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Introduction to Photography DVD Series

In this beginner-friendly photography DVD series, you’ll find all the information you need to take impressive photos.

  • Composition basics and quick tips
  • Camera settings and how they affect your images
  • Color, focus and exposure adjustments
  • Composition DVD
    Camera Settings DVD
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Composition

What is composition? Simply put, composition is the arrangement of elements and objects within a work of art. Sounds simple enough, right? It's not.

Join photographer Robert Patterson as he walks you through some of the rules and guidelines that make up composition. On this DVD, he will cover things such as:

  • An introduction to composition
  • Quick tips on how to take better photos
  • The golden mean and the rule of thirds
  • Lines
  • Negative space
  • Compositional elements
  • Depth of field

Please be sure to check out the other DVDs in this series.


Camera Settings

The single-lens reflex (SLR) is one of the most commonly used camera formats, and the choice of both professionals and advanced hobbyists.

Join photographer Robert Patterson as he walks you through some of the more common settings and options available on an SLR camera.

On this DVD, he will cover:

  • Getting started
  • Getting to know your camera
  • Lenses
  • Using automatic camera modes
  • Drive settings
  • Focus
  • ISO
  • White balance
  • Light metering
  • RAW or JPEG?

Please be sure to check out the other DVDs in this series.


Robert Patterson

Robert Patterson

Robert Patterson has been a photographer and television camera man for more than 20 years. His career has allowed him to cover a wide range of fascinating subjects, from Queen Elizabeth II to Jane Goodall to the Dali Lama, as well as many different and fascinating locales. While his preferred subject matter is landscape photography, he is well-versed in a wide variety of photographic styles and loves them all.

Robert is currently working with Corel as a photography trainer and a contributor to photography and photo-editing learning videos. To learn more, please visit the Discovery Center.