Professional Photography

Professional Photography

Non-returnable
$2,595.00
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this program, learners will display proficiency in the following areas: • The basic principles of photography and camera anatomy • The steps involved in processing photographs • Digital photography techniques, including composition • Basics of establishing depth of field, perspective, and lighting • Techniques for improving your photographs, including corrective elements and special effects DESCRIPTION: Professional Photography is a profession that offers flexibility and artistic freedom. Professional photographers use their expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that tell a story or record a memory. Professional photographers work in many different environments depending on their desire and specialty. Photographer specialties give professionals the freedom to pursue their artistic dreams as a portrait, aerial, scientific, news, commercial and industrial, or fine arts photographer. The professional photography profession allows the flexibility to work as a freelance artist, a corporate employee, or both. The salary range for a professional photographer varies greatly depending on location and work environment. The 2015 Median income for a professional photographer was $31,710 annually. CERTIFICATION: The Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) Certification from PPA assures potential employers and clients of a photographer's knowledge, experience and continuance to develop new skills and techniques. It is a declaration of your professional competence! Being a CPP is like quality assurance because certification is a credential consumers and businesses understand. More importantly, it provides you with a tool for telling the world—and all those potential clients—why they should call you rather than a competitor down the street. Getting your CPP is a simple 3-step process. Declare your candidacy Pass the CPP exam Successfully complete the image submission For more information please visit http://www.ppa.com/cpp/content.cfm?ItemNumber=4123&navItemNumber=4320
INFORMATION
Show Off Your Photography Skills
HOURS
240
DURATION (time given)
12 months
AVERAGE COMPLETION TIME
6 Months
SYLLABUS
Professional Photography Module 1 Camera Anatomy • Focusing and Setting the Exposure • Taking Your Picture • What Will You Photograph? • Shutter • Aperture • Choosing a Camera • Keeping a Camera Steady Professional Photography Module 2 Lens and Exposure • Lens Focal Length • Focusing Lens • Focus and Depth of Field • Perspective • Guidelines for Buying a Lens • Exposure Basics • How to Meter • Responding to Light • Film and Sensor Speed • Using Filters Professional Photography Module 3 Light, Color, and Film Negatives • Color: Additive or Subtractive • Color Characteristics • Color Balance • Adjusting Color with Film • How to Process Black-and-White Roll Film • Processing Black-and-White Roll Film Step by Step • How Film Processing Affects Your Picture • Exposure and Development: Under, Normal, Over Professional Photography Module 4 Darkrooms and Digital Pictures • Black-and-White Printing • Controlling Contrast • Dodging and Burning • Toning for Color and Other Effects • Making a Color Print from a Negative • Hardware and Software • Capturing Detail • Channels • Importing Your Images Professional Photography Module 5 Image Editing and Printing Digitally • Digital Post Processing • Adjusting Shape • Adjusting Color and Value • Editing Commands • Compositing • Printers • Printing Options • Displaying Your Work • Ethics: How Far Can You Go? Professional Photography Module 6 Organizing and Lighting • Image Storage • Metadata: Data About Your Files • Arching Digital Images • Arching Film and Prints • Mounting a Print • Artificial Light • Outdoor and Indoor • Lighting with Flash • Portrait Lighting Professional Photography Module 7 Extending the Image and View Camera • Using Scale • Multiple Images • Alternative Processes • Using Projections • How to Make a Close-Up Photograph • Zone System • View Camera Movements • Using a View Camera to Control the Image Professional Photography Module 8 History of Photography • Framing the Subject • Backgrounds • Spot/Line • Shape/Pattern • Emphasis/Balance • Using Contrasts of Sharpness • Using Contrasts of Light and Dark • Placing the Subject within the Frame • The Invention of Photography • Photojournalism • Color Photography Arrives
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