Advanced Photography & Compositing Course:

Welcome to Proline Film Academy, where our commitment to fostering creativity and individual growth sets the stage for an unparalleled educational experience. Our advanced Still Photography & Compositing course provides a dynamic environment that goes beyond conventional learning.
At Proline, we prioritize a personalized approach, ensuring that each student is recognized by name from day one. Our academy thrives on a strong sense of team spirit, fostering collaboration among students and our dedicated team. Here, you'll find an atmosphere that nurtures your unique voice as a Photographer or filmmaker.
We are proud to be recognized as a premier institution dedicated to honing your skills and preparing you for a successful career. Through the production of impactful work and valuable interactions with industry professionals, Proline Film Academy is the launchpad for your journey in the world of Still Photography and Compositing. Join us and let your creativity flourish in an environment where you are not just a student but a vital part of a vibrant creative community.

Joy Porter teaching the photography calss at Proline Film Academy
on location hands-on experience photography class at Proline Film Academy

We Are The Best

At Proline Film Academy, our mission is to inspire through innovative education, focusing on career readiness in the Film & Photography industry. Our Advanced Still Photography course embodies this commitment, offering a curriculum that seamlessly blends technical expertise with artistic exploration, delivered by a faculty of seasoned industry professionals.

Situated in the heart of Kampala, our education transcends traditional boundaries, employing reflective teaching methods and hands-on learning experiences. Our programs are meticulously designed to immerse aspiring talents in industry practices and cutting-edge technologies. Through collaboration, students discover their unique voices and are equipped to achieve their career aspirations in the dynamic realms of Filmmaking & Photography.
Proline Film Academy stands as a beacon of excellence, shaping individuals into industry-ready professionals prepared to make a lasting impact in the ever-evolving landscape of Film and Photography.

Why Choose PFA?

At Proline Film Academy, we transcend traditional education, empowering individuals through our advanced Still Photography & Compositing course.
In the realm of Photography and Filming, we catalyze the transformation of aspiring individuals into entrepreneurs and empower entrepreneurs to become agents of change. Our mission extends beyond skill acquisition; we aim to guide you in advancing your life, unveiling your purpose, and addressing youth unemployment.

Rooted in the belief that education should lead to tangible outcomes, Proline Film Academy stands as a beacon of support for aspiring youth. Whether you aspire to be a Photographer, Director, Writer, Producer, Cinematographer, or partake in various crew roles, our academy provides a comprehensive film education.
Our slogan, "Learn Something & Do Something," encapsulates our commitment to bridging the gap between knowledge and action, fostering a generation of skilled professionals ready to make a meaningful impact in the dynamic world of film and photography.

Photography students learning how to work with exposure during the on-location practicals at Proline Film Academy

Enroll in Proline Film Academy's Advanced Photography course to gain a comprehensive understanding of both introductory and advanced techniques in the realm of photography. Our systematic and thorough approach places a strong emphasis on image sensors and digital workflow, enabling students to cultivate essential skills for consistently achieving remarkable results and establishing a solid foundation in the visual language of photography.

Within the course, we delve into the intricacies of Creative Photoshop Working Techniques, equipping aspiring photographers, retouchers, and even amateur Photoshop users with the indispensable knowledge to transform their photos into genuine works of art. Our practical lessons are designed to provide you with the most useful and cutting-edge techniques, presented in distinct sections for optimal learning.

At Proline Film Academy, we are firm believers that mastering Photoshop doesn't require an exhaustive understanding of the entire program's theory. Drawing from our own experience, we know that the most effective way to learn is by doing, especially when it comes to such a powerful software like Photoshop CC.
Unleash your creativity and learn to create complex and beautiful photo composites through this course. Discover the fundamentals and secrets of photo compositing, advanced masking techniques, luminosity and color adjustments, selective sharpening, and more. With digital photo editing, the possibilities are limitless, and at Proline Film Academy, we guide you to reach new heights in your photography journey.
Remember our motto: "Learn Something & Do Something." Enroll in our Advanced Photography course and transform your passion into expertise. The sky's the limit when it comes to unleashing your potential in the world of digital photography.

