Course Type
225 hours
Various dates throughout the year

About this course

This Professional Photography course reflects a comprehensive mix of scholarly and practical information. It covers every aspect of photography, from capture through to output, both digital and analogue. There is an emphasis on explaining the 'how to' of photography, but also includes in-depth coverage of the fundamental principles that govern the art, such as how light behaves, optics, and the shutter. This course ensures that the student comes away with not only a good grasp of photographic technique, but also an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals that will help them to better understand how great photography is made. As such, it functions both as an excellent course for students of photography, and a great primer and reference for amateur

Prerequisite(s): None

Professional Photography Module 1
The Basics of Photography

  • Facets of Photography
  • The Role the Photographs Play
  • Styles and Approaches
  • Lighting and Image Forming
  • Wavelengths and Colors
  • How Light Forms Images
  • Lenses and Their Controls
  • Depth of Field and Focus
  • Cameras: The Essential Components
  • Camera Types: Which Is Best?
  • Twin and Single Lens
  • Close-up Equipment
  • Digital Cameras
  • File Formats

Professional Photography Module 2
Taking the Picture

  • Basic Characteristics of Lighting
  • Lighting Equipment
  • Practical Lighting Problems
  • Organizing the Picture
  • Noticing Subject Features
  • Structuring Pictures
  • Films & Filters
  • Black & White vs. Color Photography
  • Storing Film
  • Filter Kits
  • Exposure Measurements
  • Exposing Different Types of Film
  • Practical Exposure Tips

Professional Photography Module 3
Picture Processing, Finishing and Printing

  • Film Processing
  • Equipment & General Preparations for Processing
  • Processing Different Negatives
  • Black and White Printing
  • Darkroom Organization
  • Making Contact Prints
  • Controls During Enlarging
  • Common Print Faults
  • Post-Production for Digital Images
  • Basic & Advanced Editing
  • Mounting Methods & Framing
  • Getting Your Work Noticed

Professional Photography Module 4
Digital Photography Techniques

  • Taking Digital Photos
  • Consider Your Lighting
  • Control the Exposure
  • Control the Sharpness & Depth of Field
  • How to Take a Better Photo
  • Creative Photo Techniques
  • Organize Photos with Photoshop Elements
  • Basic Image Workflow
  • Advanced Photoshop Elements
  • Make Photographic Prints
  • Sharing Your Photos on the Web
  • PDF & Video Slide Shows

Professional Photography Module 5
Photography Business

  • Getting Started as a Home-Based Photographer
  • Amateur vs. Professional
  • The Pros & Cons of Self Employment
  • Financial Planning
  • Start-Up Costs
  • Financial management
  • The Legal Aspects
  • Writing a Business Plan
  • Taxes & Recordkeeping
  • Computers & Business
  • Managing Your Photography Business
  • Marketing Your Photography Business

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

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