Understanding My DSLR Camera

Understanding your DSLR and how its unique properties produce images can go a long way in getting your photos just right. This short series of video tutorials will teach you everything you need to know to put you on the fast track to handling your DSLR like a pro. Our videos introduce you to everything from basic concepts in photography to all you need to know about lenses and automatic camera modes. Go ahead, take advantage of this video series and make your DSLR the most powerful tool in your photography arsenal.

Getting Started With DSLR Photography

This video is an introduction to the Photography course, including topics: Camera Settings, Exposure and Focus, Composition, and Color and Light.

What is a DSLR?

In this video, photographer Robert Patterson explains the different parts of a DSLR camera and how they work together to produce photographs.

How Do Camera Lenses Work?

This tutorial has all of the basic information you need to know about how lenses work, and how the lens of a DSLR Camera is structured.

Using Automatic Camera Modes

Understanding your camera’s automatic settings is helpful; it saves you work, and allows you to make the most of your hardware.

Drive Settings

Learn about different drive settings such as One Shot mode, Continuous or Burst mode, and Timed Functions, and when to use them.


RAW and JPEG are two file formats that digital cameras can store images in. In this tutorial you will learn which setting is best for which situations.