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Complete Course in Professional Photography Outline

The Complete Course in Professional Photography

Unit One: You and Your Equipment

  • Lessons:
    • Eye of the Photographer
    • The Camera
    • The Lens
    • How to Use Your Camera
  • Business Lesson: Freelance Opportunities
  • Audio: "Teacher on Audio" Guides to Unit One
  • Bonus Audio: Business Audio Lesson—Part 1
  • Video: 8 video tracks in our "Training with the Experts" series—Introduction: One Thousand Words; Welcome!, Cameras & Lenses (Parts 1 and 2), Shutter Speed & Aperture, Panning, Depth of Field, Tripods and Monopods.
  • Unit One Comprehension Test and Photo Project
  • Supplemental Materials: NYIP Gray Card, NYIP Photographer’s Log and Reference Guide, NYIP PhotoWorld Press Card, and the NYIP Photographic Umbrella

Unit Two: Capturing the Image

  • Lessons:
    • Image Capture
    • Exposure
    • Exposing and Developing Black-and-White Film
    • Digital Processing
    • Filters
    • Developing Your Eye
  • Business Lesson: Introduction to the Business of Photography
  • Optional Lesson: Image Capture
  • Audio: "Learn from the Experts" Audio Guides
  • Video: 7 video tracks in our "Training with the Experts" series—ISO, White Balance, Exposure (Parts 1 and 2), Filters, Composition, Developing Your Eye
  • Unit Two Comprehension Test and Photo Project

Unit Three: Harnessing the Light

  • Lessons:
    • Natural and Available Light
    • Artificial Light: Continuous
    • Artificial Light: Flash
    • Travel Photography
    • Landscape and Flower Photography
    • The Perfect Print
  • Business Lesson: Introduction to Business Correspondence
  • Optional Lesson: The Darkroom
  • Audio: "Learn from the Experts" Audio Guides
  • Video: 6 video tracks in our "Training with the Experts" series—Natural & Available Light, Artificial Light, Electronic Flash & Strobe (Parts 1 and 2), Travel Photography (Parts 1 and 2)
  • Unit Three Comprehension Test and Photo Project

Unit Four: Photographing People

  • Lessons:
    • Basic Portrait Lighting
    • Studio Portraiture
    • Location Portraiture
    • Child and Pet Photography
    • Wedding Photography
  • Business Lesson: Business of Wedding Photography
  • Optional Lesson: Color Film Processing
  • Audio: "Learn from the Experts" Audio Guides
  • Bonus: Wedding Forms for Photographers
  • Video: 11 video tracks in our "Training with the Experts" series—Basic Portrait Lighting, Studio Portraiture (Parts 1 and 2), Environmental (Location) Portraiture (Parts 1 and 2), Corporate Portraiture, Baby & Child Photography, Pet Photography (Parts 1 and 2), Wedding Photography (Parts 1 and 2)
  • Unit Four Comprehension Test and Photo Project

Unit Five: Broadening Your Subject Range

  • Lessons:
    • Photojournalism
    • Video Handbook—Part 1
    • Fashion Photography
    • Macro Photography, Astrophotography, and Copying
  • Business Lesson: Starting Your Own Business
  • Optional Lessons:
  • Audio: "Learn from the Experts" Audio Guides
  • Video: 9 video tracks in our "Training with the Experts" series—Street Photography (Parts 1 and 2), Sports & Action Photography (Parts 1 and 2), Videography, Fashion Photography (Parts 1–3), Macro Photography
  • Unit Five Comprehension Test and Photo Project

Unit Six: Professional Pathways

  • Lessons:
    • Photojournalism
    • Video Handbook—Part 1
    • Fashion Photography
    • Macro Photography, Astrophotography, and Copying
    • Finishing Touches (Parts 1–5)
    • Color Film Printing (Parts 1–3)
    • Advertising and Still-Life Photography
    • Architectural Photography
    • Portfolio Development
    • Video Handbook—Part 2
  • Business Lesson: How to Open Your Own Studio
  • Optional Lessons:
    • View Camera
    • Glamour and Boudoir Photography
  • Audio: "Learn from the Experts" Audio Guides
  • Bonus Audio: Business Audio Lesson—Part 2
  • Video: 10 video tracks in our "Training with the Experts" series—Still-Life Photography, Advertising Photography (Parts 1–3), Architectural Photography (Interiors and Exteriors), Portfolio Development, Business Considerations & Parting Advice, Conclusion: Goodbye and Good Luck!, Course Credits
  • Unit Six Comprehension Test and Photo Project

My training at NYIP gave me the confidence to start my own business doing what I love.

- Angel D., Missouri, 2014 NYIP Graduate