Embarking on a journey into the captivating world of photography requires more than just an eye for aesthetics—it demands a comprehensive understanding of advanced techniques, technical skills, and the ability to translate creative visions into stunning visual narratives. Proline Film Academy's Advanced Still Photography & Compositing course stands out as an unparalleled opportunity for youth seeking to master the art and science of capturing timeless moments. Here's a detailed exploration of why enrolling in this course is a transformative investment for aspiring photographers:

Comprehensive Curriculum:
The course is meticulously crafted to provide a well-rounded education, covering both fundamental principles and cutting-edge techniques in still photography. Students will delve into the nuances of composition, lighting, and framing, gaining a profound understanding of the visual language of photography.

Advanced Technical Skills:
Beyond the basics, the program places a strong emphasis on advanced technical skills essential for professional photographers. This includes in-depth knowledge of various camera systems, intricate understanding of exposure settings, and mastery of complex shooting scenarios.

Digital Workflow Mastery:
In an era dominated by digital technology, understanding the digital workflow is paramount. The course guides students through the entire process, from capturing the image to post-production, ensuring a seamless transition from concept to the final, polished photograph.

Creative Photoshop Techniques:
Elevate your photography to new heights by learning creative Photoshop techniques. Our course equips students with the skills needed to enhance and manipulate images, turning ordinary photographs into extraordinary pieces of art. Unleash your creativity with the power of Photoshop.

Practical Learning Approach:
At Proline Film Academy, we believe in the power of experiential learning. The course is designed to be hands-on, allowing students to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios. Practical exercises and projects foster a deep understanding of the concepts taught.

Expert Instructors:
Learn from seasoned professionals and industry experts who bring a wealth of experience to the classroom. Our instructors are dedicated to nurturing the talents of each student, providing personalized guidance and insights to help them thrive in the competitive field of photography.

Networking Opportunities:
Proline Film Academy serves as a hub for creative minds. By enrolling in the Advanced Still Photography course, students gain access to a vibrant community of fellow photographers, mentors, and industry connections, opening doors to potential collaborations and career opportunities.

Portfolio Development:
A strong portfolio is essential in showcasing one's skills to potential clients and employers. The course includes portfolio development sessions, ensuring that students graduate with a compelling body of work that reflects their growth and proficiency in still photography.

Career Guidance:
Our commitment goes beyond the classroom. Proline Film Academy provides career guidance and support, helping students navigate the professional landscape and make informed decisions about their future in the world of still photography.

"Learn Something & Do Something":
At Proline Film Academy, our motto encapsulates the essence of our educational philosophy. We don't just teach theory; we empower our students to apply their knowledge and skills actively. The course is a transformative journey that enables participants to learn, create, and make a significant impact in the realm of still photography.
In conclusion, enrolling in Proline Film Academy's Advanced Still Photography & Compositing course is not just an educational choice; it is a pivotal step toward unlocking your full potential as a photographer. Whether you aspire to pursue a career in commercial photography, photojournalism, or fine art, our comprehensive program is designed to equip you with the tools and knowledge needed to thrive in the dynamic and evolving field of still photography. Elevate your passion, hone your skills, and embark on a journey of creative excellence with Proline Film Academy.

Why Choose Us

At Proline Film Academy, our commitment to individualized support and unparalleled professional training has fueled the expansion of our offerings. The entrance to our Advanced Still Photography & Compositing course, like all our full-time filmmaking programs, is contingent upon a rigorous and competitive interview and application process. Elevate your photographic skills and creative prowess with the excellence that defines Proline Film Academy.

  • Professional Workflow

    Our Advanced Still Photography & Compositing course at Proline Film Academy employs a meticulously crafted professional teaching workflow. Beginning with a comprehensive introduction to advanced photography techniques, students progress to hands-on sessions focusing on creative Photoshop compositing. Instructors, industry experts, guide each student through a personalized learning journey, ensuring mastery of technical skills and artistic vision. The course's dynamic structure seamlessly integrates theory and practical application, fostering a deep understanding of the evolving landscape of still photography and compositing. Join us to refine your craft and excel in the art of visual storytelling.

