Certified Professional Photographer

Certified Professional Photographer

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$3,895.00
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this program, students will be proficient in: • Basic principles of photography and camera anatomy • Digital photography techniques • Corrective elements and special effects for photographs • Professional tips on photographing nature • Using Adobe Photoshop Elements software to enhance and restore photographs DESCRIPTION: This certified professional photographer course is designed to help you acquire the credentials and the necessary skillsets to pursue a career as a portrait, aerial, news, scientific,fine-arts, or commercial photographer. As a student of this course, you’ll learn a number of different photography techniques and photography fundamentals that include: • The science of optics • Photo editing • Technical skills involving digital photography • Subject-dependent techniques • Freelance professional entrepreneurship Our goal is to ensure that our students learn as much as possible from this course. Therefore, we’ve included various audio and visual multimedia presentations to make the learning process even more engaging. We’ve taken that even further by including interactive elements as well. For a complete learning experience, we also provide our students with access to a valuable tool, Adobe Photoshop, for an entire year. Once you complete this photography course, you’ll be awarded a voucher for the Certified Professional Photographer certification by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). With certification, you’ll be able to improve your opportunities for the future as well. You don’t need to be an expert photographer to enroll yourself in this course. This course will help entry-level photographers take their skills to the next level! 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 Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.
INFORMATION
Become A Certified Photographer
HOURS
645
DURATION (time given)
12 months
AVERAGE COMPLETION TIME
6 Months
SYLLABUS
Module 1 - Professional Photography • Identify the basic principles of photography and camera anatomy • List the steps involved in processing photographs • Recall digital photography techniques, including composition • Recognize the basics of establishing depth of field, perspective, and lighting • Define techniques for improving your photographs, including corrective elements and special effects Module 2 - Start Your Own Photography Business • Recall the steps need to get established as a home-based photographer • Recognize the financial and legal aspects of owning your own photography business • Identify a business plan and how to track expenses • List how to manage and market a photography business Module 3 - Create Stunning Digital Photographs • Identify how composition, shutter, aperture, lighting, exposure and image file type affect a digital photograph • Recall how to troubleshoot and correct your own digital photography files • Recognize different techniques for shooting people, places, events, and animals using auto and scene modes • List techniques and fixes for common photo flaws Module 4 - Learn Photoshop Elements 2021 • Recall how to organize, import digital images, and manage media • Identify how to select, correct and alter images using basic editing tools • Choose advanced editing techniques to add artistic touches • Recognize how to get your work off the hard drive and in the hands of others Module 5 - The Art of Photographing Nature • List isolation and composition techniques • Recognize perspective and color of the subject • Recall the elements of design and different types of lighting • Identify creative options available for the photographer Module 6 - Unforgettable Digital Photography • Define basic compositional techniques for photography • Recall how to see like a photographer and how to tell stories through photos • Recognize the technical aspects of photography • Identify how to look beyond your subject by using props and backdrops
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