Advanced Studio Photography Course
Our Advanced Studio Photography Course is perfect for those looking to move into professional studio and/or portrait work. Photographers attending this course will be expected to have a very good knowledge of photography and/or photography skills.
This course features 12 learning modules which are taught over a period of 12 weeks, and each lesson can be booked at times to suit you.This is a more advanced course to learn a wide range of techniques from across our studios. You will learn product photography using our professional infinity curve and we will also provide a model for the purpose of teaching clothing or glamour photography in the studio.
Modules covered in our advanced course include aspects of working in the studio and studio lighting, composing the perfect photograph, quality control, post production software, how business works, hints and tips for creating a portfolio and more! This course will provide you with a wealth of information to take away and start building your own business or working your way into the professional world of photography.
The Advanced Studio Photography Course aims to teach you about the studio, different settings, plots backdrops and backgrounds and how studio lighting affects different materials. Our fun and relaxed approach to learning means our courses allow you to learn at your own pace and spending lots of time in the studio will enable you to practice and perfect your skills.
You will learn to use soft boxes, barn doors, grids, umbrellas and reflectors along
with a number of techniques to create professional standard photographs. You will also have the opportunity to work with our models across our extensive range of backdrops including graffiti from Aroma and Graffiti Kings along with a 7 metre infinity wall, several wallpapers and even a mock barn spread across several studios.
All of our tutors at the Suffolk Photo Studio are professional and experienced photographers with very current knowledge of this particular market who aim to pass their wealth of knowledge and experience to our students. You will also gain valuable insights into a number of disciplines within the photographic industry.
We will allow you to use your images from the day free of charge, including a model release form. You can then use these photographs to build your portfolio and you will be able to view the progression of your work.
The modules covered by our Advanced Studio Photography include:
- Introduction and what you wish to achieve
In the introduction to our advanced course, student and tutor will discuss the direction that the student wishes to move in, how they want to progress and what they want to achieve by the end of their twelve weeks. We can then tailor the course as much as possible so that it suits you and you get the most from your time with us at Suffolk Photo Studio. You will also learn about different types of cameras, camera settings and lenses and when they are best used.
- Use of photographic equipment
This module is designed to provide students with a technical understanding as well as practical skills in photography to a high standard which they will find invaluable when working in different situations with different equipment. The module covers shutter speeds, units of exposure, Image sharpness, depth of field and more.
- Control of Exposure
This module covers reflective and incident light meters, exposure compensation, dynamic range, the zone system, colour metering, histograms and other management devices.
- Understanding the Digital Process
In this module you will learn about the technological background of photography, photographic film, capturing digital images, scanning backs, the advantages and disadvantages of digital photography and how to make the most of inbuilt camera functions.
- Use of Light and Colour
This light and colour module covers colour temperature, colour theory, camera accessories, colour balancing, and perception of colour to give students a a high level of understanding about colour spaces and the effects of use of colour.
- The importance of light in photography
In our studio lighting module you will learn about different light sources and the importance of light on the appearance of images and in photography. The module covers the sun as a light source, the colour of light, colour shifts, controlling light sources, natural light, artificial light, the fill-in flash, use of mirrors and reflectors, backlighting, light balancing and portrait lighting.
- Photographic Disciplines
This module gives students a valuable insight into a range of areas in photography and will cover a variety of techniques and tips to getting those perfect shots! In this module the following will be discussed: travel photography, photojournalism, magazine photography, photography in advertising, starting your own studio, tools, hints and tips to becoming a better photographer.
- Photographic equipment and computer software
This module offers invaluable information about the use of photographic equipment and how to use photographic computer software correctly. The skills you will learn in this particular module are of high importance to the professional photographer and potential employers in the photographic industry. This module covers advantages and disadvantages of camera formats, buying and hiring equipment, lenses, lighting equipment, studio flash units, computer software, storing data and imaging software.
- Image resolution, retouching and printing
This particular module covers topics such as image retouching software including Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Capture One, Apple Aperture, Corel Paint Shop Pro and other retouching tools. Image size, colour options, file formats, image sharpness, adjustment tools and printing. This module aims to provide you with information on as many techniques as possible for image retouching and adjustments which are particularly important in the modern world of professional photography.
- The Photographic Studio
This module aims to answer all of the questions asked when thinking about opening your own photographic studio or working for one. The module covers what to consider when opening a studio, hiring studio space, sharing studio space, sizes of professional studios, wedding and portrait studios, studio ceiling height, studio flooring, essential studio items, security and more.
- Constructing your professional portfolio
This module offers helpful hints and tips and useful information to consider when building your own professional portfolio. This module includes how to choose your area of speciality, fashion and beauty, portrait, wedding, glamour, travel, food, product, architectural photography and photojournalism as well as career paths, photographer agencies, presentation of your portfolio, marketing yourself and what to include in your professional portfolio.
- Photographer/Agency relationships
This module aims to help you gain an understanding of how you can give yourself the best chance of becoming a successful professional photographer and the role of photographer agencies. The module covers finding the perfect agent, preparation, signing with an agency, picture libraries, copyright submitting images to employers and organisation.
Learning the advanced techniques featured in this course will require you to have a good knowledge of your camera, along with good photography skills and an idea of what you will be looking to achieve from the course.
To enrol on our advanced studio photography course, please click here and contact us to book your place. Alternatively you can click here to view our full list of course options.