  • Great Experience

    With an illustrious 23-year tenure in Production, Proline Film Academy has honed a distinguished professional teaching experience in the realm of Advanced Still Photography & Compositing. Our instructors bring a wealth of industry expertise, guiding students through a transformative journey that marries technical proficiency with creative brilliance. Join us to benefit from decades of proven excellence and elevate your skills in the dynamic world of visual storytelling.

  • Product Photography

    Explore Uganda's sole comprehensive photography course, seamlessly integrating studio work and post-production. Immerse yourself in our professional product photography program, meticulously designed for crafting images tailored for the advertising domain—a realm distinct from conventional catalog or basic product photography. Elevate your skills as we guide you toward creating compelling images strategically crafted to enhance product sales.

Photography students end of year diploma  graduation ceremony at Proline Film Academy
Photography students hands on practical exams at Proline Film Academy

Wedding Photography

Discover the differentiating factors that elevate wedding photographers to sought-after status. Uncover the seamless fusion of fashion photography and wedding photography in our exclusive Advanced Still Photography & Compositing course at Proline Film Academy. Elevate your craft by mastering the intersection of elegance, storytelling, and technical finesse in the realm of wedding photography.

  • Street Photography

    Embark on a transformative journey in our Advanced Still Photography course at Proline Film Academy, where students delve into the art of advanced street photography. Learn the intricacies of capturing authentic moments in dynamic urban environments, honing skills in composition, storytelling, and technical precision. Our seasoned instructors guide students through hands-on exercises and real-world scenarios, ensuring a deep understanding of street photography's nuances. Elevate your craft and develop a unique visual voice that stands out in the world of contemporary image-making.

  • Master Retouching Hair

    Elevate your expertise in our Advanced Still Photography & Compositing course at Proline Film Academy, where we delve into the intricate art of professional retouching, with a special focus on the challenging realm of hair. Uncover the nuances of rescuing details, eliminating flyaways, adding volume, and refining hair definition in any photograph. Our distinguished tutors at PFA meticulously deconstruct every Photoshop tool and technique, providing comprehensive insights to achieve consistently picture-perfect results. Master the intricacies of hair retouching, a key component in producing refined and polished imagery in the professional realm.

  • Lifestyle Photography

    Enroll in our Advanced Still Photography & Compositing course at Proline Film Academy, where you'll have the exclusive opportunity to learn from esteemed professional photographer Mrs. Joy Porter. Immerse yourself in on-location shoots capturing outdoor lifestyle photos on the beach and within Kampala, refining your ability to convey an immersive experience to viewers. Mrs. Porter guides you through diverse lighting scenarios, demonstrating adept handling of various equipment, from strobes to diffusion panels. Acquire invaluable insights into lighting, posing, and composition, navigating different locations and situations with finesse under her expert mentorship.

  • Real Estate Photography

    In our Advanced Still Photography & Compositing course at Proline Film Academy, we prioritize efficiency in real estate photography—an essential skill set. Learn from seasoned professionals to swiftly deliver quality images, optimizing your workflow. Gain insider tips to capture meticulously composed photographs, enabling potential buyers to visualize a property's layout. Acquire expertise in controlling light sources and preventing color contamination. Master the art of clean masking, ensuring seamless removal of yourself and equipment from final images. Additionally, discover strategies for building a compelling portfolio on any budget.

01. About Our Advanced Photography Course: Inside the COURSE CONTENTS

THIS COMPREHENSIVE COURSE CATERS TO A DIVERSE AUDIENCE:

[A] - Designed for photography enthusiasts aged 16 and above, this course is tailored to individuals seeking to maximize their DSLR camera's potential, providing in-depth insights and practical skills.
[B] - Tailored for those aspiring to become Professional Commercial Wedding Photographers, this advanced still photography course encompasses a thorough curriculum, equipping participants with the expertise necessary for success in this specialized field.
[C] - Ideal for marketing and communication professionals, this course offers a nuanced understanding of the creative workflow, enabling participants to enhance their skills and creativity in visual storytelling.

Photography student's learning environment at Proline Film Academy

Innovative

Experience innovation at its pinnacle with Proline Film Academy's Photography Course, where creativity meets cutting-edge techniques. Our curriculum seamlessly integrates innovative approaches, ensuring students stay ahead in the dynamic realm of photography. Explore groundbreaking methods, from advanced still photography to compositing, and unleash your creative potential in an environment that fosters innovation. Join us and embrace a transformative learning experience that propels you to the forefront of the evolving field of visual storytelling. Innovate, captivate, and redefine your photographic journey with Proline Film Academy.

