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    Professional Photography

    95 Students Enrolled Occupation: Photographer
    95 Students Enrolled Occupation: Photographer

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    Hours: 240
    Duration: 12 months

    Language: English
    Level: Beginner

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    Certification included

    To request more information, you can contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    Online courses are accessible 24/7/365 and self-paced, allowing you to progress at your own pace on your own schedule. They can be taken from anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. Classroom courses have a set schedule of the days and times the courses will be held, and you must attend during those specific times.

    Find out if online learning is right for you by contacting our team of registration advisers. Our team is available to answer any of your questions about taking an online course before you commit to enrolling. We will walk you through what to expect to ensure you are making the right decision. You can contact a registration adviser today via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    No, you are not required to have a diploma or higher education degree to enroll in an online course. However, some occupations may require minimum educational thresholds for employment or certification. For more information on your desired career requirements, please contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    To take an online course, you will need to have access to an internet connection and an internet ready device such as a laptop, PC, or tablet. For course specific requirements, please visit the course page or contact a registration adviser today.

    Our courses are developed with multiple formats including text, audio, video, and interactivity. Our courses also include multiple resources and tools which can include flashcards, games, activities, and more.

    No, you can take the online courses from anywhere in the world.

    We participate in several financial assistance options including third party funding, both military and non-military. To request more information on the financial assistance options available and check your eligibility, contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    Duration is the amount of time you will receive access to your course. Durations vary by course and range between 1 month and 12 months. If you complete your course before your duration ends you will continue to have access to your course until the duration period ends.

    Many of our career training programs include certification vouchers. This means that at the successful completion of your course, at no additional charge, you will receive an exam voucher for the corresponding industry certification. This voucher will allow you to register and sit for the appropriate certification exam to obtain your industry credential.

    Our online courses are open enrollment, so you can start immediately. If you are using any third-party funding to cover your course tuition, your start date may be a future date determined by your funding program.

    Once enrolled, you will be assigned a client adviser who will provide you with customer and technical support. Your client adviser will supply you with your course access information, any needed materials, and be available to answer any questions you have during your training experience. They will regularly check-in with you to monitor your progress and assist you with staying on track. You will also be assigned to a course mentor who will provide curriculum support throughout your training. Your mentor is available to answer any questions you have on your course curriculum, will monitor your progress and understanding of the curriculum, and may give assignments or quizzes.

    If you experience any trouble accessing your course including technical issues or lost login credentials, please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

    We strive to provide a fully online experience for students however some of our training courses include physical materials or equipment. Courses that have materials shipped directly to students will be shipped within 7 business days of registration. Some training courses have material for different sections and these courses may require multiple shipments as you completed stages of your course.

    Our goal for students is to successfully complete their training course and achieve their career goals. We understand that extenuating circumstances can interfere with your ability to complete your course in the duration given. Because of this we have free or low-cost extensions available for our courses upon request. To discuss or request an extension please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

    Upon successful completion of your course and fulfillment of any outstanding financial obligations, you will receive your certificate of completion. Certificates are provided to you within 30 days of completion. Your certificate will validate the training course you completed with a stamp of completion.

    Students that successfully complete our career training programs are assigned a career development adviser who will coordinate placement at a local externship or hands on opportunity. These opportunities are optional and may vary based on availability and occupation. Your career development adviser will also provide job search services such as: resume building, mock interviews, job opportunity resources, and more. Our professional enrichment courses do not come with a career adviser or career services.

