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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Rated 9 out of 10 based on 78 reviews.

  • Eva Todd

  • 30 days ago

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

  • 32 days ago

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

Review of the The Photography Institue

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

  • Holly F

  • Tuesday 05 February 2019 at 04:41

Great course

Very useful information. Tutors provide supplemental information and grade in a timely manner.

  • Felicia Brianne Fillhart

  • Saturday 12 January 2019 at 23:55

It was a great experience

And the staff are awesome. Along with the professor I had. I will definitely keep the college in mind for...

  • Jaclyn Collet

  • Wednesday 09 January 2019 at 14:05

I love this course

I love this course. There are so many helpful tools along with this course. I am halfway but felt like...

  • Abby Robertson

  • Sunday 11 November 2018 at 02:23

This has been such an eye opening…

This has been such an eye opening experience! The course is outlined very well, student supprt was so easy to...

  • Alfred E. Denno

  • Thursday 13 September 2018 at 03:21

An outstanding photography course

An outstanding photography course, it starts with the basics and teaches the importance of light zones and how to improve...

  • Abby Robertson

  • Monday 27 August 2018 at 01:37

It has been so enlightening!

It has been so enlightening!! My Mentor, Steven Vote has been amazing! So glad I have started this program!!

  • ashley sutton

  • Friday 20 July 2018 at 03:46

Awesome experience

I enjoyed every bit of the school. I learned all sorts of new things about the world of photography, taking...

  • Alfred E. Denno

  • Tuesday 03 July 2018 at 09:15

Your photography course is excellent

Your photography course is excellent. I was always interested in photography as a hobby, was not able to obtain the...