17 Unit Online Digital Photography Course

Learn How To Shoot Photographs with any Digital SLR Camera


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Learn How To Shoot Photographs With Any Digital  SLR Camera!

The 17 Unit Online Digital Photography Course is a comprehensive online instructional course, perfect for new and amateur photographers who want to learn how to take outstanding photos or make a career out of photography.

You will learn everything from the basic controls of using your camera up to advanced techniques to capture professional looking photos.

Developed by professional photographers, this course is delivered online and consists of 17 online video based instructional units that are easy to follow and understand, making learning fun and enjoyable!

The average time required to complete the course is 4 weeks part time (however you can take as long as you need as there is no expiry date on course access, you have unlimited lifetime access to the course

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Certificate of Completion

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

This course is internationally recognized and accredited by the International Association of Online Training Standards (IAOTS). The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

There are 2 modules in this course (17 units)

Module 1: Learn SLR Digital Camera

Unit 1: Introduction to Photography

  • Understand the professional settings
  • Setting your dioptre
  • Adjusting your burst mode
  • Adjusting your white balance settings
  • Metering settings
  • Exposure compensation mode
  • What is histogram and how to use it
  • How your camera is focusing
  • Adjusting the focal points
  • Setting your file capture
  • Raw & jpeg explained in detail
  • Using bracketing to enhance your photo’s
  • Types of cameras
  • Multi-exposures
  • Setting color and tone
  • Sharpness settings
  • ISO explained
  • Camera bags and cases
  • Tripod options and squeeze grips
  • Different types of Flashes
  • How to choose a good camera
  • Types of lenses

Unit 2: Understanding Exposure

  • Manual settings
  • ISO settings
  • Pixels
  • F-Stops
  • Camera Speed
  • White balance
  • Putting the settings into practice
  • Understanding aperture
  • Settings for different camera makes

Unit 3: Landscape Photography

  • Equipment
  • Proper planning
  • How to capture the best shots
  • Ideas for your shots
  • Picking the best scenery
  • Technical settings
  • What makes a good landscape photo

Unit 4: Night Photography

  • Equipment
  • Settings
  • different types of shoots
  • Tips and tricks

Unit 5: Travel Photography

  • Planning
  • Equipment
  • Types of shoots
  • Tips and techniques

Unit 6: Cruise Ship Photography

  • Travel Tips
  • Types of lenses
  • Photos with different lenses
  • How to get interesting photos
  • Settings to get the best shoots

Unit 7: Part A Studio Photography

  • Setting up your studio
  • Equipment
  • Studio shoots

Unit 7: Part B Professional Studio

  • Visit to award winning David Oliver's studio

Unit 8: Fine Art Photography

  • How to see great shots
  • Setting up
  • Techniques and settings

Unit 9: Portrait Photography

  • Planning your shoots
  • Techniques
  • Pro settings
  • Tips and tricks
  • Types of portraits
  • Black & white

Unit 10: SLR Video Photography

  • How to use your SLR camera to shoot a movie
  • High Definition Video
  • What a short film being shot

Unit 11: Aerial Photography

  • Helicopter shoot
  • Equipment required
  • Types of lenses
  • How to get the best shoots
  • Use of a helicam
  • Photos with different lenses
  • How to get interesting photos
  • Settings to get the best shoots

Unit 12: Fashion Shoot

  • Importance of research and resources
  • Location and logistics
  • Borrow what you need
  • Get your team together
  • Importance of planning
  • Organisation of photography gear
  • Stick to schedule
  • Model release
  • Shooting in raw
  • Portfolio of your work
  • Best tips

Module 2: Professional Photography

Unit 1: Different types of photography explained

We cover 20 different types of photography and examples of the types of photo's that they capture, the type of equipment that they use and how they go about getting their images.