Photography student's learning lighting at Proline Film Academy

Pro - Lighting

Illuminate your photographic journey with Proline Film Academy's cutting-edge Pro-Lighting techniques integrated into our Photography Course.
Elevate your skills as you master the art of professional lighting, from studio setups to outdoor environments.
Our industry-driven curriculum ensures hands-on experience with state-of-the-art lighting equipment, empowering you to capture stunning images with precision.
Join us, and let Proline Film Academy be your guiding light to excellence in the dynamic world of photography. Light up your creativity and career with our Pro-Lighting-infused Photography Course.

Advanced Photography classroom with state of art at Proline Film Academy

Modern Classes

At Proline Film Academy, our mission is to cultivate a new era of creative professionals within our Modern Hi-tech classrooms.
We seamlessly merge education with the screen industries, fostering a dynamic and innovative learning environment. Guided by exceptional teaching and enriched by practical, hands-on experiences, our photography course transforms students into skilled practitioners.
Immerse yourself in a space where inspiration meets technology, led by influential role models, and embark on a journey of creative excellence at Proline Film Academy.

Onlocation hands on experience with the photography students of 2019 at Proline Film Academy

High-tech gears

Step into the future of photography with Proline Film Academy's state-of-the-art High-Tech Photography Equipment, seamlessly integrated into our photography course. Beyond Photography theory and history, our media school prioritizes immersive, hands-on experiences. Explore a spectrum of photography workshops at PFA, offering a swift yet comprehensive foundation, ensuring you master the intricacies of photography with cutting-edge equipment. Elevate your skills in an environment that blends technology and practical expertise, propelling you towards excellence in the realm of visual storytelling. Enroll now and embrace the fusion of innovation and education at Proline Film Academy.


Semester One:

  • INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY FUNDAMENTALS:
    Module 1: Basics of Photography
    - Submodule 1: Understanding Camera Anatomy
    - Submodule 2: Exposure Triangle (Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO)
    - Submodule 3: Composition Rules for Beginners
  • Module 2: Camera Handling and Techniques
    - Submodule 1: Proper Camera Handling and Maintenance
    - Submodule 2: Basic Shooting Techniques
    - Submodule 3: Introduction to Basic Lighting
  • Foundation of Photography ( Exposure )
  • Foundation of Photography ( Lenses )
  • Foundation of Photography ( Composition )
  • Foundation of Photography ( Specialty Lenses)
  • Foundation of Photography ( Black & White Photography )
  • Foundation of Photography ( Night & Low Light)
  • Module 3: Post-Processing Basics
    - Submodule 1: Introduction to Adobe Lightroom
    - Submodule 2: Basic Image Editing and Enhancement
    - Submodule 3: Color Correction and Image Export
  • Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
  • Aperture and Depth of field Advanced workflows
  • How to define your Style & Brand
  • Photoshop for Entrepreneurs
  • Beauty and Portrait Retouching workflow
  • Becoming a Better Artist - Digital Matte Painting workflow
  • Introduction to creative Photoshop Techniques
  • Advanced Masking and Compositing Hair with Photoshop
  • Working with Perspective in Photoshop
  • Mastering Compositing in Photoshop
  • Working with Text in Photoshop
  • Mastering Color Management in Photoshop
  • Advanced Fashion Retouching in Photoshop
  • Advanced Blending Mode Magic in Photoshop
  • Editing Video & Creating Slide Shows with Photoshop
  • DIY make-Up for Photographers
  • Introduction to Life Style Photography
  • Shooting and Designing Wedding Albums
  • introduction to advanced Headshot Photography
  • Designing an Image Concept
  • Growing Your Instagram Following as a Photographer
  • Retouching Master Class
  • Introduction to HDR Master Class
  • Introduction to Advanced Photoshop Plugins
  • Introduction to Lightroom
  • Photo Editing in Lightroom
  • Where Art meets Architecture
  • Narative Portraiture on-Location
  • Advanced Time Lapse workflow

