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Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging
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Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging
Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging
Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging
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The Photography Institute: RTO Code 45423

Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

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 Enrolment Guide

Why should I take this course?

Take your passion for photography to the next level or begin your professional career!
Nationally Recognized Training

Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging at a glance

Course Summary

Learn from leading photographers through a cutting edge online platform and with the support of your personal tutor throughout your studies.

  • Learn the effective use of communicating visually 
  • Examine traditional and contemporary ways photomedia is used
  • Identify current industry trends that impact on photo imaging
  • Uncover the advanced techniques of correct colour management
  • Understand Digital art by expanding your knowledge of current industry practice
  • Build your final body of work as a portfolio in your area of interest

Government accredited to ensure you receive the skills and recognition necessarry to excel in your professional career.

Important Information

Award: Accredited Diploma CUA50915
Course Length: Self-paced~18 months
Mode: Online
Commitment: 4-6 hours per week
Required Equipment: Digital Camera
Prerequisites: See 'Further Information' below
Start Date: Anytime
Institution: The Photography Institute: RTO Code 45423
Course Information

The Diploma in Professional Photography and Photo Imaging CUA50915 is delivered online, consisting of 12 comprehensive modules and 12 corresponding interactive assignments. The courses are designed to be self-paced. Students studying the Diploma Course are provided up to 18 months to complete their studies.

Module 1
Camera
Get to know the authors, before they introduce 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.
Units covered in this module:
CUAPHI302 Capture Photographic Images
CUAACD512 Work With Photomedia In Creative Practice
CUAPHI501 Apply Visual Communication Theory to Photo Imaging Practice
CUAPHI505 Produce Commercial Photo Images
CUAPHI506 Provide Photographic Portrait Services
CUAPHI507 Produce Media Photo Images
CUAPHI511 Make Illustrative Photo Images for Publication and Display
CUAPPR501 Realise a Body of Creative Work
CUAPHI402 Apply Photo Imaging Lighting Techniques

Module 2
Capture
Learn how to control your camera and capture the images you have always imagined. You will learn all aspects of correct camera handling including an in-depth understanding of the settings on your camera and how to control the exposure to achieve the results you want, when you want, every time.
Units covered in this module:
CUAPHI302 Capture Photographic Images
CUAPHI402 Apply Photo Imaging Lighting Techniques
CUAPHI501 Apply Visual Communication Theory to Photo Imaging Practice
CUAPHI505 Produce Commercial Photo Images
CUAPHI506 Provide Photographic Portrait Services
CUAPHI507 Produce Media Photo Images
CUAPHI511 Make Illustrative Photo Images for Publication and Display
CUAPHI403 Enhance, Manipulate and Output Photo Images
 

Module 3
Post-production
Quick and accurate Post-production plays a very important role in the photography workflow and this module explores in depth the use of post-production Programs focusing on Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. This will give the student a comprehensive experience using and applying these programs as in a professional manner as part of their workflow. This module also focuses on Digital art and expanding their knowledge of current industry practice.
Units covered in this module:
CUAPHI403 Enhance, Manipulate and Output Photo Images
CUADIG508 Refine Digital Art Techniques
CUAPHI302 Capture Photographic Images
CUAPHI402 Apply Photo Imaging Lighting Techniques
CUAPHI505 Produce Commercial Photo Images
CUAPHI506 Provide Photographic Portrait Services
CUAPHI507 Produce Media Photo Images
CUAPHI511 Make Illustrative Photo Images for Publication and Display
CUAPHI502 Research and Apply Photo Imaging Trends
 

Module 4
Lighting
In this module, we will be learning about light, the characteristics of light and how we, as photographers, harness the characteristics of light to good effect in our photographs. The ability to light our subjects well gives us a unique selling proposition in our professional practice.
Units covered in this module:
CUAPHI402 Apply Photo Imaging Lighting Techniques
CUAPHI502 Research and Apply Photo Imaging Trends

 

Module 5
Advanced Lighting
In this module, we will explore a range of historical and contemporary sources of light. You will examine the theories of light and how you can prepare to shoot for a range of lighting techniques and situations. You will explore lighting with a range of subject and locations including interior and exterior locations. You will produce a series of photo images using appropriate lighting techniques and technologies to create an emotional response to the viewer. You will learn how to identify future work directions in contemporary industry and how to respond to the changes this creates.
Units covered in this module:
CUAPHI503 Explore the Descriptive and Emotive Nature of Photo Lighting
CUADIG508 Refine Digital Art Techniques
CUAPHI302 Capture Photographic Images
CUAPHI403 Enhance, Manipulate and Output Photo Images
CUAPHI502 Research and Apply Photo Imaging Trends

  