  • Wildlife photography
  • Fine art photography
  • Business photography
  • Commercial product photography
  • Stock photography
  • Photojournalism photography
  • Event photography
  • Food photography
  • Sports photography
  • Underwater photography
  • Landscape photography
  • Interior design photography
  • Paparazzi photography
  • Wedding photography
  • Aeriel photography
  • Portrait photography
  • Real-estate photography
  • Travel photography
  • Fashion photography
  • Glamour / model / dance photography

Unit 2: How to set up your photography business

The important steps of setting up your new business:

  • Setting up at home
  • Developing an outdoor studio
  • Interview with a new photographer
  • Developing portfolios
  • Setting up freelance
  • Knowing your camera
  • Developing your style
  • How do you charge for your work
  • How much can you charge?
  • Understanding lenses
  • Picture framing

Unit 3: Advanced Photographic techniques

Advanced techniques that every good photographer should know. We show you how to use these techniques to help grow your business. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Understanding your histogram
  • Tips for using your flash
  • Tips for getting good shots
  • Colour management
  • Mirror up settings for landscape
  • How to choose a good digital camera
  • The importance of getting good highlights
  • Correctly using your ISO
  • Using exposure compensation
  • File rescue software
  • Keeping up technically
  • Sample of movie shot by an HD SLR camera

Unit 4: How to promote your business

Everything you need to know about promoting your product and the different types of methods that you can use. We go over the marketing techniques that you need to know to make your business successful. Some of the topics discussed are:

  • Jpeg and raw files
  • Turning you into a marketable product
  • Building your own website
  • Photographers shared websites
  • Stock photography
  • Stock Libraries
  • Having a professional photography website made
  • Buying a pre-made template website

Unit 5: Making your business legal

All the steps that you need to follow to make your business legal

  • Making your business legal
  • Registering your business name
  • Developing your logo
  • Sole Trader or company?
  • Photographers insurance
  • Develop your business to re-sell
  • Business policies
  • Developing goodwill
  • What rights does your customer have over your photos?
  • Storing your photos
  • What can you photograph legally
  • Holding accounts
  • Developing a code of practice
  • Investing in your portfolio

Resources Including All Business Templates

  • Study instructions
  • Photography 12 point business plan template
  • Marketing/sales letter templates
  • Color management chart
  • Invoice template
  • Plus more

Unlimited Tutor Support

  • Email student support with any questions you have about the course
  • Tutor Support gives you the benefit of two-way conversation on any of the topics covered

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader and
  • Microsoft word

Customer Reviews

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4 star
29%
3 star
8%
2 star
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(103)
Average rating 4 out of 5 stars

5 February 2019 06:13:27 AM

Very informative and easy to follow.

14 January 2019 07:51:29 PM

Great having Lifetime access I didn't have to rush or feel like I was pressured to complete the workshops and assessments and it gave me the time to relook at the course once my little boys became more independent and I had more free time to do so. Course work was also helpful and made me feel more confident.

14 January 2019 07:44:13 PM

Great having Lifetime access I didn't have to rush or feel like I was pressured to complete the workshops and assessments and it gave me the time to relook at the course once my little boys became more independent and I had more free time to do so. Course work was also helpful and made me feel more confident.

25 September 2018 12:39:01 PM

I really enjoyed this course, i started the course when i was doing photography as a hobby with the hope of making it my business and I now have my own Newborn Photography business with my own natural light studio at my house and i absolutely LOVE IT !! Thank you !

11 August 2018 03:51:40 PM

Very helpfull and guided well.
Many regards

6 August 2018 03:09:39 PM

Very flexible course, no time limit removed pressure from balancing life, work etc as well as study.

27 July 2018 10:27:35 AM

Great, concise course with lots of essential information for those developing a career in photography!

17 July 2018 10:11:28 PM

Excellent. Easy to follow and understand, very helpful and informative.

5 July 2018 06:50:05 AM

Great course and a great tutor. The course is paced accordingly so you can pick up all the information you need to learn the skills you need to become proficient in the photography and build on the skills you have learned.

1 June 2018 12:27:02 PM

Very informative. Highly recommend it.

1 April 2018 11:59:32 PM

Very in depth course. I Strongly recommend this for beginners/intermediate photographers wanting to create a business.

27 January 2018 12:32:46 PM

Awesome course!

25 October 2017 11:39:22 AM

Great course, I got a lot out of it.

9 October 2017 02:22:28 PM

Great module 1

28 August 2017 07:15:35 PM

Very informative, easy to follow course. I found some great tips for starting a new business.

22 June 2017 08:24:44 AM

Great course

14 June 2017 01:48:13 PM

Good business advice

13 June 2017 12:18:45 PM

Great program!

12 June 2017 05:42:08 PM

good

12 June 2017 05:41:42 PM

good

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About this Course

Learn How To Shoot Photographs With Any Digital  SLR Camera!