Semester Two:

  • INTERMIDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY & INTRODUCTION TO COMPOSITING:
    Module 4: Intermediate Composition Techniques
    - Submodule 1: Rule of Thirds and Beyond
    - Submodule 2: Advanced Framing Techniques
    - Submodule 3: Creative Use of Depth and Perspective
  • Advanced Lightroom Workflow & Processing
  • Advanced Commercial Hair Retouching Workflow
  • Module 5: Lighting Techniques
    - Submodule 1: Natural Light Photography - Submodule 2: Introduction to Artificial Lighting - Submodule 3: Advanced Lighting Setups
  • Module 6: Introduction to Compositing
    - Submodule 1: Basics of Digital Compositing
    - Submodule 2: Layering and Blending Techniques
    - Submodule 3: Simple Object Placement and Integration
  • Shooting New-borns, Props and Posing
  • Designing advanced News Letters with Photo Shop
  • Interior Design Photography
  • Introduction to Illustrator
  • Mastering Selections in Photoshop
  • How to shoot Pets in the Studio
  • How to increase Wedding Photography profits without Raising prices
  • Photoshop for Photographers
  • Introduction to nature Photography
  • Advanced Lightroom Processing workflow
  • Natural Light Portraiture & Retouching Techniques
  • Product Photography & Retouching Techniques
  • Introduction to Boudoir Photography
  • Advanced Black & White Photography & Retouching Techniques
  • Matte Painting Master Class
  • How to Boost your Brand in 50 steps
  • Web Elements Design with Photoshop
  • How to Pose family Portraits
  • The Science Of Color
  • How to expand beyond Wedding Photography
  • The Language of Light
  • Animating a 2D Character within Live Action Video in Photoshop and Premiere Pro
  • Quality of light
  • Photography with one Light
  • Advanced Texturizing Images
  • How to Paint With Light
  • How to Light and Pose Beauty Shots
  • Mastering InDesign
  • Advanced Matte Painting And Compositing for film
  • Fashion & Editorial Portrait Photography
  • Advanced retouching with Frequency Separation for Portraits
  • Colored Gel Portraits & Retouching
  • Commercial Color Grading

Semester Three:

  • ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY & COMPOSITING TECHNIQUES:
    Module 7: Advanced Camera Techniques
    - Submodule 1: Mastering Manual Mode
    - Submodule 2: Advanced Focusing Techniques
    - Submodule 3: Advanced Exposure Control
  • Module 8: Specialized Photography Genres:
    - Submodule 1: Portrait Photography
    - Submodule 2: Product Photography
    - Submodule 3: Landscape and Architectural Photography
  • Module 9: Advanced Compositing Techniques:
    - Submodule 1: Advanced Layer Masking
    Submodule 2: Complex Object Integration
    Submodule 3: Photorealistic Compositing
  • Module 10: Portfolio Development:
    - Submodule 1: Building a Professional Portfolio
    Submodule 2: Branding and Marketing Strategies
    Submodule 3: Industry Networking and Online Presence
  • Introduction to advanced Aerial Photography & Retouching Techniques
  • Conceptualizing a Movie Poster with Illustrator
  • Advanced workflow with Speed Lights
  • The Complete Guide To Editorial Food Photography & Photoshop Retouching
  • The Complete Guide To Product Photography & Retouching
  • Sports Photography and Retouching
  • The Art Of Creativity In Fashion Photography
  • How to create Photo books
  • Commercial Retouching workflows
  • Introduction to advanced Creative Photoshop Techniques
  • The Art of Creativity in Fashion Photography
  • Introduction to advanced Commercial Wedding Photography
  • Professional Layer Styles with Photoshop when making Wedding Albums
  • Fashion Photography Posing & Lighting Techniques
  • Real Estate and Architectural Photography
  • Advanced Commercial Beauty Retouching
  • Introduction to advanced Layer Effects in Photoshop
  • Making Books in Lightroom
  • Mastering the Pen Tool and Shape Layers
  • The business of out-door photography & Freelancing
  • How to use Gopro for out-door Photography
  • Advanced Retouching Techniques for Hair in Photoshop
  • Photoshop for Web Design
  • Mastering Luminosity Masks in Photoshop
  • Mastering Color & Tone in Photoshop
  • Advanced Photo Manipulation in Photoshop
  • Creative Perspective Techniques for Artists in Photoshop

