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Looking to step up your photography game? Now it’s easier than ever, as you can take Harvard’s online course in digital photography, for free; just don’t tell your friends and fam that you actually got accepted into the prestigious university, though.

The class, which comes courtesy of online learning community ALISON, features 13 modules that will teach students the basics of photography, led by computer scientist and photographer Dan Armendariz.

ALISON’s free online photo course gives you the opportunity to gain extensive knowledge and understanding of digital photography including topics such as exposure settings, how to read and use the histogram, how light affects a photograph, how the camera sensor and lenses work, and how to process a photograph using computer software. You will also learn tips and techniques on what not to do when taking a photograph.

For more on Harvard’s free digital photography course, check out the class list of coinciding lessons underneath, then follow on over to the course website for additional details.

Introduction to Digital Photography
Introduction to Software
Introduction to Light
Introduction to Exposure – Part 1
Introduction to Exposure – Part 2
Introduction to Optics
Introduction to Histograms
Introduction to Software Tools
Introduction to Digital Cameras
Introduction to Digital Cameras – Part 2
Introduction to Color
Introduction to Artifacts
Digital Photography Assessment

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