Module 6
Colour Management
In this module, you will learn the advanced techniques of correct colour management. Colour management encompasses areas of capture, display and output in the imaging workflow and evaluates correct management of these spaces. We will identify and select appropriate calibration devices to create profiles for your system. You will then review this impact on your workflow and amend any areas that need consideration.
Units covered in this module:
CUAPHI513 Employ Colour Management in a Digital Imaging Workplace
CUAPHI402 Apply Photo Imaging Lighting Techniques
CUAPHI505 Produce Commercial Photo Images
CUAPHI506 Provide Photographic Portrait Services
CUAPHI507 Produce Media Photo Images
CUAPHI511 Make Illustrative Photo Images for Publication and Display
CUAPHI403 Enhance, Manipulate and Output Photo Images

  

Module 7
The Business of Photography
In this module, you will identify current industry trends that impact on photo imaging and evaluate how these trends can impact on your professional practice. You will identify business opportunities associated with these trends and develop entrepreneurial strategies to develop within the marketplace. You will then focus on relevant employment opportunities within the industry and maintain industry contacts. You will produce material about the services you provide and promote your business across a range of media outlets and online platforms. You will establish a clear and concise agreement with a client and agree on fees, schedules and expenses.
Units covered in this module:
CUAIND402 Provide Freelance Services
CUAPHI502 Research and Apply Photo Imaging Trends
CUADIG508 Refine Digital Art Techniques
CUAPHI403 Enhance, Manipulate and Output Photo Images
CUAPHI402 Apply Photo Imaging Lighting Techniques
CUAACD512 Work With Photomedia in Creative Practice
CUAPHI505 Produce Commercial Photo Images
CUAPHI506 Provide Photographic Portrait Services
CUAPHI507 Produce Media Photo Images
CUAPHI511 Make Illustrative Photo Images for Publication and Display
CUAPPR501 Realise a Body of Creative Work
CUAPPR503 Present a Body of Own Creative Work
CUAPHI302 Capture Photographic Images

 

Module 8
Visual Communication
Visual communication is part of our everyday life, we see it online, on the TV and in our geographical locations. The effective use of communicating visually is complex and includes requires the creative to correctly interpret a brief, develop conceptually concepts around the brief, be able to critique the idea and interpret the mode of delivery for the audience. In this module, you will learn how to determine your intent of visual communication specific to your target audience for photo images.
Units covered in this module:
CUAPHI501 Apply Visual Communication Theory to Photo Imaging Practice
CUAPHI502 Research and Apply Photo Imaging Trends
CUADIG508 Refine Digital Art Techniques
CUAPHI511 Make Illustrative Photo Images for Publication and Display
CUAPHI402 Apply Photo Imaging Lighting Techniques
CUAPHI505 Produce Commercial Photo Images
CUAPHI506 Provide Photographic Portrait Services
CUAPHI507 Produce Media Photo Images
CUAPHI302 Capture Photographic Images


Module 9
Interpreting Creatively
In this module, you will examine traditional and contemporary ways photo media is used. You will identify appropriate digital, traditional and contemporary methods that can be applied to photo media projects. You will develop a body of work using research as an underpinning requirement. You will achieve different effects and results within your photography practice and refine your ideas through a process of experimentation. You will review your work and finalise the images while applying safe work practices. Your final project for this module will be a body of work encompassing your research and experimentation that will inform your final images.
Units covered in this module:
CUAPPR501 Realise a Body of Creative Work
CUAPHI502 Research and Apply Photo Imaging Trends
CUADIG508 Refine Digital Art Techniques
CUAACD512 Work With Photomedia in Creative Practice
CUAPHI402 Apply Photo Imaging Lighting Techniques
CUAPHI403 Enhance, Manipulate and Output Photo Images
CUAPHI505 Produce Commercial Photo Images
CUAPHI506 Provide Photographic Portrait Services
CUAPHI507 Produce Media Photo Images
CUAPHI511 Make Illustrative Photo Images for Publication and Display
CUAPHI302 Capture Photographic Images

 

Module 10
Commercial Photographic Services
In this module we will explore how to interpret a commercial photography brief you will learn how to research styles and conceptualise aesthetic approaches to specific job requirements. You will learn how to prepare job estimates and how to apply a creative fee for your time and effort. You will prepare terms and conditions, budgets and quote on shooting against your initial estimate. You will make an agreement and complete your contract. We will investigate codes of practice, licencing and permit requirements for commercial shoots. You will then also apply this knowledge to the stock photography industry and create a body of work for a stock agency.
Units covered in this module:
CUAPHI505 Produce Commercial Photo Images
CUAPHI507 Produce Media Photo Images
CUADIG508 Refine Digital Art Techniques
CUAPHI302 Capture Photographic Images
CUAPHI402 Apply Photo Imaging Lighting Techniques
CUAPHI403 Enhance, Manipulate and Output Photo Images
CUAPHI502 Research and Apply Photo Imaging Trends
CUAPHI511 Make Illustrative Photo Images for Publication and Display
CUAACD512 Work With Photomedia in Creative Practice
CUAPPR501 Realise a Body of Creative Work
CUAPPR503 Present a Body of Own Creative Work
CUAPHI506 Provide Photographic Portrait Services

