Digital Photography Start-Up
Course Price: USD 159.00
Course Price With Skype Call: USD 179.00

The last rolls of legendary Kodachrome film have long disappeared from the shelves of camera shops.  In the same shops, sale bins of assorted film cameras and accessories await customer purchase at clear-away prices. Digital photography is here to stay. In truth though, it's been around for a number of years and new camera models come on the scene with greater and greater regularly.  They boast evermore features and higher pixel counts. Yet despite the often daunting array of  "bells and whistles" out there, photography is still photography.  The basics still apply - and in many ways, the digital world of photography has even more excitement and creativity to offer!

This 4-lesson / 4-practical-assignment online and interactive photography course is for both those new to digital photography, as well as anyone wanting a basic photography "refresher," in general. We'll cover how a digital camera works and how to become visually expressive with it. We'll go beyond "wet" darkrooms filled with chemistry, to the digital "darkroom" of today. By course's end, you'll be able to not only photograph in manual mode, you'll be working with those bells and whistles to have them "chime" just as you want them to, creating stunning photographs along the way.  Join instructor and professional photographer, David Bathgate, for this comprehensive and fun introductory adventure.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand and apply all of your camera's modes and controls
  • Understand exposure
  • Use light to best effect
  • Compose images with an artistic eye
  • Advance from taking "snap shots" to making "Photographs

What you will need:

  • DSLR or mirrorless compact camera that possesses manual controls
  • Additional lenses if you have them (optional)
  • Computer with photo-processing software (e.g. Photoshop, Lightroom)
  • A light, but study tripod would be beneficial
Lesson plan:
  • Digital Camera Basics
  • Exposure Explained
  • Composition and Light
  • From Snapshots to Photographs
Enroll on this Course:
60 days


With little to no knowledge of photography, and digital photography in particular, this foundation course gave me the basics to begin my artistic journey. The course was fun, the feedback was quick and I always felt there was "someone there" when I need help and motivation. An online photo course that I highly recommend for those wanting a comprehensive start to photography.

- By Suzette Nguyen

Photography and I go back years, but I felt the need to refresh and expand on what I already knew - especially when it comes to digital. This course was just what was needed to bring me up to speed. Now enjoying once again - and even more so - going out with my camera.

- By Jennifer Arzonetti

Great refresher course, and a whole lot more. Thanks David and TCI!

- By Jessica Herscher

This course was a present from our son. Both myself and my husband had a fun time learning all we needed to begin a new hobby in photography. Recommended highly!

- By Kari og Ole Grov