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Photography Studies


Beginners / Digital Photography Course Outline.

Tutorial 1 : Getting Started.
Know exactly what digital camera is right for you.
Understand what specifications are important in a digital camera.
Know the fundamental differences between a digital SLR and a point and shoot digital camera.
Explain the advantages and disadvantages of different models of digital cameras.
Confidently walk into a camera store and know what to look for without being taken for a ride by the salesman.
Research on the internet and find up to the minute information of specific Digital camera models.
Understand essential photographic terminology.

Tutorial 2 : Getting Technical
Understand the Principles of Exposure, Shutter Speed and Aperture.      
Predict the effects of shutter speed on your imagery.
Know when to use fast shutter speeds, slow shutter speeds, bulb exposure
Be able to use Aperture, Depth-of-field when you think it necessary
Understand how your camera decides what exposure to use, how you can make your own      exposure and decide when you need to make an exposure compensation to your automatic camera’s exposure reading.
Shooting at night
Using flash to enhance your photographs
How to download your images to your computer.

Tutorial 3 : Looking at your Digital Camera and its functions.
The different shooting modes,
The correct resolution and file format,
How to use different light modes on your camera, when to use them.
How to set your white balance,
Memory cards and looking after them,
Card Readers,
Portable Hard Drives
Getting around shutter lag,
Protect images from being erased,
AEB – Automatic Exposure Bracketing,
Previewing your images on your camera,
Using a tripod and the advantages and disadvantages,
How to take care of your camera.

Tutorial 4 : Time to look at your Photographs.
 Getting your images onto your computer,
Flatbed scanners,
Film scanners,
Re-photographing from a print,
Scanning in old photographs from prints or film,
sorting your images and editing,
basic retouching including;
-Auto Levels
-Hue – Saturation
-Selective Colour
-Unsharp Mask
-Clone Tool
-Cloning Skin
-Colour / Black and White
-Save As
-Image Size  - Print/Web
-Saving your images tiff/jpg
-Save for the Web
Storing your images,

Tutorial 5 : Discovering Light and Composition / Improving your photography.
- Part One
Framing / Composition,
Seeing Light / the importance of good lighting,
Shooting indoors,
Using natural light indoors,
Using light from a window,
What is soft light, hard light and contrast,
Tips and tricks to dramatically improve your images,
My continuing blog.

Tutorial 6 : Discovering Light, Improving your photography.
- Part two (Lighting Techniques)
Shooting outdoors,
Seeing different lighting conditions.
Shooting at different times of the day,
Shoot with direct sunlight,
Shoot into the sun,
Shoot with the sun over your shoulder,
Finding shadows on a sunny day,
Shoot on a partly cloudy day,
Using natural light creatively,
Controlling natural light,

Tutorial 7 :  Back to your Computer. Professional Digital Image Editing - Part One
Burning and dodging,
Colour balancing and white balance,
Removing digital noise,
Using variations,
Fun with filters and special effects including :
-Filter Gallery,
-Gradient Map,
-Photo Filter,
-Replace Colour,

Tutorial 8 : Professional Digital Image Editing -  Part Two
Making selections,
History brush tool,
Applying text to your photographs,
Meta data and copyright,
Photo stitching and panoramic photography,

Tutorial 9 :  Printing your images and using the Internet as a Digital Photographer.
Screen to print calibration,
Printing your photos at home,
Getting your photos printed at your local camera shop,
Large format printing and DPI, 
Using different types of paper to print your photographs on,
Using the Internet as a digital photographer,
Helpful Internet websites,
Discussion groups,
Presenting digital photos on the Internet
Posting your images onto the Internet for free,
Getting your images seen and getting feedback. 
Keep your software updated – Checking for updates online,

Tutorial 10 : Business
Going professional as a digital photographer,
Standing out from your competitors - developing your own style and originality,
Breaking the rules, experimentation and creativity,
How to shoot weddings parties and special events,
Entering Competitions,
Ways to get work,
Ways to sell your work online,
Getting published,
Getting credited for your images,
When getting exposure is better than being paid,
Places to get free publicity,
Making Contacts,
Places to make Industry contacts on the Internet,
Find work on the Internet,

Course Fees :

Standard Course Fee $650USD

Option 1. Pay upfront and save 10% $585USD

Option 2. Pay per tutorial in 10 payments of $65USD

Payment accepted via Paypal.

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