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 previsualisation 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 popularised by the great Ansel Adams, modernised 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 & Colour

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

Module 6

Lighting

What is the world’s best lighting? This module takes an in depth look at natural and artificial lighting and how you can use these to your advantage. Explored in the context of portraiture, this knowledge is applied to all genres of photography and it is a crucial part of any good photographer’s education.

Module 7

How To Take Better Photos

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, analyse images to improve technique and recognise 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

The Studio

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

Genres & Portfolios

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 83 reviews.

  • Shirley Alma WARNER

  • 10 days ago

This is an excellent course and a…

This is an excellent course and a logical course to take once anyone has completed beginners, intermediate and advanced courses...

  • Aimee Colette Cahill

  • 23 days ago

Two thumbs up!

This course is great especially if you have no prior knowledge in photography, DSLR cameras and lenses. The modules are...

  • Andy Young

  • 63 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyable.!!

Thoroughly enjoyable.!! This course was for an online course a very high standard. The course content was great and plentiful. If...

  • Jamie Weber

  • Tuesday 24 July 2018 at 05:04

The Photography Institute is AMAZING!

My time as a student through The Photography Institute has been amazing! Knowing that if you are feeling a little...

  • Helen Dol

  • Thursday 19 July 2018 at 06:53

For technical aspects of photography…

For technical aspects of photography this is the course for you. It also has great social media groups that are...

  • Michaela George

  • Thursday 12 July 2018 at 04:53

This course is fantastic

This course is fantastic. The content is highly detailed and the practical aspects of the assignments are great. My tutor...

  • Teresa Sherson

  • Thursday 12 July 2018 at 03:52

Easy to understand friendly tutors

Easy to understand friendly tutors

  • Jacqueline Bull

  • Friday 06 July 2018 at 21:50

Excellent support and advice from the…

Excellent support and advice from the tutors. Learnt much more than I expected . I am not good with technology...

  • Zara Ann James

  • Thursday 28 June 2018 at 22:44

I am having a lot of fun and i have…

I am having a lot of fun and i have learned so much since starting this course . I appreciate...

  • Aaron Robert Peterson

  • Tuesday 12 June 2018 at 04:54

This has been one of the best learning…

This has been one of the best learning experiences I have done. Community support and tutor guidance is brilliant. Would...

  • Shirley Alma WARNER

  • Monday 11 June 2018 at 22:47

This course opens up technical layers…

This course opens up technical layers of your camera and how it all works to make better photographs. It increases...

  • Srey

  • Sunday 10 June 2018 at 09:04

Photography Institute Review

I approached the Photography Institute because they offered a professional photography course that I could do while working full time,...

  • Martine de Wit

  • Wednesday 23 May 2018 at 03:54

Go for it!

Definitely recommend the course to any amateur photographer who want to step up their game or any professionals who want...

  • Lawrence James Ames

  • Wednesday 16 May 2018 at 20:49

An excellent course that provided very…

An excellent course that provided very good value with helpful and timely responses from the tutor at all stages. Covers...

  • Colleen Rogers-Hall

  • Wednesday 16 May 2018 at 02:14

Excellent course

Excellent course, great coverage of topics relevant to this field. Tutor very honest and constructive in his critique, Highly recommend...