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Learn how to shoot & edit photographs and become a professional!

The 24 Unit Online Professional Digital Photography & Photoshop Course, is a comprehensive online instructional course, perfect for new and amateur photographers who want to learn how to take outstanding photos or make a career out of photography.

You will learn everything from the basic controls of using your camera up to advanced techniques to capture professional looking photos. We also cover Photoshop Techniques.

Developed by professional photographers and accredited Photoshop teachers this course is delivered online and consists of 24 online video based instructional units that are easy to follow and understand, making learning fun and enjoyable!

The average time required to complete the course is 8 weeks part time (however you can take as long as you need as there is no expiry date on course access, you have unlimited lifetime access to the course

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Certificate of Completion

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

This course is internationally recognized and accredited by the International Association of Online Training Standards (IAOTS). The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Module 1: Learn Digital SLR Camera

Unit 1: Introduction to Photography

  • Understand the professional settings
  • Setting your dioptre
  • Adjusting your burst mode
  • Adjusting your white balance settings
  • Metering settings
  • Exposure compensation mode
  • What is histogram and how to use it
  • How you camera is focusing
  • Adjusting the focal points
  • Setting your file capture
  • Raw & jpeg explained in detail
  • Using bracketing to enhance your photo’s
  • Types of cameras
  • Multi exposures
  • Setting colour and tone
  • Sharpness settings
  • ISO explained
  • Camera bags and cases
  • Tripod options and squeeze grips
  • Different types of Flashes
  • How to choose a good camera
  • Types of lenses

Unit 2: Understanding Exposure

  • Manual settings
  • ISO settings
  • Pixels
  • F-Stops
  • Camera Speed
  • White balance
  • Putting the settings into practise
  • Understanding aperture
  • Settings for different camera makes

Unit 3: Landscape Photography

  • Equipment
  • Proper planning
  • How to capture the best shots
  • Ideas for your shots
  • Picking the best scenery
  • Technical settings
  • What makes a good landscape photo

Unit 4: Night Photography

  • Equipment
  • Settings
  • different types of shoots
  • Tips and tricks

Unit 5: Travel Photography

  • Planning
  • Equipment
  • Types of shoots
  • Tips and techniques

Unit 6: Cruise Ship Photography

  • Travel Tips
  • Types of lenses
  • Photos with different lenses
  • How to get interesting photos
  • Settings to get the best shoots

Unit 7: Part A Studio Photography

  • Setting up your studio
  • Equipment
  • Studio shoots

Unit 7: Part B Professional Studio

  • Visit to award winning David Oliver's studio

Unit 8: Fine Art Photography

  • How to see great shots
  • Setting up
  • Techniques and settings

Unit 9: Portrait Photography

  • Planning your shoots
  • Techniques
  • Pro settings
  • Tips and tricks
  • Types of portraits
  • Black & white

Unit 10: SLR Video Photography

  • How to use your SLR camera to shoot a movie
  • High Definition Video
  • What a short film being shot

Unit 11: Aerial Photography

  • Helicopter shoot
  • Equipment required
  • Types of lenses
  • How to get the best shoots
  • Use of a helicam
  • Photos with different lenses
  • How to get interesting photos
  • Settings to get the best shoots

Unit 12: Fashion Shoot

  • Importance of research and resources
  • Location and logistics
  • Borrow what you need
  • Get your team together
  • Importance of planning
  • Organisation of photography gear
  • Stick to schedule
  • Model release
  • Shooting in raw
  • Portfolio of your work
  • Best tips

Module 2: Professional Photography

Unit 1: Different types of photography explained

We cover 20 different types of photography and examples of the types of photo's that they capture, the type of equipment that they use and how they go about getting their images.

