Accredited Photography Diploma: Beginners photography course
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Accredited Photography Diploma: Beginners photography course

Master your camera & photography with aperture,shutter speed,iso,white balance & more digital photography fundamentals
4.7 (36 ratings)
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1,304 students enrolled
Created by The Coda Academy
Last updated 5/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Know a variety of essential photography terminology
  • Utilise camera functions needed to control your camera
  • Demonstrate photography skills needed in order to capture specific subjects such as products, landscapes, animals and people
  • Properly compose and frame an image
  • How to set up your camera on location
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Requirements
  • We start the course right at the beginning of your journey into photography so jump aboard this learning train!
Description

This level 1 accredited photography course will give you the key knowledge needed to become the master of your camera, covering the various functions of your camera, whilst giving you insights into shooting on location.

If you are a beginner, then this course was made for you as it breaks down key complex topics, which include:

  • Shooting modes
  • Rule Of Thirds
  • Aperture
  • Shutter Speed
  • ISO
  • White Balance
  • Metering

Starting right from the beginning to help with any of the frustrations of understanding your camera.

The Accredited Photography Diploma presents the curriculum via the use of animated presentations, as it has been proven to increase learning, as the information is taken in via sight as well as verbally. This course uses a fun approach to learning with animations and a variety of quizzes to make sure you are retaining the information taught and are ready for the final assignment-which you will have 6 weeks to complete the module, as well as a one hour exam in order to gain your CDP Level 1 Photography Diploma*, should you choose to do so.

*Processing fee applies

What is a CPD Diploma

CPD is an abbreviation for Continued Professional Development and it is an internationally recognised qualification that makes a statement to present and future employers, as well as to yourself that you have a commitment in your growth and can be added to your LinkedIn profile and CV.


Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone who is eager to learn! We talk through different types of cameras so anyone with a camera can do this course (though to gain the most from this course, it is advisable to have a dslr available to you).
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Curriculum For This Course
35 Lectures
01:21:55
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Introduction
2 Lectures 02:26

This lecture outlines the format of the course before we delve right in!

Preview 00:59

This lecture introduces me, your lecturer along with the type of photography I take as a job and as my passion.

Preview 01:27
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Starting with some fun
1 Lecture 00:03

An introduction to photography terminology via a wordsearch.

Photography Wordsearch
00:03
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Stepping into Photography
4 Lectures 11:28

Here we delve into the different areas of photography.

Preview 04:00

In this poll, I ask you, which area of photography you are interested in.

Poll: What area of photography are you interested in?
00:04

In this lecture we go through the skills that make a good photographer. 

Preview 02:52

Here we explore the main types of cameras.

Preview 04:32
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Getting To Know Your Camera
6 Lectures 15:19

This lecture goes into how your camera captures light (and therefore your image).

How Does Your Camera Capture Light?
00:40

Here, we get to know the feature of your camera so you are more comfortable using it

The Features Of Your Camera
02:15

In this lecture, we get to know the elements of your camera so you know where to find everything.

The Elements Of Your Camera
06:36

In this lecture, we get past the fiddly bits involved in unpacking your camera 

How to unpack your camera
02:24

Here, we tackle one of the most asked about questions in photography.

Raw vs JPEG
03:24

This infographic highlights the main arguments used for the two formats.

Raw vs JPEG Infographic
00:00
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Demystifying Lenses
1 Lecture 02:58

In this lecture, we break down the topic of lenses.

Lenses
02:58
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Framing Your Subject
1 Lecture 01:28

In this lecture we talk about composition and explore the rule of thirds. 

Composition and its Rule of Thirds
01:28
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The Modes Of Your Camera Pt 1
2 Lectures 02:09

In this lecture we start exploring the modes of your camera.

The Modes of Your Camera
00:26

This lecture introduces the automatic modes of your camera.

Automatic Modes
01:43
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Capturing Light
3 Lectures 08:49

This lecture talks about the concept of exposure and how we can control it.

Exposure
01:58

This lecture identifies the location of your line of exposure and how it can help you while you are taking your photographs.

Line Of Exposure
01:18

After this lecture students will understand about their metering mode options in their camera.

Metering
05:33
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The Modes Of Your Camera pt 2
1 Lecture 01:50

Here we explore your different semi automatic modes and why they can be useful.

Aperture priority vs Shutter priority
01:50
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The Manual Mode
11 Lectures 27:51

This lecture serves as an introduction to the manual mode.

You Have The Power!
00:29

This lecture provides an animation that gives an analogy as to how your aperture. shutter speed and iso all control the light in your pictures, but in different ways.

The Exposure Analogy
00:45

This lecture talks all about the role of aperture in your image, both in terms of exposure and depth of field. 

Aperture pt 1
05:06

Test your knowledge on aperture with this quiz!

Aperture
4 questions

We conclude this section about aperture by going through the answers to the questions posed in the previous lecture.

Aperture pt 2
00:44

In this assignment, you're required to take pictures using a small & a great depth of field. This should be done in your Aperture Priority, so you would now have to think about balancing all of your exposure triangle with each scenario. Please upload your images on the q&a section for feedback.
Practising Aperture in Aperture Priority
1 question

Here, we recap on how your shutter speed works in your camera before exploring shutter speed itself. 

Reintroducing Shutter Speed (refresh)
00:16

In this lecture we examine shutter speed and how its settings effects your picture.

Shutter Speed
03:40

Test your knowledge on shutter speed with this quick quiz!

Shutter Speed
2 questions

We conclude this section about shutter speed by going through the answers to the questions posed in the previous lecture.

Shutter Speed Answers
00:20

In this lecture we examine ISO and how its settings effects your picture.

ISO
03:12

Test your knowledge on ISO with this quick quiz.

ISO
2 questions

We conclude this section about ISO by going through the answers to the questions posed in the previous lecture.

ISO pt 2
00:19

This lecture gets you used to using your aperture, shutter speed and ISO to balance your exposure.

Dealing with exposure on location
02:49

Take 2 creative pictures blurring and freezing an action.
Practising your shutter speed
1 question

In this practice lecture, we see how different exposure values affect your picture. Students are encouraged to also practice with everyday items 

Practice session
10:11

In this assignment, you're required to take pictures using a small &a great depth of field. This should be done in your manual mode, so you would now have to think about balancing all of your exposure triangle with each scenario. Please upload your images on the q&a section for feedback.
Depth of field in Manual Mode
1 question
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About the Instructor
The Coda Academy
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Learn whilst living

The Coda Academy is an education service – teaching basic and intermediate lessons in the technical, conceptual, and creative elements of photography and filmmaking through online video courses.

We boast that any of our courses are taught by down to earth qualified lecturers with the minimum 5 years of teaching under their belt to enable our students to have the best learning experience.

We don't believe that the passion students have for learning should be quenched due to the impracticality lesson times, so we deliver accredited courses where you can take at your own pace, thus having a positive impact on your attendance as well as information gained.

The Coda Academy was founded upon the need of students to learn alongside to their life requirements. We give our students the option of learning while living!