Australian Accredited Diploma IN Photography

Self Paced Online Course

About the Course

This is a cutting edge professional photography course written and directed by some of the best working photographers in their field. The aim of the course is to provide you with the knowledge and skills required for a career as a professional photographer or as a keen hobbyist. This is an up-to-date and comprehensive course covering every aspect of photography.

 

The Professional Photography Courses are delivered online and consist of 12 modules and 12 interactive assignments. You can study in your own time and at your own pace. Students studying the Diploma Course are provided up to 18 months to complete their studies. During this time you will be educated in all aspects of photography by our experienced authors and tutors; who are some of the top freelance photographers around. Their vast wealth of accumulated knowledge is provided to you, along with the ways to apply this knowledge to the areas of photography that most interest you.

The business of photography is not just about award-winning images. It can also be about the right picture at the right time. Newspapers, magazines, and websites worldwide are constantly on the lookout for new and interesting material. The opportunities are enormous and always growing.

The Photography Institute is owned and operated by Online Education Pty Ltd, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), enabling us to offer you the CUA50915 – Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging.

Below are some of the key components of our Diploma course:

Accredited with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)
ASQA accreditation requires an extensive and thorough process to verify accredited courses are compliant with current government standards.

More In-depth
The Diploma modules and their corresponding assignments meet ASQA criteria, are more in-depth (80% different) and better prepare you for entering the workforce at the end of the course.

Approved Assessors
All of the Diploma tutors are ASQA approved assessors.

Units are integrated through a 12 module course
The author has covered the knowledge and performance evidence for all of the units required to be covered by ASQA. The units covered in our Diploma course can be viewed here. These units have been integrated into our 12 module course in a unique and interactive way that allows the student a cohesive and enjoyable journey.

Course Fee

Flexible Payment Options

Course Features

Course Content

Module-1.jpgModule 1

Camera

Get to know the authors, before they introduce 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.

Units covered in this module:

CUAPHI302 Capture Photographic Images
CUAACD512 Work With Photomedia In Creative Practice
CUAPHI501 Apply Visual Communication Theory to Photo Imaging Practice
CUAPHI505 Produce Commercial Photo Images
CUAPHI506 Provide Photographic Portrait Services
CUAPHI507 Produce Media Photo Images
CUAPHI511 Make Illustrative Photo Images for Publication and Display
CUAPPR501 Realise a Body of Creative Work
CUAPHI402 Apply Photo Imaging Lighting Techniques

Module Content:

  • Introduction To The Professional Photography Course
  • About The Authors
  • The Still Image
  • The Optical Process
  • The Digital Camera
  • Camera Overview
  • Amateur Cameras
  • Phone Cameras
  • Point and Shoot Cameras
  • Micro Four Third Cameras
  • Bridge and Super Zoom Cameras
  • Enthusiast VS Pro Cameras
  • Mirror-less or CSC Cameras
  • The DSLR
  • Recent Camera Developments
  • Which Camera Should I Buy?
  • Camera Features
  • Service and accessories
  • End Usage
  • Parts of a Camera
  • Camera Body
  • Digital Sensor
  • Lens
  • Shutter
  • Memory Card
  • Important Features of the Modern Camera
  • Megapixels
  • Sensor Size
  • Frames Per Second (Fps)
  • ISO
  • Colour Histograms
  • Recommendations Regarding Cameras
  • Some General Observations on Cameras
  • The Pro Camera
  • The Small Format Camera
  • The DSLR Camera
  • The Rangefinder Camera
  • A Friendly Caution
  • Recent Developments in Small Format Cameras
  • The Medium Format Camera
  • Small & Medium Format DSLR Features
  • Interchangeable Lenses
  • Adjustable ISO
  • Integrated Light Meters
  • Mirror Locking
  • Self-Timer
  • Digital Image Capture
  • Digital Sensors
  • CCD & CMOS Compared
  • In-Camera Controls & What to do With Them
  • RAW
  • Adobe 1998 RGB
  • sRGB
  • Greyscale
  • Saturation, Contrast & Sharpening
  • Lenses
  • Uncovering the Lens
  • Lens Overview
  • The Science of lenses
  • Focus
  • Focal Length
  • Aperture
  • Angle of View
  • Lens Types
  • The Normal Lens
  • Telephoto Lenses
  • Wide-Angle Lenses
  • Specialty Lenses & Attachments
  • Macro Lenses
  • Extension Rings, Tubes & Bellows
  • Zoom Lenses
  • Reflex Lenses
  • Tilt-Shift Lenses
  • Lens Faults & Flaws
  • Spherical Aberrations
  • Chromatic Aberration
  • Barrel & Pincushion Distortion
  • Flare & Vignetting
  • Advanced Features of Modern lenses
  • Multi-coating
  • Auto focus (AF)
  • Image stabilisation (IS) or Vibration Reduction (VR)
  • Filters
  • Polarising Filters
  • Neutral Density (ND) Filters
  • Taking Care of Your Equipment
  • Lenses
  • Cameras
  • Safe Working Practices
  • Safe Work Australia
  • Sitting Correctly For Good Posture & Health
  • Practical Lens Choices
  • Food Photography
  • Fashion Photography
  • Portrait & Beauty Photography
  • Architecture & Interior Photography
  • Travel Photography
  • Sport & Wildlife Photography
  • Wedding Photography

