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    Certified Professional Photographer

    This certified professional photographer course is designed to help you acquire the credentials and the necessary skillsets to pursue a career as a portrait, aerial, news, scientific,fine-arts, or commercial photographer. As a student of this course, you’ll learn a number of different photography techniques and photography fundamentals that include: • The science of optics • Photo editing • Technical skills involving digital photography • Subject-dependent techniques • Freelance professional entrepreneurship Our goal is to ensure that our students learn as much as possible from this course. Therefore, we’ve included various audio and visual multimedia presentations to make the learning process even more engaging. We’ve taken that even further by including interactive elements as well.

    Program Name

    Certified Professional Photographer

    Program Code

    WE-MD-74061

    Website Short Description

    This certified professional photographer course is designed to help you acquire the credentials and the necessary skillsets to pursue a career as a portrait, aerial, news, scientific,fine-arts, or commercial photographer.
    As a student of this course, you’ll learn a number of different photography techniques and photography fundamentals that include:
    • The science of optics
    • Photo editing
    • Technical skills involving digital photography
    • Subject-dependent techniques
    • Freelance professional entrepreneurship
    Our goal is to ensure that our students learn as much as possible from this course. Therefore, we’ve included various audio and visual multimedia presentations to make the learning process even more engaging. We’ve taken that even further by including interactive elements as well.
    For a complete learning experience, we also provide our students with access to a valuable tool, Adobe Photoshop, for an entire year.
    Once you complete this photography course, you’ll be awarded a voucher for the Certified Professional Photographer certification by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). With certification, you’ll be able to improve your opportunities for the future as well.
    You don’t need to be an expert photographer to enroll yourself in this course. This course will help entry-level photographers take their skills to the next level!

    Duration

    12 months

    Hours

    645

    Language

    English

    Outline

    Module 1 - Professional Photography
    • Identify the basic principles of photography and camera anatomy
    • List the steps involved in processing photographs
    • Recall digital photography techniques, including composition
    • Recognize the basics of establishing depth of field, perspective, and lighting
    • Define techniques for improving your photographs, including corrective elements and special effects

    Module 2 - Start Your Own Photography Business
    • Recall the steps need to get established as a home-based photographer
    • Recognize the financial and legal aspects of owning your own photography business
    • Identify a business plan and how to track expenses
    • List how to manage and market a photography business

    Module 3 - Create Stunning Digital Photographs
    • Identify how composition, shutter, aperture, lighting, exposure and image file type affect a digital photograph
    • Recall how to troubleshoot and correct your own digital photography files
    • Recognize different techniques for shooting people, places, events, and animals using auto and scene modes
    • List techniques and fixes for common photo flaws

    Module 4 - Learn Photoshop Elements 2021
    • Recall how to organize, import digital images, and manage media
    • Identify how to select, correct and alter images using basic editing tools
    • Choose advanced editing techniques to add artistic touches
    • Recognize how to get your work off the hard drive and in the hands of others

    Module 5 - The Art of Photographing Nature
    • List isolation and composition techniques
    • Recognize perspective and color of the subject
    • Recall the elements of design and different types of lighting
    • Identify creative options available for the photographer

    Module 6 - Unforgettable Digital Photography
    • Define basic compositional techniques for photography
    • Recall how to see like a photographer and how to tell stories through photos
    • Recognize the technical aspects of photography
    • Identify how to look beyond your subject by using props and backdrops

    Audience

    With a photo you can capture a memory that will brighten a life forever and immortalize those captured. Becoming a certified professional photographer will allow you to explore and experience the world in a new and exciting way. This program is targeted at individuals seeking the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career in the thriving field of Photography. The training in this program is ideal for both entry level professionals looking to start out in the field and those professionals currently working in the field who are looking to either advance their skills or prepare to sit for an industry certification.

    Certification

    The Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) Certification from PPA assures potential employers and clients of a photographer's knowledge, experience and continuance to develop new skills and techniques. It is a declaration of your professional competence! Being a CPP is like quality assurance because certification is a credential consumers and businesses understand. More importantly, it provides you with a tool for telling the world—and all those potential clients—why they should call you rather than a competitor down the street.
    Getting your CPP is a simple 3-step process.
    • Declare your candidacy
    • Pass the CPP exam
    • Successfully complete the image submission
    Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.

    Instructor Description

    Though this program is a self-paced program it is supported by an educational mentor. Educational mentors are subject matter experts who have years of experience in their field as well as the necessary educational training and credentials to work as an expert. The mentor is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Mentors also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. In eLearning, motivation is a key tool to success. Because of this, mentors provide encouraging comments, feedback, and coaching to motivate learners throughout the duration of the program to support completion and success!

    Required Materials

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

    Internet Connection
    • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
    Hardware Requirements
    • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
    • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

    Software Requirements
    • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
    • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)

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