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Photography: Fundamentals

A photo-a-day introductory course.

This course is no longer active — visit the Blogging U. home page to explore and register for currently-available courses, and get started today!

DAILY THEMES (& TIPS)

  • Home (Getting Oriented)
  • Street (Establishing Shots)
  • Water (Orientation)
  • Bliss (Captions)
  • Solitude (Rule of Thirds)
  • Connect (Tagging)
  • Big (Point of View)
  • Nature (Leading Lines)
  • Warmth (Light Quality)
  • Mystery (Lighting Effects)
  • Pop (Accent Colors)
  • Architecture (Monochrome)
  • Moment (Capturing Motion)
  • Scale (Details)
  • Landscape (Cropping)
  • Treasure (Zooming)
  • Glass (Reflections)
  • Edge (Alignment)
  • Double (Rotation)
  • Triumph (Contrast)

Photography 101 is a photo-a-day challenge. You’ll publish new posts, make new friends, and hone your photographer’s eye.

Join us for a four-week, intro-level photography course. It’s open to all, from new bloggers to hobbyist photographers to pro-shooters, and you can use any camera you like: a phone, a point-and-shoot, or a dSLR.

Thanks for a great course! It forced me to open my eyes to particular themes, ideas, angles, and colours, but also made me reflect on what it is that I love about taking photos.
– Musings of Another World

Each weekday, we’ll give you a new photography theme to inspire your image for the day, along with a related photography tip — we might share advice on composition, tips on working with different light sources, or image editing ideas. Weekends are free, although we’ll share a few ideas each weekend to help you deepen your craft.

As in all Blogging U. courses, you’ll also have access to a private site, The Commons, where you can connect with other participants, share your work, get (and give!) constructive critique on your images, and get support from WordPress.com Editors and Happiness Engineers.