Module-2.jpgModule 2

Capture

Learn how to control your camera and capture the images you have always imagined. You will learn all aspects of correct camera handling including an in-depth understanding of the settings on your camera and how to control the exposure to achieve the results you want, when you want, every time.

Units covered in this module:

CUAPHI302 Capture Photographic Images
CUAPHI402 Apply Photo Imaging Lighting Techniques
CUAPHI501 Apply Visual Communication Theory to Photo Imaging Practice
CUAPHI505 Produce Commercial Photo Images
CUAPHI506 Provide Photographic Portrait Services
CUAPHI507 Produce Media Photo Images
CUAPHI511 Make Illustrative Photo Images for Publication and Display
CUAPHI403 Enhance, Manipulate and Output Photo Images

Module Content:

  • The Exposure Triangle
  • In-camera Light Meters
  • Evaluative
  • Centre Weighted
  • Partial Metering
  • Spot Metering
  • The 18% Grey Card
  • Digital Histograms
  • Reading a Histogram
  • Clipping
  • Average Reflective Metering
  • Scenario 1: Light Scenes
  • Scenario 2: Dark Scenes
  • Shutters & Aperture
  • Shutter Types
  • Focal Plane Shutters
  • LEAF Shutter
  • Exposure Stops
  • Shutter Speed Stops
  • Aperture Stops
  • F/Stop Values
  • The Advantage of Using F/Stops
  • Full & Third Stop Reference Table
  • Relationships & Depth of Field
  • What is Depth of Field?
  • Depth of Field (DOF) Overview
  • Circles of Confusion
  • Perceiving Sharpness
  • Sharpness
  • Depth of Field (DOF) Scale
  • Hyperfocal Distance
  • DOF Preview Button
  • DOF Preview & DSLR Cameras
  • DSLR Shooting Modes in Practice
  • Manual (M)
  • Aperture Priority (AV) or (A)
  • Shutter Priority (TV) or (S)
  • Program Mode (P)
  • Exposure Compensation
  • Digital ISO
  • Understanding ISO
  • Increasing Light Sensitivity
  • Digital Noise
  • High ISO, Contrast & Colour Distortion
  • Auto ISO
  • Putting It All Together
  • Previsualisation

Module-3.jpgModule 3

Post-production

Quick and accurate Post-production plays a very important role in the photography workflow and this module explores in depth the use of post-production Programs focusing on Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. This will give the student a comprehensive experience using and applying these programs as in a professional manner as part of their workflow. This module also focuses on Digital art and expanding their knowledge of current industry practice.

Units covered in this module:

CUAPHI403 Enhance, Manipulate and Output Photo Images
CUADIG508 Refine Digital Art Techniques
CUAPHI302 Capture Photographic Images
CUAPHI402 Apply Photo Imaging Lighting Techniques
CUAPHI505 Produce Commercial Photo Images
CUAPHI506 Provide Photographic Portrait Services
CUAPHI507 Produce Media Photo Images
CUAPHI511 Make Illustrative Photo Images for Publication and Display
CUAPHI502 Research and Apply Photo Imaging Trends

Module  Content:

