Online Photography Courses USA
image
The Photography Institute Logo
StudentLogin
Free Prospectus Button
image

Course Outline

MODULE ONE : CAMERAS & LENSES

• Introduction to the Professional Photography Course
• About the Author
• The Small Format SLR
• The Medium Format Camera
• The Large Format Camera
• Small & Medium Format SLR Features
• Lenses
• Focal Length
• Spherical Aberration
• Chromatic Aberration
• Barrel & Pincushion Distortion
• Flare & Vignetting
• The Normal Lens
• Wide-angle Lenses
• Telephoto Lenses
• Macro Lenses
• Zoom Lenses
• Refl ex Lenses
• The Tilt-Shift Lens
• Filters
• Caring For Your Camera & Lenses
• Practical Lens Choices                
                        
MODULE TWO : SHUTTERS, APERTURE, ISO AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS                            
        

• The Shutter
• Shutter Types
• Stops
• F/Stops
• The Aperture & Shutter Speed Relationship
• Reciprocity
• Depth of Field
• Circles of Confusion
• Sharpness
• Depth of Field Scale
• Hyperfocal Distance
• The Depth of Field Preview Button
• Depth of Field & the View Camera
• Digital Sensors & the View Camera
• SLR Shooting Modes
• Manual Mode (M)
• Aperture Priority Mode (AV) or (A)
• Shutter Priority Mode (TV) or (S)
• Program Mode (P)
• Exposure Compensation
• Putting It All Together
• Previsualization             

MODULE THREE : EXPOSURE & METERING

• Light Meters
• Hand Held Meters
• In Camera Light Meters
• Average Refl ective Metering
• Incident Metering
• Spot Metering
• ISO & Exposure Compensation Control
• Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO Relationship
• The 18% Gray Card
• Palm Metering
• Dynamic Range & Metering Method
• The Stepped Grayscale Test
• Zone System Basics
• Building Your Own Zone Ruler
• Metering Colors & Other Tips
• Some Final Thoughts on Metering
• The Sunny F/16 Rule                 

MODULE FOUR : THE FILM & DIGITAL PROCESS

• A Brief History of the Photographic Process
• The Optical Process
• The Chemical Process
• Composition of Modern Film
• The Wet Process
• My Darkroom Method
• Fogging
• Color Film Processing
• Pushing (Lightening)
• Pulling (Darkening)
• The D Log E Curve of Film
• Digital Image Capture
• CCD & CMOC Compared
• Tri-Linear Array Scanning Backs
• Film vs. Digital
• The D Log E Curve of Digital
• The Histogram
• In Camera Controls
• Adobe 1998 RGB
• RAW
• sRGB
• Grayscale
• Saturation, Contrast & Sharpening             

MODULE FIVE : LIGHT & COLOR
                                              
• The Color Spectrum
• Color Temperature
• Early Color Theory Development
• Maxwell’s Triangle & Modern Color Theory
• Additive & Subtractive Color Systems
• The CIE & LAB Color
• Photographic Filters
• Useful Filters in the Digital World
• The Mired Scale
• Wratten Filters
• The Color Temperature Meter
• Digital White Balance
• Custom Color Balance
• Seeing Like a Camera
• Color & Depth Perception
• Dynamic Range
• Some Useful Tricks
• Previsualization
• Setting Shadow & Highlights
• Black & White Conversion Methods
• The Red Channel in RGB
• The Blue Channel in RGB
• The L Channel in Lab                           

MODULE SIX : LIGHTING

• About Light
• The Sun
• Light Quality
• I Love Daylight
• Artifi cial Light Sources
• Lighting Outdoors
• Time of Day & Weather
• Lighting People & Small Moveable Objects
• Fill in Flash
• Mirrors
• Scrims
• Refl ectors
• Backlighting
• The World’s Best Lighting
• The Daylight Look Indoors
• Tungsten Lights
• Bouncing Lights
• Balancing Flash & Daylight
• Flash Duration
• Portrait Lighting
• Unisex Portraiture Lighting Scheme
• The Vanity Index
• Lighting Men & Women                     

