Learn the fundamentals of photography and the basic operation of your point and shoot or DSLR digital camera. Master exposure techniques and the use of aperture, shutter speed and ISO as creative tools to enhance your photographs. Discover the four characteristics of light and rules of composition, and how to use them to create photos with greater visual impact. The lighting fundamentals for professional looking portraits will also be taught, so you can take better photos of your family and friends. A section covering the essentials of night and low-light level photography will introduce you to an exciting world of dramatic images after sunset. And finally, learn the basics of software digital post-processing as you learn how to make your photographs look even better on the computer.