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Self-Paced Learn How to Use Your DSLR or Mirrorless Camera: Manual Settings

Erika Hatfield - Next Level Photo Education
Rising Star
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(460)
In this 6 week intermediate photography course, students will learn how to choose the best aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to use their camera settings and create images that look exactly the way they want with good exposures.

Class experience

US Grade 8 - 11
Intermediate - Advanced Level
6 lessons//6 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Camera setup
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Exposure Triangle
 Week 3
Lesson 3
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Shutter Speeds
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Full Manual Mode
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Color balance & file storage
Students will be able to take photographs in full manual mode after taking this class. 
I have taught this course several times and have taught many people to shoot in manual mode. It took me years to figure it out between many different classes. It was really frustrating. This curriculum was developed to make these settings easier to understand individually before using all 3 together. My students have done very well and I love to see photographs from past students as they continue to develop their skills. 
Homework Offered
Students will have homework every week which will be to take around 5-10 photos with specific goals.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
We will review student work throughout class and additional guidance will be given as needed.
Grades Offered
Grades available upon request.
All courses are designed to meet the needs of diverse learners with active, hands-on lessons. Please let me know if there are any additional ways that I can support or accommodate your learner in this course. 
I recommend taking a photography fundamentals course like my Level 1 Course before learning manual mode. 
Camera with manual settings - DSLR or mirrorless 
Memory cards
Memory card reader 
Computer to upload photos 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Some students may need grown-up assistance with uploading photos from their cameras until they get the hang of it. 
Rising Star
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(460)
Hello learners, families & schools! 

Next Level Photo Education is a family business providing interactive photography classes for children and teenagers here on Outschool. All classes are now taught by Erika Hatfield only. My husband, Jake,... 
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weekly or $120 for all content
6 pre-recorded lessons
6 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 25 learners
Ages: 12-17

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