Photography Advanced Modules

This page displays a selection of our optional Advanced Modules, which focus on specific genres. These are available to be purchased after you have successfully completed the first two assignments. Each Advanced Module contains one module and one assignment. A certificate of achievement can be downloaded once the assignment is successfully completed.

The Food Workshop

AED 549.00

"The techniques I will share with you have been developed over the past thirty years, as one of the world's top food photographers, and if they worked for me, they should also work for you..." George Seper

Introduction to The Food Workshop

The Essentials

The Food

The Props & Styling

Composition

Light

Colour

Focus

How to Choose the Correct Lens

Selecting the Correct Camera Angle

To Macro or Not to Macro?

Composing a Food Photograph

Advertising Shoot Sequence One – Vogue

Pitfalls When Encountering the Gutter

Advertising Shoot Sequence Two – Wild Turkey

Lighting Food

Backlighting

What is So Wrong with Front Lighting?

Lighting Methods

Window Light

Accessories

When to Shoot with Daylight

When Not to Use Daylight

Shooting Food Outdoors

Basics of Lighting with Artificial Light

Mixing Daylight & Artificial Light

Essential Studio Food Photography Equipment

Photographing Difficult Food

Drinks

Soups

Stews, Casseroles & Curries

Ice Cream

Chocolate & Dark Food

Combining People & Food

The Photographic Team

The Client

The Art Director or Editor

The Producer

The Cook

The Food Stylist

The Photo Assistant

The Photographer

Avoiding Things That Can Go Wrong

Weather

Seasonality

Prop Failure

Job Cancellation

Photographing Food for Magazines

Photographing Cookbooks

Photographing Food for Advertising

Photographing Food for Restaurants & Events

Photographing Food for Image Libraries

More Image Libraries

Wedding Photography

AED 549.00

Join Justin Aitken on an incredible venture through the wonderful world of wedding photography. In an honest, informative and enlightening way, Justin outlines the tools that will assist you to excel in this competitive, challenging yet highly rewarding field.

About Justin

Introduction

Equipment

Know Your Equipment

Cameras

Lenses

Computers / Hard Drives

Hardware & Software

Computer CPU (Processor)

Memory (RAM)

Storage HDD (Hard Disk Drive)

Graphics/Video Card

Storage

Mac or PC?

Accessories / Extras

Backing Up Your (Their) Photographs

Marketing & Advertising

Branding

A Website

Marketing

Social Media

Blogging

Word of Mouth

Google Adwords

SEO

Other options

Business & Tax Obligations

Lawyers & Contracts

Business Insurance

Prices & Packages

Travel Costs

Budgeting For The Quiet Months

So, What Exactly is a Wedding Photographer’s Job?

Second Photographers

How to Get Started and Build a Portfolio

Location Scouting

On the Day (What to Photograph)

Getting Ready

The Ceremony

The Congratulations

Group & Family Photos

Wedding Party & Couple’s Creative Session

Reception

Sunset

Posing & Direction

First Looks (Reveals)

The Weather

Working With Other Vendors

Eat. Drink. Eat. Drink. Eat. Drink.

The Social Chameleon

Engagement Sessions

Style

Post-production (Editing & Treatment)

Monogram Creative Console

Presets

Justin Aitken Presets

Image Delivery, Albums & Prints

Justin’s Extra Tips

Perfect Portraiture

AED 549.00

Learn the secrets to producing perfect portraiture photography! In this comprehensive module, Stephen Power shares his knowledge from over 28 years’ of experience on how to master different areas of portrait photography – including social, corporate & publicity as well as working with adults, newborns, children & families.

Introduction to Perfect Portraiture

Portrait Photography Principles

What is a Portrait?

Portrait or Snap?

Portrait Lengths

Head & Shoulders

Half-Length

Three-Quarter Length

Full Length

Why Take Portraits?

