Cambridge, January, 17th, 2016 (agencies). If you are a passionate for photography and wants to follow free courses, it is now possible to take the prestigious Harvard University’s online course in digital photography, for free.

The class features 13 modules that will teach students the basics of photography, led by computer scientist and photographer Dan Armendariz.

This course “explores the artistic aspects, scientific foundations, and techniques of digital photography with the goals of enabling students to expand their knowledge of photography as an art form, to develop a deeper and broader understanding of the scientific basis of photography, to improve their photographic technique, and to effectively use photographic software tools”, explains the website.

Topics include quality of light, exposure control, depth of field, aesthetics, composition and patterns, perspective, color science, the human visual system, spatial and color perception, exposure, metering, digital sensors, optics, analogies to biological systems, color filter arrays, file formats, sensor linearity, color spaces and profiles, optical and computational image artifacts, and software tools and techniques for modification and enhancement.

Through lectures, hands-on assignments, and critiques, students expand their understanding of digital photography while exploring their creativity to broaden the possibilities and improve the quality of their photographs. Upon successful completion of the course, students can expect to take photographs with an intuition of the camera's behavior, and its limitations, and an ability to think critically about light and the resulting appearance of a photograph.

Please note that students should have access to a camera with a manual mode and an option for RAW for the duration of the course.

For more info, click here and follow the 13 classes here.