Unit 1: Professional Photography Equipment & Gear for Beginners
Unit 1 is all about photography equipment. You will start by learning what it means to see your surroundings through the eyes of a professional photographer. From there, you will learn NYIP’s Three Guidelines for taking great photographs- simple rules to follow every time you want to create a professional-looking image.
After that, you will browse several popular cameras available to photographers today as you determine which model best suits your workflow. Once you’ve mastered camera options, you will move on to a breakdown of lenses and filters. As you develop your unique photographic look, you will discover what gear is best-suited to achieving it.
Unit 1 ObjectivesIn Unit 1, we will focus on You and Your Equipment, including:
- An introduction to seeing the world through the eyes of a professional photographer.
- Three fundamentals to follow every time you want to make a great photograph.
- An introduction to several popular types of cameras—all perfectly fine for your use in this Course, and each with its advantages and drawbacks.
- A breakdown of the important lens and filters.
- How you can begin to develop your own unique photographic "look," your visual signature.
When you complete the Unit, look into the Preview section for some Unit 1 bonus completion items—NYIP's way of saying "congratulations and good work!"—and a preview of Unit 2's content and bonus items.
Unit 1 Outline
Lesson 1.1 Eye of the Photographer
In Lesson 1.1, work with our experts as they introduce you to the world of photography and show you how to see your through the …
Lesson 1.2 Cameras
Lesson 1.2 is an introduction to the basic parts of a camera. It starts with a description of the camera functions, then introduces …
Lesson 1.3 Lenses and Filters
In Lesson 1.3, you will learn all about lenses. Our experts will share in-depth coverage of concepts like lens speed, aperture and …
Lesson 1.4 How to Use Your Camera
In Lesson 1.4, you explore every single camera function and how it can be used to create different looks. Expert photographer …
Lesson 1.5 Developing Your Visual Signature
In Lesson 1.5, you will learn about visual signature. Our mentors will show you what …
Unit 1 Project Assignments
Use shutter speed creatively to best capture your subject. Submit two photos, each of a moving subject.
Control the aperture to create the desired depth of field, both shallow and great. Submit two photos of different subjects.