Photography Professional with Adobe Photoshop®

Entry Level

Clinical Practice

2-4 Months

Requirements

High School Diploma or GED

Program Details

Mobile-Ready

National Certification Opportunity

All Textbooks & Materials Included

Laptops Available

24/7 Learner Support

Certificate of Completion

Clinical Externship Opportunity

As low as

$183/mo

$3,950 total

Program Description

In order to be a successful photographer, it is important to understand the camera, lenses, concepts related to light and exposure, the digital workspace, and photo editing using computer software. Professional photographers especially must understand how to print and display their photos, how to organize a large number of photographs, and how to store them securely. Excellent photographers understand how to use light and design theory to create the desired image for a specific purpose. This program designed to teach digital photography skills to those seeking to become successful photographers.

The photography industry is expected to grow 3 percent from 2014 to 2024. Photography professionals can use their artistic and technical skills to help any photography business grow, including their own. With the addition of Adobe Photoshop®, this program ensures learners have the technical skills to enhance their digital projects even further, editing and altering photos in a way that ensure clients are pleased with the work

Program Objectives

  • Describe a career as a professional photographer including the different niches
  • Explain the use of the various camera types and controls
  • Describe the characteristics and use of various lenses
  • Explain the physics of light and exposure in photography
  • Identify the various equipment and workflow strategies needed by the professional photographer
  • Explain basic image edition concepts
  • Describe equipment, supplies, and techniques used to print and display photographs
  • Describe effective strategies commonly used to organize and store images
  • Describe the qualities of light are used to create desired image effects
  • Explain basic photograph design concepts and techniques
  • Identify major people and milestones in the history of photography
  • Explain the different types of business structures common for professional photographers
  • Explain the different components of a business plan for a photography business
  • Explain how a professional photography can brand a photography business endeavor and how effective branding can help the photography business
  • Explain the different components of a marketing plan for a photography business
  • Explain common ways that a professional photographer can use social media to advance a photography business
  • Explain the concepts related to costs and pricing in a photography business
  • Detail the important considerations and legal and ethical principles related to the required contracts for a photography business
  • Learn the foundational skills needed to effectively communicate using digital media tools
  • Learn to use Adobe Photoshop®
  • Use Microsoft Office®

Certification Opportunities

After completing this program, learners will have the opportunity to take the leading national/industry-recognized certification exam(s) essential to entry-level employment in this fast-growing field.

National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Photography Professional (PHOTO)

Adobe Certified Associate Photoshop®

Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity

Learners who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience. As learners progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.

Note: Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.

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