How to Take Great Photos

Whether you’re going on the trip of a lifetime or just want to move beyond the selfie, we’ve got Intro to Photography boiled down to less than 15 minutes. Joel Simon, ’74, MS ’84, has taken his photography talents all over the world, including on more than 50 Stanford Alumni Association Travel/Study trips. Following his expert advice, you can select the right gear, then take a virtual walk through campus as you learn the basics of light and composition. Your Instagram followers are going to love you.

Composition: A powerful tool

Light: Understanding means freedom and control

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Joel gives a photography introduction


Joel talks about photography gear (also see infographic at top)