Learn Photography Online for Free from Harvard University

Want to get good at photography but you don’t have anyone to teach you? Why not learn the basics of photography from Harvard University, as the institution’s photography course is now available online for free.

Available as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offered by ALISON, Harvard University’s Digital Photography Course will teach you the fundamentals of photography, ranging from topics like composition, lighting, and even the software tools that can help you with your photos.

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The entire course consists of thirteen modules with the final module being a final assessment of everything you’ve learned from the course. Upon successful completion of the module, you’ll be given a diploma which you can print out.

One thing you should know before taking the course is that the modules are created from the 2009 syllabus. While most of the basics of photography are still accurate, the software modules are rather outdated. Despite that, the course is still a great place to start for anyone who’s serious about photography.