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DSLR Basics with Bob Davis, Part 3: Manual Shoot

with expert John Wiley & Sons

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Course at a glance

Release date 5/18/2015
Level Beginner
Runtime 0h 56m
Closed captioning N/A
Transcript N/A
eBooks / courseware N/A
Hands-on labs 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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Course outline

Manual Shooting

Manual Shooting (23:32)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Manual Shooting (04:10)
  • Info (05:32)
  • Brightness Indicators (04:48)
  • Background Brightness (04:50)
  • Live View (01:42)
  • Wrap-Up (02:07)
  • Summary (00:10)
Conclusion (32:57)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • RGB (05:31)
  • White Balance (05:14)
  • Manual Color Correction (04:03)
  • Custom White Balance (02:50)
  • Time Value (05:05)
  • Indoor Motion Shooting (03:18)
  • Indoor Shooting Continued (04:38)
  • Conclusion (01:54)
  • Summary (00:10)