Online Photography Course

PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN

PHOTOGRAPHY

Online Photography Course

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1,203,710 Students

Are you happy with your photographs? Do you feel that you are fully realising your potential with your camera? Chances are, like most of us that if you were not born a photography whiz, you are probably finding it difficult to understand how to use your camera to get perfect visuals. There are so many settings and dials to learn and remember, where do you even start? If you want to make your photographs stand out, then you must learn the basics from the pros. Enrol in Shaw Academy’s Online Photography Course that will walk you through the fundamentals of photography. You will master the skill of working with your camera, understand how to get the most from your lens and how to perfect your exposure for the quintessential romantic sunset shot. With lessons that are strictly hands-on and interactive, you will soon turn a pro yourself. Our online photography courses allow students to engross themselves in a curriculum enabling them to explore unlimited creative possibilities. Sign up now!

1,203,710 Successful Graduates

8 Interactive Lessons

4 Weeks Long

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Module I - Introduction

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8 Interactive Lessons

Weekly Assignments + Fun Quizzes

If you miss a lesson, you can always view the recordings later.

### Lesson 1 - Get started: What do you want to shoot?

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The first of your photography classes will start with an overview of modern day imagery. Be inspired as you are introduced to different photographic styles in the context of using them as a form of communication.

Lesson one finishes with familiarising yourself with camera types and working out which one is the best suited to your abilities. Sign up now!

### Lesson 2 - Camera basics: Start taking control

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Begin by decoding camera terminology, its various modes and functions. Expand your creative control by mastering basic camera techniques to produce innovative and meaningful visuals.

Make the most of your time so that you can enjoy your photography quickly. Sign up now!

### Lesson 3 - Lenses: Your view of the world through your camera

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Decrypt the use of a lens to capture a scene the way your eyes visualise it. Master the concept of focal length and exposure that is absolutely essential for you to add a completely new layer to your photography subjects and getting the most out of your current setup. Sign up now!

### Lesson 4 - Start seeing as a photographer

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During your photography classes, you are taught the fundamentals of composition referring to elements and their relationship to placement in the visual. Experiment with new ideas to enhance your photographs. Sign up now!

### Lesson 5 - Shutter speeds: Adding dynamic movement to your photography

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Add an element of drama and sophistication by getting acquainted with motion and depth.

What shutter speeds are and how to use them creatively to capture motion. An important step to full control. That is what you get in lesson 5 in this digital photography school. Sign up now!

### Lesson 6 - Apertures: Controlling light and depth

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Your step to taking full control is to get a full-fledged tutorial on apertures. Become familiar with using them effectively to create a sense of depth in your images. Sign up now!

### Lesson 7 - Good Exposure and the Light meter

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What is exposure and how the camera measures light? Improve your skills in the light meter to control the exposure so that your photos are no longer too bright or too dark. Sign up now!

### Lesson 8 - Fully manual mode: Take complete control

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You only become a photographer when you have completely mastered the fully manual mode. This is possibly one of the most vital of your photography courses that fully unlocks creative and technical control and showcases your talent as a professional photographer. Sign up now!

Module II - Mastering Light Module

### Week 1: Advanced Exposure

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In this lesson we will discuss in detail the cameras histogram and how this is an essential tool for making extremely accurate exposures in any lighting condition. It will also allow you to make critical decisions about your exposure, without relying on the visual image that your camera shows you on screen. The beauty of this knowledge is that you won’t even have to look at the image on the screen to know that you have the right exposure.Sign up now!

### Week 2: Mastering Exposure For Colour Images

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This lesson takes your abilities to refine and control exposure even further. It will look how spot metering can be used to meter different tones within your image, to identify how much light is being reflected from a variety of subject and tones, and create the best exposure in any situation. An advanced knowledge of the tones in your scene will ensure that you will always create accurate and consistent images.Sign up now!

### Week 3: Introduction To Flash Photography

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Having the skills and ability to use flash lighting in your photography is as important as being able to work with natural light. In this lesson we will be looking at all of the various uses of flash in photography. Flash is an essential tool to any photographer whether you just want to add a little bit of light to eliminate shadow or you want to light an entire scene. Knowledge on flash allows you to control and shape the light to create stunning images.Sign up now!