The 17 Unit Online Digital Photography Course is a comprehensive online instructional course, perfect for new and amateur photographers who want to learn how to take outstanding photos or make a career out of photography.

You will learn everything from the basic controls of using your camera up to advanced techniques to capture professional looking photos.

Developed by professional photographers, this course is delivered online and consists of 17 online video based instructional units that are easy to follow and understand, making learning fun and enjoyable!

The average time required to complete the course is 4 weeks part time (however you can take as long as you need as there is no expiry date on course access, you have unlimited lifetime access to the course

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Certificate of Completion

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

This course is internationally recognized and accredited by the International Association of Online Training Standards (IAOTS). The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

There are 2 modules in this course (17 units)

Module 1: Learn SLR Digital Camera

Unit 1: Introduction to Photography

  • Understand the professional settings
  • Setting your dioptre
  • Adjusting your burst mode
  • Adjusting your white balance settings
  • Metering settings
  • Exposure compensation mode
  • What is histogram and how to use it
  • How your camera is focusing
  • Adjusting the focal points
  • Setting your file capture
  • Raw & jpeg explained in detail
  • Using bracketing to enhance your photo’s
  • Types of cameras
  • Multi-exposures
  • Setting color and tone
  • Sharpness settings
  • ISO explained
  • Camera bags and cases
  • Tripod options and squeeze grips
  • Different types of Flashes
  • How to choose a good camera
  • Types of lenses

Unit 2: Understanding Exposure

  • Manual settings
  • ISO settings
  • Pixels
  • F-Stops
  • Camera Speed
  • White balance
  • Putting the settings into practice
  • Understanding aperture
  • Settings for different camera makes

Unit 3: Landscape Photography

  • Equipment
  • Proper planning
  • How to capture the best shots
  • Ideas for your shots
  • Picking the best scenery
  • Technical settings
  • What makes a good landscape photo

Unit 4: Night Photography

  • Equipment
  • Settings
  • different types of shoots
  • Tips and tricks

Unit 5: Travel Photography

  • Planning
  • Equipment
  • Types of shoots
  • Tips and techniques

Unit 6: Cruise Ship Photography

  • Travel Tips
  • Types of lenses
  • Photos with different lenses
  • How to get interesting photos
  • Settings to get the best shoots

Unit 7: Part A Studio Photography

  • Setting up your studio
  • Equipment
  • Studio shoots

Unit 7: Part B Professional Studio

  • Visit to award winning David Oliver's studio

Unit 8: Fine Art Photography

  • How to see great shots
  • Setting up
  • Techniques and settings

Unit 9: Portrait Photography

  • Planning your shoots
  • Techniques
  • Pro settings
  • Tips and tricks
  • Types of portraits
  • Black & white

Unit 10: SLR Video Photography

  • How to use your SLR camera to shoot a movie
  • High Definition Video
  • What a short film being shot

Unit 11: Aerial Photography

  • Helicopter shoot
  • Equipment required
  • Types of lenses
  • How to get the best shoots
  • Use of a helicam
  • Photos with different lenses
  • How to get interesting photos
  • Settings to get the best shoots

Unit 12: Fashion Shoot

  • Importance of research and resources
  • Location and logistics
  • Borrow what you need
  • Get your team together
  • Importance of planning
  • Organisation of photography gear
  • Stick to schedule
  • Model release
  • Shooting in raw
  • Portfolio of your work
  • Best tips

Module 2: Professional Photography

Unit 1: Different types of photography explained

We cover 20 different types of photography and examples of the types of photo's that they capture, the type of equipment that they use and how they go about getting their images.

  • Wildlife photography
  • Fine art photography
  • Business photography
  • Commercial product photography
  • Stock photography
  • Photojournalism photography
  • Event photography
  • Food photography
  • Sports photography
  • Underwater photography
  • Landscape photography
  • Interior design photography
  • Paparazzi photography
  • Wedding photography
  • Aeriel photography
  • Portrait photography
  • Real-estate photography
  • Travel photography
  • Fashion photography
  • Glamour / model / dance photography

Unit 2: How to set up your photography business

The important steps of setting up your new business:

  • Setting up at home
  • Developing an outdoor studio
  • Interview with a new photographer
  • Developing portfolios
  • Setting up freelance
  • Knowing your camera
  • Developing your style
  • How do you charge for your work
  • How much can you charge?
  • Understanding lenses
  • Picture framing