    Program Description

    Professional Photography is a profession that offers flexibility and artistic freedom. Professional photographers use their expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that tell a story or record a memory. Professional photographers work in many different environments depending on their desire and specialty. Photographer specialties give professionals the freedom to pursue their artistic dreams as a portrait, aerial, scientific, news, commercial and industrial, or fine arts photographer. The professional photography profession allows the flexibility to work as a freelance artist, a corporate employee, or both. The salary range for a professional photographer varies greatly depending on location and work environment. The 2015 Median income for a professional photographer was $31,710 annually.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon successful completion of this program, learners will display proficiency in the following areas: • The basic principles of photography and camera anatomy • The steps involved in processing photographs • Digital photography techniques, including composition • Basics of establishing depth of field, perspective, and lighting • Techniques for improving your photographs, including corrective elements and special effects


    Professional Photography Module 1 Camera Anatomy • Focusing and Setting the Exposure • Taking Your Picture • What Will You Photograph? • Shutter • Aperture • Choosing a Camera • Keeping a Camera Steady Professional Photography Module 2 Lens and Exposure • Lens Focal Length • Focusing Lens • Focus and Depth of Field • Perspective • Guidelines for Buying a Lens • Exposure Basics • How to Meter • Responding to Light • Film and Sensor Speed • Using Filters Professional Photography Module 3 Light, Color, and Film Negatives • Color: Additive or Subtractive • Color Characteristics • Color Balance • Adjusting Color with Film • How to Process Black-and-White Roll Film • Processing Black-and-White Roll Film Step by Step • How Film Processing Affects Your Picture • Exposure and Development: Under, Normal, Over Professional Photography Module 4 Darkrooms and Digital Pictures • Black-and-White Printing • Controlling Contrast • Dodging and Burning • Toning for Color and Other Effects • Making a Color Print from a Negative • Hardware and Software • Capturing Detail • Channels • Importing Your Images Professional Photography Module 5 Image Editing and Printing Digitally • Digital Post Processing • Adjusting Shape • Adjusting Color and Value • Editing Commands • Compositing • Printers • Printing Options • Displaying Your Work • Ethics: How Far Can You Go? Professional Photography Module 6 Organizing and Lighting • Image Storage • Metadata: Data About Your Files • Arching Digital Images • Arching Film and Prints • Mounting a Print • Artificial Light • Outdoor and Indoor • Lighting with Flash • Portrait Lighting Professional Photography Module 7 Extending the Image and View Camera • Using Scale • Multiple Images • Alternative Processes • Using Projections • How to Make a Close-Up Photograph • Zone System • View Camera Movements • Using a View Camera to Control the Image Professional Photography Module 8 History of Photography • Framing the Subject • Backgrounds • Spot/Line • Shape/Pattern • Emphasis/Balance • Using Contrasts of Sharpness • Using Contrasts of Light and Dark • Placing the Subject within the Frame • The Invention of Photography • Photojournalism • Color Photography Arrives



    There are no specific prerequisites for this course.


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    Technical Requirements

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements: Internet Connection • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless) Hardware Requirements • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended Software Requirements • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended • Cookies MUST be enabled • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled) NOTE: Students will need to have their own copy of Adobe Photoshop, because the software is not provided as part of the course.


    The Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) Certification from PPA assures potential employers and clients of a photographer's knowledge, experience and continuance to develop new skills and techniques. It is a declaration of your professional competence! Being a CPP is like quality assurance because certification is a credential consumers and businesses understand. More importantly, it provides you with a tool for telling the world—and all those potential clients—why they should call you rather than a competitor down the street. Getting your CPP is a simple 3-step process. Declare your candidacy Pass the CPP exam Successfully complete the image submission For more information please visit http://www.ppa.com/cpp/content.cfm?ItemNumber=4123&navItemNumber=4320


    • 100% Online, Self-Paced • Open Enrollment • Admissions and Student Support • Multimedia Rich and Interactive Content • Industry Certification Exam, when applicable • Hands-on Opportunity Upon Completion

    Career Services

    Students that successfully complete our career training are given a full years access to our modern day career services. With our career services, students are provided a multitude of career development tools to help launch their career quickly and successfully. These tools include:

    • Certification Exam Voucher and Registration Assistance (If Applicable)
    • Resume Building Assistance
    • Externship or Shadowing Placement
    • Career Coaching
    • Employer Skills Matching
    • And More!

    We are dedicated to serving our students on their unique career development journey. Whether you are transitioning to a new career, entering the workforce for the first time, or an experienced professional looking to climb the corporate ladder, our career services team can provide you with professional development tools applicable for any stage of your career.

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