Have you always “pictured” yourself as a bit of a photographer but didn’t quite know how to take your skills or ambitions to the next level? You’re in luck. Our Digital Photography course provides you with all the knowledge you’ll ever need to “develop” your new career.
Whether you consider photography a fun hobby or intend on pursuing a career in the field, this course fully equips you for the life of a photographer. You will learn how to take good quality photographs, the techniques and processes involved in the process, and the tools you need to truly master the art.
With so many specialist areas and the benefit of working for yourself, students who wish to become a professional photographer could pave the way for a very lucrative career with this course. Alongside this comprehensive course, we will provide you with a number FREE resources designed to make the transition into employment as simply as possible.
Our Digital Photography course is a comprehensive guide to becoming a fully-fledged photographer. Whether you’re a complete beginner and don’t know your focus from your flash or you’ve already dabbled in the “black art” of photography, this course will teach you everything you ever needed to know about photography.
The course consists of 4 core units, which have been outlined in the ‘Snapshot’ section above. Unit 1 covers all the Key Topics such as the History of Photography, Equipment and Accessories and the Photographic process. This gives students the necessary background knowledge to build their practical skills on.
As the course progresses, students will learn about the most important elements of photography such as composition, viewpoint and framing as well as features which pertain to the “digital” aspect of photography, including data transfer, scanning and editing. They will also learn about Photoshop, one of the most instrumental pieces of software involved in photography of recent years.
Units 3 considers Photography in Practice while the final unit explores some of the more advanced techniques involved and advice on setting up your own business as a photographer. This gives students a practical insight into how to pursue a career in photography and what potential areas they could specialise in.
There are no formal requirements for a place on this course and applicants from a variety of backgrounds are welcome. To guarantee your own success, it is essential that you have a particular passion for photography. An eye for detail and some creativity will also serve you well on this course!
Although the course is comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations and while there are no educational requirements, students should be aware that they will need to possess a reasonable level of literacy and numeracy skills in order to meet the objectives of the course.
If, along the way, you find you need additional support, you can refer to your Study Guide or contact your own personal tutor.
Unit 1- Key topics
• History of Photography
• Equipment and accessories
• The Photographic process
Unit 2- Extending Skills and Knowledge
• Composition, viewpoint and framing
• Digital cameras
• Data storage and transfer
• Digital image editing and Photoshop
Unit 3 – Photography in practice
• Specialist area – Portraiture
• Specialist area – Landscape
• Other specialist areas
• Extending the single image
• Section summary
Unit 4- Advanced technique
• Further Photoshop
• Digital Restoration
• Careers and opportunities
• Final Project Submission assignment
Upon completion, graduates will receive a diploma from Cambridge Open College. In addition, graduates will also be awarded with a certificate that is endorsed by Focus Awards. Focus Awards only endorse courses that meet and exceed their stringent quality requirements.
If you decide you’d like to continue along the lines of photography in a professional capacity, this course will considerably enhance your opportunities. If you’re hoping to work for an already established company or practice, you will possess the experience and skills that photographers are currently look for. We will also provide you with tips of the trade to ensure your CV and interview skills are up to scratch.
The world of photography is ideal for a self-employed career. During the course, we will provide significant advice on setting up your own business and with the bonus of a FREE website, you’ll have nothing standing in your way.
If you decide not to take photography any further, the skills you have gained through your research and practical and written assignments will be invaluable when applied to any profession. Similarly, the business section of the course is also useful in building up a bank of commercial knowledge and business skills which you can apply anywhere.
£35 deposit: remaining balance at the end of the month
Enrol for £35 deposit and remaining balance at the end of the month. Pay your deposit today get your course tomorrow!
Reduced fee of £259
£259 - all inclusive
Pay by 3 monthly instalments of £259 (approx)
£86 deposit followed by £86 for the next two months
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Once the enrolment process has been completed you will receive your introductory pack and login details to access your course textbooks, your tutor profile and their contact details.
We look forward to welcoming you as a student of the college and feel sure you will enjoy studying with us.
Key points for this course:
This is a fully supported home study course supported by your own tutor
Your enrolment fee covers absolutely everything – there will be nothing more to pay after you have enrolled, there are no hidden fees
You have 12 months to complete your course
You may enrol at any time of the year
Access available within 24 hourse
Money Back Guarantee
If you are not happy with your course simply return it within 14 days and we will refund your fees in full.
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