Unit 3: Advanced Photographic techniques

Advanced techniques that every good photographer should know. We show you how to use these techniques to help grow your business. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Understanding your histogram
  • Tips for using your flash
  • Tips for getting good shots
  • Colour management
  • Mirror up settings for landscape
  • How to choose a good digital camera
  • The importance of getting good highlights
  • Correctly using your ISO
  • Using exposure compensation
  • File rescue software
  • Keeping up technically
  • Sample of movie shot by an HD SLR camera

Unit 4: How to promote your business

Everything you need to know about promoting your product and the different types of methods that you can use. We go over the marketing techniques that you need to know to make your business successful. Some of the topics discussed are:

  • Jpeg and raw files
  • Turning you into a marketable product
  • Building your own website
  • Photographers shared websites
  • Stock photography
  • Stock Libraries
  • Having a professional photography website made
  • Buying a pre-made template website

Unit 5: Making your business legal

All the steps that you need to follow to make your business legal

  • Making your business legal
  • Registering your business name
  • Developing your logo
  • Sole Trader or company?
  • Photographers insurance
  • Develop your business to re-sell
  • Business policies
  • Developing goodwill
  • What rights does your customer have over your photos?
  • Storing your photos
  • What can you photograph legally
  • Holding accounts
  • Developing a code of practice
  • Investing in your portfolio

Resources Including All Business Templates

  • Study instructions
  • Photography 12 point business plan template
  • Marketing/sales letter templates
  • Color management chart
  • Invoice template
  • Plus more

Unlimited Tutor Support

  • Email student support with any questions you have about the course
  • Tutor Support gives you the benefit of two-way conversation on any of the topics covered

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader and
  • Microsoft word
(103)
Average rating 4 out of 5 stars
5 star
57%
4 star
29%
3 star
8%
2 star
3%
1 star
3%

5 February 2019 06:13:27 AM

Very informative and easy to follow.

14 January 2019 07:51:29 PM

Great having Lifetime access I didn't have to rush or feel like I was pressured to complete the workshops and assessments and it gave me the time to relook at the course once my little boys became more independent and I had more free time to do so. Course work was also helpful and made me feel more confident.

14 January 2019 07:44:13 PM

Great having Lifetime access I didn't have to rush or feel like I was pressured to complete the workshops and assessments and it gave me the time to relook at the course once my little boys became more independent and I had more free time to do so. Course work was also helpful and made me feel more confident.

25 September 2018 12:39:01 PM

I really enjoyed this course, i started the course when i was doing photography as a hobby with the hope of making it my business and I now have my own Newborn Photography business with my own natural light studio at my house and i absolutely LOVE IT !! Thank you !

11 August 2018 03:51:40 PM

Very helpfull and guided well.
Many regards

6 August 2018 03:09:39 PM

Very flexible course, no time limit removed pressure from balancing life, work etc as well as study.

27 July 2018 10:27:35 AM

Great, concise course with lots of essential information for those developing a career in photography!

17 July 2018 10:11:28 PM

Excellent. Easy to follow and understand, very helpful and informative.

5 July 2018 06:50:05 AM

Great course and a great tutor. The course is paced accordingly so you can pick up all the information you need to learn the skills you need to become proficient in the photography and build on the skills you have learned.

1 June 2018 12:27:02 PM

Very informative. Highly recommend it.

1 April 2018 11:59:32 PM

Very in depth course. I Strongly recommend this for beginners/intermediate photographers wanting to create a business.

27 January 2018 12:32:46 PM

Awesome course!

25 October 2017 11:39:22 AM

Great course, I got a lot out of it.

9 October 2017 02:22:28 PM

Great module 1

28 August 2017 07:15:35 PM

Very informative, easy to follow course. I found some great tips for starting a new business.

22 June 2017 08:24:44 AM

Great course

14 June 2017 01:48:13 PM

Good business advice

13 June 2017 12:18:45 PM

Great program!

12 June 2017 05:42:08 PM

good

12 June 2017 05:41:42 PM

good

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: CFS018cODPC
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited Lifetime
Tutor Support: Yes (by Photography Experts)
Time required: 6-8 Hours
Assessments: Yes (one assessment at completion)
Qualification: Certificate

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