Social Portraits

Editorial Portraiture

The Environmental Portrait

Corporate & Industrial Portraits

Publicity Portraits

Portrait Composition Principles

Make a Recognisable Image

Keep Eyes Sharp

Put Eyes at Eye Level

Keep Limbs Intact

Avoid Intrusive Objects

People Go Up – Not Across

Fill the Frame

The Rule of Thirds

Space to Look Into

Natural Frames

The Necessary Portrait Equipment

Cameras, Lenses, Lighting & Accessories

Choosing the Camera

Camera Features

Precise Focusing

Spot Metering

Auto Bracketing

Tough Shell

Lenses

85mm Prime Lens

Medium to Long Telephoto Zoom Lens

Wide Angle to Medium Telephoto Zoom Lens

50mm Prime Lens

Camera Accessories

Battery Pack

Tripod & Monopod

Lighting Sources

Natural Light

Studio Flash Units

Continuous Lighting

On-Camera Flash Units

Lighting Accessories

Softboxes & Brollies

Snoots & Barn Doors

Panel Reflectors

Ambient Light & Flash Light Meters

Essential Skills on Camera

Take Control of Your Equipment

Exposure for Portraits

Exposure Compensation

Exposing for Daylight

Exposing for Continuous Light

Exposing for Studio light

Focusing for Portraits

How to use Light

Daylight – Outdoors

Augmented Daylight – Outdoors

Daylight – Indoors

Simple Studio Lighting With Diagrams

Low Key Lighting

High Key Lighting

Specialist Portraiture

Photographing Newborn Babies

Keep It Soft & Simple

The Contrasting View

Show Some Support

Photographing Children

One Eye Line Only

Get Down & Work Fast

Avoid Scary Things

Comfort Blankets & Toys

Keep Photographing

Photographing Families

Break It Down For Extra Sales

A Perfectly Composed Family

The Family Connection

Post Production

Image File Types & Software

Basic Development Processes

Landscapes & Travel Photography

AED 549.00

Master the art of capturing breathtaking landscapes & travel images! Our Advanced Module will take you on a trip around the world with Francesco Carovillano covering everything you need to know about creating amazing imagery that will sell and provide you with lifelong memories. You will learn the secrets of composing and picking the best subjects, as well as how to plan and set up your shoots in the right places and best times of day to take advantage of landmarks, activities, changing weather and available equipment.

Introduction

From Animation to Photography

Essential Equipment

Cameras

Lenses

Accessories

Tripod and ball head

Cable Shutter Release

Levelling Tools

Filters

Polarising Filter

Graduated Neutral Density Filter

HDR VS Filters

My Gear

Our Artistic Heritage

Planning a Travel & Landscape Photography Trip

In the Field

Types of Lighting

Direction of Light

Front Lighting

Back lighting

Side lighting

Quality of Light

Dawn

Sunrise

Daylight

Sunset

Dusk

Poor Light

Spot Lighting

Types of Landscapes

Coastal Cliff Tops

Shoreline

Hills and Mountains

Forest & Woodland Interiors

Lakes (Still Water) & Reflections

Types of Travel Opportunities

Visiting City lookouts

Visiting a Famous Tourist’s Attraction

Exploring a Scenic Drive, Cycling Path or Hiking Trail

Attending a Traditional Festival

Visiting a Museum

Photographing Restaurants and Cafes

Photographing the Everyday

Constructing the Image

Landscape Photography Composition Analysis

Carrasqueira, Portugal

Val D’ Orcia, Italy

De Helper Windmill, The Netherlands

Giant’s Causeway, Ireland

Travel Photography Composition Analysis

Keukenhof Garden, Lisse, The Netherlands

The Louvre, Paris, France

San Gimignano, Italy

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Creativity

Finding Inspiration and Developing a Personal Style

My Style

Processing

Selling Photographs

Words of Conclusion

Landscape & Travel Assignment

Part A: Landscape Photography

Part B: Travel Photography

Part C: Travel Photography, focusing on hospitality.

Digital Cinematography

AED 549.00

This Module welcomes you to the world of moving pictures! Author, filmmaker Rory Hinds, has over 20 years of writing, directing, producing & cinematography experience creating feature films, television, documentaries & music videos. Learn the skills & techniques for creating cinematography magic with your DSLR or Mirrorless camera, with this comprehensive module.

