Already have a camera? Make sure it meets the requirements.

You will need a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera and lens for this course. This is now a requirement. You will be learning how to control your camera’s most important settings in manual mode.

If you already own a camera, make sure it has the ability to MANUALLY set:

  • ISO speed
  • White Balance
  • Shutter speed
  • Aperture/F-stop

If you’re not sure, check the camera’s manual.

In addition, the camera must have the ability to turn OFF any built-in flash – and keep it off.

The camera must have a REMOVABLE flash memory card.

If your camera does not meet these requirements, it is not appropriate for use in this course. You will need to check out a university camera kit for each assignment, borrow an appropriate camera, or purchase one to complete shooting assignments.

If you have questions, please contact the instructor as soon as possible.