Certificate In Photography

ACS DIstance Education
ACS DIstance Education

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PHOTOGRAPHY - ONLINE STUDY GAIN A SOLID FOUNDATION IN PHOTOGRAPHY To realize your full potential in this exciting industry, you need to not only have a foundation in photographic knowledge and skills, but it's also important to differentiate yourself in order to have an edge over your competition (Which is one reason why we have built elective modules into this course, to allow each student to develop a slightly different mix of experience and skill). This course is Accredited through the International Accreditation & Recognition Council. Develop an awareness and understanding of the industry, helps develop knowledge and skills in using a camera to a professional standard, and teaches you the all important communication and business skills needed to be successful in the real world.

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- All our courses are unique (and to be successful in today's need to be unique… doing a standard course that is taught by many different colleges may in fact restrict your opportunities for employment.
- Our standards have not been degraded in recent years, like many other colleges.
- Flexibility – you can study when and where you want, choose what to study, mix and match an extremely wide range of modules in a way to suit you.
- Tutors are highly qualified and experienced - more so than for most other colleges (our minimum requirements for tutors are set higher than some other vocational colleges.
- Service to students is more immediate than at other colleges – Tutors are on duty 5 days a week – on call as you need them, this type of service is virtually unheard of elsewhere.
- Service is guaranteed, because unlike most, it isn't subject to changes in government funding or policy.
- Internationally recognised and accredited courses (through International Accreditation & Recognition Council).
- Recognition through various industry bodies.
- Arrangements through other institutions leading to higher qualifications.
Method:Distance learning
Duration:600 Hour

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Course program

Core Modules These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification -Certificate In Photography.
Introduction To Photography BPH100
Photographic Practice BPH101
Photographic Technology BPH201
Photoshop VIT202

Elective Modules In addition to the core modules, students study any 2 of the following 6 modules.
Travel Photography VPH005
Photographing People BPH102
Digital Photography (Short Course) BPH202
Landscape Photography BPH203
Photographic Lighting BPH204
Wedding Photography BPS206
The certificate consists of six modules:

Introduction to Photography

Discuss the principles those underpins photography and examine the evolution into digital technologies.
Explain how photographic images are able to be captured on film. This lesson will also explain how photographic images are able to be captured by digital cameras.
Provide you with a firm understanding of how you can work at improving your capabilities with respect to taking photographs. It provides a framework, upon which you will base your work in future lessons.
Determine appropriate application for a range of common items of photographic equipment and develop an understanding of how digital images can be transferred effectively from a digital camera
Explain how photographic film is developed.
Describe the process by which photographic film may be enlarged. Also explain techniques that can be used to process digital photographs within a computer to achieve improved or changed images.
Work more effectively with light when taking photographs.
To identify and avoid common faults in photographs.

Photographic Practice

Compose photographs in a way that matches a predetermined aim.
Explain a variety of ways to take better photographs of people.
Explain a variety of ways to take better photographs of landscapes or other natural subjects.
Differentiate between appropriate use of colour and black and white photography.
Create varied visual affects through the use of special techniques.
Explain a variety of ways to take better illustrative photographs.
Explain a variety of ways to take better photographs for use in print or electronic media.
Determine the nature and scope of business opportunities in photography.

Photographic Technology

Describe in technical terms, how an image forms when a photograph is taken.
Explain the nature of light and how this relates to the finished photographic product.
Describe how sensitivity of a photo sensitive surface and its development affect the photographic image.
Explain sensitivity relates to development affect the photographic image.
Explain the composition and manipulation of white and coloured light to create different photographic images.
Discuss the chemical process that occurs in producing a colour film photograph.
Explain how the photographic image may be manipulated by using optical filters or other camera attachments, other than lenses.
Explain how the photographic image may be manipulated by using lenses.

Digital Photography

Describe the scope and nature of digital photography
Select appropriate equipment for use in digital photography
Explain how technology enables digital images to be captured.
Compare different digital cameras and select an appropriate camera for a particular application.
Control the effects created in a digital photograph which you take.
Describe techniques which can be used for digitally capturing images from film photographs, or graphics.
Explain how digital images can be transferred effectively from a camera (or scanner) onto another device (eg. a computer, video monitor, television set, etc).
Describe techniques that can be used to process digital photographs within a computer to achieve improved or changed images.
Explain how digital photos can be manipulated and changed to produce altered images.
Discuss the scope and nature of special effects that can be created with digital photographs.
Identify how and where digital photography can effectively be used.


Open digital files using Photoshop
Resize images and save them in multiple file formats
Create original graphics using the Photoshop tools
Manipulate individual elements of a graphic composition or image
Improve the quality of an image (clean it up) by applying modifications
Apply interesting filters and effects to images or compositions
Prepare your files for the web, print or email

Photographic Lighting

Discuss the scope and nature of lighting as relevant to photography.
Describe how different light sources will affect different images in varying ways.
Describe how different filters can be used to create different lighting effects.
Identify the differences between different types of light meters.
Describe the range of equipment which can be used to help achieve more desirable light conditions for photography.
Explain contrast and how to compensate for imperfect light conditions.
Explain how to use tone to create the desired final image.
Distinguish between utilisation of light in a studio and on location.To view detailed outlines of each of the modules click on the modules above, one by one.

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