### Week 4: Studio Flash And Shaping Light

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In this lesson, we will be looking at how light can be shaped and manipulated to give you much more control over how your subject is represented. We will be looking at different styles of lighting commonly used in studio photography and the set ups to achieve them. This will broaden the range of lighting options you have when you are doing a studio shoot and expand your creative abilities.Sign up now!

Module III - Powerful Enhancement Module

### Week 1: Camera Raw Processing

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The ability to shoot images that are completely unprocessed in camera gives you complete control over image quality. Shooting in Raw gives you greater control over exposure, tone, sharpness and compression. We will be looking at how using the camera raw processing software can give you much more creative capabilities, whilst maintaining the highest quality files possible from your camera.Sign up now!

### Week 2: Creating Black And White Images - Part 1

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Capturing amazing dramatic Black and White images requires a completely different thought process than shooting in colour. When shooting black and white images you focus much more on light, tone and contrast. In this lesson, you will learn how to develop this new thought process and visual awareness, for seeing and capturing pictures that will make stunning black and white images.Sign up now!

### Week 3: Creating Black And White Images - Part 2

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Converting images from colour, into strong dynamic black and white images is no easy task. You will learn how to manipulate colours in an image, to create stunning tones and contrast when they are converted into Black and White. This will ensure you are producing images that resemble the work of the traditional masters of black and white photography.Sign up now!

### Week 4: High Dynamic Range (HDR)

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HDR photography allows the photographer to create images with increased dynamic range. This is a photograph that is created by using multiple exposures, to create a scene that is full of detail, from the deepest blacks to the whitest highlights. The key to capturing successful HDR photos is preparation. In these lessons, you will learn how to properly set up for the HDR photo and then how to bring it together to create a stunning final photo.Sign up now!

Module IV - Creative Techniques Module

### Week 1: Advanced Lens Techniques

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How many times have you captured a photo that you are proud of, only to view it closely afterwards on a monitor and be disappointed that it is not sharp? This is a frequent occurrence for photographers. There are steps that we can take to ensure the sharpest photos in any situation with any lens available to us. This lesson covers this in detail but also looks at other effects that you can achieve with our lenses such as Bokeh.Sign up now!

### Week 2: Low Light Photography

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After dark, the entire world changes and offers a completely different photographic experience. These lessons explore the exciting world of low light photography and the incredible images we can make with long exposures, drawing with light and using flash for extra impact. We will also explore astrophotography and the process of capturing the night sky.Sign up now!

### Week 3: Macro

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### Week 4: Colour Management And Output

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When all the hard work is done and your images are looking amazing, you will want them to look as good in print as they do on screen. This can often be the most frustrating part of the photographic process. You can put in all of that hard work perfecting your images, only to get prints back that are either too bright or too dark. The colours can often be totally different than what you saw on screen. Colour management is essential to ensure you have consistent colour, tone, brightness levels, contrast from camera all the way through the post production stages, right up to the final print.Sign up now!

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Amanda Black Moore

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I'm learning so much in the photography course! The lessons are interesting and fun. I love that Tom gives visual examples of the concepts and ideas being taught.

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Darren Verbout

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The photography course that Shaw Academy has to offer is over the top! When signing up, I wasn't sure how well it would go, if I would have much interaction with the staff, if comprehension would be an issue? Let me just say, this course can start anyone, and I mean anyone in the right direction! Thomas Woods has an amazing skill as an instructor. You can tell that he is passionate about what he does & that in turn creates excitement and passion in us as students.

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Darcy Lynn

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If you want to expand your photography skills and knowledge, take your photography to the next level or just have a better understanding of what you have already been doing, then Diploma in Photography is for you! Diploma in Photography is a well designed and well presented course. The Information is well thought out and delivered in each lesson in concise easy-to-understand format, with good audio and visual presentation.

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Heidi Allen Wesolowski

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I am LOVING this Foundation of Photography course! I have a fancy camera and not much of an idea how to use it to take control and to take amazing photos. When I saw the Groupon I was intrigued.

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Jackie Fabre

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I have registered with to do my Photography Course, and I have been nothing but pleased. The information is stunningly laid out and the instructors are clear and very interactive.