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Wonderful and free digital photography course

Lectures on Digital Photography
These 18 videos represent a sequence of lectures on digital photography, from a version of my Stanford course CS 178 that was recorded at Google in Spring 20...
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I'd like to recommend to everyone this great series of lectures about photography: youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7d...

The lecturer is Marc Levoy, former University of Stanford professor, currently photo-guru at Google. He is in charge of improving the photo capabilities of Android phones! :)

The course itself is based on a Stanford lecture and was delivered to Google employees. It covers really a broad spectrum of topics, starting from history of art and photography, through composition, photo parameters, ending on lens physics! Sometimes it's a little bit math and physics heavy - for me this was super interesting, but you may want to skip those parts. And of course it's quite long, I'm currently after 5 videos.

I don't think there are more comprehensive and free courses available online. You can find a lot of additional materials on his website: sites.google.com/site/marclevo... . I especially recommend the "applets" section on the left. There are wonderful small flash programs that illustrate various mechanisms, like how does depth of field work: sites.google.com/site/marclevo...

I hope you like it!

3 comments

Phillip Flores Thank you for this. I shall have a look and see.

Dave Fritz Thank you, I will try and take a look at the course. I need all the help I can get.

LIDO Thanks for information.