Australian College Diploma of Professional Photography has been designed to introduce the key skills required to work as a professional photographer. This course is perfect for a beginner looking to learn about all aspects of good photography — depth of field, exposure, viewpoint colour correction, movement, composition, image management, studio lighting, day, and night shots, and so much more.
Throughout this professional development course you will learn:
- the different parts of the camera
- what makes a technically good shot
- how to adjust your approach
- the advantages and disadvantages of digital versus film
- How to work with both digital and film
This course will develop the required skills to work as a Portrait photographer, photojournalist, Wedding, fashion, product photographer, or to simply expand on a creative interest in photography.
At Australian College, we offer an online learning experience. You can complete your course online in your own time and at your own pace.
- Professional Photographer
- Photographic Processor
- Photo Lab Assistant
- Photo Technician
Payment Option 2 - $300.00 Deposit then 20 x $100.00 Weekly = $2,300.00*
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Module 1: Camera Functions and Terminology
Reading 1: Essential Photography: Film and Digital
Reading 2: Light, Night and Exposure
Reading 3: Portrait Photography and Light Meters
Reading 4: Weddings, Fashion, Beauty
Module 2: Genres and Marketing Your Photographs
Reading 1: Still Life Photography
Reading 2: Photojournalism, Action and Travel Photography
Reading 3: Selling Your Photographs
Reading 4: The Business of Professional Photography
- Access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection
- A Good Command of Written English
- Ability to Allocate Appropriate Study Hours Per Week
- Access to a DSLR Camera
If you have these essential requirements, then you can get started immediately.
What are good camera models for beginners?
There are many excellent camera models for beginners on the market. However, as a prerequisite for the course, you will be required to have access to a DLSR camera. This is a professional-grade model which will be appropriate for both personal and professional use after graduation, should you decide to pursue a career in photography
Will there be written and/or practical exams?
Assessment for this course is spread across short answer questions and submission of your photographic work. You will be required to complete these to a standard that your instructor deems appropriate. Re-submission may be required if your work is not of the required standard; your instructor will be able to discuss more specific details with you as relevant.
What are the course's requirements for graduation?
Graduation from this course is contingent on the submission of all required assessments and photographic materials to an acceptable standard. The course is self-paced over a twelve-month period (with the option to extend if required). However, you will have the best chance at successfully completing the course if you space it over the entire study period, rather than attempting to complete all of the assessments towards the end.
Do I need to travel to the campus to complete any of my requirements?
No. This course is designed to be suitable for people who are looking to study while still working full-time. Delivery and assessment are handled entirely remotely. You are not required to visit the campus, though you are free to do so for administrative purposes such as registering, making payments etc.
What payment options are available?
We offer three different payment options for students. Upfront payment is the cheapest option overall. However, we understand that this option is not practical for every student, and accordingly, we offer a number of options to enable as many students as possible to participate.
- Upfront payment — You can make payment in full, prior to beginning the course.
- Deposit + instalments — A deposit is required upfront, with subsequent payments broken down into instalments over the course of the next 20 weeks.
- Custom payments — You are also able to devise an entirely custom payment scheme that suits your specific needs. To find out more, visit our page about custom payment plans.
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