  • Wildlife photography
  • Fine art photography
  • Business photography
  • Commercial product photography
  • Stock photography
  • Photojournalism photography
  • Event photography
  • Food photography
  • Sports photography
  • Underwater photography
  • Landscape photography
  • Interior design photography
  • Paparazzi photography
  • Wedding photography
  • Aeriel photography
  • Portrait photography
  • Real-estate photography
  • Travel photography
  • Fashion photography
  • Glamour / model / dance photography

Unit 2: How to set up your photography business

The important steps of setting up your new business:

  • Setting up at home
  • Developing an outdoor studio
  • Interview with a new photographer
  • Developing portfolios
  • Setting up freelance
  • Knowing your camera
  • Developing your style
  • How do you charge for your work
  • How much can you charge?
  • Understanding lenses
  • Picture framing

Unit 3: Advanced Photographic techniques

Advanced techniques that every good photographer should know. We show you how to use these techniques to help grow your business. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Understanding your histogram
  • Tips for using your flash
  • Tips for getting good shots
  • Colour management
  • Mirror up settings for landscape
  • How to choose a good digital camera
  • The importance of getting good highlights
  • Correctly using your ISO
  • Using exposure compensation
  • File rescue software
  • Keeping up technically
  • Sample of movie shot by an HD SLR camera

Unit 4: How to promote your business

Everything you need to know about promoting your product and the different types of methods that you can use. We go over the marketing techniques that you need to know to make your business successful. Some of the topics discussed are:

  • Jpeg and raw files
  • Turning you into a marketable product
  • Building your own website
  • Photographers shared websites
  • Stock photography
  • Stock Libraries
  • Having a professional photography website made
  • Buying a pre-made template website

Unit 5: Making your business legal

All the steps that you need to follow to make your business legal

  • Making your business legal
  • Registering your business name
  • Developing your logo
  • Sole Trader or company?
  • Photographers insurance
  • Develop your business to re-sell
  • Business policies
  • Developing goodwill
  • What rights does your customer have over your photos?
  • Storing your photos
  • What can you photograph legally
  • Holding accounts
  • Developing a code of practice
  • Investing in your portfolio

Unit 6: Marketing masterclass session one

How to market yourself professionally. We go into great detail on how you can catapult your business growth by explaining a number of successful strategies.

  • Developing your business mindset
  • Getting your image right
  • Your Business colours
  • Business stationary
  • Bullet proofing your customers
  • Customer loyalty programs
  • Customer mix
  • Unique selling position-how to sell your self
  • Emotional buying
  • Designing your customers experience
  • Customer profiling
  • Focus on marketing
  • Your hourly costs to run your business
  • Business financial advice

Unit 7: Marketing masterclass session two

  • How to write hypnotic sales copy. We also go over in great detail how to develop yellow pages ads that work.
  • We also show you how to write a detailed business plan.
  • How to set goals and achieve business success.

Unit 8: Marketing masterclass session three

How to create your own products so you can make money from Digital Photography. Some of the topics covered are:

  • Developing photography products
  • Photographic albums
  • Video slide shows
  • Producing books
  • Canvas Prints
  • Gift Certificates
  • Oil Portraits
  • Story board prints
  • Photo collage
  • Family portrait packages
  • This video also includes an interview with David Oliver a Master Photographer (one of only 5 in the world) He shares his insights, experience and what it takes to be a successful photographer, this is one of the most interesting and important interviews in the whole course.
    David Oliver's website is http://www.davidoliver.com.au

Resources Including All Business Templates

  • Study instructions
  • Photography 12 point business plan template
  • Marketing/sales letter templates
  • Colour management chart
  • Invoice template
  • Plus more

Module 3: Photoshop Techniques

Unit 1: Getting Started with Photoshop

Initial setup

  • How to change screen appearance
  • Photoshop modes
  • Adding tools
  • Common keyboard shortcuts
  • Other shortcuts

Selection tools

  • Marquee tools
  • Lasso tools
  • How to add colours

Cropping images

  • Tools to crop
  • Rule of thrids
  • Change modes
  • How to save images

Colour Balance

  • Which tools to use
  • Adjusting colour balance
  • Mid tones
  • Highlights
  • How to preview
  • How to save file

Black and White images

  • Tools to use
  • How to enhance images
  • Using tint
  • Adjusting saturation
  • Preview
  • Save as a secondary file

