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Digital Photography-Advanced Certificate

Certificate Number 902032

The Digital Photography Advanced Certificate is designed for the person who wants to pursue a career in photography as an entrepreneur or as an employee in a photography studio. The student will learn advanced image editing techniques and increase their knowledge in photography specialty areas, as well as learn the business skills needed to run a successful photography business.

Certificate Completers will be able to

. Capture professional digital images in diverse specialty areas of photography.
. Critique and effectively communicate with images.
. Construct a professional photo shoot.
. Produce mixed media slideshows.
. Edit images effectively and efficiently using advanced techniques.
. Edit images at a professional level with commercial quality.
. Plan and present a business plan.
. Manage finances for a small business.

Completers will be able to apply credits toward the following programs:

. 312031, Photography

Requirements for Certificate Entry:

. Strong computer skills. Macintosh platform preferred.
. Completion of Digital Photography Certificate recommended.


Catalog No. Description Credits

10-145-185 Organizing Your Small Business
10-203-189 Photography-Digital Editing Ad
10-145-189 Writing a Business Plan-Small


10-203-123 Photography-Commercial
10-203-120 Photography-Landscape/Nature
10-203-125 Photography-Night/Low Light
10-203-127 Photography-Print & Color Mgmt
10-203-122 Photography-Sports/Events
10-203-126 Photography-DSLR Video
10-203-121 Photography-Portrait
10-203-124 Photography-Wedding

Certificate Total

Course Descriptions

10-145-185 Organizing Your Small Business...the components of small business ownership; examining a variety of small business startup and operation scenarios. Assesses your own readiness to begin the entrepreneurial adventure.

10-203-123 Photography-Commercial...photograph consumer products to meet layout specifications for promotions and publications. Techniques include set design, lighting three-dimensional objects. Topics include tabletop photography, food, and digital enhancement. You must have access to an SLR digital camera. (Prerequisite: 10-203-178, Digital Photography Advanced)

10-203-120 Photography-Landscape/Nature...photograph landscapes, wildlife, plant, waterways, close-ups of natural scenes and textures emphasizing aesthetic value. Techniques involved depth-of-field, shutter speed, lenses, lighting, HDR, editing. Topics include equipment, focal length, and ethics. You must have access to an SLR digital camera. (Prerequisite: 10-203-104, Photography Digital)

10-203-125 Photography-Night/Low Light...photograph outdoor and indoor low-light situations and at night, including start trails, painting with light, street scenes, fireworks, parties, lightning. Techniques involved filters, exposure, color temperature, editing, and special effects. You must have access to an SLR digital camera. (Prerequisite: 10-203-104, Photography Digital)

10-203-127 Photography-Print & Color Mgmt...visual and digital color, gamut and color spaces, calibration and profiling techniques, color management workflow for photographers, choosing a printer, paper, printing labs, preparing and printing images.

10-203-122 Photography-Sports/Events...photograph a variety of sports and events for editorial and advertising purposes. Techniques involved aperture, shutter speed, lighting, focal lengths, bursting. Topics include equipment, location, storytelling, photojournalism, vernacular photography, etiquette. You must have access to an SLR digital camera. (Prerequisite: 10-203-104, Photography Digital)

10-203-126 Photography-DSLR resolution and frame rates, DSLR video camera functions, achieving correct exposure and white balance, achieving good audio, composition and story development, video editing, creating a movie, movie delivery formats.

10-203-189 Photography-Digital Editing Ad...this course will cover advanced functions of Adobe Photoshop image editing. (Prerequisite: 10-203-187, Photography-Digital Editing)

10-203-121 Photography-Portrait...photograph individuals, couples, and groups of all ages. Techniques and topics include lighting, flattering posing, directing subjects, portraiture styles. You must have access to an SLR digital camera. (Prerequisite: 10-203-178, Digital Photography Advanced)

10-203-124 Photography-Wedding...photograph weddings in a digital world. Techniques include lighting, posing, photographic elements, traditional versus photojournalistic. Topics include equipment, indoor and outdoor locations, wedding day workflow, etiquette, and post-even workflow. You must have access to an SLR digital camera. (Prerequisite: 10-203-178, Digital Photography Advanced)

10-145-189 Writing a Business Plan-Sm a necessary component to beginning a small business, from addressing facets of the business plan, observing various types of plans, to realizing readiness to begin. Plan preparation/presentation are required.

For more information, please contact: The Business & Information Technology Department,(920) 498-5435 or (800) 422-NWTC, extension 5435,or contact Enrollment Services at 888-385-NWTC.