CERTIFICATE OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE
A little extra knowledge could save the day!
CERTIFICATE LEVEL COURSE
DELIVERY: Online course
IARC ACCREDITED: Yes
START DATE: Anytime
FORMAT: Downloadable booklets, Video Tutorials
- Any Camera, Tablet or Smart Phone
- Access to Adobe Photoshop
CERTIFICATE COURSE OVERVIEW:
Fly with just the basics. No excess baggage in this photography Certificate course.
This course is designed for those who just want to take better images with any type of camera. The techno babble is kept to a minimum so we can concentrate on teaching you how to improve your technique, avoid common problems and make the most of your opportunities.
If you are looking to learn a little about photography and be able to take great images, our CERTIFICATE OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY course is a great choice.
You don’t need a special camera to do this course. You can use any camera: A DSLR, point and shoot camera, hybrid, even your smart phone. This Certificate course is about basic photography, light, composition and editing and managing your images. If you have a DSLR camera and want to learn how to use it properly, take a look at our Diploma course.
MODULE 1: THE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESS and THE DIGITAL IMAGE
A gentle take off easing you into study mode. We start with the photographic process, what a digital image actually is, how your camera creates them and yes, we cover what to do with them. Cameras out now for familiarisation, investigating the menus, buttons, dials and switches on your camera. Aperture, shutter speed and ISO are briely explained (without too much techno babble – we saved that for the Diploma students). We look at why your eyes see differently to your camera and depth of field in your images.
MODULE 2: LIGHT, COLOUR AND HOW TO USE IT
Grab your camera. This module is jam packed with exercises and activities. We explore light and colour in detail, how your camera measures and responds to light, and introduces the white balance function on your camera. You will begin to understand the differing colour, direction, quality and quantity of natural light at different times of the day or different weather conditions. This is one of the keys to taking great images with accurate colour. No better time than now to give portrait photography a try in both natural and artificial light.
MODULE 3: STYLE AND COMPOSITION
Creative hats on! This module is all about thinking differently. We give you an insight into image composure, backgrounds, foregrounds, focal points, silhouettes, working with reflections, leading and directing the eye and the list goes on. Free-thinking and creativity are encouraged. Put your theory into action and let your own style emerge in your images. We also look at techniques to help you identify and avoid common problems.
MODULE 4: THE FINAL TOUCHES IN PHOTOSHOP
Even the best of us don’t get it right all of the time. This is why some very smart people developed Photoshop. With digital images, you have a second chance. This module teaches you how to adjust your exposure, white balance, make colour corrections, remove imperfections, sharpen, straighten and crop images and so much more. You will even learn how to turn grey skies to blue and remove unwanted tourists (or previous partners) from your images. How good is that!
No two people are the same. Different people have different interests, likes and dislikes. Flexibility exists within the activities, exercises and assignments in each of the modules that enable you to tailor your learning to suit your own particular areas of interest. This is one of the major benefits of studying with Online Camera Ed. This flexibility allows every student to get the absolute most out of the course.
The course at times will challenge you. This is an important part of learning. Being able to focus your learning in a direction that interests you will greatly assist you to stay enthusiastic and motivated. How easy is it to spend time doing something you love? How satisfying is it to get so much better at it and really see the results?
The course modules are written in a way that makes them easy to understand, with lots of hands on practical sessions for you to do along the way. You are not locked into endless hours in front of your computer. This course is interesting and fun. You are not on your own. You have the continual support of our staff and fully qualified tutors to answer any questions and guide you as you work through the course. Our tutors are not just photographers. They also have formal qualifications in the development, implementation and evaluation of effective training courses. You are in good hands. Good online or e-learning requires specialist knowledge, skills, care and understanding. That’s what we do, and we do it well.
In addition to what is contained in this Certificate Course Overview, you also have free access 24/7 to the Online Camera Ed Community, offering communication, assistance, image sharing and support from present and past students.