This training program combines a two course training track:

  • Professional Photography
  • Start Your Own Business

Prerequisite(s): None. Please note this is not a program that includes submission of photographs for evaluation by the mentor.

Photography is becoming an increasingly popular and exciting profession. These days, almost anyone can take stunning photographs after having learned the right techniques and gaining editing know-how. Our Photographer Entrepreneur Program will also teach you how to create the business you want.


The Job Outlook

Employment of photographers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Working conditions for photographers vary considerably depending on their specialty. Some travel for photoshoots; others work in their own studios. Still others work in laboratories and use microscopes to photograph subjects.


Description

Professional Photography


This Professional Photography course reflects a comprehensive mix of scholarly and practical information. It covers every aspect of photography, from capture through to output, both digital and analogue. There is an emphasis on explaining the ‘how to’ of photography, but also includes in-depth coverage of the fundamental principles that govern the art, such as how light behaves, optics, and the shutter. This course ensures that the student comes away with not only a good grasp of photographic technique, but also an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals that will help them to better understand how great photography is made. As such, it functions both as an excellent course for students of photography, and a great primer and reference for amateur enthusiasts.

The field of digital photography is steadily becoming an increasingly popular and exciting hobby and profession. These days, just about anyone can take beautiful photographs after having learned the right techniques and gaining a solid editing know-how. This Professional Photography course also covers some of the basics of using Photoshop & how to start a home-based photography business.

Prerequisite(s): None


Start Your Own Business


Have you ever eaten a Mrs. Fields cookie? Used an Apple computer? Listened to a hip-hop CD? Entrepreneurs brought these products to your world. People that start their own businesses and work for themselves are called entrepreneurs. For an entrepreneur the sky is the limit as far as earnings are concerned. An entrepreneur is someone who’s recognized an opportunity to start a business that other people may not have noticed — and jumps at it skillfully. Entrepreneurs can shape and create an opportunity where others see little or nothing — or see it too early or too late.

This “Start Your Own Business” class will help you create the business you want. Throughout this course you will be working on your business plan and creating a quick comprehensive overview of the elements you want in your new business.


Prerequisite: None


Objectives

Professional Photography

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Comprehend the basic principles of photography
  • Identify the steps involved in processing photographs
  • Identify digital photography techniques
  • Comprehend the professional photography career
  • Define techniques for successfully starting a photography business

Start Your Own Business

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Comprehend entrepreneurship and opportunity
  • Identify the steps for developing a business plan and marketing strategy
  • Identify methods for managing costs and forming a financing strategy
  • Comprehend commercial law and the importance of contracts
  • Identify strategies for growing your business and eventually selling it


Professional Photography
225 Hours

Overview

This Professional Photography course reflects a comprehensive mix of scholarly and practical information. It covers every aspect of photography, from capture through to output, both digital and analogue. There is an emphasis on explaining the 'how to' of photography, but also includes in-depth coverage of the fundamental principles that govern the art, such as how light behaves, optics, and the shutter. This course ensures that the student comes away with not only a good grasp of photographic technique, but also an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals that will help them to better understand how great photography is made. As such, it functions both as an excellent course for students of photography, and a great primer and reference for amateur enthusiasts.


After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the basic principles of photography
  • List the steps involved in processing photographs
  • Recall digital photography techniques
  • Recognize the basics of establishing depth of field, perspective and lighting
  • Define techniques for improving your photographs

NOTE: Adobe Photoshop is NOT included in this course. Students will need to have their own copy of this software installed on their computer.

Start Your Own Business

225 Hours


Have you ever eaten a Mrs. Fields cookie? Used an Apple computer? Listened to a hip-hop CD? Entrepreneurs brought these products to your world. People that start their own businesses and work for themselves are called entrepreneurs. For an entrepreneur the sky is the limit as far as earnings and potential success. An entrepreneur is someone who has recognized an opportunity to start a business that other people may not have noticed. Entrepreneurs can shape and create an opportunity where others see little or nothing -- or see it too early or too late. Our Start Your Own Business class will help you create the business you want. Throughout this course you will be working on your business plan and creating a quick comprehensive overview of the elements you want in your new business


After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define entrepreneurship
  • Recall the steps for developing a business plan
  • Identify methods for forming a financing strategy
  • Recognize the fundamentals of commercial law
  • Distinguish between potential strategies for growing your business




Materials Included:


  • Entrepreneurship: Starting and Operating a Small Business by Steve Mariotti & Caroline Glackin
  • All materials are included in this course.


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