Overview of all SPI home study photography courses:
Foundation in Photography – The art of photography for beginners & intermediates
The Foundation in Photography home study course teaches you how to master the tools your camera offers, allowing you to become increasingly creative and to gain more enjoyment from your hobby. The course is concerned with the composition of images and will provide you with the knowledge you need to take images of a high technical and artistic standard. The Foundation consists of eight modules – covering key technical aspects, as well as specialist subject areas such as landscapes, action, wildlife and portraiture – and a final personal project.
Suitable for film and digital camera users of beginner and intermediate level.
Foundation in Digital Photography – Learn how to use your digital camera
Whether you’re new to photography in general or to digital cameras in particular, this course will teach you the A-Z of digital photography. You’ll learn how to use your camera and also gain a basic understanding of how image editing works. The programme offers a great mix of technical and creative modules that will soon give you the confidence you need to take better pictures.
Suitable for digital beginners.
Diploma in Digital Photography – Advanced digital photo techniques
If you already have a confident grasp of photographic technique but want to learn how to capture and process a digital image to a high standard, this is just the course for you. New skills such as using white balance, sharpening and image adjustments including levels and curves are explored in nine in-depth modules. The course offers a challenging mix of camera and image editing topics.
The course is suitable for digital photographers of intermediate level.
Foundation in Digital Imaging Techniques – Photoshop & Elements for beginners
This is an entry-level course for first time users of Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and other image editing programs. You will learn how to take control of your images after you’ve shot them using your image editing software. Find out how to correct tone, improve colour, remove blemishes, convert to monochrome and present your images at their very best whether printed or displayed in a website.
Ten Steps To Perfect Pictures Bitesize Course
Every photographer eventually realises it’s the small details that give you the edge, but gaining that edge can be a long winded process. What’s needed is a program designed by a pro with thirty years of experience to draw on that systematically tackles each area where gains can be made.
In this ten step plan to perfect your images you’ll tackle such areas as achieving ultimate detail by knowing the optimum aperture and shutter speed for any situation. You’ll explore what factors make for the perfect exposure – how to measure light, how to filter it and how to ensure the perfect histogram.
Worry Free Workflow – A Complete Guide From Lens To Print Bitesize Course
Intimidated by digital imaging workflow options?
Our Worry Free Workflow course lays out all the steps from camera menu to printer profiles, sets you practical tasks that motivate you to master each stage and then talks you through your results.
A course can be just the motivation required for you to get to grips with each step – especially when once you’ve completed them, a skilled photographer will talk you through what you’ve done to make sure you are confident you are doing things the right way and in the right order.
Macro And Close-Up Photography Bitesize Course
Want to tackle close up and ‘macro photography course’ but don’t know where to start?
Our close up and macro course guides you through the equipment you need, sets structured exercises that teach you how to use it and then our feedback gives you detailed tips on how to build on the results.
The SPI Close-up and macro module helps you meet those challenges by guiding you through equipment choices, setting you step by step tasks to build your skills and confidence and finally giving detailed personalised feedback on the results.
Creative Camera Control – stepping out side of Auto Bitesize Course
If you’ve promised yourself that one day you’ll get to grips with your camera’s creative controls but have never got round to it then this is the course that will have those controls in days rather than years!
The SPI Creative Camera Control course sets you a series of guided tasks that explore the various shooting modes and focus options. The exercises are carefully designed so that you can clearly see the effects of the choices you make in the pictures you take.
Landscape Bitesize Course
The truth is we can all achieve better results though an understanding of how a landscape will translate into an image and a grasp of the techniques that if applied, ensure a quality result. This course covers both in detail and teaches you the following:
• How to distill the elements that are crucial to the image
• Organising those elements with an underlying design that feels right
• Translating 3D into 2D successfully – learning to see as the camera does
• Technique essentials – five essential skills for every landscape photographer
• How to develop a personal style
Suitable for film and digital camera users of all levels.
Practical Composition – framing, composition, viewpoint and perspective Bite Size Course
At the heart of photography lies the frame and how we compose elements within it to best effect. Studying composition can seem off-putting with its emphasis on theory but by taking a practical approach this course sets out to guide you through exercises that allow you to see, in turn, the effects of each factor involved in a successful composition.
The SPI Composition course in three stages sets out to explore the frame itself, composing a subject within its two dimensions, and finally looks at composition in three dimensions by controlling viewpoint and perspective. Structured exercises take you through -
• Aspect ratios
• Framing options
• View point
• Focal length, distance and their effect on perspective
Suitable for film and digital camera users of beginner/intermediate level.
How to enrol:
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