Desaturate Colour

  • How to use the marquee tool
  • How to select over image
  • Which tools to use

Levels

  • How to improve images
  • Tools to use
  • Using levels window
  • Save a new image

Unit 2: Editing Images to enhance photos

Curves

  • How to adjusting images with curves
  • Tools to use
  • How to lighten an image
  • How to use channels

Hue Saturation

  • How to lighten and darken images
  • How to enhance image
  • Tools to use

Lasso and Darken

  • Adjusting image’s
  • Improving the image
  • Using lasso tool

Photo Filter

  • How to alter photos
  • Using different filters
  • Using layers
  • Opacity
  • How to flatten image

Blur and Burn Tools

  • How to blur off a background
  • Or darken down background

Unit 3 Tips and tricks

Copy and Pasting Images

  • Which tools to use
  • Command’s
  • How to move images
  • Saving images

Removing red eyes

  • Using tools and techniques

Replacing Colour

  • Tools to use
  • Selecting images

How to whiten teeth

  • Which tools to use
  • Setting tolerance levels

Fix droopy eye

  • How to fix droopy eye
  • Tools to use
  • Lasso tools

Patch Tools

  • How to fix up wrinkles
  • Remove blemishes minor scares on
  • Using the patch tool
  • Using the liquify Tool

Unit 4 Advanced Technique’s

Magazine Look

  • How to turn a good image into a magazine look
  • 8 steps to follow

Adding Makeup

  • How to add
  • Steps to follow

Merging Images

  • Tools to use
  • Techniques
  • Applying gradients

Pen Tool

  • How to use
  • The importance of the pen too
  • Pen tool selections

Unlimited Tutor Support

  • Email student support with any questions you have about the course
  • Tutor Support gives you the benefit of two-way conversation on any of the topics covered

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader and
  • Microsoft word

 

Customer Reviews


“I loved doing the course with a friend.  Can recommend it as very worthwhile  and will certainly recommend it to others”

Gary Phillip Tew

“If anything, this course has been absolutely informative and helpful in many aspects to making me a better photographer. I tried different items with my camera and saw the differences in photos that I had never seen before. My next stop is a new camera, and I now know what to look for in purchasing a camera to meet my hobby, but wow factor photography. Thank you”

Anthony George Brindle

“Self paced learning is such a valuable way to learn. For me, finding a balance between my work, life and study this has proved invaluable. Online modules were insightful and full of valuable industry experience!”

Sue Hixson

“I've had an interest in photography for a few years and really wanted to gain a better understanding of how to turn my creative visions and ideas into quality photographs.

I found the modules covering light, lighting and studio equipment in particular were extremely useful as I have a strong interest in portraiture and landscape photography. Not only do the modules give you the technical information you need, but they also give you real world examples of how professional photographers make a living and the challenges that they constantly face. This course has the flexibility that I needed to fit studies around full time work and family commitments. This course is definitely value for money, a small investment with great returns in the future. I highly recommend this course to anyone. Thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Pasquale Triulcio

“I enjoyed this video course”

Gregory  Flyn

“The service is great and really affordable.The tutor teaches at a easy pace.”

Lavinia Hinerangi Hoeft

“Just signed up for this course today, so thought I would take this test just to see what I all ready know. Hopefully by the end of the course I should be able to improve my skills and knowledge.”

James Millward

“A very quick and easy to follow course”

Graeme John Boyd

“This was a very informative and am super excited for what lies ahead from the key points I have learnt through courses for success.”

Aaron Levien

“This was a great course and it helped me learn a lot about my camera. I've had my camera for a while now but never really knew how to use it. Now I know the functions and I can go out and practice!”

Ivanina Koleva

“Test is straight forward, point directed and clear to under for the question to answer ratio.”

James Hoffa Jr

“Great information very helpful will be using the information learnt here well into the future.”

Tim Boyd

“Very helpful course, well laid out, and as presented as separate modules good to do at your own time.”

Patrick Tapley

“I really enjoyed this course and it is well explained. If you can make a gallery of different type of photos will be awesome. It is just a suggestion, overall this course is good and value for money.”

