ONLINE BEGINNERS

ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY CERTIFICATE COURSE
LEVEL: BEGINNERS
DURATION: 3 MONTHS
£250

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Once payment has been received, we will send you the first module via email.

Course overview
This caters to anyone with a keen interest in photography, who wants more knowledge on this
subject and who is based anywhere in the world.

• 6 modules
• Study over 3 months in your own time and pace
• Staged modules
• Dedicated email and telephone access to a professional photographer for feedback and guidance
• Option to pay the difference and upgrade to the advanced module

MODULE 1
CAMERAS AND LENSES

• The benefit of different cameras and their uses
• Small, Medium and Large formats
• Camera functions and their uses
• Benefits of SLR in depth
• Does format size really matter?
• The benefits of different lenses
• Picking the the right lens for the job
• What is focal length?
• Aberration and distortion
• What does macro mean?
• Extension tubes and their uses
• Filters
• How to take care of your lens and camera body
• Sharpness

MODULE 2
APERTURE, SHUTTER SPEED AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS

• Shutter types and their characteristics
• Shutter Speeds
• F/Stop Explained
• The aperture/ shutter speed relationship
• Reciprocity
• Depth of field explained
• What is Bokeh?
• What happens to the performance of the lens compared to f/stops?
• Working with depth of field
• Depth of field preview
• View cameras and the digital sensor
• How to select the correct aperture for the job
• Why use Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority or Program Mode?
• How to bring it together
• Previsualisation

MODULE 3
EXPOSURE AND METERING

• Benefit of a light meter
• Reflective metering
• Spot metering
• In-camera light meter
• What do light meters measure?
• Different methods of metering
• ISO and exposure compensation control
• The 18% grey card and its uses
• Dynamic range CMOS, CCD chip & Film
• How to use ISO effectively
• Dynamic Range
• Metering colors
• Practical exposure methods
• Live metering
• Bracketing

MODULE 4
THE FILM AND DIGITAL PROCESS

• History of the the photographic process
• The development and construction of film
• Black and white film & Colour film overview
• Special film
• Film processing
• Pushing & pulling
• High sensitive film
• Digital image capture
• CMOS,CMS, and Scanning backs explained
• Digital compared to film; which is best?
• Rendition of greens
• Highlight & Shadow detail
• Linear Digital Curve vs Shoulder & Toe Film Curve
• How to use histogram
• Disable those digital camera enhancements

MODULE 5
LIGHT AND COLOUR

• The colour spectrum
• Colour Temperature
• Early colour theory development
• Additive and subtractive colour system
• RGB,CYMK and Lab colour explained
• Photographic filters
• Useful filters for digital photography
• The Mired Scale
• Wratten filter
• Colour filtering for specific purposes and the digital equivalent
• Using a colour temperature meter.Pre-Visualizing
• The digital cameras white balance settings
• How to see like the camera sees
• Squinting and other tricks
• Pre-visualising and homage to the zone system
• Setting shadow and highlights
• What about black & white?
• Photoshop’s Channel mixer
• The red channel
 
MODULE 6
LIGHTING – DAYLIGHT AND ARTIFICIAL

• Working with daylight
• Colour temperature of different light sources
• How to soften harsh sunlight on location
• Lighting people and moving objects on location
• Filling in the shadows from harsh sunlight
• Back lighting techniques
• The best lighting
• Lighting objects
• A lighting guide
• How to create a daylight look from false lighting
• Light bounce
• Flash balanced with daylight
• Flash duration speeds
• Portrait lighting options
• The difference between lighting men and women

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