  • Post-production Introduction
  • Capture And Editing Software
  • Capture One Software
  • Adobe Photoshop (Ps)
  • Adobe Lightroom (Lr)
  • Exposure Software
  • Other Image Editing & Retouching Tools
  • The Interesting Issue Of DPI & PPI
  • Image File Size… How Big Is Big Enough?
  • Computers & Monitors
  • Data Storage
  • Digital Video Disc – DVD’s
  • External Hard Drives
  • Raid Arrays
  • Solid State Drives – SSD’s
  • The Future Of File Storage
  • Future Proofing Your Files
  • Backing Up Your Photographs
  • The Graphics Tablet
  • Post-production
  • Why Lightroom?
  • Creative Cloud Overview
  • Lightroom Classic System Requirements
  • Lightroom Help
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Lightroom Classic Vs Lightroom CC
  • Lightroom Classic Vs Photoshop CC
  • Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Introduction To Lightroom
  • Collections
  • Library Module Metadata & Intro To Tools And Adjustments
  • Retouching Tool Strip:
  • Transitioning Between Lightroom And Photoshop
  • Adobe Photoshop For Photographers
  • Photoshop Toolbox
  • Camera Raw Image Adjustment Basics
  • Camera Raw Tools
  • Photoshop’s Densitometer
  • Selections In Photoshop
  • Quick Masking
  • Layers
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Layer Masks
  • Retouching
  • Sharpening
  • Unsharp Mask (USM)
  • Traps For Young Players
  • One Sharpening Methodology
  • Selective Sharpening
  • HDR For High Contrast Scenes
  • Interpolation
  • Digital Art

Module-4.jpgModule 4

Lighting

In this module we will be learning about light, the characteristics of light and how we, as photographers, harness the characteristics of light to good effect in our photographs. The ability to light our subjects well, gives us a unique selling proposition in our professional practice.

Units covered in this module:

CUAPHI402 Apply Photo Imaging Lighting Techniques
CUAPHI502 Research and Apply Photo Imaging Trends

Module Content:

  • Light and it’s Characteristics
  • About Light
  • The Properties of Light
  • Intensity
  • Colour
  • Contrast
  • Hard Versus Soft
  • Direction
  • Reflected Light
  • The Angle of Incidence
  • Specular or Direct Reflection
  • Diffuse Reflection
  • The Inverse Square Law
  • Natural Light
  • Love Daylight
  • Sunlight
  • Natural Light Phenomena
  • Magic Hour
  • Blue Hour
  • Moonlight and Starlight
  • Aurora
  • Shooting Using Available Light Outdoors
  • Magic Hour
  • High Noon Shootout
  • Fill in Flash
  • Lesson 3: Artificial Light
  • Studio Flash
  • Exposure
  • Continuous Lights
  • Hot Lights – Tungsten Lighting
  • Cool Lights – Fluorescent & LED Lighting
  • Fluorescent Lights
  • LED Lights
  • The Safe Use of Lighting Equipment
  • How we use Light
  • Lighting Techniques
  • Light Shapers
  • Light and Shape
  • Lighting Ratios
  • Balancing Flash & Ambient light
  • Using Available Light
  • Scrims
  • Reflectors
  • Whatever’s Available
  • Flash Duration
  • Lighting Glossary

Module-5.jpgModule 5

Advanced Lighting

In this module we will explore a range of historical and contemporary sources of light. You will examine the theories of light and how you can prepare to shoot for a range of lighting techniques and situations. You will explore lighting with a range of subject and locations including interior and exterior locations. You will produce a series of photo images using appropriate lighting techniques and technologies to create an emotional response to the viewer. You will learn how to identify future work directions in contemporary industry and how to respond to the changes this creates.

Units covered in this module:

CUAPHI503 Explore the Descriptive and Emotive Nature of Photo Lighting
CUADIG508 Refine Digital Art Techniques
CUAPHI302 Capture Photographic Images
CUAPHI403 Enhance, Manipulate and Output Photo Images
CUAPHI502 Research and Apply Photo Imaging Trends

Module Content:

  • Lighting Equipment
  • Speedlights
  • Studio Flash
  • Floor Packs
  • Monobloc Heads
  • Flash Accessories
  • Hard
  • Soft Light Shapers
  • Transmitters
  • Lighting People
  • Photographing People
  • Portraiture
  • The Basics
  • Face Shapes
  • Symmetry
  • Lighting For Facial Features
  • Basic Lighting Positions
  • Broad
  • Short
  • Split Lighting
  • Butterfly Lighting
  • High Key Low Key
  • High Key
  • Low Key
  • Silohuette
  • Lighting Full Length & Groups
  • Lighting a ¾ and Full Length Portrait
  • Lighting a Group
  • Dramatic Lighting
  • Rembrandt
  • Badger/Krupps Lighting
  • Lighting Products
  • Product Photography vs Still Life
  • Shiny Objects
  • Dark Field
  • Light Field
  • Lighting Locations
  • Working With locations
  • Using Colour
  • Production Planning
  • Conceptualising
  • Shot Planning
  • The Shoot
  • The Wrap Up

Module-6.jpgModule 6

Colour Management

In this module you will learn the advanced techniques of correct colour management. Colour management encompasses areas of capture, display and output in the imaging workflow and evaluates correct management of these spaces. We will identify and select appropriate calibration devices to create profiles for your system. You will then review this impact on your workflow and amend any areas that need consideration.