Jibin Paul

“It was good how u explained some details. I learned much. But sometimes the videos are too Long.”

Ryan Azzan Wines

“I was very impressed with the information I received from this course. I am absolutely loving the photographs that I am now taking. I am so looking forward to my next overseas trip to see what great photographs I will bring home.

Tracy Lee Thompson

“Brilliant course - loved it!”

Marcell Vorster

“Really good course, easy to follow and help is always there.”

Caitlyn Joy Lange

“I have enjoyed this course and learnt a lot.”

Beth Inall

“Love it. Learn’t a lot, this is a very easy to understand course and is put in a way that even a beginner would be able to understand but still teaching the Advanced concepts of photography, Thank you”

Maylea Cattell

“I am so excited to have completed your course, it has taught me so much, there is so much more to photography than I thought I knew! My photographs are coming up so much better, people have started asking me to take their (or their kids') photos. Thank you so much for having a clear and concise approach to teaching me, the best way to find my feet in photography”

Nikki Cook

“The course was great, easy to access & easy to follow. I have learnt a lot & look forward to completing this course & earning my Advanced Diploma. I could have made one suggestion & that is to make assignments, to go out & capture images in different styles & to actually have files to do the graphic design, so that students can get a feel of what its really like.”

Jessica Maree Andrews

“This course was GREAT!! It helped me understand my camera better; especially since I've only started out being a amateur photography and wanting to learn more about the many ways of taking what seems simple but can be more than art and what felt like was worth living in the moment when I create my own piece of art.”

Danielle Kewley

“Really pleased with this course. It has helped me a lot. Not only in improving my photography but has given me a greater understanding and lots of help and advice should I decide to start my own photography business. It was easy to follow and overall a very pleasurable experience.”

Roger Rennard

“A fantastic course, easy to follow and understand.  A great help to a novice like myself to understand what you can achieve as a photographer in many fields, and how a camera actually works. A big thank you for this wonderful course.”

Ian G Bloss

“Well organized. Videos/lecture is very helpful, it helps you on how to use your camera properly. So I will recommend it highly to others especially for those who are busy in work, don't have time to go in school and who loves photography. You can do your course anytime you want, anywhere. They give you enough time to finish the course. It gives you information you need to start being professionsl photographer, how to have a business and promote your own business. Because of this course I feel so inspired to keep moving on my one hobby (being a photographer)”

Marinelle V. Borromeo

“Another great photography course. David Pix is fantastic in his explanations”

Emily Freeman

“I was little bit worried about studding with the  internet because English is my second language but watching the video was really good .”

Wakako Keenes

“I found the course easy to understand, detailed and inspirational will certainly be recommending your courses to others.Thank you !”

Angela Watts

“This was a great course with great practical advice the videos were high quality and very easy to understand.”

Fiona Drury

“Great way to learn. have a passion for photography a long time but have no time to spare and to do a course after my son born. Now I can always go back and watch again and its easy to practice at any time.”

Guilherme Magalhaes da Silva

“Fantastic course! Easy to understand, everything set out step by step. I learnt a lot and am now ready to use my new knowledge and confidence to further my career.”

Melinda Freeman

“Fabulous course that can be done at your leisure. Easy to understanding videos that you can use as a reference guide”

Heather Rose

“A fantastic course that had me taking notes and remembering elements I had previously struggled with in theory courses. David provides easy to understand explanations and clear examples.”

Kellie Smith

“I have really enjoyed this photography course.  I was mainly interested in portrait photography when I began and now have a passion for night photography thanks to unit 4.  I've been hitting the beach for sunset shots and getting some beautiful landscape photo's”

Shelly Stockdale

“Was simple to understand and I enjoy how I can study when I want and where I want.”

Jessica Bissell

“Great Course- really enjoyed listening to business ideas and concepts about photography”

Andre Jerome Ryan

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About this Course

Learn how to shoot & edit photographs and become a professional!

