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Digital Photography-Advanced Certificate

Program Code: 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. All credits from this certificate may be applied toward the Digital Photography technical diploma.

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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

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Requirements for Certificate Entry:

• Completion of Digital Photography Certificate.

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Curriculum
Catalog No. Description
Credits
10-145-185
Organizing Your Small Business
3
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. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-203-189
Photography-Digital Editing Ad
3
10-203-189 PHOTOGRAPHY-DIGITAL EDITING ADVANCED ...this course will cover advanced functions of Adobe Photoshop image editing. (Prerequisite: 10-203-187, Photography-Digital Editing) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-145-189
Writing a Business Plan-Small
3
10-145-189 WRITING A BUSINESS PLAN-SMALL BUSINESS ...as 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. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
Choose five of the following courses:
10-203-123
Photography-Commercial
1
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) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-203-120
Photography-Landscape/Nature
1
10-203-120 PHOTOGRAPHY-LANDSCAPE AND 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) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-203-125
Photography-Night/Low Light
1
10-203-125 PHOTOGRAPHY-NIGHT AND 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) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-203-127
Photography-Print & Color Mgmt
1
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. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-203-122
Photography-Sports/Events
1
10-203-122 PHOTOGRAPHY-SPORTS AND 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) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-203-126
Photography-DSLR Video
1
10-203-126 PHOTOGRAPHY-DSLR VIDEO ...video 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. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-203-121
Photography-Portrait
1
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) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-203-124
Photography-Wedding
1
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) Course Typically Offered: Fall
Certificate Total
14
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