Units covered in this module:

CUAPHI513 Employ Colour Management in a Digital Imaging Workplace
CUAPHI402 Apply Photo Imaging Lighting Techniques
CUAPHI505 Produce Commercial Photo Images
CUAPHI506 Provide Photographic Portrait Services
CUAPHI507 Produce Media Photo Images
CUAPHI511 Make Illustrative Photo Images for Publication and Display
CUAPHI403 Enhance, Manipulate and Output Photo Images

Module Content:

  • Introducing Colour
  • The Colour Spectrum
  • Colour Temperature
  • Early Colour Theory Development
  • Maxwell’s Triangle & Modern Colour Theory
  • Colour Spaces
  • Additive & Subtractive Colour Systems
  • The CIE & LAB Colour
  • Managing Colour & Digital White Balance
  • Custom White Balance
  • A Colour Reality Check
  • Seeing Like A Camera
  • Colour Perception
  • How do You See Colour?
  • Adobe Colour Wheel
  • Colour Management in Camera
  • Adobe RGB (1998)
  • sRGB
  • ProPhoto RGB
  • Grey Spaces
  • Dynamic Range
  • Calibrating Your Camera
  • Using Your Data Colourchecker or Xrite Colour Checker
  • Colour Management Monitors
  • The Calibration Device
  • Calibrating Your Monitor
  • Your WorkSpace
  • Work in RGB
  • Gamma
  • Gamut
  • Gamut Warnings
  • The CMYK Colourspace
  • Bit Depth
  • Colour Channels in Photoshop
  • Colour Management ICC Profiles & Rendering Intents
  • Output Devices & Resolution Requirements
  • Photo Quality Inkjet Printers
  • Offset Printing Press
  • Lines Per Inch & DPI Conversions
  • The Professional Print Lab
  • The Web
  • Dot Gain
  • File Formats For Digital Imaging & Printing
  • Camera RAW
  • DNG
  • JPEG
  • Print-Bound Images
  • PSD Photoshop’s Default File Format
  • TIFF
  • EPS
  • PDF
  • GIF
  • JPEG 2000
  • Other Random File Formats
  • Working With 16 BIT Files
  • Converting 8-Bit Images to 16-Bit
  • 16-Bit Editing
  • Do Your Prints Look Like The Screen Image?
  • Soft Proofing
  • Professional Labs and File Preparation
  • Pixel Perfect – Soft Proofing
  • Printing on a Photo Printer
  • A Final Word

Module-7.jpgModule 7

The Business of Photography

In this module you will identify current industry trends that impact on photo imaging and evaluate how these trends can impact on your professional practice. You will identify business opportunities associated with these trends and develop entrepreneurial strategies to develop within the marketplace. You will then focus on relevant employment opportunities within industry and maintain industry contacts. You will produce material about the services you provide and promote your business across a range of media outlets and online platforms. You will establish a clear and concise agreement with a client and agree on fees, schedules and expenses.

Units covered in this module:

CUAIND402 Provide Freelance Services
CUAPHI502 Research and Apply Photo Imaging Trends
CUADIG508 Refine Digital Art Techniques
CUAPHI403 Enhance, Manipulate and Output Photo Images
CUAPHI402 Apply Photo Imaging Lighting Techniques
CUAACD512 Work With Photomedia in Creative Practice
CUAPHI505 Produce Commercial Photo Images
CUAPHI506 Provide Photographic Portrait Services
CUAPHI507 Produce Media Photo Images
CUAPHI511 Make Illustrative Photo Images for Publication and Display
CUAPPR501 Realise a Body of Creative Work
CUAPPR503 Present a Body of Own Creative Work
CUAPHI302 Capture Photographic Images

Module Content:

