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Digital Photography Diploma

Level 3 / NCFE Certificate / PI997

The Digital Camera Diploma covers the skills that will allow you to better understand the workings of your camera, how to control lighting, posing, and to find your direction as your own personal photographer.

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WAS £360.00

NOW £270.00 or only £35.00 initial deposit

course duration: 360 hrs

study type: paper

Course Description

The skills covered will allow you to better understand the workings of your camera, how to control lighting, posing, and to find your direction as your own personal photographer. Each section is covered in friendly, easy to understand terms and you can then put this knowledge into practice in the formal assessments.

Written by an expert in the field, this course gives you the skills, insight and knowledge to broaden your photography expertise whether to take better family images or to go the distance and start your business.

It consists of four Units split into twenty modules with assessments.

Course learning outcomes:
- To understand the basics of photography techniques
- To develop these skills in practical sessions
- Develop an understanding of your own equipment
- To understand different photography specialisms
- To develop an understanding of image editing
- Develop and understand career options and progression routes forward.

Modules

Unit 1: An Introduction to Digital Photography
This unit looks at the basics of camera controls and rules to start taking simple images while utilising the knowledge covered in this unit. Students will understand the history of Digital Photography, and what equipment they will need to suit what level they would like to progress in photography. Students will understand aperture, f/stop and depth of field to be able to use these in a single image.

Unit 2: Digital Photographic Composition
This unit looks at progressing from unit 1, and applying new techniques to broaden skills. Students will learn what file format is best for shooting with depending on the style of photography required. Students will understand exposure compensation, white balance and ISO to improve on their shots from unit 1. Lighting will be covered in natural and artificial light and how best to use it with the advantage of reflectors.

Unit 3: The Practicalities of Digital Photography
This unit looks at the practicalities of photography and the steps forward in producing quality images that can be ready for family and friend or clients. Three specialities are covered in family, portraits and weddings and a brief section on other specialities. This unit looks at giving a more professional critique of the students work and highlighting the professional practice.

Unit 4: Applying your Digital Photographic Skills
This final unit looks at the progression that can be taken by the student. It focuses on possible paths and utilising the previous skills covered. Students will learn about the difference between studio lighting and portable and what is suitable for their own needs, what fees and charges they can look to set for their personal photography or at a business rate. New Photoshop and digital editing suits and basics covered. Some career opportunities will be explored and students will gain an insight into what route they may wish to take.

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge is required to study this Digital Photography Diploma.

Assessment

Assessment is made by completing a series of assessment questions at the end of each unit, which are to be submitted and marked by your tutor.

Awarding Organisation

This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

Support

You will receive the Digital Photography Diploma manual, assignments and student handbook plus tutor support by mail and email. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that unlimited support is available for your home study Digital Photography Diploma, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

course description

Course Description

The skills covered will allow you to better understand the workings of your camera, how to control lighting, posing, and to find your direction as your own personal photographer. Each section is covered in friendly, easy to understand terms and you can then put this knowledge into practice in the formal assessments.

Written by an expert in the field, this course gives you the skills, insight and knowledge to broaden your photography expertise whether to take better family images or to go the distance and start your business.

It consists of four Units split into twenty modules with assessments.

Course learning outcomes:
- To understand the basics of photography techniques
- To develop these skills in practical sessions
- Develop an understanding of your own equipment
- To understand different photography specialisms
- To develop an understanding of image editing
- Develop and understand career options and progression routes forward.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge is required to study this Digital Photography Diploma.

assessment

Assessment

Assessment is made by completing a series of assessment questions at the end of each unit, which are to be submitted and marked by your tutor.

support

Support

You will receive the Digital Photography Diploma manual, assignments and student handbook plus tutor support by mail and email. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that unlimited support is available for your home study Digital Photography Diploma, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

modules

Modules

Unit 1: An Introduction to Digital Photography
This unit looks at the basics of camera controls and rules to start taking simple images while utilising the knowledge covered in this unit. Students will understand the history of Digital Photography, and what equipment they will need to suit what level they would like to progress in photography. Students will understand aperture, f/stop and depth of field to be able to use these in a single image.

Unit 2: Digital Photographic Composition
This unit looks at progressing from unit 1, and applying new techniques to broaden skills. Students will learn what file format is best for shooting with depending on the style of photography required. Students will understand exposure compensation, white balance and ISO to improve on their shots from unit 1. Lighting will be covered in natural and artificial light and how best to use it with the advantage of reflectors.

Unit 3: The Practicalities of Digital Photography
This unit looks at the practicalities of photography and the steps forward in producing quality images that can be ready for family and friend or clients. Three specialities are covered in family, portraits and weddings and a brief section on other specialities. This unit looks at giving a more professional critique of the students work and highlighting the professional practice.

Unit 4: Applying your Digital Photographic Skills
This final unit looks at the progression that can be taken by the student. It focuses on possible paths and utilising the previous skills covered. Students will learn about the difference between studio lighting and portable and what is suitable for their own needs, what fees and charges they can look to set for their personal photography or at a business rate. New Photoshop and digital editing suits and basics covered. Some career opportunities will be explored and students will gain an insight into what route they may wish to take.

awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.