03. Basic camera operation

Knowing how to use your compact camera is essential if you want to get good photographs and in this photography class Karl shows you all you need to know about basic camera operation.

You’ll learn how to hold your camera to avoid camera shake, where and how you should focus your image and how to expose your shot. Balancing your exposure in difficult lighting situations can be tricky, but Karl shows you how to use both manual and program mode to control the creative effect in an image.

He also demonstrates how to apply the rule of thirds and shows you how following this simple rule can really help you get a more pleasing image.

In this photography class we cover the following:

  • How to use your compact camera
  • How to hold your camera to avoid camera shake
  • How to focus your camera
  • How to expose an image correctly
  • Using manual and pre-set modes on your compact camera
  • Creative composition: The rule of thirds

To learn more about some of the concepts discussed in this class, take a look at our Photography Quick Start Guide.

If you have any questions about this photography class please post in the comments section below.

NOTE: This photography class is available with subtitles.

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