Here’s an amazing find for anyone who wants to learn more about digital photography.  Instructor Marc Levoy has posted the complete course he taught on digital photography at Stanford University online and you can watch the lectures absolutely free!  What a great deal.

Great news for beginners! This course assumes you have no prior knowledge of digital photography. It requires that you have a digital camera you can manually adjust the settings on, but these days even phone cameras offer that option, so most of us should be good to go even if we don’t have a separate digital camera.

The course consists of 18 video lectures that you can watch at your own pace.

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You’ll start by learning the basics of perspective and explore the history of photography. Then you’ll receive basic assignments such as taking a bad photograph or photographing a building. There are very detailed instructions on how to complete the project.

One thing I will caution you about, the course references a Google Plus group to upload photos to for other students to view. Unfortunately, Google shut down Google Plus, so that option is no longer available. But this course is still a valuable learning experience.

https://sites.google.com/site/marclevoylectures/home