The 24 Unit Online Professional Digital Photography & Photoshop Course, is a comprehensive online instructional course, perfect for new and amateur photographers who want to learn how to take outstanding photos or make a career out of photography.

You will learn everything from the basic controls of using your camera up to advanced techniques to capture professional looking photos. We also cover Photoshop Techniques.

Developed by professional photographers and accredited Photoshop teachers this course is delivered online and consists of 24 online video based instructional units that are easy to follow and understand, making learning fun and enjoyable!

The average time required to complete the course is 8 weeks part time (however you can take as long as you need as there is no expiry date on course access, you have unlimited lifetime access to the course

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Certificate of Completion

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

This course is internationally recognized and accredited by the International Association of Online Training Standards (IAOTS). The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Module 1: Learn Digital SLR Camera

Unit 1: Introduction to Photography

  • Understand the professional settings
  • Setting your dioptre
  • Adjusting your burst mode
  • Adjusting your white balance settings
  • Metering settings
  • Exposure compensation mode
  • What is histogram and how to use it
  • How you camera is focusing
  • Adjusting the focal points
  • Setting your file capture
  • Raw & jpeg explained in detail
  • Using bracketing to enhance your photo’s
  • Types of cameras
  • Multi exposures
  • Setting colour and tone
  • Sharpness settings
  • ISO explained
  • Camera bags and cases
  • Tripod options and squeeze grips
  • Different types of Flashes
  • How to choose a good camera
  • Types of lenses

Unit 2: Understanding Exposure

  • Manual settings
  • ISO settings
  • Pixels
  • F-Stops
  • Camera Speed
  • White balance
  • Putting the settings into practise
  • Understanding aperture
  • Settings for different camera makes

Unit 3: Landscape Photography

  • Equipment
  • Proper planning
  • How to capture the best shots
  • Ideas for your shots
  • Picking the best scenery
  • Technical settings
  • What makes a good landscape photo

Unit 4: Night Photography

  • Equipment
  • Settings
  • different types of shoots
  • Tips and tricks

Unit 5: Travel Photography

  • Planning
  • Equipment
  • Types of shoots
  • Tips and techniques

Unit 6: Cruise Ship Photography

  • Travel Tips
  • Types of lenses
  • Photos with different lenses
  • How to get interesting photos
  • Settings to get the best shoots

Unit 7: Part A Studio Photography

  • Setting up your studio
  • Equipment
  • Studio shoots

Unit 7: Part B Professional Studio

  • Visit to award winning David Oliver's studio

Unit 8: Fine Art Photography

  • How to see great shots
  • Setting up
  • Techniques and settings

Unit 9: Portrait Photography

  • Planning your shoots
  • Techniques
  • Pro settings
  • Tips and tricks
  • Types of portraits
  • Black & white

Unit 10: SLR Video Photography

  • How to use your SLR camera to shoot a movie
  • High Definition Video
  • What a short film being shot

Unit 11: Aerial Photography

  • Helicopter shoot
  • Equipment required
  • Types of lenses
  • How to get the best shoots
  • Use of a helicam
  • Photos with different lenses
  • How to get interesting photos
  • Settings to get the best shoots

Unit 12: Fashion Shoot

  • Importance of research and resources
  • Location and logistics
  • Borrow what you need
  • Get your team together
  • Importance of planning
  • Organisation of photography gear
  • Stick to schedule
  • Model release
  • Shooting in raw
  • Portfolio of your work
  • Best tips

Module 2: Professional Photography

Unit 1: Different types of photography explained

We cover 20 different types of photography and examples of the types of photo's that they capture, the type of equipment that they use and how they go about getting their images.

