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

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

How To Take Better Photos

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 9

Retouching, Resolution & Printing

Since the dark room, post production and printing has been a defining part of all photography. This module addresses how to get the best out of your images when it comes time to edit and print your work.

Module 10

The Studio

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

Genres & Portfolios

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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Rated 9.1 out of 10 based on 204 reviews.

  • Hannah Balnaves

  • 16 days ago

do this course you will not regret it…

do this course you will not regret it everything you need to know and more

  • ChrisLV

  • 19 days ago

Excellent course

Excellent course. The content of the modules is excellent with combination of fact and experience of the author, written in...

  • David Sanders

  • 32 days ago

Thorughly enjoyed the ability to work…

Thorughly enjoyed the ability to work at my pace and gain as much as possible from the course. Would happily...

  • Jacqueline Fowler

  • 48 days ago

Thorough and supportive course

I loved doing the Photography Institute's diploma course. It's so thorough, written in easily accessible language and takes you through...

  • Emil Christopher ludwick

  • 69 days ago

An amazing course

An amazing course , if you want to take your love for photography to the next level or s a...

  • Natalia Perkins

  • 76 days ago

This is a great course and covers…

This is a great course and covers everything you need to know to get yourself started in photography. What I...

  • Alejandra Valdez

  • 78 days ago

I truly recommend this course to anyone…

I truly recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn more about photography and become a real photographer!!!

  • Ruth

  • 79 days ago

Highly recommend

Great course. It has really made me think about many aspects of photography. Very comprehensive. Excellent and very fast feedback...

  • Joanna Kargol

  • 83 days ago

Amazing course and invaluable photography training

It is truly an amazing course. It gave me a lot of confidence already and I am only half way...

  • sandra

  • 85 days ago

Great course and helpful tutors.

Great course and helpful tutors. Material well written and easy to read.

  • Andrew Simpson

  • 87 days ago

Excellent course

Excellent course, really helped take my photography forward Structured well, tutors brilliant Would highly recommend

  • Natalie

  • 87 days ago

Great course for beginners

This course has given me detailed knowledge on photography in a structured way which I would have struggled to learn...

  • Vivian Rybertt

  • Tuesday 10 July 2018 at 05:53

Amazing course!!

I would recommend this course to everyone. I studied some photography before in the university and still this course has...

  • Linda Wilson

  • Thursday 28 June 2018 at 21:26

The Photography Course I love!

The course is an informative one to suit everyone. It surpasses information obtained in 'camera manuals'. The tutor support is...

  • Richard Malpas

  • Tuesday 12 June 2018 at 08:37

Can't fault them

Thoroughly professional organisation - the course is certainly full on but learning so much. I highly reccommed it