Regarding the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs near the top. His work has led to many of the technical advancements we see today with computer-generated imagery. It is therefore not surprising that he has embarked on digital photography. From 2009 to 2014, Levoy taught digital photography at Stanford.
In 2016, he revised the course and taught it again at Google in the spring. Now the entire revised course is available completely free online. The course does not assume any prior knowledge of photography. It covers pretty much everything you would want to know about photography. Covering a multitude of technical aspects from the basics to extremely in depth.
There are hours upon hours of video covering Levoy’s lectures at Google over a 4 month period. Several web applications are also available to help understand some of the more tricky technical concepts in photography. It also offers several missions to help you challenge yourself and put what you’ve learned to good use.
It’s a whole load of things to read and watch. From what I’ve seen so far, it’s worth watching it all.
You can find the entire course for free here. If you have any interest in the technical side of photography (you should) then what are you waiting for? Stuck in!
UPDATE : If you get the “cannot display now” error, see this workaround.
UPDATE 2 : If you are still having trouble viewing, you can also view all videos on Marc’s YouTube channel. Thanks Marc for the tip. 🙂