  • Business Planning
  • Photography as a Business
  • Hobby or Business
  • Planning
  • Business Plans
  • 5-Year Goal Plan
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Exploit Strength
  • Reduce Weakness
  • Seize Opportunity
  • Diminish Threat
  • Profit Vs Loss
  • Cost of Doing Business & Fees
  • Return on Equity
  • Rule of Thirds
  • Evaluating Opportunities
  • Will I Love it?
  • Do You Have Capability?
  • Is There a Market?
  • Are There Existing Relationships?
  • What is the Financial Potential?
  • What are the Challenges?
  • Is the Answer no?
  • Evaluating Commercial Risk
  • External Risk
  • Internal Risk
  • Assessing Risk
  • Probability
  • Impact
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Cost Management
  • Debt
  • Return on Investment
  • Profit Margin
  • Buy vs. Rent
  • Business Setup
  • Setting up a Business
  • Structure
  • Sole Trader
  • Company
  • Partnerships
  • Trusts
  • Business Names and ABN
  • Domain Names and Email
  • Insurances
  • Customers
  • Finding & Retaining Customers
  • CRM
  • Networking
  • AIPP
  • Identify new Business Opportunities
  • Target a new Client Base
  • Revenue Streams
  • Marketing
  • Branding
  • Reputation
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Direct Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Content Marketing
  • Email Campaigns
  • Contracts
  • Terms of Trade
  • Pricing
  • Copyright
  • Location Permits, Model and Property Releases
  • Price lists, Estimates & Invoices
  • Financial Management
  • Professional Advisors
  • Software
  • Tax and GST
  • Superannuation
  • Professional Development

Module-8.jpgModule 8

Visual Communication

Visual communication is part of our everyday life, we see it online, on the TV and in our geographical locations. The effective use of communicating visually is complex and includes requires the creative to correctly interpret a brief, develop conceptually concepts around the brief, be able to critique the idea and interpret the mode of delivery for the audience. In this module you will learn how to determine your intent of visual communication specific to your target audience for photo images.

Units covered in this module:

CUAPHI501 Apply Visual Communication Theory to Photo Imaging Practice
CUAPHI502 Research and Apply Photo Imaging Trends
CUADIG508 Refine Digital Art Techniques
CUAPHI511 Make Illustrative Photo Images for Publication and Display
CUAPHI402 Apply Photo Imaging Lighting Techniques
CUAPHI505 Produce Commercial Photo Images
CUAPHI506 Provide Photographic Portrait Services
CUAPHI507 Produce Media Photo Images
CUAPHI302 Capture Photographic Images

Module Content:

  • What is Visual Communication?
  • Advantages of Visual Communication
  • Disadvantages of Visual Communication
  • Styles of Communication
  • Elements and Principles of Design
  • Line
  • Line Character
  • Line Within Images
  • Shape and Form
  • Shape Within Images
  • Lighting for Shape
  • Implied Shape
  • Shape in Images
  • Tone
  • The Role of Tone in Composition
  • Controlling Tone Range
  • Tone in Images
  • Texture
  • Texture In Photographs
  • Volume
  • How to Create Volume in an Image
  • Ways of Representing Volume
  • Linear Perspective
  • Diminishing Perspective
  • Aerial Perspective
  • Tonal Perspective
  • Colour Perspective
  • Sharpness
  • Colour
  • Primary Colours
  • Secondary Colours
  • Complementary Colours
  • Analogous Colours
  • Monochrome colours
  • Warm and Cool Colours
  • A Final Word on the Elements of Design
  • Principles of Composition
  • Centre of Interest & Dominance
  • Compound Centre of Interest
  • Isolating the Topic
  • Golden Ratio
  • Golden Mean and Rule of Thirds
  • Negative Space & Reverse Dominance
  • Balance
  • Formal Balance
  • Informal Balance
  • Unity
  • Contrast
  • Contrast of Mood
  • Rhythm
  • Rhythm Through Repetition
  • Interval Repetition
  • Gradation
  • Harmony
  • Discord
  • Visual Communication as Used by the Masters
  • Garry Winogrand
  • Dorothea Lange
  • Henry Peach Robinson
  • Yousuf Karsh
  • Nan Goldin
  • Media and Visual Communication
  • Printed Media
  • Magazines (Printed)
  • Magazines (Online)
  • Social Media Advertising
  • Meaning and Context in Visual Communication
  • What is Content and What is Context?
  • Erik Johansson
  • Bill Diodato
  • Irving Penn
  • Aleksandra Kingo
  • Uwe Duettmann
  • Visual Communication as Used in Propaganda
  • Robert Capa
  • Nick Ut
  • Eddie Adams
  • Kevin Carter
  • Malcolm Browne
  • Jeff Widener
  • A Final Word

Module-9.jpgModule 9

Interpreting Creatively

In this module you will examine traditional and contemporary ways photomedia is used. You will identify appropriate digital, traditional and contemporary methods that can be applied to photomedia projects. You will develop a body of work using research as an underpinning requirement. You will achieve different effects and results within your photography practice and refine your ideas through a process of experimentation. You will review your work and finalise the images while applying safe work practices. Your final project for this module will be a body of work encompassing your research and experimentation that will inform your final images.