  • Wildlife photography
  • Fine art photography
  • Business photography
  • Commercial product photography
  • Stock photography
  • Photojournalism photography
  • Event photography
  • Food photography
  • Sports photography
  • Underwater photography
  • Landscape photography
  • Interior design photography
  • Paparazzi photography
  • Wedding photography
  • Aeriel photography
  • Portrait photography
  • Real-estate photography
  • Travel photography
  • Fashion photography
  • Glamour / model / dance photography

Unit 2: How to set up your photography business

The important steps of setting up your new business:

  • Setting up at home
  • Developing an outdoor studio
  • Interview with a new photographer
  • Developing portfolios
  • Setting up freelance
  • Knowing your camera
  • Developing your style
  • How do you charge for your work
  • How much can you charge?
  • Understanding lenses
  • Picture framing

Unit 3: Advanced Photographic techniques

Advanced techniques that every good photographer should know. We show you how to use these techniques to help grow your business. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Understanding your histogram
  • Tips for using your flash
  • Tips for getting good shots
  • Colour management
  • Mirror up settings for landscape
  • How to choose a good digital camera
  • The importance of getting good highlights
  • Correctly using your ISO
  • Using exposure compensation
  • File rescue software
  • Keeping up technically
  • Sample of movie shot by an HD SLR camera

Unit 4: How to promote your business

Everything you need to know about promoting your product and the different types of methods that you can use. We go over the marketing techniques that you need to know to make your business successful. Some of the topics discussed are:

  • Jpeg and raw files
  • Turning you into a marketable product
  • Building your own website
  • Photographers shared websites
  • Stock photography
  • Stock Libraries
  • Having a professional photography website made
  • Buying a pre-made template website

Unit 5: Making your business legal

All the steps that you need to follow to make your business legal

  • Making your business legal
  • Registering your business name
  • Developing your logo
  • Sole Trader or company?
  • Photographers insurance
  • Develop your business to re-sell
  • Business policies
  • Developing goodwill
  • What rights does your customer have over your photos?
  • Storing your photos
  • What can you photograph legally
  • Holding accounts
  • Developing a code of practice
  • Investing in your portfolio

Unit 6: Marketing masterclass session one

How to market yourself professionally. We go into great detail on how you can catapult your business growth by explaining a number of successful strategies.

  • Developing your business mindset
  • Getting your image right
  • Your Business colours
  • Business stationary
  • Bullet proofing your customers
  • Customer loyalty programs
  • Customer mix
  • Unique selling position-how to sell your self
  • Emotional buying
  • Designing your customers experience
  • Customer profiling
  • Focus on marketing
  • Your hourly costs to run your business
  • Business financial advice

Unit 7: Marketing masterclass session two

  • How to write hypnotic sales copy. We also go over in great detail how to develop yellow pages ads that work.
  • We also show you how to write a detailed business plan.
  • How to set goals and achieve business success.

Unit 8: Marketing masterclass session three

How to create your own products so you can make money from Digital Photography. Some of the topics covered are:

  • Developing photography products
  • Photographic albums
  • Video slide shows
  • Producing books
  • Canvas Prints
  • Gift Certificates
  • Oil Portraits
  • Story board prints
  • Photo collage
  • Family portrait packages
  • This video also includes an interview with David Oliver a Master Photographer (one of only 5 in the world) He shares his insights, experience and what it takes to be a successful photographer, this is one of the most interesting and important interviews in the whole course.
    David Oliver's website is http://www.davidoliver.com.au

Resources Including All Business Templates

  • Study instructions
  • Photography 12 point business plan template
  • Marketing/sales letter templates
  • Colour management chart
  • Invoice template
  • Plus more

Module 3: Photoshop Techniques

Unit 1: Getting Started with Photoshop

Initial setup

  • How to change screen appearance
  • Photoshop modes
  • Adding tools
  • Common keyboard shortcuts
  • Other shortcuts

Selection tools

  • Marquee tools
  • Lasso tools
  • How to add colours

Cropping images

  • Tools to crop
  • Rule of thrids
  • Change modes
  • How to save images

Colour Balance

  • Which tools to use
  • Adjusting colour balance
  • Mid tones
  • Highlights
  • How to preview
  • How to save file

Black and White images

  • Tools to use
  • How to enhance images
  • Using tint
  • Adjusting saturation
  • Preview
  • Save as a secondary file

Desaturate Colour

  • How to use the marquee tool
  • How to select over image
  • Which tools to use

