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Study Photography Online Courses, Become an Expert Photographer and Discover a Fun New Hobby or Kick-Start Your Career Today!

The Ultimate Online Photography Co Photography Online Courses 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. We also cover Photoshop Techniques.

Developed by professional photographers and accredited Photoshop teachers this course is delivered online and consists of 24 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)

These Photography Courses is easy to follow and understand as we teach you live step by step, while you watch us demonstrate tips and techniques. All students who complete the course receive a certificate and will be issued a certificate via email, plus our professional photography tutors are always available to help you. If can point and click your camera then you are ready to take our course.

What you will learn with our Photography Online Courses?

  • Learn Digital SLR Camera
  • Introduction to Photography
  • Understanding Exposure
  • Landscape Photography
  • Night Photography
  • Travel Photography
  • Cruise Ship Photography
  • Studio Photography
  • Fine Art Photography
  • Portrait Photography
  • SLR Video Photography
  • Aerial Photography
  • Fashion Shoot

What are the best photography courses?

  1. Nature Photography Online Courses
  2. Other Photography Online Courses
  3. Photographing Online Courses
  4. Travel Photography Online Courses

Photography Online Courses - Requirements

The Photography Courses is delivered 100 percent online 24/7 and only takes 6 to 8 hours of study to complete.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Approximately 6 to 8 hours of study is needed to complete the course
  3. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Photography Courses
  4. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  5. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace

All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

How to study online course?

Upon enrolment an automated email will be sent to you to register your username and password (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access our online instructional video learning platform, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

The course is easy to follow and understand as we teach you live step by step, while you watch us demonstrate tips and techniques. All students who complete the course receive a certificate and will be issued a certificate via email, plus our professional photography tutors are always available to help you. If can point and click your camera then you are ready to take our course.

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.

Other Beginner Photography Courses

This is one of a raft of beginner photography courses available to you through Courses for Success. Whether you are a beginner or looking to perfect your craft, we have the course that is right for you.

Module 1: Learn Digital SLR 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 you 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 colour 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 practise
  • 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

Unit 6: Marketing masterclass session one

How to market yourself professionally. We go into great detail on how you can catapult your business growth by explaining a number of successful strategies.

  • Developing your business mindset
  • Getting your image right
  • Your Business colours
  • Business stationary
  • Bullet proofing your customers
  • Customer loyalty programs
  • Customer mix
  • Unique selling position-how to sell your self
  • Emotional buying
  • Designing your customers experience
  • Customer profiling
  • Focus on marketing
  • Your hourly costs to run your business
  • Business financial advice

Unit 7: Marketing masterclass session two

  • How to write hypnotic sales copy. We also go over in great detail how to develop yellow pages ads that work.
  • We also show you how to write a detailed business plan.
  • How to set goals and achieve business success.

Unit 8: Marketing masterclass session three

How to create your own products so you can make money from Digital Photography.

Some of the topics covered are:

  • Developing photography products
  • Photographic albums
  • Video slide shows
  • Producing books
  • Canvas Prints
  • Gift Certificates
  • Oil Portraits
  • Story board prints
  • Photo collage
  • Family portrait packages
  • This video also includes an interview with David Oliver a Master Photographer (one of only 5 in the world) He shares his insights, experience and what it takes to be a successful photographer, this is one of the most interesting and important interviews in the whole course.

Resources Including All Business Templates

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

Module 3: Photoshop Techniques

Unit 1: Getting Started with Photoshop

Initial setup

  • How to change screen appearance
  • Photoshop modes
  • Adding tools
  • Common keyboard shortcuts
  • Other shortcuts

Selection tools

  • Marquee tools
  • Lasso tools
  • How to add colours

Cropping images

  • Tools to crop
  • Rule of thrids
  • Change modes
  • How to save images

Colour Balance

  • Which tools to use
  • Adjusting colour balance
  • Mid tones
  • Highlights
  • How to preview
  • How to save file

Black and White images

  • Tools to use
  • How to enhance images
  • Using tint
  • Adjusting saturation
  • Preview
  • Save as a secondary file

Desaturate Colour

  • How to use the marquee tool
  • How to select over image
  • Which tools to use

Levels

  • How to improve images
  • Tools to use
  • Using levels window
  • Save a new image

Unit 2: Editing Images to enhance photos

Curves

  • How to adjusting images with curves
  • Tools to use
  • How to lighten an image
  • How to use channels