About the Author: Rory Hinds

Introduction to Digital Cinematography

Photography vs. Cinematography

Capturing the Moment

Ergonomics

Monitoring

Cages

Handles

Rods

Matte box

Lenses

Pulling Focus

Prime vs. Zoom Lenses

F/Stops vs. T/Stops

Hold it, Grip it, Push it

Tripods

Panning & Tilting

Tripod Legs / Sticks

Baby, Standards & Mono

Hi Hat

Sliders

Skater Dolly

Jibs & Cranes

Dolly & Tracks

Wheelchair Dolly

Steadicam

Gimbal

Multicopter

Grip Summary

Lighting

Florescent Lights

Fresnel Lights

Barn Doors

Bouncing Light

Flags

Sandbags

LED Lighting

Digital Sensors, Colour Temperature & Noise

Interlaced vs. Progressive

Compressed vs. Raw

Record Times

Colour Science & the Gamut

Working with Data

Framing & Composure

Rolling Shutter

Long Exposures & Time lapses

Sound Recording

Post Production

Editing

Visual Effects & Colour Grading

Distribution & Broadcast

Setting Up Your Own Website

AED 549.00

Our Advanced Module will teach you how to set up & maintain your own website to attract your ideal clients & display your work.

The author, Jason Marty, has years of experience in web & graphic design, working with a huge range of high profile clients. Jason has shared his expertise in an easy to follow step-by-step guide to getting you & your work seen online. The module is based on the Wordpress platform and uses the theme Chameleon.

About the Author: Jason Marty

Introduction to Setting up your own Website

Understanding Domain Names

What is a Domain Name?

Choosing the Right Domain Name for You

Why Does a Domain Name have to be Registered?

How Does a Domain Name Work?

Understanding Hosting

Registering your Domain Name & Buying Hosting

Scenario 1: You Require a Domain Name & Hosting

Scenario 2: You Have a Domain Name & Require Hosting

Scenario 3: You Already Have a Domain Name & Hosting

Domain Name Delegation

Installing WordPress

Download WordPress

Uploading WordPress to Your Server

Setting up the Database

Completing the WordPress Installation

Building your Website

Planning your Website and Preparing your Content

Installing the Theme

Step 1: Download the Zipped Theme File from Theme Poetry

Step 2. Login to Your WordPress Admin Area

Basic WordPress Settings

Give your Website a Title and Tagline

Set the Permalink

Comments

The Theme Settings

Theme Settings

Theme Mobile Settings

Blog Settings

Project Settings

Social Media Settings

Assign a Page to be the Home Page & the Blog Overview Page

Using the Page Builder

Create a Home Page

Ok so now you have a go

Page Heading

Text Area

Slideshow

Promo Boxes

Feature Text

Testimonial

Parallax

Feed

Gallery

Call to Action Panel

The Standard WordPress Text Area

VISUAL verses TEXT view

The Wysiwyg toolbar

Link Tool

Full Screen Edit Mode

Remove / Retain Formatting

Custom Characters

Insert an Image into a Text Area

Insert a Gallery into a Text Area

How to Add a Blog Post and Set Up Categories

Using Widgets

Add Footer Content using Widgets

Add Blog Sidebar Content using Widgets

Use the Customiser to Set your Website Styles

Colours

Fonts

Organising your Menus with Custom Menus

What can I add to the Menu?

About Shortcodes & Chameleon Shortcode Types

Shortcode types

How to use Shortcodes

Projects

Creating a Parent Page

Adding a Plugin and a Contact Form

Website Security

WordPress Admin Reference

The WordPress Admin Area

Admin Toolbar

Home

Updates

Pages & Posts inc Projects

Media

Appearance

Plugins

Users

Tools

Settings

Sports & Entertainment Photography

AED 549.00

Stephen Power shows you how to apply and improve your skills in the pursuit of action packed and exciting imagery. Exploring in-depth case studies and a pragmatic assignment, this module paves the way to another key industry in photography.

Introduction to Sports & Entertainment Photography

Essential Equipment

Cameras, Lenses & Accessories

Useful Features

High Burst Rates

Dual Memory Card Slots

Build and Weather-Sealing

Auto Focus

Spot Metering

Choosing the Lens

Wide Angle to Medium Telephoto Zoom Lens

Medium to Long Telephoto Zoom Lens

Long Telephoto Zoom Lens

Essential Accessories

The Tripod

The Monopod

Wireless Shutter Release

Image Stabilization

Protective Lens & Camera Covers

Case Study One: Newspaper Sports Shoot

One Camera, One Lens

Reporter’s Note Book

The Five W’s & One H

The Key Shot

Adding Colour

Portraits of the Competitors

Associated Personnel

The Crowd

Essential Camera Skills

Reasons for the Rejection Slip

Learn the Rules

Hand Holding a Camera

Focusing a Camera

One Shot

AI Servo (Continuous Focusing)

