Certificate 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

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 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

Photography Business and 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

How To Construct A Professional Portfolio

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 9.3 out of 10 based on 414 reviews.

  • Luke Musgrave

  • 6 days ago

An outstanding course for anyone serious about photography.

This is a really excellent course for anybody looking to make a step change in their photography skills. The course...

  • Marcus Raven

  • 7 days ago

One of the best!!!

Great tutorials, great tutors.

  • Sharyn Gilbert

  • 12 days ago

The Photography Institute is fantastic!!!

The Photography Institute is great. I would highly recommended it as the course taught me so much & my tutor...

  • Steven Cooke

  • 29 days ago

MUST BE DONE!

I feel an enormous sense of achievment and pride having just completed the cert in photography with the Photography Institute....

  • Robert Drake

  • 30 days ago

Excellent course content

Excellent course content. Good assignments. Very useful feedback

  • Gemma Shaw

  • 33 days ago

Very in-depth photography course

Very in-depth photography course. I’ve learnt so much already and I’m only half way through!! Definitely recommend!

  • Steven Cooke

  • 59 days ago

Loving this course!

I thought I was fairly knowledgeable in how to use my Nikon D5500 however I am blown away by how...

  • Katrina

  • 62 days ago

A photography course that fits into your schedule

I love the easy pace of the course which I can fit around work and life! The content contains basic...

  • Mark E Hemming

  • 62 days ago

Fantastic

Excellent course, well worth the investment. Yes, there are free courses on YouTube etc, but this one really focuses you...

  • Nathan P

  • 64 days ago

Great Course

Great Course, Great Teachers, Very Enjoyable.

  • Sussann Burch

  • 71 days ago

This course is amazing

This course is amazing! It is jam packed with so much advice to help you in whatever style of photography...

  • Kerry

  • 78 days ago

Highly recommend!

I am up to Module 7 and so far I am really enjoying the course. I have learnt so much...

  • ALISON YATES

  • 83 days ago

The content of each module is a…

The content of each module is a building block, teaching the student to understand both the theory and the practical...

  • Tibor Udvary

  • Tuesday 18 June 2019 at 06:10

An excellent,versatile course for all…

An excellent,versatile course for all levels of photography from beginner to enthusiast amateur or professionals that encourages the participants to...

  • Benedicto Abacon

  • Thursday 13 June 2019 at 05:26

Modules are amazing

Modules are amazing! it really helps me a lot in becoming a great photographer.