Advance Certificate course in Digital Photography

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ADvance Certificate course in Digital Photography

Objective behind Advance Certificate course in Digital Photography

Learn to take great pictures with IRIS Photography Academy. Taking and sharing pictures with friends and family is now an everyday affair, painting a rich social collage of our lives. Our professionally designed courses will unlock your creative potential by using latest camera and editing techniques. Create a great representation of your imagination and enhance your Social Quotient.
One month is a good time. Good enough to mature the amateur in you. Good enough to make your career click. IAP(IRIS Academy of Photography) has a short-term, yet a comprehensive professional course in place. With classroom lectures, hands on experience, guided outdoor sessions as well as assignments, you would not want more from a course.
The course is conducted on a step by step basis with your mentor and at a pace that is suitable for you to understand everything. You will be able to put the lessons into practice and achieve results on your DSLR that cannot be achieved in automatic mode.

Course Highlights:
Highlights of Program:

  • Course Title: Advance Certificate Course in Digital Photography with Photo Editing Course Duration: 12 weeksCourse Overview: The Advance Certificate Course in Digital Photography with Photo Editing offered by Iris Photography Academy, Patiala, provides comprehensive training in the field of digital photography and photo editing. This course is designed to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a career in photography or enhance their existing photography skills. The course covers various aspects of photography, including the history of photography, digital photography details, camera modes, camera settings, camera lenses, natural and artificial lighting, composition, photo editing, and practical photo walk sessions.
  • Course Contents:
  • Module 1: History of Photography
    • Introduction to the origins and evolution of photography
    • Key milestones and influential photographers throughout history
    • Understanding the impact of technological advancements on photography

    Module 2: Digital Photography Details

    • Understanding digital cameras and their components
    • Sensor types and sizes
    • Megapixels and resolution
    • File formats (RAW vs. JPEG)
    • Understanding exposure: aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
    • White balance and color temperature

    Module 3: Camera Modes

    • Exploring different shooting modes: manual, aperture priority, shutter priority, and program mode
    • Understanding the advantages and limitations of each mode
    • Using semi-automatic modes effectively
    • Creative applications of different modes

    Module 4: Camera Settings

    • Mastering exposure: understanding histograms and exposure compensation
    • Metering modes and their applications
    • Autofocus modes and focus points
    • Using camera presets and custom settings
    • Bracketing and HDR techniques

    Module 5: Camera Lenses

    • Introduction to different types of lenses: wide-angle, standard, telephoto, and macro
    • Lens focal length and perspective
    • Aperture and depth of field
    • Lens selection for different genres of photography
    • Lens accessories and filters

    Module 6: Natural Light and Artificial Lights Used in Photography

    • Understanding natural light: golden hour, blue hour, and other lighting conditions
    • Working with different types of artificial lights: continuous lighting and strobes
    • Light modifiers and their effects
    • Balancing ambient light and artificial light
    • Creative lighting techniques

    Module 7: Composition

    • Rule of thirds and other compositional guidelines
    • Framing and leading lines
    • Balancing elements and creating visual interest
    • Understanding perspective and angles
    • Exploring different composition styles

    Module 8: Photo Editing

    • Introduction to photo editing software (e.g., Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom)
    • Basic adjustments: exposure, contrast, color balance, and saturation
    • Advanced editing techniques: retouching, compositing, and selective adjustments
    • Creative editing: black and white conversions, filters, and effects
    • Workflow and organizing images

    Module 9: Photo Walk and Live Practice Sessions

    • Practical shooting exercises in various outdoor and indoor locations
    • Application of different techniques learned in previous modules
    • Hands-on experience with different genres of photography
    • Guidance and feedback from instructors during photo walks
    • Group discussions and critique sessions

    Note: The course will also include guest lectures from experienced photographers, industry professionals, and practical assignments to reinforce learning.

    By completing the Advance Certificate Course in Digital Photography with Photo Editing, participants will gain a solid foundation in photography techniques, camera operation, photo editing skills, and practical experience to pursue a successful career in photography or take their passion to the next level.

Important Features

  • All modules will be imparted through theoretically projected slides as well as performing live photography practicals in class room.
  • More emphasize will be given to In-House Practicals through out the course.
  • Hands-on practicals will be given through out the course.
  • At the end of course, a well assisted photo-walk will be scheduled.
  • At the end of course, certificate award ceremony followed by a free workshop on any specialization topic will be provided.