Hue Saturation

  • How to lighten and darken images
  • How to enhance image
  • Tools to use

Lasso and Darken

  • Adjusting image’s
  • Improving the image
  • Using lasso tool

Photo Filter

  • How to alter photos
  • Using different filters
  • Using layers
  • Opacity
  • How to flatten image

Blur and Burn Tools

  • How to blur off a background
  • Or darken down background

Unit 3 Tips and tricks

Copy and Pasting Images

  • Which tools to use
  • Command’s
  • How to move images
  • Saving images

Removing red eyes

  • Using tools and techniques

Replacing Colour

  • Tools to use
  • Selecting images

How to whiten teeth

  • Which tools to use
  • Setting tolerance levels

Fix droopy eye

  • How to fix droopy eye
  • Tools to use
  • Lasso tools

Patch Tools

  • How to fix up wrinkles
  • Remove blemishes minor scares on
  • Using the patch tool
  • Using the liquify Tool

Unit 4 Advanced Technique’s

Magazine Look

  • How to turn a good image into a magazine look
  • 8 steps to follow

Adding Makeup

  • How to add
  • Steps to follow

Merging Images

  • Tools to use
  • Techniques
  • Applying gradients

Pen Tool

  • How to use
  • The importance of the pen too
  • Pen tool selections

Unlimited Tutor Support

  • 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
  • Photoshop Software CS4, CS5 or CS6

Customer Reviews

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Average rating 4 out of 5 stars

5 July 2020 04:37:42 PM

Great Course, Thanks

26 March 2020 12:29:57 PM

This is great course has a lot of good information on photography and how to run a business. I would recommend to my friends.

21 May 2019 12:23:06 PM

Amazing course! Learned so much!!

21 May 2019 11:03:50 AM

I have enjoyed the course and learnt a lot of things that I was not aware of.
It was very easy to understand, explained in details.
Thank you very much I am sure because of this course I will be taking much better quality photographs. Can't wait to practice on my beautiful daughters.

Kind regards

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

8 August 2018 03:19:43 AM

LOVED THE COURSE

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.

8 February 2018 09:51:03 AM

Good course, loved the clear instructions and guidance and ease of use

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

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About this Course

Study Photography Online Courses, Become an Expert Photographer and Discover a Fun New Hobby or Kick-Start Your Career Today!

The Ultimate Online Photography Co Photography Online Courses 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. We also cover Photoshop Techniques.

Developed by professional photographers and accredited Photoshop teachers this course is delivered online and consists of 24 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)

These Photography Courses is easy to follow and understand as we teach you live step by step, while you watch us demonstrate tips and techniques. All students who complete the course receive a certificate and will be issued a certificate via email, plus our professional photography tutors are always available to help you. If can point and click your camera then you are ready to take our course.

What you will learn with our Photography Online Courses?

  • Learn Digital SLR Camera
  • Introduction to Photography
  • Understanding Exposure
  • Landscape Photography
  • Night Photography
  • Travel Photography
  • Cruise Ship Photography
  • Studio Photography
  • Fine Art Photography
  • Portrait Photography
  • SLR Video Photography
  • Aerial Photography
  • Fashion Shoot

What are the best photography courses?

  1. Nature Photography Online Courses
  2. Other Photography Online Courses
  3. Photographing Online Courses
  4. Travel Photography Online Courses

Photography Online Courses - Requirements

The Photography Courses is delivered 100 percent online 24/7 and only takes 6 to 8 hours of study to complete.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Approximately 6 to 8 hours of study is needed to complete the course
  3. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Photography Courses
  4. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  5. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace

All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

How to study online course?

Upon enrolment an automated email will be sent to you to register your username and password (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access our online instructional video learning platform, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

The course is easy to follow and understand as we teach you live step by step, while you watch us demonstrate tips and techniques. All students who complete the course receive a certificate and will be issued a certificate via email, plus our professional photography tutors are always available to help you. If can point and click your camera then you are ready to take our course.

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.

Other Beginner Photography Courses

This is one of a raft of beginner photography courses available to you through Courses for Success. Whether you are a beginner or looking to perfect your craft, we have the course that is right for you.

Module 1: Learn Digital SLR 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 you 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 colour 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 practise
  • 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

Unit 6: Marketing masterclass session one

How to market yourself professionally. We go into great detail on how you can catapult your business growth by explaining a number of successful strategies.