MODULE SEVEN : HOW TO TAKE BETTER PHOTOS

• The Big Question
• Commercial Reality
• Travel Photography
• Photojournalism
• Magazine Photography
• Advertising Photography
• The Little Photo Shop on the Corner
• Educate Yourself
• A Process for Photographing Objects
• A Mental Shooting Checklist
• Thinking Like a Lens
• Previsualizing
• Color Management in Camera
• The Cameras Preview Tools
• Histograms
• Exposure Warning
• Working Tethered
• The Photoshop Trap
• Sticking to a Subject
• Be Honest With Yourself
• Be Realistic
• A Word on Plagiarism
• A Cut-Out Portfolio
• A Style to Call Your Own                             

MODULE EIGHT : EQUIPMENT & SOFTWARE

• Camera Choices
• Format Size
• The Small Format Camera System
• The Medium Format Camera System
• The Large Format Camera System
• Questions & Considerations
• Buying vs. Hiring
• Which Lenses Do I Need?
• Old Film Lenses in a Digital World
• Where Is the Technology Going?
• Lighting Equipment
• Studio Flash Units
• Which Brand Should I Buy?
• Portability
• Tungsten Lighting
• Second Hand Gear
• Computers & Monitors
• The Calibration Device
• Data Storage
• The Future of File Storage
• My Storage System
• The Graphics Tablet
• Capture One Software
• Adobe Photoshop, Bridge & Camera RAW       

MODULE NINE : RETOUCHING, RESOLUTION & PRINTING

• Photoshop & Other Software
• The Interesting Issue of DPI & PPI
• Image Size... How Big is Big Enough?
• Output Devices & Resolution Requirements
• Dot Gain
• Working in RGB
• Gamma
• Gamut
• The CMYK Workspace
• Bit Depth
• Color Channels in Photoshop
• File Formats for Imaging & Printing
• File Formats for Print Bound Images
• Working with 16 Bit Files
• HDR for High Contrast Images
• Photoshop Toolbox
• Quick Masking
• Photoshop’s Densitometer
• Adjustment Layers
• Sharpening
• Camera Raw Image Adjustment Basics
• Lightroom Image Adjustment Basics
• Do Your Prints Look Like the Screen Image?               

MODULE TEN : THE STUDIO

• The Photographer’s Studio
• Do I Need a Studio?
• Hiring a Studio
• Sharing
• Living In
• How Big a Studio Do I Need?
• The Perils of Working from Home
• The Joys of Working from Home
• The Wedding & Portrait Studio
• The Question of Daylight
• Ceiling Heights
• Colors & Decorating
• The Studio Floor
• Poly Boards
• Must Haves
• Bus & Train Routes
• Parking
• Security
• Hiring Out Your Precious Studio
• Start Small
• Where to Begin                          

MODULE ELEVEN : HOW TO CONSTRUCT A PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO

• Where to Begin
• Selecting a Specialty Area
• Fashion & Beauty
• Portraiture
• Weddings & Family
• Nudes & Glamour
• Photojournalism
• Travel & Resort
• Food
• Product & Still Life
• Architecture & Interiors
• Industrial & Corporate
• Cars
• The Photographer’s Assistant
• Career Path Suggestions
• Look at the Work of Other Photographers
• Look Stylists’ Portfolios For Ideas
• How to Find the Right People to Schmooze
• Be Ruthless - Do Not Dilute the Portfolio
• Is One Folio Enough?
• Get Other Opinions
• Think about Your Presentation
• Some Ideas on Marketing Tools    

MODULE TWELVE : PHOTO AGENTS, PICTURE AGENCIES - HOW TO GET WORK…AND KEEP IT
            
• The Photographer’s Agent
• The Role of the Agent
• The Photographer / Agent Relationship
• How to Find a Photo Agent
• Avoid Mixed Agencies if You Can
• Be Prepared For Your Interview... You Only Get One Chance
• Fees & Charges
• Agency Politics
• Don’t Argue!
• Photo Libraries & Picture Agencies in a Nutshell
• The Copyright Issue
• How to Submit Images
• Be Organized
• Do Your Homework
• Write Down Names in the Lift
• Sell Yourself!
• Going It Alone
• Befriend the Art Buyer
• A Final Word


enrol_banner
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
copyright | privacy | t&c | disclaimer | contact us | credits

copyright online education 2014 | all rights reserved