Units covered in this module:

CUAPPR501 Realise a Body of Creative Work
CUAPHI502 Research and Apply Photo Imaging Trends
CUADIG508 Refine Digital Art Techniques
CUAACD512 Work With Photomedia in Creative Practice
CUAPHI402 Apply Photo Imaging Lighting Techniques
CUAPHI403 Enhance, Manipulate and Output Photo Images
CUAPHI505 Produce Commercial Photo Images
CUAPHI506 Provide Photographic Portrait Services
CUAPHI507 Produce Media Photo Images
CUAPHI511 Make Illustrative Photo Images for Publication and Display
CUAPHI302 Capture Photographic Images

Module Content:

  • Think Creatively
  • Research Contemporary Photography Sources
  • Research Historical Creative Photography
  • Timeline of Photography
  • The Genius of Photography
  • Traditional Process in Modern Creative Practice
  • Tim Gibbs
  • David Hockney
  • Craig Tuffin
  • Stephen McNally
  • Adrian Cook
  • Conceptualising the Potential of Photomedia in Your Own Work
  • Interview with George Byrne
  • Experimenting with Photomedia in Your Own Work
  • How A Body of Work Evolves
  • Experimenting Digitally
  • Developing Ideas From Experimentation
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Experiment With Tools
  • Refine Ideas Through a Process of Experimentation
  • Double Exposure
  • Cinemagraphs
  • Timelapse Photography
  • New Editing Software Solutions
  • Review Work in Progress
  • Evaluate Finished Work for Intended Purpose
  • Plan and Organise the Production of Creative Work
  • Steps in a Process
  • Planning & Collaboration Tools
  • Set up or Gain Access to an Appropriate Work Space
  • Develop a Realistic Timeframe for the Production of Work
  • Evaluate and Respond to Respond to Project Constraints
  • Monitor Project Workflow Against the Plan
  • Working With a Team
  • Budgeting
  • Intellectual Property Considerations
  • Principles and Rules of Copyright
  • Moral Rights
  • Copyright Resources
  • Create and Present a Body of Work
  • What is a Body of Work?
  • How to Create a Body of Work
  • Create and Present a Body of Work and a Portfolio
  • Soft Copy Portfolio
  • Hard Copy Portfolio
  • Books
  • Website Portfolio
  • Develop Your Own Presentation Style
  • Document Your Work From Initial Ideas to Project Completion
  • Evaluate Your Work
  • Review Work in Progress Against Personal, Professional and Artistic Objectives
  • Responding to Constructive Feedback
  • Objectively Evaluate Your Own Work
  • Video Resources
  • A Final Word

Module-10.jpgModule 10

Commercial Photographic Services

In this module we will explore how to interpret a commercial photography brief you will learn how to research styles and conceptualise aesthetic approaches to specific job requirements. You will learn how to prepare job estimates and how to apply a creative fee for your time and effort. You will prepare terms and conditions, budgets and quote on shooting against your initial estimate. You will make an agreement and complete your contract. We will investigate codes of practice, licencing and permit requirements for commercial shoots. You will then also apply this knowledge to the stock photography industry and create a body of work for a stock agency.

Units covered in this module:

CUAPHI505 Produce Commercial Photo Images
CUAPHI507 Produce Media Photo Images
CUADIG508 Refine Digital Art Techniques
CUAPHI302 Capture Photographic Images
CUAPHI402 Apply Photo Imaging Lighting Techniques
CUAPHI403 Enhance, Manipulate and Output Photo Images
CUAPHI502 Research and Apply Photo Imaging Trends
CUAPHI511 Make Illustrative Photo Images for Publication and Display
CUAACD512 Work With Photomedia in Creative Practice
CUAPPR501 Realise a Body of Creative Work
CUAPPR503 Present a Body of Own Creative Work
CUAPHI506 Provide Photographic Portrait Services

Module Content:

  • Introduction
  • Genres
  • Product
  • Product Photography for Advertising
  • Ecommerce
  • In Context
  • Corporate
  • Portraiture
  • Events
  • Social Media
  • Annual Reports
  • Timelapse
  • Case Studies
  • Advertising
  • Architecture & Real Estate
  • Domestic Real Estate
  • Architectural
  • Portraiture
  • Domestic Portraiture
  • Portrait Workflow
  • Portrait styles
  • Copyright & Contracts
  • Product Sales
  • Retouching
  • Corporate Portraiture
  • Headshots
  • Environmental Portraits
  • Retouching
  • Advertising & Editorial Portraiture
  • Advertising
  • Editorial
  • Celebrities
  • Humour
  • Heroic
  • Animals
  • Pre-production
  • Photographer’s Treatments
  • Mood Boards
  • Production Scheduling
  • Call Sheets
  • Equipment Lists
  • The Shoot
  • Studio
  • Shooting Tethered
  • Location
  • WHS
  • Time management
  • BTS
  • Post-production
  • Ingestion
  • File Processing
  • Batch Processing
  • Proof Delivery
  • Retouching
  • File Delivery
  • DAM What & Why
  • Hazards
  • Hardware Failure
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Human Error
  • Software Corruption
  • Computer Malware and Hacking
  • Natural Disasters
  • Workflow
  • Backup Software
  • Recovery Software
  • Hardware Solutions
  • Archiving