  • Developing your business mindset
  • Getting your image right
  • Your Business colours
  • Business stationary
  • Bullet proofing your customers
  • Customer loyalty programs
  • Customer mix
  • Unique selling position-how to sell your self
  • Emotional buying
  • Designing your customers experience
  • Customer profiling
  • Focus on marketing
  • Your hourly costs to run your business
  • Business financial advice

Unit 7: Marketing masterclass session two

  • How to write hypnotic sales copy. We also go over in great detail how to develop yellow pages ads that work.
  • We also show you how to write a detailed business plan.
  • How to set goals and achieve business success.

Unit 8: Marketing masterclass session three

How to create your own products so you can make money from Digital Photography.

Some of the topics covered are:

  • Developing photography products
  • Photographic albums
  • Video slide shows
  • Producing books
  • Canvas Prints
  • Gift Certificates
  • Oil Portraits
  • Story board prints
  • Photo collage
  • Family portrait packages
  • This video also includes an interview with David Oliver a Master Photographer (one of only 5 in the world) He shares his insights, experience and what it takes to be a successful photographer, this is one of the most interesting and important interviews in the whole course.

Resources Including All Business Templates

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

Module 3: Photoshop Techniques

Unit 1: Getting Started with Photoshop

Initial setup

  • How to change screen appearance
  • Photoshop modes
  • Adding tools
  • Common keyboard shortcuts
  • Other shortcuts

Selection tools

  • Marquee tools
  • Lasso tools
  • How to add colours

Cropping images

  • Tools to crop
  • Rule of thrids
  • Change modes
  • How to save images

Colour Balance

  • Which tools to use
  • Adjusting colour balance
  • Mid tones
  • Highlights
  • How to preview
  • How to save file

Black and White images

  • Tools to use
  • How to enhance images
  • Using tint
  • Adjusting saturation
  • Preview
  • Save as a secondary file

Desaturate Colour

  • How to use the marquee tool
  • How to select over image
  • Which tools to use

Levels

  • How to improve images
  • Tools to use
  • Using levels window
  • Save a new image

Unit 2: Editing Images to enhance photos

Curves

  • How to adjusting images with curves
  • Tools to use
  • How to lighten an image
  • How to use channels

Hue Saturation

  • How to lighten and darken images
  • How to enhance image
  • Tools to use

Lasso and Darken

  • Adjusting image’s
  • Improving the image
  • Using lasso tool

Photo Filter

  • How to alter photos
  • Using different filters
  • Using layers
  • Opacity
  • How to flatten image

Blur and Burn Tools

  • How to blur off a background
  • Or darken down background

Unit 3 Tips and tricks

Copy and Pasting Images

  • Which tools to use
  • Command’s
  • How to move images
  • Saving images

Removing red eyes

  • Using tools and techniques

Replacing Colour

  • Tools to use
  • Selecting images

How to whiten teeth

  • Which tools to use
  • Setting tolerance levels

Fix droopy eye

  • How to fix droopy eye
  • Tools to use
  • Lasso tools

Patch Tools

  • How to fix up wrinkles
  • Remove blemishes minor scares on
  • Using the patch tool
  • Using the liquify Tool

Unit 4 Advanced Technique’s

Magazine Look

  • How to turn a good image into a magazine look
  • 8 steps to follow

Adding Makeup

  • How to add
  • Steps to follow

Merging Images

  • Tools to use
  • Techniques
  • Applying gradients

Pen Tool

  • How to use
  • The importance of the pen too
  • Pen tool selections

Unlimited Tutor Support

  • 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
  • Photoshop Software CS4, CS5 or CS6
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5 July 2020 04:37:42 PM

Great Course, Thanks

26 March 2020 12:29:57 PM

This is great course has a lot of good information on photography and how to run a business. I would recommend to my friends.

21 May 2019 12:23:06 PM

Amazing course! Learned so much!!

21 May 2019 11:03:50 AM

I have enjoyed the course and learnt a lot of things that I was not aware of.
It was very easy to understand, explained in details.
Thank you very much I am sure because of this course I will be taking much better quality photographs. Can't wait to practice on my beautiful daughters.

Kind regards

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

8 August 2018 03:19:43 AM

LOVED THE COURSE

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.

8 February 2018 09:51:03 AM

Good course, loved the clear instructions and guidance and ease of use

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

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Delivery Mode: Online
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Time: 6-8 Hours
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