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
Price: $2,595.00

    With a photo you can capture a memory that will brighten a life forever and immortalize those captured. Becoming a professional photographer will allow you to explore and experience the world in a new and exciting way.

    This Professional Photography course, offered by our accredited school partners, 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 enthusiasts.

    The field of digital photography is steadily becoming an increasingly popular and exciting hobby and profession. These days, just about anyone can take beautiful photographs after having learned the right techniques and gaining a solid editing know-how. This Professional Photography course also covers some of the basics of using Photoshop & how to start a home-based photography business.

    After completing this course, you should be able to:
    • Comprehend the basic principles of photography
    • Identify the steps involved in processing photographs
    • Identify digital photography techniques
    • Comprehend the professional photography career
    • Define techniques for successfully starting a photography business

    NOTE: Adobe Photoshop is NOT included in this course. Students will need to have their own copy of this software installed on their computer.

    Enroll through one of our accredited university or college partners today!
    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
    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

    Internet Connection
    • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
    Hardware Requirements
    • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
    • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

    Software Requirements
    • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
    • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
    • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
    • Adobe PDF Reader
    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
    This course provides students with qualified support professionals to guide them through their learning experience. The student support team is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and registration or enrollment questions. Support advisers also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement.

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    Career Training Program
    12 months
    Avg Completion:
    6 Months

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        • Take advantage of real-world experience outside of the classroom with an employer-based externship program
        • Work with a career counselor to schedule your certification exam (if applicable)
        • Complete an employer-ready resume with a career coach
        • Participate in live mock interviews and job guidance sessions

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