Module 11

Develop Yourself Artistically

In this module you will be developing your own ideas and studying the work of others to stimulate your own conceptual and technical skills and consider intellectual property implications. You will explore and use technology to expand your own practice, identify industry networks and events to generate work opportunities and promote yourself as an artist. This will include considerations for an exhibition and all associated promotional material, artist statements and PR requirements. You will investigate and present a body of work using a range of visual communication modes and media to engage a target audience of your choosing and seek to evaluate how this theory impacts on your own creative practice.

Units covered in this module:

CUAPPR404 Develop Self as Artist
CUADIG508 Refine Digital Art Techniques
CUAPHI302 Capture Photographic Images
CUAPHI402 Apply Photo Imaging Lighting Techniques
CUAPHI505 Produce Commercial Photo Images
CUAPHI506 Provide Photographic Portrait Services
CUAPHI507 Produce Media Photo Images
CUAPHI511 Make Illustrative Photo Images for Publication and Display
CUAPHI502 Research and Apply Photo Imaging Trends

Module Content:

  • Introduction
  • Selecting a Speciality Area
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Portraiture
  • Weddings & Family
  • Nudes, Boudoir & Glamour
  • Photojournalism
  • Landscapes, Travel & Resort
  • Food
  • Product & Still Life
  • Architecture & Interiors
  • Art Photography
  • Industrial & Corporate
  • Cars
  • Real Estate & Drones
  • The Photographers Assistant
  • Plan Strategies to Improve Your Practice
  • Continuing Education
  • Identify Opportunities for Growth
  • Finding a Mentor
  • Opportunities for Growth Through Networking
  • Trade Shows
  • Industry Conferences
  • AIPP Associations and Events
  • Unforeseen Opportunities
  • Peer Groups
  • Volunteering
  • Develop Your Own Style
  • Evaluate Your Work
  • Pursue Work Opportunities
  • Artist Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Promotional Material
  • Press Releases
  • A Final Word

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Final Body of Work – Portfolio and Area of Specialisation

In this module you will be building your final body of work as a portfolio in your area of interest. You will combine everything you have learned so far to create an industry standard series of images. You will consider your target audience for this body of work and a variety of means of displaying you images online. This will include a website and social media considerations. You will investigate how visual communication engages your target audience and how you will apply visual communication theories to your photo images. You will explore presentation options for your portfolio and consult with relevant people when developing presentation options. You will develop your presentation concept using critical thinking skills. You will refine how the presentation will work and explore the production budget, timeframes and workflow plans with consideration to timeframe, objectives and copyright requirements. You may need to address technical challenges that arise during the process. You will then present your own creative work stylistically that suits your genre and seek feedback on your body of work. You will also develop systems to identify to future presentations and business opportunities.

Units covered in this module:

CUAPPR503 Present a Body of Own Creative Work
CUADIG508 Refine Digital Art Techniques
CUAPHI302 Capture Photographic Images
CUAPHI505 Produce Commercial Photo Images
CUAPHI506 Provide Photographic Portrait Services
CUAPHI507 Produce Media Photo Images
CUAPHI511 Make Illustrative Photo Images for Publication and Display
CUAACD512 Work With Photomedia in Creative Practice
CUAPHI403 Enhance, Manipulate and Output Photo Images

Module Content:

