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Learn basic camera operating techniques for digital cameras.  Whether you’re shooting news, documentaries, industrials or are looking to polish your skills, this module is ideal as an introduction to setting up a camera and tripod, learning techniques on moving the camera, basic camera setting and setting audio levels.


  • 14:43 video that takes you through basic camera techniques
  • Complete companion guide


  • How to work with a tripod
  • Proper tripod usage
  • Basic lens care
  • Basic camera movements and how to best control the camera
  • How to set focus
  • How to set exposure with a digital camera
  • How to set white balance
  • How and when to use gain
"This would be an excellent way to support a production course — and it gives students a way to easily review basic concepts."
   - Richie Sherman,
     Pennsylvania State University