Harvard is putting a 13 module photography course online for free

Jan 14, 2017

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Harvard is putting a 13 module photography course online for free

Jan 14, 2017

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Four months ago, it was Stanford who made their photography course for free, and now comes Harvard’s turns. Harvard has an online learning platform – Alison – and their photography course has been uploaded in whole and accessible worldwide.

There are 12 modules with an extra module as a bonus, so you can follow on your own pace:

the course is estimated to take 10-15 hours for the average student. If you were wondering, here is the course description:

Digital photography technology is continually changing, however, the principles behind good photography don’t. ALISON’s free online photo course gives you the opportunity to gain extensive knowledge and understanding of digital photography including topics such as exposure settings, how to read and use the histogram, how light affects a photograph, how the camera sensor and lenses work, and how to process a photograph using computer software. You will also learn tips and techniques on what not to do when taking a photograph

Between the fact that the current ratings for the course are quite high, and the fact that it is coming from Harvard, it should be a pretty valuable resource.

[Alison via konbini, h/t Adam Frimer]

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21 responses to “Harvard is putting a 13 module photography course online for free”

  1. Paul Richards Avatar
    Paul Richards

    How is Howard anything to do with Harvard???

  2. Henry Rodgers Avatar
    Henry Rodgers

    This is hardly the first time smh. A little less funny the more it happens.

  3. Zak Neumann Avatar
    Zak Neumann

    Proof Read.

  4. Brian Fergusson Avatar
    Brian Fergusson

    Nothing against Howard, but there’s a less lustre associated with them than with Harvard.

  5. Richard Tack Avatar
    Richard Tack

    This is just the author running a ruse as a test to see how many viewers catch the error. Really, Harvard/Howard… done on purpose, nobody is that stupid.

  6. Velimir Gayevskiy Avatar
    Velimir Gayevskiy

    Oh score, thanks!!

  7. Velimir Gayevskiy Avatar
    Velimir Gayevskiy

    Oh score, thanks!!

  8. Velimir Gayevskiy Avatar
    Velimir Gayevskiy

    Oh score, thanks!!

  9. HenryH Avatar
    HenryH

    It looks like it really is from Harvard. Where the graphic heading up this article came from is anyone’s guess.

  10. Richard Tack Avatar
    Richard Tack

    Kudo’s to HenryH, he got it. The mistake was in the selection of the school emblem for the graphic; one might assume it is diyp’s construction.

  11. pincherio Avatar
    pincherio

    Alison is based in Ireland. Is that how Harvard operates now?

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  13. reginald Avatar
    reginald

    in harvard anyone can graduate who has enough money.
    american education institutions give out more A´s today than ever.

    because in america education is a business.
    here in europe it´s way better, at least in some countrys.
    i had to pay 300 euro a semester to study on one of europes oldest and best universitys.

  14. Alex Messeri Avatar
    Alex Messeri

    ALISON is a global social enterprise dedicated to providing free certified education and workplace training skills to any individual, anywhere, anytime, on any subject over the web.

    ALISON was founded in Galway, Ireland in 2007 by global leader and innovator Mike Feerick. Read his full bio on the Alison website.

    The intention is great and shouldn’t be shot on the basis that some guy didn’t do his research…

  15. Erin Martin Avatar
    Erin Martin

    I actually started it just this week and so far it’s great. I’m on module 3. It is slightly dated and I had already read reviews regarding that particularly as it relates to editing apps but it’s otherwise very practical and useful particularly if you are just getting your feet wet. The basics still apply, the breakdown of compression of files and jpg vs png vs. gif etc was particularly interesting and the instructor is great. I plan to complete it or watch as much as I can before its taken down.

  16. Erin Martin Avatar
    Erin Martin

    BTW, Alison did post a message earlier in the week saying the course would be removed by February 15th but one can still access for FREE. I’m literally watching now and hoping to complete before taken down.

  17. GreyHeeler FL Avatar
    GreyHeeler FL

    Bad timing…..got the email this afternoon, clicked on the link to the Alison course, signed up, signed in, and found that the course has been withdrawn (I didn’t notice Clement Renaut’s note below until after trying to enroll).

  18. Richard A Winder Avatar
    Richard A Winder

    I just completed this course with Alison.

  19. Walt Avatar
    Walt

    Great, we have a culture that doesn’t want to pay for photographers, and now we don’t have to pay for photography teachers…Harvard is a hedge fund that owns a university

  20. Margot Malott Jardien Avatar
    Margot Malott Jardien

    Why am I having trouble finding which one this is on Alison’s website ?