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Get the Skills to Become a Digital Photographer

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Turn your passion for photography into a rewarding career with the Digital Photography course

8-Week Digital Photography Certificate Course in Ontario

This comprehensive Digital Photography Certificate course is designed to provide aspiring Photographers with the knowledge and skills required to excel in the field of Photography. This course combines theoretical knowledge, practical exercises, and interactive experiences to provide a hands-on, in-studio learning experience.

Complete this Certificate course fully online self-paced or choose one of our popular Hybrid methods (Online Theories with In Person Instructor led Practicals), or Virtual Hybrid (Online Theories and virtual Instructor-led Practicals)

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Expected Outcome
At the completion of this course, students will gain knowledge and practical skills in providing people and product photography to prospective Clients.

Supplies and Equipment
Limited supplies and equipment are provided for in-class demonstrations. Student are required to bring a digital camera of choice for hands-on practicals to complete this course.


Spring Promo:
Enroll in both Digital Photography and Cinematography courses and save up to 50% off the regular fees. Also enjoy opportunities to build your portfolio, such as at photoshoots, shows and events along with additional training on building editing skills. Inquire about deadlines for this promo.

Payment Option 1: Pay $2,000.00 in full for both courses to start your online reading lessons and quizzes prior to your Instructor-led practicals in any upcoming available start date.

Payment Option 2: Pay-As-You-Learn monthly plan of $450/month for 6 months for both courses. Start your online reading lessons and quizzes after your first payment and continue onto Instructor-led practicals.

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Enrollment Terms:

Choose a pricing option that suits you and start learning today. Pay in full to save or choose the monthly payment option to start learning the theory now and in person classes upon final payment. Fees include Tuition and free Virtual Seat assignment. Digital Certificate will be issued upon completion of all lessons, assessments, and upon final payment (where applicable). Non-refundable once paid. This course is not subject to the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

Course Outline:

Introduction to Digital Photography

  • Introduction to the course and instructor
  • Overview of digital photography and its benefits
  • Introduction to different types of cameras and their features
  • Understanding the basics of exposure: aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
  • Hands-on activity: Practice adjusting camera settings
  • Understanding composition and framing techniques
  • Exploring different types of lenses and their uses
  • Introduction to white balance and its impact on image quality
  • Hands-on activity: Composition exercises and shooting in different lighting conditions

Studio Photography and Headshots

  • Introduction to studio photography and its advantages
  • Setting up a basic studio: lighting equipment, backdrops, and props
  • Techniques for achieving proper lighting and avoiding common pitfalls
  • Hands-on activity: Setting up a basic studio and practicing lighting setups
  • Understanding portrait photography and capturing natural expressions
  • Techniques for posing subjects and conveying emotions
  • Importance of composition and background selection for headshots
  • Hands-on activity: Shooting headshots in the studio with different lighting setups

Full Body Shots and Environmental Portraits

  • Exploring the concept of full body shots and their applications
  • Techniques for posing subjects for full body shots
  • Using different focal lengths and perspectives to capture full body images
  • Hands-on activity: Shooting full body shots in various environments
  • Introduction to environmental portraits and their storytelling aspect
  • Selecting suitable locations and utilizing natural light effectively
  • Techniques for capturing the subject’s personality in their environment
  • Hands-on activity: Shooting environmental portraits in outdoor locations

Product Photography

  • Introduction to product photography and its commercial applications
  • Techniques for lighting and setting up product shots
  • Styling and composition considerations for product images
  • Hands-on activity: Shooting various products using different lighting setups
  • Understanding product photography for e-commerce and online platforms
  • Editing techniques for enhancing product images
  • Tips for creating consistent product photography sets
  • Hands-on activity: Editing and retouching product images using photo editing software

Advanced Techniques

  • Introduction to advanced techniques such as long exposure and low-light photography
  • Techniques for capturing motion and creating dynamic images
  • Hands-on activity: Practicing long exposure and low-light photography
  • Exploring special topics in photography (e.g., macro photography, landscape photography, or street photography)
  • Techniques for capturing unique and captivating images in these genres
  • Hands-on activity: Choosing a special topic and shooting images in that genre

Post-Processing and Portfolio Building

  • Introduction to post-processing techniques and software options
  • Editing fundamentals: adjusting exposure, color correction, and basic retouching
  • Tips for organizing and managing a digital photo library
  • Hands-on activity: Editing and enhancing selected images from previous sessions
  • Creating a compelling photography portfolio
  • Strategies for curating and presenting your work effectively
  • Exploring avenues for sharing and promoting your photography
  • Hands-on activity: Selecting and organizing a portfolio of your best images

Final Projects

  • Discussion and planning for final photography projects
  • Identifying personal themes or subjects of interest
  • Hands-on activity: Planning and conceptualizing the final photography project
  • Final photography project execution
  • Reviewing and critiquing the projects
  • Reflection on the progress made throughout the course
  • Discussion on future photography goals and aspirations

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