AI Focus

Back Button Focus (BBF)

Using Manual Focus Mode

Choosing the ISO

Setting the White Balance

Using the Right Exposure Mode

Getting an Accurate Exposure Reading

Selecting the Shutter Speed

Panning with the Action

Case Study Two: Music Book Project

Having an Idea

Finding Financial Backing

Writing the Proposal

Timing it Right

Meeting the Publisher

Preparing for Changes

The Photography

Studio & Location Instrument Images

Portraits of Musicians

Environmental Portraits of Instrument Makers

Live Performance Images

Launching the Book

Selling Sports & Entertainment Photographs

Tomorrow the World

Join the Club

PI Student Theatre Photographer

Work your Way Up

PI Graduate Music Photographer

Prepare your Portfolio

Get a Press Pass

Magazines, Newspapers & Websites

Stock Image Libraries

A Picture Paints a Thousand Words

Appendix: Book Proposal Outline

Book Proposal Outline

Wildlife Photography

AED 549.00

In this Advanced module renowned wildlife photographer and tour leader Etienne Oosthuizen takes you on an incredible wildlife safari. Learn to capture magical images of animals in their natural habitats by balancing subject with their environments, creating stories and conveying atmosphere through composition and time of day. Etienne shares a wealth of experience to help you capture incredible images all over the globe.

Introduction to Wildlife Photography

Photographic Equipment: The essentials

Requirements of a Wildlife Camera

Principal Advantages:

Is a Second Body Necessary?

Lenses for Wildlife Photography

Essential Accessories

Essential Skills for Wildlife Photography

Practical Understanding of Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) Lock

Grass, the Natural 18% Grey Card

Understanding & Working with Natural Light

The Light Protractor

Midday Light

Teatime Light (Mid morning or mid Afternoon)

The Golden Hours

Twilight

Low Contrast Light

How to take advantage of Light Direction

Front Lighting

Side Lighting

Back Lighting

Silhouettes

Artificial Light & Flash photography

Fill Light

Imagining Images

The Slightest Expression is Everything

Avoid Camera Shake

Composition & Creativity

Composing Wildlife Photographs

Rule of Thirds

Rule of Odds (three)

Golden Triangle

Leading Lines

Diagonal Lines

Natural Frames

Centre Eye Dominance

Patterns & Repetition

Isolate the Figure from the Background

Symmetry & Reflections

Negative Space & Simplification

How to Practice Photography

Types of Images in Wildlife Photography

Wildlife Portraits

Full Body Portraits

Frame-filling Portraits

Environmental Portraits

Storytelling

Gesture

Creativity in Wildlife Photography

Depth of a Photograph

Creative Shutter Speed

Freezing Time by Shooting with a Fast Shutter

Handholding a Telephoto Lens

Slow-moving Subjects

Fast-moving Subjects

Blurring Time, Slow Shutter Speeds

Useful Slow Shutter Speeds

Eye-level Photography

Researching & Understanding Animal Behaviour

Creatures of Habit

Photographic Guides, Safaris & tours

Dedicated Photographic Tours & Safaris

Private Photographic Guides

Ethics of Wildlife Photography

Image Processing & Workflow

Workflow

Image Editing & Processing

Basic Wildlife Processing in Lightroom

Basic Edits

Non-destructive Editing

Selling Wildlife Photographs

Your Portfolio

Getting Noticed & Published

Learn to Write

Wildlife Stock Photography

What is Stock?

Selling Photography & Fine Art Prints

Photography Competitions

Things to be aware of

Local Wildlife Magazine Photography Competitions

International Wildlife Competitions

Business, Branding, Marketing & Social Media for Photographers

AED 549.00

Are you dreaming about starting your own photography business? Or perhaps you’re doing a few side-jobs in your free time hoping to start a business full-time. Maybe you’ve just started your business but need a bit of a boost to take it to the next level. Wherever you are in the process of starting your own business, this Advanced Module is for you!

