Photography, Art & Graphics Courses

Art and Activity: Interactive Strategies
for Engaging With Art

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Art can be a powerful catalyst for building skills and understanding a range of subjects. Intended for primary and secondary teachers of all disciplines, this course builds upon the inquiry-based approaches of Art and Inquiry: Museum Teaching Strategies for Your Classroom, while delving into activity-based strategies that will make your students empowered participants.

Your Screenwriting Career
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This very thorough course will give aspiring screenwriters an insider view of the business of screenwriting, as well as an overview of industry trends, historical perspectives, and a first-hand knowledge of the structure of a screenplay. Participants will learn how to successfully write for this glamorous and lucractive market. Veteran screenwriter and multi-title author Skip Press has been teaching this popular course to thousands of writers over the past twenty years

Beginner's Guide to Digital Photography
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If you are ready to jump in to digital photography or you would like to increase the skills you already have, this roll-up-your-sleeves course will teach you how to start taking great pictures right away. This course reveals what you need to know to become proficient with your digital camera and take better landscape, wildlife, people, and close-up photos. Renowned photographer and course author Ron Kness shares tricks of the trade in a straightforward and down-to-earth manner. Detailed instructions walk students through the steps of how to make the most of their camera's features and how to shoot crisp images every time. From close-ups to panoramas, you'll get expert tips on how to set up your camera so you can't go wrong.

Fundamentals of Digital Image and Video Processing
ADD FREE starts 30 Mar 2015
In this free online course, we’ll cover the fundamentals of image and video processing. We will provide a mathematical framework to describe and analyze images and videos as two- and three-dimensional signals in the spatial, spatio-temporal and frequency domains. You will not only learn the theory behind fundamental processing tasks such as image/video enhancement, recovery, and compression, but you’ll also learn how to perform these key processing tasks in practice using state-of-the-art techniques and tools. The course will introduce a variety of such tools – from optimization toolboxes to statistical techniques. Emphasis on the special role sparsity plays in modern image and video processing will also be given.

Exposing Digital Photography
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Photography has exploded in popularity recent years as digital cameras have become affordable and easier to use. This course will help students become better photographers through an understanding of the technical aspects and terms of a digital camera. Learn why photos look blurry at night, why color management is important, what the difference is between sports mode and portrait mode, and how to manipulate the camera without the need of these modes. Topics include exposure and metering, flash, dynamic range, CMOS and CCD sensors, color filter arrays, RAW versus JPEG formats, and editing photos with Photoshop. You are not required to own a digital camera, but if you do, one with a manual mode and an option for RAW is recommended.

Elements of Drawing
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In this course, Stephen Farthing R.A. presents eight practical drawing classes using John Ruskin’s teaching collections to explain the basic principles of drawing. This series accompanies The Elements of Drawing, a searchable and browsable online version of the teaching collection and catalogs assembled by John Ruskin for his Oxford drawing schools. Topics covered in the course include using line to define spaces and things, using tone, toned paper, drawing with energy, and more complex forms of drawing.

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