Expected Outcome of the course:

  • Upon completion of the Advance Certificate Course in Digital Photography with Photo Editing, participants can expect to achieve the following outcomes:
    1. Comprehensive Knowledge of Digital Photography: Participants will acquire a deep understanding of the principles and concepts of digital photography. They will learn about camera components, sensor types, file formats, exposure settings, white balance, and color temperature. They will gain proficiency in manipulating camera modes, settings, and lenses to capture high-quality photographs.
    2. Mastery of Camera Operation: Participants will become proficient in operating digital cameras effectively. They will learn to make informed decisions regarding exposure settings, focus points, metering modes, and autofocus modes. They will be able to utilize various camera modes, such as manual, aperture priority, shutter priority, and program mode, to achieve desired creative effects.
    3. Advanced Knowledge of Camera Lenses: Participants will gain comprehensive knowledge about different types of camera lenses and their applications. They will understand the impact of focal length, aperture, and depth of field on their photographs. They will be able to choose the appropriate lens for different genres of photography and understand the importance of lens accessories and filters.
    4. Understanding of Lighting Techniques: Participants will develop a solid understanding of natural and artificial lighting in photography. They will learn to utilize natural light during different times of the day, such as the golden hour and blue hour, to enhance their images. They will also gain proficiency in working with artificial lights, including continuous lighting and strobes, and using light modifiers to create desired lighting effects.
    5. Composition Skills: Participants will learn the principles of composition and develop an artistic eye for creating visually appealing photographs. They will understand the rule of thirds, framing, leading lines, perspective, and angles. They will be able to balance elements within the frame, create visual interest, and apply different composition styles to enhance their photographs.
    6. Photo Editing Proficiency: Participants will gain hands-on experience with popular photo editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. They will learn basic adjustments, including exposure, contrast, color balance, and saturation, to enhance their images. They will also acquire advanced editing techniques, such as retouching, compositing, and selective adjustments, to bring their creative vision to life. They will develop a workflow for organizing and managing their image library.
    7. Practical Experience and Artistic Development: Through photo walks and live practice sessions, participants will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in real-world settings. They will gain practical experience in different genres of photography, such as landscape, portrait, street, and still life. They will receive guidance and feedback from experienced instructors and engage in group discussions and critique sessions to further refine their artistic vision.
    8. Professional Networking and Industry Exposure: The course will include guest lectures from experienced photographers and industry professionals, providing participants with insights into the photography industry. They will have opportunities to network with professionals and gain exposure to different photography genres, career paths, and potential job opportunities.

    By the end of the course, participants will have a comprehensive portfolio of their work, showcasing their skills, creativity, and growth throughout the program. They will receive an Advance Certificate in Digital Photography, validating their proficiency in digital photography and photo editing, and empowering them to pursue a successful career in the field or continue their photography journey with confidence.

Level of Course:  Beginners to Intermediate

Certification: All participants who successfully attend full course and do all activities in course will be awarded a Certificate by IRIS Photography Academy.

To know more about course, its contents and fee, we suggest to visit IRIS Photography Academy in person.

Minimum Requirements.

To join the “Advance Certificate Course in Digital Photography” at Iris Photography Academy, Patiala, participants should meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Basic Photography Knowledge: While prior photography experience is not mandatory, having a basic understanding of photography concepts, camera operation, and exposure settings will be beneficial. Familiarity with digital cameras and their functionalities will help participants grasp the course content more effectively.
  2. Equipment: Participants should have access to a digital camera that allows manual control of settings such as aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Ideally, a DSLR or mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses is recommended to fully explore the possibilities of digital photography. However, high-end point-and-shoot cameras with manual controls may also be acceptable. Participants should also have a memory card with sufficient storage capacity and a computer or laptop for photo editing assignments.
  3. Software: Basic knowledge of photo editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, is desirable but not mandatory. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice photo editing techniques during the course. If they do not already have access to the software, they may consider acquiring a trial or student version of the software for the duration of the course.
  4. Language Proficiency: The course will be conducted primarily in the local language (e.g., Punjabi, Hindi, or English), depending on the institute’s language policy. Participants should have a sufficient understanding of the language of instruction to follow the lectures, engage in discussions, and complete assignments.
  5. Commitment and Enthusiasm: Photography requires dedication, practice, and a passion for the art form. Participants should be willing to commit their time and energy to attending classes, completing assignments, and actively participating in practical exercises. A positive attitude and a genuine interest in photography will greatly enhance the learning experience.

It is important to note that these are general minimum requirements, and specific prerequisites may vary depending on the institution offering the course. Potential participants are encouraged to reach out to Iris Photography Academy, Patiala, or refer to the official course guidelines for detailed information on eligibility and requirements.

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