Online Camera Ed.
Digital Photography College
MODULE 1: CPH001 - CAMERAS, LENSES AND THE DIGITAL IMAGE
A gentle take off easing you into study mode, starting with an in-depth look at the
types and features of digital cameras, lenses, when to use which one, and the
accessories that go with them. Learn about the digital image. What it actually is,
the different file formats, size, resolution, resizing, re-sampling and the technical
jargon that goes with it. Cameras out! It is time to get familiar with the menus,
buttons, switches and dials that you will soon be getting to know intimately.
Outside time and we uncover which lens and focal length is your weapon of choice
in a range of different situations.
MODULE 2: CPH002 - EXPOSURE - SHUTTER SPEED AND APERTURE
Grab your camera. It is time to get serious. We tackle the shutter speed and
aperture setting relationship for correct exposure. Before you know it, you will be
blurring movement, freezing the action and setting the depth of field in your
images. Yes, you will be taking control of the camera, thinking about what you
want to do and creating it. Program mode is now a thing of the past. Focus points
and the hyperfocal distance also come into play. Through a series of exercises, you
will be really getting to know your camera, what settings work for you in different
situations and creating a series of “cheat sheets” to help you master these
techniques quickly and easily.
MODULE 3: CPH003 - LIGHT, EXPOSURE AND CONTROL
MODULE 4: CPH004 - THE COLOUR OF LIGHT AND HOW TO USE IT
MODULE 5: CPH005 - STYLE AND COMPOSITION
Yes, there is a third element in the shutter speed/aperture relationship triangle.
ISO is added into the equation as we look at light, where it comes from, how to
measure it and how to work with it. You will determine the dynamic range of your
camera, and discover why the camera sees and captures images differently to what
your eye can see. The Histogram will become your new best friend. Every image
has one. Learn how to read it, understand it, and use it to make exposure
adjustments on the fly.
This module is particularly enlightening (pardon the pun). Photography is the art
of “painting with light” so we need to understand it to work with it to our
advantage. We take a detailed look at colour theory, colour systems, models and
mapping, explore the colour temperature in different lighting conditions, and the
white balance function on your camera. Learn all about photography in natural
light and how to work with it. Light is not only natural. Man invented the light bulb
and has gone on from there providing us with heaps of great options in artificial
lighting equipment. Learn the what, when and how of artificial lighting.
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. Learn to pre-visualise your
images, 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.
Welcome to the world of post-production. Part 1 is processing your RAW files.
What you learn in this section will save many images from the recycle bin and
significantly reduce the tears and tantrums. It is mind-blowingly powerful. In the
second section, we explore elements of Adobe Photoshop relevant to
photography, how to make your images “POP”, work with layers, apply filters,
make tone/colour corrections, turn grey skies to blue and remove unwanted
tourists (or previous partners) from your images. How good is that!
MODULE 6: CPH006 - PHOTOSHOP FOR BEGINNERS
PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE
Online Camera Ed.
Digital Photography College
· Architecture Photography
· Night Photography
· Macro Photography
· Travel Photography
· Nature And Wildlife Photography
· Urban Photography
Different areas of photography require specialised techniques, knowledge and
understanding to truly master the art. We take an in-depth look at some of the
“people free” specialties in this module:
· Food Photography
· Photo Journalism
· Event Photography
· Wedding Photography
· Sports Photography
· Real Estate Photography
· Fashion Photography
· Advertising/Product Photography
· HDR Images
In this group of photography specialties, most involve “people”. A whole new
skill set is needed here, so dust off your people skills as we look at the following
· Studios & Portrait Photography
MODULES 9, 10 AND 11:
CHOOSE 3 ELECTIVES
There are seven options to choose from, so there is something for everyone. You
do not have to decide now. As you learn more and discover where your talents lay,
your interests may change. The perfect time to make your choice is after
completing Module 8.
It is crunch time. You are ready to fly. We a