Course Outline

Module 1

Cameras & Lenses

Get to know the author, George Seper, before he introduces you to the world of professional photography as it exists today. This module is an extensive look at the equipment you will use, covering cameras, how they function and when to take advantage of the broad range of lenses available to you.

Module 2

Shutters, Aperture & Their Relationships

Learn how to control your camera and capture the images you have always imagined. George introduces powerful previsualisation techniques and provides an in-depth understanding of the settings available through your camera to achieve what you want, when you want.

Module 3

ISO, Exposure & Metering

Accurate exposure is the basis for all photography and this module draws on methods popularised by the great Ansel Adams, modernised to give you an edge in a competitive world. As a professional or advanced amateur you will be able to capture any subject consistently and with growing confidence.

Module 4

The Film & Digital Process

A short step back in time provides the basis for effectively working and photographing in a digital world. In understanding what comes before, we are able to take full advantage of the tools we have at our disposal today for ever improving photographs.

Module 5

Light & Colour

After understanding photographic equipment and exposure, light and colour is explored as defining factors in professional photography. Refine your ability to previsualise, see and think like a camera, then delve into post production techniques for monochromatic images.

Module 6

Lighting

What is the world’s best lighting? This module takes an in depth look at natural and artificial lighting and how you can use these to your advantage. Explored in the context of portraiture, this knowledge is applied to all genres of photography and it is a crucial part of any good photographer’s education.

Module 7

Refining The Image Process

George explains, through his extensive experience, the commercial realities surrounding photography and methods to help produce the best images you can. Learn from photographers you admire, analyse images to improve technique and recognise what they can be used for.

Module 8

Equipment & Software

Where is technology going and what do you really need to be a successful photographer? Develop a clear understanding of the advantages and disadvantages that different equipment provides, for now and in the future.

Module 10

Photography Business & Studio Essentials

Working in a studio has many advantages for a photographer. Whether this is full time or only a passing requirement of your photographic practices, it is important that you are familiar with a studio space and the equipment it contains.

Module 11

Portfolio & Area Of Specialization

Constructing a portfolio is one of the most important tasks a photographer carries out. This is ever changing and must develop as your photography develops. George explains the process and how to put your best foot forward in all circumstances.

Module 12

Photo Agents / Picture Agencies: How To Get Work & Keep It

As a professional or advanced amateur creating a style to call your own can help set you apart from the masses. Be an individual, work smart as well as hard and photography will be a lifelong passion as well as a rewarding career if you so choose.

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  • Lea

  • 21 days ago

Brilliant Diploma Course

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  • 27 days ago

Thoroughly recommend the Diploma course

Thoroughly recommend the Diploma course

  • Ian Parker-Moore

  • 29 days ago

Diploma in Professional Photography

Hi I have been on a few courses but with my years in photography ive felt that i have not...

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  • 46 days ago

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The content process and expectations of the course where clear from the outset. Each module was detailed in it's content...

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  • 74 days ago

A comprehensive course that covers…

A comprehensive course that covers everything a professional photographer should know.

  • Laura Evans

  • 82 days ago

This course is amazing

This course is amazing, would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an online photography course, the tutors are so helpful...

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  • 84 days ago

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  • 85 days ago

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  • Wednesday 24 June 2020 at 09:42

It’s really good course and I learn a…

It’s really good course and I learn a lot even I need lot of time because of my other work...

  • Alex Watts

  • Sunday 14 June 2020 at 07:25

The PI Diploma is good for all photographers

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  • Monday 08 June 2020 at 15:39

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  • Tuesday 02 June 2020 at 16:42

Great course content and tutor feedback.

Great course content and tutor feedback.

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  • Thursday 28 May 2020 at 11:32

A very good Experience

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  • Monday 25 May 2020 at 15:53

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  • Sunday 24 May 2020 at 12:45

Content well written

I find the material easy to digest and the feedback constructive and helpful.