Step 1: Set the Camera


The first step in shooting great images of your work is to set the camera properly.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re taking the photos with a compact point-and-shoot camera, an expensive DSLR, or the camera in your phone. You won’t get great images if you’re using the wrong settings. Understanding and applying the correct settings on your camera will save you a great deal of time and effort—and avoid a lot of the frustration.


Click on the video (above) to watch the lesson. The Lesson Guide (below) contains a transcript of the video. It has space to make notes and a worksheet if you download and print a copy.

The short worksheet at the end of the Lesson Guide will help you with selecting a camera.

Lesson Guide Download Adobe Acrobat Reader

Overview-Which Camera


In the discussion area below, tell us what camera you use to shoot your work and your experience with it. If you’re having trouble choosing a camera, leave a question in the discussion area. One of your fellow students or I will try to assist you. I encourage you to post any other questions or comments about the lesson, too.

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