Course Outline

Module 1

Cameras & Lenses

Get to know the author, George Seper, before he introduces you to the world of professional photography as it exists today. This module is an extensive look at the equipment you will use, covering cameras, how they function and when to take advantage of the broad range of lenses available to you.

Module 2

Shutters, Aperture & Their Relationships

Learn how to control your camera and capture the images you have always imagined. George introduces powerful previsualisation techniques and provides an in-depth understanding of the settings available through your camera to achieve what you want, when you want.

Module 3

ISO, Exposure & Metering

Accurate exposure is the basis for all photography and this module draws on methods popularised by the great Ansel Adams, modernised to give you an edge in a competitive world. As a professional or advanced amateur, you will be able to capture any subject consistently ad with growing confidence.

Module 4

The Film & Digital Process

A short step back in time provides the basis for effectively working and photographing in a digital world. In understanding what comes before, we are able to take full advantage of the tools we have at our disposal today for ever-improving photographs.

Module 5

Light & Colour

After understanding photographic equipment and exposure, light and colour is explored as defining factors in professional photography. Refine your ability to previsualise, see and think like a camera, then delve into post-production techniques and monochromatic images.

Module 6

Lighting

What is the world’s best lighting? This module takes an in-depth look at natural and artificial lighting and how you can use these to your advantage. Explored in the context of portraiture, this knowledge is applied to all genres of photography and it is a crucial part of any good photographer’s education.

Module 7

Refining The Image Process

George explains, through his extensive experience, the commercial realities surrounding photography and methods to help produce the best images you can. Learn from photographers you admire, analyse images to improve technique and recognise what they can be used for.

Module 8

Equipment & Software

Where is technology going and what do you really need to be a successful photographer? Develop a clear understanding of the advantages and disadvantages that different equipment provides, for now and in the future.

Module 9

Retouching, Resolution & Printing

Since the dark room, post production and printing has been a defining part of all photography. This module addresses how to get the best out of your images when it comes time to edit and print your work.

Module 10

Photography Business & Studio Essentials

Working in a studio has many advantages for a photographer. Whether this is full time or only a passing requirement of your photographic practices, it is important that you are familiar with a studio space and the equipment it contains.

Module 11

Portfolio & Area Of Specialization

Constructing a portfolio is one of the most important tasks a photographer carries out. This is ever-changing and must develop as your photography develops. George explains the process and how to put your best foot forward in all circumstances.

Module 12

Photo Agents / Picture Agencies: How To Get Work & Keep It

As a professional or advanced amateur, creating a style to call your own can help set you apart from the masses. Be an individual, work smart as well as hard and photography will be a lifelong passion as well as a rewarding career if you so choose.

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  • Amanda Royal

  • 7 days ago

Excellent course

Excellent course, very in depth. Tons of information and easy to get help from tutors. Very pleased.

  • Jeziel Pama

  • 22 days ago

PI taught me a lot since I started this…

PI taught me a lot since I started this course. I am so excited to learn more and finish my...

  • Cheryl Mahony

  • 59 days ago

This course is extremely informative…

This course is extremely informative and practical. I am a beginner and really didn’t know much about photography and I...

  • Daniel Tanner

  • 62 days ago

Loving the course so far!

Loving the course so far! Lots of great content in this course.

  • Bibi Ganesh

  • 81 days ago

Amazing course

This course is amazing I have learned so much now I can pick my camera up and use the Manual...

  • Anne Marie Gales

  • Thursday 16 July 2020 at 19:52

Awesome course!

Really enjoying this course so far! Great material and the tutors are very helpful. Would highly recommend!

  • Devyn Dunn

  • Tuesday 23 June 2020 at 00:36

Highly recommend

Very good course. Highly recommend it. Helpful teachers/ tutors and good content in the modules

  • nga yu , Tang (Moselle)

  • Friday 19 June 2020 at 23:13

love it!

I definitely love the Photography institute !Great teaching and guide! You saved a lot of problems for us!

  • Laurie Cross

  • Monday 08 June 2020 at 17:32

Enjoying the course immensely and my…

Enjoying the course immensely and my new found network of enthusiasts!

  • Téa Leblanc

  • Thursday 23 April 2020 at 14:18

I’ve learned a lot from this course and…

I’ve learned a lot from this course and it’s great how it can be completed on our own time.

  • Brooke K

  • Sunday 19 April 2020 at 02:35

I have loved my experience so far....

I have loved my experience so far with the Photography Institute. I am learning endless amounts of information, and I...

  • Carlos Pereira

  • Friday 03 April 2020 at 00:54

Very educational and inspiring course.

Since my spark of interest for photography, I have wanted to enrol in an educational program that would help me...

  • Carrie B

  • Sunday 16 February 2020 at 17:57

Very informative course

As a beginner photographer this course has been very informative and my tutor has been incredibly helpful. Enjoying the course...

  • Devon Warren

  • Sunday 16 February 2020 at 14:03

The PI diploma program is a MUST for any photographer!

This program is truly amazing! It teaches you the technical side as well as the artistic side of photography. The...

  • Ferenc Elo

  • Friday 31 January 2020 at 01:51

This is a good course

This is a good course. I am happy that I did it. My tutor was honest about my mistakes and...