About the Author/Instructor
Veteran photographer and author Ron Kness has contributed images and articles to a diverse
variety of print and Web magazines including Sun Country Airlines, Trailer Life, Affordable
Travel, MyZionPark.com, Real Kids Photography.com, and Travel Thru History.
He has authored three books on photography: The No Nonsense Guide to Digital Photography,
The Non-Fiction Writer’s Guide to Digital Photography, and How To Improve Your Travel Photography.
Kness has also ghost-written three other e-books:
How to Make Money With Photography, How to Make Even More Money With Photography,
and How to Make Money Selling Micro-Stock.
In addition to his online classes at KSURF, Kness teaches two digital photography courses
Beginning Digital Photography and Totally Digital
in a traditional classroom setting for an adult community education program. He
has authored a photography column for Writer’s Journal magazine for the past eleven years.
Getting Started (Course Syllabus)
Unit 1: Digital Camera Features
Unit 2: The Menu System
Unit 3: The Golden Triangle
Unit 4: The Rules of Composition
Unit 5: Lenses and Filters
Unit 6: The Road Ahead
Unit 7: Common Terminology
Unit 8: Final Exam
How to Participate in this Course
Enroll and start learning today! All course materials will be available when you start the
class, so you don't have to wait for weekly lessons and you can truly learn at your own pace.
You don't have to be online at any set time; study at your leisure from the comfort or your home
The course curriculum will include tutorial lessons, suggested readings, and optional
homework activities. If you are taking the class for enjoyment or self-enrichment, homework is
optional but participation is encouraged. Students who approach online learning as an adventure
and actively participate will derive the most benefit and enjoyment from online learning.
Homework projects, if completed satisfactorily, will earn Extra Credit points which will be
added to your Final Exam score and may increase the overall grade you earn in the course.
Handbook provides useful information on how to make the most of your online learning
experience at KSURF's Virtual University. Refer to this guide for helpful tips on how to access
classrooms, post homework, and answers to most frequently asked questions.