Clinical Skills Certificate Course:

Basics of Photography


Course level:

This course is intended for ophthalmic assistants, technicians and technologists.

Course structure:

This course consists of short, illustrated reading segments. There is a quiz at the end of the course. Upon passing the quiz, the user will receive a certificate of completion.

Estimated time to complete:

One hour.

Short Course Description:

This course on the basics of photography includes discussion of film, digital sensors, ISO, resolution, grain, pixels, contrast, formats, shutter speed, f-number, exposure, flash, focal lengths, depth-of-field, and other factors.

For the Detailed Course Description, see below

The course can be purchased via Paypal (you don't need a Paypal account) by using the button below, $7 for 2 months access. More than one course can be purchased at the same time by going to the course catalog. Courses can also be purchased via from the course catalog.

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Detailed Course Description

Basics of Photography, Part 1

The Eye-Camera Analogy
Film and Digital Sensors
Film Speed
Resolution, Grain, and Pixels
Film Speed vs. Resolution
Film vs. Digital
Black & White vs. Color
Negative, Slides, and Digital Images
Panchromatic vs. Orthochromatic
35mm vs. Other Formats
White Balance

Basics of Photography,  Part 2

Shutter Speed
The f-number
The shutter speed, f-number relationship
The Exposure Meter
Flash photography
Flash power, coverag, and range
Flash Synchronization
Flash modes
Camera Lens Focal Lengths