Module 11
Develop Yourself Artistically
In this module, you will be developing your own ideas and studying the work of others to stimulate your own conceptual and technical skills and consider intellectual property implications. You will explore and use technology to expand your own practice, identify industry networks and events to generate work opportunities and promote yourself as an artist. This will include considerations for an exhibition and all associated promotional material, artist statements and PR requirements. You will investigate and present a body of work using a range of visual communication modes and media to engage a target audience of your choice and seek to evaluate how this theory impacts on your own creative practice.
Units covered in this module:
CUAPPR404 Develop Self as Artist
CUADIG508 Refine Digital Art Techniques
CUAPHI302 Capture Photographic Images
CUAPHI402 Apply Photo Imaging Lighting Techniques
CUAPHI505 Produce Commercial Photo Images
CUAPHI506 Provide Photographic Portrait Services
CUAPHI507 Produce Media Photo Images
CUAPHI511 Make Illustrative Photo Images for Publication and Display
CUAPHI502 Research and Apply Photo Imaging Trends

  

Module 12
Final Body of Work - Portfolio and Area of Specialisation
In this module you will be building your final body of work as a portfolio in your area of interest. You will combine everything you have learned so far to create an industry-standard series of images. You will consider your target audience for this body of work and a variety of means of displaying your images online. This will include a website and social media considerations. You will investigate how visual communication engages your target audience and how you will apply visual communication theories to your photo images. You will explore presentation options for your portfolio and consult with relevant people when developing presentation options. You will develop your presentation concept using critical thinking skills. You will refine how the presentation will work and explore the production budget, timeframes and workflow plans with consideration to timeframe, objectives and copyright requirements. You may need to address the technical challenges that arise during the process. You will then present your own creative work stylistically that suits your genre and seek feedback on your body of work. You will also develop systems to identify future presentations and business opportunities.
Units covered in this module:
CUAPPR503 Present a Body of Own Creative Work
CUADIG508 Refine Digital Art Techniques
CUAPHI302 Capture Photographic Images
CUAPHI505 Produce Commercial Photo Images
CUAPHI506 Provide Photographic Portrait Services
CUAPHI507 Produce Media Photo Images
CUAPHI511 Make Illustrative Photo Images for Publication and Display
CUAACD512 Work With Photomedia in Creative Practice
CUAPHI403 Enhance, Manipulate and Output Photo Images

 

Course Provider

This course is delivered by The Photography Institute RTO Code: 45423


Cutting edge online courses in Professional Photography
Delivered by leading photographers
24-hour student support
Personal tutor to assist you and mark your assignments
The Photography Institute offers you the most advanced and comprehensive online solution to learning available today. Online education has quickly become the preferred method of study for people around the world, who are looking for additional skills to enable them to make more money, start successful careers, turn a favourite interest into something more rewarding or accomplish a personal quest for self-improvement.

Learn in your own time, in your own home and at your own pace.

All of the Diploma tutors are ASQA approved assessors.

Students also have the opportunity to delve deeper into areas of Photography through the purchasing of Advanced Modules that are available to students who have demonstrated a strong foundation knowledge of Photography. These are specially formulated materials to challenge motivated students to achieve more.

Note: This course does not attract government funding.
 

Course Outcomes

You will be awarded a Diploma in Professional Photography and Photo Imaging CUA50915 upon the successful completion of your course.

Industries where this qualification will be valued:

  • Publishing & journalism
  • Travel & entertainment
  • Advertising & marketing
  • Real estate
  • Fashion
  • Events management

Potential roles requiring this qualification:

  • Digital Content Creator
  • Social Media Executive
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Photojournalist
  • Retail Sales Photographer
  • Wedding Photographer
Further Information

 Please ensure you read the following Prerequisites for this course here.

After You Enrol

When you enrol, you will receive a username and password, which enables you to log onto our secure student site.

From there you can download your first module, which you could liken to your textbook as it contains all the information you will need to complete assignment one.

Each module is approximately 100 pages in length and is full of detailed technical information delivered in a friendly, conversational manner that is easy to understand. The concepts are further explained by way of diagrams, images and examples.

Assessment

Once you have completed your assignment you then upload it onto our site for your tutor to mark. The tutors will give you a grade (out of 10) and a comprehensive evaluation of your work and ideas and help nurture and improve your skills each step of the way.

Cancellations & Refunds

All cancellations are subject to both the InspiringED.com Terms & Conditions and those of the institution delivering your course.

A $250 InspiringED.com administration fee will apply for all cancellations requested after 48 hours of your enrolment.

In addition, no refund will be available from the institution following 7 days of your enrolment.

Enrolment may be cancelled by completing our contact form HERE

 

Testimonials

 

"I feel I have grown as a photographer and have been encouraged positively all the way. I am still developing my skills and would definitely be keen to take up an advanced module. I would highly recommend this course." - Jennifer T

 

"I look at things differently not just when I have my camera - lights, shadows, patterns, highlights and such and think how I would capture them." - Louise M

 

"Halfway through this course I took a gamble and applied a for a job at Satin Edge Photography. A small business in a small but expanding town which I live close, to learn more. The lady who interviewed me recognised this course as she completed it herself and I got the job as an apprentice photographer!!!" - Jodie W