About The Authors

Starting Your Own Business

Business Plan

Executive Summary

Your Business Overview

Business Environment And Competition

Sales And Marketing

Financial Plan

Setting Up Your Business

Business Structure

Business & Domain Names

Branding

Developing An Aesthetic

Branding My Business - Where Do I Begin?

Planning Your Website

Home Page

About Page

Portfolio Page

Services Page

Press Page

Contact Page

Shop

Blog

Content Creation For Your Website & Blog

Writing - Message, Style, Grammar And Tone

Formatting

Website Building Options

Social Media

Your Personal Brand

Creating Your Overall ‘Look’

Choosing The Right Platforms

Instagram

Instagram Stories

Instagram Reels

Pinterest

Facebook

YouTube

TikTok

Podcasts

Integrating Social Media On Your Website

Social Media Marketing

The Importance Of Scheduling & Planning

Monitoring And Momentum

Brainstorming And Streamlining

Engage Your Audience

Collaborating With Other Brands

Media Kit

Traditional Marketing

Why Should I Use Different Types Of Marketing?

What Are The Different Types Of Marketing?

Advertising And Direct Mail

Events

Business Cards

Cross Promotion And Referrals

Increasing Visibility

Keywords

Page Titles

Metadata

Links

E-Marketing

What Is E-Marketing?

Money Matters And Financial Health

How Much Will I Charge?

Will I Need An Office, Staff, And What Equipment?

Financial Health - How Do I Know If My Business Is A Success?

Summary

Things to Remember When Starting Out

Lightroom Classic for Photographers

AED 549.00

In this Advanced Module, Justin Aitken will teach you how to take your photographic workflow to the next level using Adobe Lightroom Classic. You will be shown how to navigate and utilise the software to get exceptional results that suit you personally in your chosen genre of photography, and of course, your unique style.

This Advanced Module also includes a series of videos, created by Justin, to help illustrate the main concepts of the software's interface and features.

About Justin Aitken

Introduction

Author Tips and Video Tutorials

What is Lightroom?

Lightroom Classic vs Lightroom CC

Lightroom Classic vs Photoshop CC

Adobe Creative Cloud

Why Post Production?

Why Lightroom?

Computers & Specifications

Storage

Lightroom Classic System Requirements

Mac or PC?

The Importance of RAW Editing

Adobe Lightroom Classic

Preferences

Catalogs & Settings

Identity Plate Setup

Watermarks

Importing Your Images

Previews

Lightroom Modules

The Library Module

Finding Your Way Around

Understanding The Panels

Collections

Ratings, Flags & Colour Labels

Culling

Moving Images & Creating Folders

The Develop Module

Understanding The Panels

The Adjustment Panels

Speeding Up Your Workflow

Virtual Copies

Photo Merge

Working With Photoshop

The MAP Module

The BOOK Module

The SLIDESHOW Module

The PRINT Module

The WEB Module

Develop Presets

Justin Aitken Presets

Keyboard Shortcuts

Exporting Your Images

Justin’s workflow

Adobe Portfolio

Monogram Creative Console

Style

The Importance of Consistency and Variety

Backing Up Your Photographs

Lightroom Help

Conclusion

Newborn Photography

AED 549.00

In this module Leila Nasr will teach you newborn safety, how to pose a baby, lighting your beautiful little subject and other newborn photography essentials.

