Photography Courses at Penn Foster Career School
|Instruction Set 1
Successful studying methods; creating effective and efficient study tools; using study tools to improve your chances for success.
Parts of a camera; focal length and angle view.
|Instruction Set 2
The Nature of Light
How light affects photography; adjusting exposure according to light source intensity; applying the basic principles of lighting to photography.
Lighting for Photography
Achieving outstanding results in daylight lighting conditions or with "available" light; determining proper exposure when using a flash; setting up for studio lighting.
|Instruction Set 3
Choosing Your Subject
Determining the purpose of a photograph; identifying the visual component of a picture; organizing a photographic image.
Developing a personal style; applying the principles of linear design; framing the subject; creating visually balanced photos.
Graded Project 1
|Instruction Set 4
The Joy of Digital Photography
Definition of digital photography; technical terms unique to digital imaging; options for manipulating and outputting a digital photograph.
Textbook – The Joy of Digital Photography
|Instruction Set 5
Common methods and materials used to preserve artwork; techniques for public presentation of artwork; identifying the various components of a portfolio.
Business Skills for the Photographer
Equipment needed to launch a professional photography business; basic darkroom requirements; key areas of professional opportunity.
Graded Project 2
Program description: The Penn Foster Career School Photography Certificate Program helps you learn the fundamentals quickly and conveniently.
Your studies include:
Camera basics, lighting for photography
Photographic image design
Digital and video photography techniques
Printing color and black and white photographs and slides
…and much more.