Levels

  • How to improve images
  • Tools to use
  • Using levels window
  • Save a new image

Unit 2: Editing Images to enhance photos

Curves

  • How to adjusting images with curves
  • Tools to use
  • How to lighten an image
  • How to use channels

Hue Saturation

  • How to lighten and darken images
  • How to enhance image
  • Tools to use

Lasso and Darken

  • Adjusting image’s
  • Improving the image
  • Using lasso tool

Photo Filter

  • How to alter photos
  • Using different filters
  • Using layers
  • Opacity
  • How to flatten image

Blur and Burn Tools

  • How to blur off a background
  • Or darken down background

Unit 3 Tips and tricks

Copy and Pasting Images

  • Which tools to use
  • Command’s
  • How to move images
  • Saving images

Removing red eyes

  • Using tools and techniques

Replacing Colour

  • Tools to use
  • Selecting images

How to whiten teeth

  • Which tools to use
  • Setting tolerance levels

Fix droopy eye

  • How to fix droopy eye
  • Tools to use
  • Lasso tools

Patch Tools

  • How to fix up wrinkles
  • Remove blemishes minor scares on
  • Using the patch tool
  • Using the liquify Tool

Unit 4 Advanced Technique’s

Magazine Look

  • How to turn a good image into a magazine look
  • 8 steps to follow

Adding Makeup

  • How to add
  • Steps to follow

Merging Images

  • Tools to use
  • Techniques
  • Applying gradients

Pen Tool

  • How to use
  • The importance of the pen too
  • Pen tool selections

Unlimited Tutor Support

  • Email student support with any questions you have about the course
  • Tutor Support gives you the benefit of two-way conversation on any of the topics covered

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader and
  • Microsoft word

 

“I loved doing the course with a friend.  Can recommend it as very worthwhile  and will certainly recommend it to others”

Gary Phillip Tew

“If anything, this course has been absolutely informative and helpful in many aspects to making me a better photographer. I tried different items with my camera and saw the differences in photos that I had never seen before. My next stop is a new camera, and I now know what to look for in purchasing a camera to meet my hobby, but wow factor photography. Thank you”

Anthony George Brindle

“Self paced learning is such a valuable way to learn. For me, finding a balance between my work, life and study this has proved invaluable. Online modules were insightful and full of valuable industry experience!”

Sue Hixson

“I've had an interest in photography for a few years and really wanted to gain a better understanding of how to turn my creative visions and ideas into quality photographs.

I found the modules covering light, lighting and studio equipment in particular were extremely useful as I have a strong interest in portraiture and landscape photography. Not only do the modules give you the technical information you need, but they also give you real world examples of how professional photographers make a living and the challenges that they constantly face. This course has the flexibility that I needed to fit studies around full time work and family commitments. This course is definitely value for money, a small investment with great returns in the future. I highly recommend this course to anyone. Thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Pasquale Triulcio

“I enjoyed this video course”

Gregory  Flyn

“The service is great and really affordable.The tutor teaches at a easy pace.”

Lavinia Hinerangi Hoeft

“Just signed up for this course today, so thought I would take this test just to see what I all ready know. Hopefully by the end of the course I should be able to improve my skills and knowledge.”

James Millward

“A very quick and easy to follow course”

Graeme John Boyd

“This was a very informative and am super excited for what lies ahead from the key points I have learnt through courses for success.”

Aaron Levien

“This was a great course and it helped me learn a lot about my camera. I've had my camera for a while now but never really knew how to use it. Now I know the functions and I can go out and practice!”

Ivanina Koleva

“Test is straight forward, point directed and clear to under for the question to answer ratio.”

James Hoffa Jr

“Great information very helpful will be using the information learnt here well into the future.”

Tim Boyd

“Very helpful course, well laid out, and as presented as separate modules good to do at your own time.”

Patrick Tapley

“I really enjoyed this course and it is well explained. If you can make a gallery of different type of photos will be awesome. It is just a suggestion, overall this course is good and value for money.”

Jibin Paul

“It was good how u explained some details. I learned much. But sometimes the videos are too Long.”