SOFTWARE PACKAGES FOR THIS COURSE:

  • Adobe Photo Shop CC
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Adobe Indesign CC
  • Adobe Light Room CC
  • Imagenomic / Nick Softwares
  • All Compatible Plugins for all main softwares

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AFTER YOUR COMPLETION FOR THIS COURSE:

Completing an advanced photography course at Proline Film Academy provides students with a solid foundation for a diverse and dynamic career in the world of photography. Many imagine the lifestyle of a photographer to be exotic wherein they meet the rich and the famous and travel first class around the world at someone else’s expense. Well this can prove to be true for you if you are talented and hard working and you understand that there is no formal career structure in photography.
There is a chance that you might be clicking pictures at the play school in your locality, but you could also be clicking photographs at the Cannes red carpet.

The Work: Photography offers a number of opportunities and the range of the fields that you can venture into.
Mentioned below are the different career options possible within the realm of photography.

• Press Photographers or Photo Journalists:
provide the press with pictures that are relevant to the daily news and events.
This kind of photography is best done instinctively. Hence, you need to be spontaneous and know what kind of a picture would best illustrate your article.
If you are adventurous and willing to work under difficult conditions when needed, then this field is probably for you.

• Fashion Photography:
is the field where one works for fashion houses, designers or individual models.
To be a part of this glamorous world, you must have knowledge about latest fashion trends and you should be willing to be experimental and creative.

• Portrait Photographers: are people-oriented photographers who click snaps of individuals.
The subjects range from children to pets, functions to social events etc. You can also specialize as wedding photographers.

• Industrial Photographers
click photographs of machinery, merchandise, industrial layout, workers at work etc. to be used for company publications and for the purposes of advertising and selling.

• Wildlife Photographers:
capture the animal kingdom and plant life in its most natural and habitual form.
This kind of photography is a part of Nature photography which also covers landscapes and scenery.
If you love nature and have the ability to capture the perfect sunsets and waterfalls in your camera then this is definitely an option that you could consider.

• Feature Photographers:
narrate an entire story through the medium of photographs. Hence to be a feature photographer, you have to have extensive knowledge of the subject that you are dealing with and you should be willing to work at any given time and place.

• Forensic Photographers
click photographs at crime scenes from all possible angles with great emphasis on details in order to help the police or detective agencies.

• Fine Art Photographers
click photographs which are sold as an art form. To be a fine art photographer, you have to be very creative and expressive.

• Freelancing
is the most popular option in this profession. To be working as a freelancer, you need to have great management skills and the ability to work independently.
You might not know where the next job is coming from and their will be the hassles of keeping accounts. But, you can be your own boss and find, shoot and sell your own photographs.

• Scientific Photography:
is used for scientific publications and research reports.
The areas that it covers are biology, medicine, chemistry and engineering. You have to have both interest and knowledge to be a part of this field.

Personal Attributes and Skills:
To be a photographer, you have to have both creativity and technical knowledge. You must have that extra quality and interest in visuals, colour, light etc.
The field of photography is constantly changing with the advancement of technology and hence you have to be fast-paced and willing to learn throughout your career.

Salary:
Photography as a field has no particular or fixed career and salary structure. One has to be very brave to start off as a freelancer.
You would rather begin by working in a studio. One can start as an assistant to senior photographers in which you’d be paid UGX: 300K.
Once you are established, you would be paid as per the assignment.
The range can be from UGX: 1m - 10m.
Fields like commercial photography pay higher compared to the other fields. What you learn is directly applicable in the work field without insignificant trash.
You are equipped with the ultimate skills for the job, from problem-solving skills, understanding scientific methods to intellectual design skills.

Conclusion:
The comprehensive education provided by Proline Film Academy prepares students to navigate the diverse world of photography, where creativity, technical proficiency, and adaptability are keys to success. Graduates are well-equipped to pursue various career paths, from capturing high-profile events to creating artful visual narratives or contributing to scientific research through photography.