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 previsualization 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 popularized by the great Ansel Adams, modernized 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 & Color

After understanding photographic equipment and exposure, light and color is explored as defining factors in professional photography. Refine your ability to previsualize, see and think like a camera, then delve into post production techniques for monochromatic images.

Module 6

Lighting

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, analyze images to improve technique and recognize what they can be used for.

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, analyze images to improve technique and recognize 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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  • Jennifer Akkaway

  • 50 days ago

Thoroughly enjoying this course

Thoroughly enjoying this course. In just two and a half months, I went from zero knowledge to being able to...

  • Bárbara

  • 60 days ago

High quality learning

High quality learning and very quick responses from my tutor... I love how detailed is the feedback. Every question is...

  • Scott Beck

  • 64 days ago

I'm loving this course so far

I'm loving this course so far! My mentor is amazing and I've learned more then I ever thought I could...

  • Stephanie Kerscher

  • Monday 06 April 2020 at 02:59

The perfect foundation for the world of photography

The course offers an excellent in-depth view of every aspect of photography. It teaches skills and knowledge which I previously...

  • William

  • Friday 17 January 2020 at 16:42

I took this course a few years ago

I took this course a few years ago. I was always interested in photography but was never really able to...

  • Deanna Johnson

  • Sunday 24 November 2019 at 22:47

Exceptional Photography Course

I am a beginner hobby photographer with enough knowledge to shoot in Manual mode. This course is worth every dollar...

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  • Sunday 29 September 2019 at 02:34

A Photography Course Worth the Money

I have always enjoyed taking photographs and wanted to one day learn more about photography; that was made possible by...

  • Denise

  • Saturday 21 September 2019 at 11:56

Glad I chose this institute

It's been a great learning experience so far !

  • Eva Todd

  • Tuesday 20 August 2019 at 23:06

Great course and knowledgeable tutors

Great course and knowledgeable tutors. The modules are full of useful information and very thorough! I am enjoying this experience!

  • Kayla Rader

  • Sunday 18 August 2019 at 22:44

I absolutely love this course!

I absolutely love this course!

  • Timothy Rude

  • Wednesday 05 June 2019 at 02:39

I appreciate the foundational information

I appreciate the foundational information along with the practical advice throughout the course. I also really have enjoyed how responsive...

  • Sandra Hale

  • Saturday 18 May 2019 at 22:52

Excellent Photography Course

This photography course is exceptional! George Seper explains in great detail, clear and concise in ever module! My tutor (Steven...

  • Michelle Peterick

  • Saturday 16 March 2019 at 22:07

Great I have taken 17 courses from NYIP…

Great I have taken 17 courses from NYIP and all four courses from National Geographic and I have learned an...

  • Mandy Talbot

  • Sunday 17 February 2019 at 21:06

Great program

My experience at the Photography Institute has been great! I have learned so much that I wouldn’t of ever learned...

  • Shirley Miller

  • Sunday 17 February 2019 at 20:17

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I am very pleased and excited about being part of The Photography Institute program. I had only used "point and...