Diploma in Digital Photography and Photoshop
Learn how to make the most of your digital camera and Adobe Photoshop to take great photos and tell visual stories as a professional or talented amateur.
This diploma course teaches you how to make full use of the advanced features of your camera while you master the art of digital photography. We provide simple step-by-step instructions to get you snapping shots as quickly as possible. Digital cameras have become far more sophisticated and complex since the ?90s so sign up to learn your way around one and make the most of this cutting-edge technology to take photos like a professional.
What You Will Learn In This Free Course
Introduction to Digital Photography
You will be introduced to the building blocks of digital photography starting with the history showing how the first images were captured through to looking at some of the most influential photographers along with the different types or styles of photography. You will then learn about the components of the digital camera and how they work, what the different controls do, how to compose your photos and how to store and manage them for later use.
Working with your camera
This module will explain the function of each of the command modes found on most cameras. It also looks at the relationship between Shutter speed, Aperture and ISO and how to use them to get your optimum shot. Your will learn about the structure of lenses and what the different type of lenses are user for. You will also learn about light – how the eye and camera see it, the different types of light and why it needs to be balanced using the white balance function.
Introduction to Photoshop and Lightroom for Photographers
This module will introduce you to Photoshop and Lightroom, how to navigate, manage images and set your basics preferences for using the apps. In Photoshop you will see how to identify when an image has been obviously photoshopped and how to make more subtle changes. In Lightroom you will learn how to create a catalogue and use the main modules to prepare you images for export the different media.
Digital Photography – First Assessment
This module will test you on your knowledge of the modules in this first section – Introduction to Digital Photography – Working with your Camera – Introduction to Photoshop and Lightroom for Photographers; Module
Getting more our of your camera
In this module you will learn more about light metering, and how to refine the balance between shutter speed, ISO and aperture to get the style of photo you want.; Module
Doing more with Photoshop
This module covers post production techniques in Photoshop such as cropping and straightening photographs, removing small distractions, and using layers and layer masks.; Module
Refining Your Photographic Techniques
In this module you will learn more about depth of field, depth of focus and hyperfocal distances to help you get the sharpness you want in your photos. You will also learn about flash photography and using the histogram to improve image exposure.
Refining Your Photographs Using Photoshop
This module covers post-production techniques in Photoshop such as cloning and removing large objects, as well as using Photoshop filters and selecting an appropriate file format for output.; Module
Digital Photography – Second Assessment
This module will test you on your knowledge of the modules in this first section – Getting more our of your Camera – Doing more with Photoshop – Refining your Photography Techniques – Refining your Photographs with Photoshop