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Harvard University Gives Away FREE Photo Courses Online

- 7 years ago

Becoming a Harvard student is no bad way to kick off the New Year

One of the most recognisable names in educational establishments, Harvard always suggest elite levels of training and you’d expect anyone able to boast a Harvard education around, to have a superior knowledge in their chosen field.

So it’s quite exciting to learn that the university has announced that they are going to make their photography classes available for free for all online.

The modules comprise mainly of digital photography basics, like the importance of light, retouching software, how to find your way around a digital camera,  histograms, colour, exhibition techniques and a brief history of photography.

There’s no need to sign up to the platform or even to pay enrollment fees. It’s entirely free.

The courses have been uploaded to Harvard’s online platform Alison.

Altogether, you’ll find twelve modules making up the course, with a 13th final evaluation that you’ll need to complete to finish the course. 

Morning Exercises at Harvard Commencement. Lambert and Severine Williams exult, GSAS. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.