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Whether you are an avid photographer or haven’t picked up a camera in years, Stratford's photography course can help you develop your skills and talents.

Our distance learning photography course is a convenient and affordable way to learn more about digital photography basics, detailed camera techniques, lighting, editing, and more.

Beginning with an introduction to photography, this course quickly details all fundamental knowledge needed to work toward taking striking photos that can capture special moments and memories for years to come.

The final module specifically covers what it takes to become a professional photographer. So, whether you enjoy photography as a hobby or want to learn more about photography as a career, Stratford's course can certainly help you get started. Enrol today!
Photography Module 1
Introduction to Photography

• Career Opportunities in Photography
• Basic Technical Concepts and Skills
• Capabilities of Photo Editing Software
• Working with Photos on a Computer
• Practical Projects for Developing Photography Skills

Photography Module 2
Langford’s Basic Photography Part 1

• What is Photography?
• Picture Structuring
• Light: How Images are Formed
• Wavelengths, Colors and Shadows
• Light Intensity and Distance
• Lenses and Filters: Controlling the Image
• Aperture and f-number
• Depth of Field
• Depth of Focus
• Lens Kits
• Image Stabilization
• Digital and Film Cameras
• Exposure Measurement

Photography Module 3
Langford’s Basic Photography Part 2

• Organizing the Picture
• Noticing Subject Features
• Lighting Principles and Equipment
• Digital Workflow
• Downloading Your Images
• Processing Raw Files
• Digitizing Film
• Archiving
• Digital Post-Production
• Photoshop
• Color and Contrast
• Retouching and Cropping
• Panoramic Joiners and Photomerge

Photography Module 4
Langford’s Basic Photography Part 3

• Films and Processing
• Silver Halide Emulsions
• Choosing Film for Black and White and Color Photography
• Storing Film—Before and After Exposure
• Processing Black and White (Silver Image) Negatives
• Processing Chromogenic (Color and Black and White Negatives)
• Processing Color Slides and Transparencies
• Black and White Printing: Techniques, Equipment and Facilities
• Moving Image and Photography
• Basic Time-lapse Photography Production
• Shooting DSLR Video
• Animated GIFS and Derivatives
• Finishing and Presenting Work
• Mounting Methods and Framing
• Building Your Own Site

Photography Module 5
Sell and Resell Your Photos

• Finding Your Market
• What Photos Sell and Re-Sell
• Getting Started with an Action Plan
• Producing a Marketable Photo
• The Fine Art of Dealing with Photo Buyers
• Pricing Your Photos
• Managing Your Mail and Internet Marketing Operation
• Promoting Your Photography
• Assignments and Contacts
• Stock Photo Agencies and Decor Photography
• Record Keeping and Organization
• Rights and Regulations
• Stock Photography in the Digital Age

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date photography course textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during your photography courses. The order in which the material is presented may vary.
Photography Program

"This course helped me realize what I wanted to do for a career. I have more confidence in myself, and my passion is now my career."

Lisa S.

"SCI courses are very informative and enjoyable. I like how I can finish them at my own pace."

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