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DSLR Basics with Bob Davis, Part 1: Focus and ISO

with expert John Wiley & Sons

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Release date Release date 5/18/2015
Level Level Beginner
Runtime Runtime 1h 22m
Platform Platform Major browsers on Windows Major browsers on Windows Major browsers on Mac OSX Major browsers on Mac OSX Mobile Devices Mobile Devices
Published eBooks Published eBooks N/A
Hands-on labs Hands-on labs N/A
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Exams Exams N/A

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Course description

You got a great DSLR camera but now what? In this 3 part course Bob Davis will introduce you to the workings, techniques and terms used with a DSLR camera. He’ll first introduce you to the basics of a DSLR including installing memory cards and changing lenses. You’ll then learn how to focus a camera and work with the ISO. Then he’ll show you how to transfer pictures, shoot portraits and work with different types of exposure. Next you’ll learn how to use the manual mode of the camera and what extra steps you’ll need to consider. Bob will close out the course with lessons on color, balance and other photo techniques.


This course assumes very little familiarity with the workings of a DSLR and an understanding of camera terms. There are 3 courses in this learning series, DSLR Basics with Bob Davis: Focus and ISO; DSLR Basics with Bob Davis: Portraits and Exposure; and DSLR Basics with Bob Davis: Manual Shooting. Please take the courses in the listed order if you are new to the material.

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John Wiley & Sons Our Creative Design courses are presented by experts from Wiley Publishing. Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. They are the publisher of award-winning journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services.

Course outline


Introduction (26:05)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Introduction (02:52)
  • Installing Memory cards (01:28)
  • Changing lenses (05:09)
  • Set Date & Format Card (00:54)
  • Cleaning the Camera (04:39)
  • Command Dial (04:44)
  • Command Dial Continued (01:57)
  • Camera Menus (03:59)
  • Summary (00:10)
Focus (22:45)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • The Dial (05:46)
  • Indicators (03:42)
  • Program Mode (04:24)
  • Focus (04:38)
  • Focus Continued (03:53)
  • Summary (00:10)
ISO (33:11)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • ISO (05:29)
  • Apertures (04:48)
  • Shutter Speed (04:11)
  • Aligning Settings (05:24)
  • Sunny Day Shooting (04:50)
  • Green Box (03:35)
  • Handling the Camera (04:31)
  • Summary (00:10)