Diploma in photography

Course Description: 

This course is designed to introduce students to the world of Photography. They gain full control over the camera and increasing their proficiency and creativity. It involves indoor and outdoor sessions. 

During the course the students will learn about the technical aspects of digital photography as well as the aesthetic sense of the art form. Students gain an appreciation of the composition and photographic skills necessary to shoot. Students will be allowed to go outside of the classroom to shoot assignments based on what they are learning. 

This course is ideal for everyone, from complete beginners to those already self-taught with cameras and digital technology. As a studio art course, you will be assessed not by tests or writing papers but mainly by your visual work leading to a final portfolio of images. Your ability to grow in the medium, try on new ideas, learn to communicate using the language of this medium, to appreciate ideas and trends in historical as well as contemporary photographic art will all contribute to your grade.

Course Content

1. History of photography

  1. The Evolution from painting to film
  2. The birth of the camera
  3. The history of Camera
  4. Pinhole to SLR 

2. Introduction To Lenses

  1. Comparison of lens with eye
  2. Different types of lenses
  3. Uses of lens in various field
  4. Comparison of Wide, Tele, Macro, Tilt-Shift, CAT lens, Fisheye 
  5. Lens Focal Length

3. Fundamentals of Photography

  1. Setting aperture
  2. Altering the shutter speed
  3. Understanding ISO
  4. How aperture, shutter speed, and ISO work together
  5. Other manual controls 

4. Introduction To Exposure Control

  1. Basic exposure control 
  2. Using Different ISO Ratings
  3. Bracketing exposure
  4. Camera exposure modes

5. DSLR Camera

  1. Know your Cameras
  2. Film Latitude
  3. Bayer Sensor
  4. White Balance
  5. Color Temperatures 
  6. Digital storage,  RAW File    

6. Depth Of Field

  1. How Depth Of Field Works
  2. Compensation With Shutter Speeds
  3. Selective Depth Of Field Examples
  4. Using The Scale And Preview

7. Lighting

  1.  Fundamentals of Light 
  2. The different types of lighting
  3. Outdoor lighting - sunlight
  4. Equipment for outdoor lighting
  5. Introduction to indoor lighting

8. Composition

  1. Volume of Shots
  2. Framing and Balance Framing
  3. Rule of  third
  4. Golden Ratio
  5. Gestalt Law

9. Various Field of Photography 

  1. Wildlife Photography
  2. Portrait Photography
  3. Sports Photography
  4. Industrial Photography
  5. Wedding Photography 
  6. Photo Journalism

10. Digitally editing your photographs

  1. Why you need a digital dark room
  2. Correcting imperfect images
  3. Re-invent photographs as new and different images
  4. What you can do with photo editing software
  5. What to know before you start editing
  6. Workflow
  7. Picture orientation

11. Obtaining employment in photography

  1. The importance of your portfolio
  2. General tips for finding employment 
  3. Entry level photography jobs
  4. Becoming a photographer’s assistant
  5. Obtaining a high paying job in photography


Who Enrolls in this Course?

  • People who want to be a Professional Photographer.
  • People who are new to photography and looking for a career in Photography.
  • People who have been taking photos for years and just want to get better.