  • Introduction
  • Where do you want to pitch your business?
  • What do you want to do?
  • Where and How to Pitch
  • Presentation Options
  • Audience
  • Print
  • Portfolio boxes
  • Custom Portfolio Books
  • Printed Books
  • Online Options
  • Design
  • The Importance of Design
  • Researching Competitors
  • Your Corporate Identity
  • Your Style
  • Your Values
  • Your Target Market
  • Visual Style Guide
  • Layout
  • DIY Design
  • Outsourced Design
  • Bidding Sites
  • Contra-deals
  • Design Students
  • Budget Implications
  • Copyright Implications
  • Design Implementation
  • Scheduling
  • Budget
  • Image Selection
  • Image Layout
  • Image Flow
  • Proofing
  • Feedback
  • Industry Professionals
  • Mentors
  • Experienced Clients
  • Peers
  • Copyright Protection & Clearances
  • Presentation
  • Create Presentations
  • Present Work
  • Wedding and Portrait Photographer
  • Advertising, Commercial and Editorial Photographer
  • Fine Art and Décor
  • Seek Feedback
  • Evaluate Presentation
  • Finalise Presentation
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For each enrollment to our partner course $5.00 goes to UNICEF to help children in Syria crisis. This money will help to provide a safe education to the children in war torn Syria. UNICEF’s aim this year is to assist in providing a formal and safe education for 1.2 million children in Syria. This includes the provision of facilities, school furniture, qualified teachers, rehabilitation, safe learning environments and learning materials. We are very privileged to be working with UNICEF towards this goal.

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The Photography Institute offers you the most advanced and comprehensive online solution to learning available today. We offer the most thorough home study course in photography using the very latest online learning techniques. Our commitment to providing the highest quality training program has resulted in unique teaching and student support systems, which produce unparalleled results

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THE AUTHORS

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GEORGE SEPER

George began his photographic career in New York City in the early 1970s and has gone on to forge an illustrious career where his work has appeared in countless publications worldwide.

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YVETTE WORBOYS

Yvette Worboys has been authoring and teaching photography in the Australian VET sector since 2008 and has been published and exhibited over the last 15 years both nationally and internationally.

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JULIAN WATT

Julian is an established, conceptual advertising photographer, that has won many international awards. Julian also has many years of experience authoring and tutoring materials in the Australian VET sector.

OUR TUTORS

Our handpicked tutors are not only great teachers, but experts in their fields.

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YVETTE WORBOYS

Yvette has over 20 years of experience in both graphic design and photography with interests in the arts from an early age.

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JUSTIN AITKEN

Justin has had his work published in many magazines, books, and websites. He has photographed international & local celebrities and acts, including Metallica, Santana, Dave Dobbyn, Fat Freddy’s Drop and Coldplay.

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GEORGE SEPER

Internationally respected, George Seper has been photographing food for over 30 years

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JULIAN WATT

Julian is an established, conceptual advertising photographer based in Sydney, Australia. Clients work with him because he’s versatile, a wizard with light, has never had to do a reshoot and always makes it look easy.

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Frequently asked Questions

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The courses are designed to be self-paced.  For the Diploma Course, you would expect to dedicate, as per AQF standards, approximately 16 hours per week of structured and non-structured training over an 18 month period. Students studying the  Students studying the Diploma Course are provided up to 18 months to complete their studies.

 

The course is completed online. This means there are no classes to attend. You can study in your own time and at your own pace

All you need for the International Certificate course is a camera. A Digital SLR or Mirrorless (CSC) camera is best; but certainly not essential. We also recommend a recent version of Adobe Photoshop. However, you may use other photo editing programs.

To complete the first assignment of the Australian Accredited Diploma course, you will require access to the following:

  • A 35mm DSLR or Mirrorless (CSC) equivalent that has detachable lenses and can have accessories attached to it.
  • Lenses with 50mm focal length, or a zoom lens with 50mm zoom range for your sensor size.
  • A computer that is capable of running Adobe Software with a minimum of 16GBs of RAM.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud – Photographer’s package or stand-alone Lightroom and Photoshop programs.
  • Adobe Spark (Free with Creative Cloud).

To see a list of what is required to complete the entire Australian Accredited Diploma course, please click here and view the EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS section.

Our courses are compatible with both PC and MAC computers, tablet and smartphone devices.

You can contact your tutor at any time through our secure student site, which you will gain access to once you enrol. Your tutor’s role is to assess your assignments and provide you with feedback. They are also available to answer any questions you may have about the course.

No. The course is designed to allow for students who have had little or no experience in photography.

As the course is provided online, you have the flexibility to start when and where it suits you. If you enrolled today, for example, you could start straight away

All the learning is done online in that when you enrol, you receive a username and password, which enables you to log onto our secure student site. From there, you can download your first module, which you could liken to your textbook as it contains all the information you will need to complete assignment one. Each module is approximately 90 pages in length and is full of detailed, technical information delivered in a friendly, conversational manner that is easy to understand. The concepts are further explained by way of diagrams, images and examples. Once you have completed your assignment (some are just theoretical, but the majority of assignments combine both theory and fun practical tasks), you then upload it onto our site for your tutor to mark. The tutors will give you a grade (out of 10) and a comprehensive evaluation of your work and ideas. Their feedback will help nurture and improve your skills each step of the way.-

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