rush, which is why it swells in the summer months with cruise ship passengers. Everglades National Park in Florida is the largest protected wilderness area east of the Mississippi River. Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona Monument Valley, Utah

Top 10 Most Viewed Pages on StumbleUpon StumbleUpon is one of the highest traffic generating social networks for websites, and for good reason. When a user gives a page their thumbs up, they open the door to that page getting hundreds upon thousands of visitors in a fury. So what kind of content does well on StumbleUpon? Let’s find out by looking at a sample of the 10 most popular viewed pages in StumbleUpon. 10. Don’t worry animal lovers – no sheep are harmed in this test! This game, originally discovered on March 7, 2005 in Online Games, has been reviewed 1,649 times. StumbleUpon Page | Original Page 9. If you like optical illusions, you’re going to love sidewalk chalk guy. This page, originally discovered on July 16, 2004 in Arts, has been reviewed 2,512 times. StumbleUpon Page | Original Page 8. Want to know the pain that travel agents go through in their careers? This page, originally discovered on May 6, 2004 in Humor, has been reviewed 1,390 times. StumbleUpon Page | Original Page 7. StumbleUpon Page | Original Page 6. 5. 4.

Divine Composition With Fibonacci’s Ratio (The Rule of Thirds on Steroids) Are you a stickler for little details? Well, if you’re a photographer, you had better be. Discovering the rule of thirds is a big milestone for any photographer. Suddenly, you realize that all you ever did before was center your subject right smack dab in the middle of the frame, because that’s where the camera’s focus grid is located. Enter Fibonacci’s Ratio… Also known as the Golden Mean, Phi, or Divine Proportion, this law was made famous by Leonardo Fibonacci around 1200 A.D. Since the Renaissance, artists and architects have designed their work to approximate this ratio of 1:1.618. This ratio can be used in many ways to compose a photograph. Video 1: Natures Number: 1.618 Video 2: Nature by Numbers Video 3: Golden Ratio Ok, hopefully that made things a bit more clear? In the above example, I placed the slightly more dominant eye of the horse on one of the Phi intersections. This one is slightly different. Conclusion

How to: Bird photography, Birding tips and tricks Cattle Egret in flight, Canon 7D, Canon EF 400mm 5.6L USM, 19 point AF, ISO 400, 1/6400s, f/5.6, Philippines. Cormorants fight, Canon 7D, Canon EF 200mm 2.8L II USM, Single point AF, ISO 200, 1/2500s, f/5.0, Spain. Cormorant in flight, Canon 7D, Canon EF 200mm 2.8L II USM, 19 point AF, ISO 100, 1/1000s, f/5.6, Spain. Long tail tits, Canon 7D, Canon EF 400mm 5.6L USM, Single point AF, ISO 800, 1/640s, f/5.6, Russia. Blackcap at the nest, Canon 7D, Canon EF 70-200mm 2.8L II IS USM, Single point AF, 170mm, 1/50s, f/4, ISO 400, Canon EF 25mm extension tube. Blue tit in snow, Canon 7D, Canon EF 400mm 5.6L USM, Single point AF, ISO 1600, 1/100s, f/5.6, Russia. Male Reed Bunting with prey, Canon 7D, Canon EF 400mm 5.6L USM, single point AF, ISO 400, 1/1000s, f/5.6, Russia. Swallow in flight, Canon 7D, Canon EF 400mm 5.6L USM, 19 point AF, ISO 200, 1/2000s, f/5.6, Russia. Black kite attack , Canon 40D, Canon EF 200mm 2.8L II USM, 1/1250s, f/4, ISO 100, India