Ryan Azzan Wines

“I was very impressed with the information I received from this course. I am absolutely loving the photographs that I am now taking. I am so looking forward to my next overseas trip to see what great photographs I will bring home.

Tracy Lee Thompson

“Brilliant course - loved it!”

Marcell Vorster

“Really good course, easy to follow and help is always there.”

Caitlyn Joy Lange

“I have enjoyed this course and learnt a lot.”

Beth Inall

“Love it. Learn’t a lot, this is a very easy to understand course and is put in a way that even a beginner would be able to understand but still teaching the Advanced concepts of photography, Thank you”

Maylea Cattell

“I am so excited to have completed your course, it has taught me so much, there is so much more to photography than I thought I knew! My photographs are coming up so much better, people have started asking me to take their (or their kids') photos. Thank you so much for having a clear and concise approach to teaching me, the best way to find my feet in photography”

Nikki Cook

“The course was great, easy to access & easy to follow. I have learnt a lot & look forward to completing this course & earning my Advanced Diploma. I could have made one suggestion & that is to make assignments, to go out & capture images in different styles & to actually have files to do the graphic design, so that students can get a feel of what its really like.”

Jessica Maree Andrews

“This course was GREAT!! It helped me understand my camera better; especially since I've only started out being a amateur photography and wanting to learn more about the many ways of taking what seems simple but can be more than art and what felt like was worth living in the moment when I create my own piece of art.”

Danielle Kewley

“Really pleased with this course. It has helped me a lot. Not only in improving my photography but has given me a greater understanding and lots of help and advice should I decide to start my own photography business. It was easy to follow and overall a very pleasurable experience.”

Roger Rennard

“A fantastic course, easy to follow and understand.  A great help to a novice like myself to understand what you can achieve as a photographer in many fields, and how a camera actually works. A big thank you for this wonderful course.”

Ian G Bloss

“Well organized. Videos/lecture is very helpful, it helps you on how to use your camera properly. So I will recommend it highly to others especially for those who are busy in work, don't have time to go in school and who loves photography. You can do your course anytime you want, anywhere. They give you enough time to finish the course. It gives you information you need to start being professionsl photographer, how to have a business and promote your own business. Because of this course I feel so inspired to keep moving on my one hobby (being a photographer)”

Marinelle V. Borromeo

“Another great photography course. David Pix is fantastic in his explanations”

Emily Freeman

“I was little bit worried about studding with the  internet because English is my second language but watching the video was really good .”

Wakako Keenes

“I found the course easy to understand, detailed and inspirational will certainly be recommending your courses to others.Thank you !”

Angela Watts

“This was a great course with great practical advice the videos were high quality and very easy to understand.”

Fiona Drury

“Great way to learn. have a passion for photography a long time but have no time to spare and to do a course after my son born. Now I can always go back and watch again and its easy to practice at any time.”

Guilherme Magalhaes da Silva

“Fantastic course! Easy to understand, everything set out step by step. I learnt a lot and am now ready to use my new knowledge and confidence to further my career.”

Melinda Freeman

“Fabulous course that can be done at your leisure. Easy to understanding videos that you can use as a reference guide”

Heather Rose

“A fantastic course that had me taking notes and remembering elements I had previously struggled with in theory courses. David provides easy to understand explanations and clear examples.”

Kellie Smith

“I have really enjoyed this photography course.  I was mainly interested in portrait photography when I began and now have a passion for night photography thanks to unit 4.  I've been hitting the beach for sunset shots and getting some beautiful landscape photo's”

Shelly Stockdale

“Was simple to understand and I enjoy how I can study when I want and where I want.”

Jessica Bissell

“Great Course- really enjoyed listening to business ideas and concepts about photography”

Andre Jerome Ryan

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Course Summary

Course ID: CFS019cV2PS - Copy
Delivery Mode: Online
Access: Unlimited lifetime access to online course
Tutor Support: Yes (by Photography Experts)
Time: Study at your own pace
Assessments: Yes (one assessment at completion)
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