ADVANCED STILL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE:

This course provides an introduction and advanced techniques to the fundamentals of photography.
A systematic and thorough approach is emphasized in the area of image sensors and digital workflow.
Students develop essential skills for obtaining consistent results and a foundation in photography as a visual language.

Creative Photoshop Working Techniques are everything You need to know as a successful Photographer or Retoucher - or maybe amateur Photoshop user.
Get the key on turning photos into pieces of art with our practical lessons.
We designed this course to bring You the most useful and amazing techniques in Your work and split them for a few separated sections.

We truly believe that to learn Photoshop effectively You don't need to know whole theory behind the program, and from our own experience we know that the best way of learning is by doing! Especially when we talk about such an amazing software like Photoshop CC.
Create complex and beautiful photo composites.
This course will teach you the fundamentals and secrets of photo compositing, advanced masking techniques, luminosity and color adjustments, selective sharpening and more.
With digital photo editing, “ the sky’s the limit.

Through our Compositing in Photoshop, you will start your exciting adventure and create a complex, dreamy photo composite.
This syllabus starts with a short introduction where you’ll get familiar with the basic principles of photo compositing.
The hands-on process starts with mastering advanced masking techniques with Photoshop Channels.
Next, you will build the Composition and focus on Luminosity and Color Adjustments, taking advantage of several great Photoshop tools such as Black and White Adjustment Layer, the Curves Adjustment Layer, Gradient Map, and Blend Modes.

Once you have the color adjustments ready, you will focus on contrast adjustments with a Dodge and Burn technique. Finally, you’ll add a few last touches including selective sharpening and Dust Effect created with the help of Photoshop Custom Brush.
When you’re finished with this course, you will have a foundational knowledge of photo compositing, helping you as you move forward to professional photo editing and graphic design.

Upon completion of the course you will;
- Understand that a good photograph is made in the photographer’s mind, the camera is merely a tool for expressing what he or she sees.
- Understand the basics of good composition and lighting, including lighting ratio and contrast.
- Understand and be able to manipulate the factors that control exposure in order to achieve optimum exposure.
- Understand the factors that dictate choice of media type and ISO.
- Understand the functions of the basic controls of an adjustable depth of field, it’s utilization and how to alter.

THIS COURSE SUITS ALL:

- This Course Suits all Photography enthusiasts aged 16 and above who are looking to get the most out of their DSLR camera.
This advanced still photography course covers all the entire knowledge for someone to become a Professional Commercial Wedding Photographer.

COURSE CONTENTS:

Semester One:

  • 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)
  • Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
  • Aperture and Depth of field Advanced workflows
  • How to define your Style & Brand
  • Photoshop for Entrepreneurs
  • Advanced 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
  • How to Grow Your Instagram Following as a Photographer

Semester Two:

  • 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
  • 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

Semester Three:

  • 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
  • Advanced Lightroom Workflow & Processing
  • Advanced Commercial Hair Retouching Workflow
  • 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

CAREERE OPORTUNITIES AFTER YOUR COMPLETION FOR THIS COURSE:

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.