Professional Certificate in Photography – Professional Level

The certificate program focuses on core photographic concepts as well as some more advanced techniques.

Home  /  Programmes Offered  /  Journalism  /  Professional Certificate in Photography – Professional Level

Introduction


The certificate program focuses on core photographic concepts as well as some more advanced techniques. The course will include hands-on demonstrations with the camera as well as basic digital image editing techniques. 

Sound good? Change your life.

Apply Now

Overview

Lesson 1 – Apertures and Depth of Field

Here you will learn about apertures, depth of field, and their relationship with each other. You will also learn about two more important elements of photography that affect the depth of field. Then you will fully control this effect using your camera’s manual modes via your set task.

Lesson 2 – Shutter Speeds, controlling movement and slow sync flash

In this lesson, you’ll be taught how to control movement in your shots via the shutter speed. You will learn how to freeze motion and creating panning effects. You will take full control over movement in photography using your camera’s manual settings in the lesson set tasks.

Lesson 3 – Balancing exposures

This lesson will see you take full control over the exposure of your shots. You will combine your newly learned knowledge of Apertures, Shutter Speeds, and ISO to manually expose shots for varied creative effects. You will gain in-depth knowledge on what stops are in photography and how you control them to take full control over the exposure and visual effects of your photography. 

Lesson 4 – Resolution

In this lesson, you will learn about the resolution of images, its relationship with print and web image sizes, and when you should use low or high-resolution images. You’ll also be taught how to set the correct resolution on your camera and put this into practice in a set task!

Lesson 5 – Understanding Light and White Balance

Here you learn about the many different light sources available to photographers, the effects they give to a shot, and how to control lighting for varied effects. You will also learn about white balance on cameras and how you can use it to get accurate colors or obscure the look of the scene. You will learn how to use the white balance settings on your camera and put this into practice in a nighttime urban shoot!

Lesson 6 – Night photography, Painting with Light!

Here we push your newly acquired knowledge of working fully manual by doing some night photography! We use torches, flashlights, and our knowledge of working fully manual to create varied visual effects. Great tasks are set to test that you are in full control of your photography!

Lesson 7 – Balancing exposures with Flash

Here you will learn how to control your exposures with flash! This pushes your use of stops and control of exposure one step further. You will learn how to darken a background by balancing out ambient light with flash and put this into practice yourself via a set task.

Lesson 8 – Post-production and Raw Files

Here you will be introduced to your next stage of photographic excellence – The post-production of images! We will look at how post-processing programs such as Lightroom and Photoshop can enhance the look of your photography. You’ll also be shown the benefits and when to be shooting in Raw and how to process one!

Apply Now

BLUECREST COLLEGE ACCRA CAMPUS:

Cola Street, Near ATTC, 

Adjacent Societe Generale 

Head Office, Kokomlemle, 

P.O. Box AN18392, Accra

BlueCrest Ghana 

Cola Street, Near ATTC, Adjacent Societe. Generale Head Office, Kokomlemle,    

P.O. Box AN 18392, Accra   Email: contactus@bluecrest.edu.gh   

Tel: +233 (0)30-2250649 / (0)30-2251150 / (0)30-2251151, (0)28-9116315, (0)28-9116316