Introduction to Newborn Photography

Video Tutorials

Essential Equipment

Camera Gear

How to Choose the Right Lens

Accessories

Your Responsibilities

Newborn Safety, Immunisation and Hygiene

Newborn Safety

Immunisation

Hygiene

Reading Newborn Cues

Settling Techniques

Hands on Experience

Insurance

Working With Children Requirements

Preparing for Your Newborn Photography Session

Client Liaison & Consultation

Creating a Workflow

Shooting From a Studio vs on Location

Setting up Your Studio for a Newborn Session

Essential Equipment

Props

Making Your Studio Client-Ready

Lighting

Natural Light

Artificial Light

Angles of Lighting

Focusing

Posing

The Back Pose

The Snug in a Bed Pose

The Side Pose

The Bum up Pose

The Hands on Chin Pose

The Potato Sack Pose

The One Wrap Workflow

The Upright Prop Pose

The in Parent’s Hands Pose

Posing with Siblings

Posing with Parents

Advanced Posing

The Froggy Pose

The Taco Pose

Props and Styling

Props

Backdrops

Wrapping

The Comfort Wrap

The See the Feet Wrap

The See the Hands & Feet Wrap

The Womb Wrap

The Full Wrap

The Potato Sack Wrap

The Rice Paper Roll Wrap

The Feature Wrap

Editing

Getting it Right in Camera

Editing Tips in Photoshop

Editing with Actions

Photoshop Actions

Composites

What is a Composite

How to Prepare for a Composite

Head Swap Composites

How to Edit a Composite Into a Digital Background

Suppliers

The Perfect Posie® or Bean Bag

Flokati Rugs

Curly Felts

Digital Backgrounds

Prop Suppliers

The Finished Product – What the Client Receives

Client Review/Selection

Digital Image Files

Printing & Framing

Printing Tips

Starting Your Own Business

Pricing

Terms & Conditions

Email Templates

Enquiry Email Example

Booking Email Example

Booking Confirmation Email

Website

Social Media

Digital Portfolios & Critique

AED 549.00

In this advanced module, Justin Aitken will teach you how to create your best portfolio. You will be taken through how to collate the right images and what tools to use to get exceptional results that suit you personally. At the end of the module, Justin will provide you with a detailed video critique of your portfolio.

About Justin Aitken

Introduction

The Digital Portfolio

Capture, Capture, Capture

Sourcing Relevant Subject Matter

Selections

Show What You Want To Sell

Create Impact. Show Your Best Work

Start Strong. Finish Strong

The Process of Elimination

Organisation

Seek Inspiration From Others

Considerations

Style

Genres

Variety

Relevance & Consistency

Know Your Audience

Blending the Genres

Social Media

Design & Layout

Websites & Portfolios

Domain Names

Website Hosting

Website Building Options

Client Photo Gallery Options

But What About Printed Products?

Monogram Creative Console

Getting Feedback

Feedback from Friends & Family

Feedback from Professionals

You Don’t ALWAYS Need to Listen

Find a Fresh Set of Eyes

File Type, Image Size & Quality

File Type

Image Size

Quality

Keep It Updated

Creating Value in Your Photography

Examples to Inspire

Conclusion

Photoshop for Photographers: Part 1

AED 549.00

Join Julian Watt in this Advanced Module to take your photo editing skills to the next level with Adobe Photoshop. With Julian's expert guidance, you will learn how to navigate the software's interface, tools, and features to enhance, retouch, and manipulate your images with precision and creativity. Through a series of informative videos, Julian will show you how to tailor your editing to your personal vision and photography genre, achieving exceptional results that truly reflect your unique style. Elevate your photography game and become a proficient Adobe Photoshop operator with this comprehensive module.

Note: This module is designed for Photographers and it covers the essential basics, through to advanced retouching techniques.

Julian Watt & Computer Retouching

Photoshop’s Many Masters

Introduction

Julian’s Video Tutorials

Lightroom vs Photoshop

Photoshop Preferences

Performance

A Word on Equipment

Functionality

Photoshop Workflow

Lightroom to Photoshop and Return

Photoshop Workflow Without Lightroom or Similar

Third-Party RAW File Processing Without Catalog

Photoshop Workflow Without RAW Processor and Catalog

The Workspace

The Toolbar

The Workspace

The Menu

File Menu

Edit Menu

Image Menu

Layer Menu

Type Menu

Select Menu

Filter Menu

3D Menu

View Menu

Plugins Menu

Windows Menu

Help Menu

The Tools

The Move Tool (V)

The Marquee Tools (M)

The Lasso Tools (L)

The Quick Selection Tools (W)

The Crop Tool (C)

The Eyedropper Tool (I)

The Healing Tools (J)

The Spot Healing Brush Tool

The Remove Brush

The Healing Brush

The Patch Tool

The Brush Tool (B)

The Clone Stamp Tool (S)

The Gradient Tool (G)

The Type Tool (T)

The Pen Tool (P)

The Hand Tool (H)

The Zoom Tool (Z)

The Extra Tools

The {Colours|Colors}

Quick Mask Mode (Q)

Screen Mode (F)

Tool Blending Modes

Layers

Bundaberg Red Case Study

Layer Types

Adjustment Layers

The Individual Adjustment Layers

The Brightness/Contrast Adjustment Layers

 

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