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Diploma in Digital Photography

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Diploma in Digital Photography
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  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • This is the course for you if you want to go beyond the Automatic Mode on your camera and master the art and craft of great digital photography. The Diploma in Digital Photography course begins by introducing you to the history of photography and how the technology behind photography developed during the 19th and 20th centuries right up to the technology behind the latest digital cameras.

    The course then explains what each of the buttons on a digital camera does and how these functions can be adjusted. You will learn about the relationship between Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO and how to use them to get your optimum shot. Correct exposure is the key to getting great photographs and modern DSLRs have sophisticated metering systems that can automatically calculate the correct exposure settings for you.

    However, there are many situations where you will need to take manual control of the camera and the course explains in detail how these three factors work individually, and how adjusting one means that one (or both) of the others needs to be adjusted also to get the correct exposure.

    Advanced concepts such as bracketing, flash photography, hyperfocal distance, focal length and perspective are also clearly explained in a step-by-step manner with the use of visual aids and diagrams.

    This course will be of great interest to all learners who would like to go beyond the automatic setting on their camera. Having studied this course you will be more confident in taking control of your camera and using advanced photographic techniques to get the correct exposure for your photographs.

  • Having completed the course you will be able to:


    • Discuss the history of photography and influential photographers.
    • Describe different photographic styles.
    • Describe the function of each of the settings on a DSLR.
    • Explain the relationship between Shutter, Aperture and ISO.
    • Discuss the different types of light, including flash, and their affect on a photograph.
    • The relationship between focal length, lens diameter and f-stops.
    • Define what perspective is in relation to photography.
    • The key features of Matrix, Center weighted and Spot metering.
    • Explain the process of removing distractions or blemishes in Photoshop.
    • Explain how bracketing improves the overall exposure in a photograph.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma or Certificate.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to celebrate and share your success. It is:

    • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results

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