15 Day Level 3 Certificate in Photography

First Point Photography Courses

15 Day Level 3 Certificate in Photography

£2420

 

 15 Day Level 3 Certificate in Photography

On successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to enrol on a Level 3 Diploma in Photography, either through First Point Photography who will be releasing a Diploma course early 2020 or any other approved training centre offering the qualification.

Students are welcome to spent two weeks work experience with us in our studio. This will involve the day to day running of a commercial studio, helping with shoots, editing, printing and dealing with customers.

 

The first week of our 15 day Level 3 Certificate in Photography starts with understanding exposures (ISO, Aperture and Time) and metering the light, using Photoshop and studio equipment (including home/mobile studios) and how to set-up the studio lights for different looks including ratio lighting, high key and low key. This will be supported with numerous practical portrait photography sessions in the studio using a variety of models, including males, females and children/babies.

The last 2 days of the first week covers the whole aspect of wedding photography, from obtaining bookings through to producing the final album. In addition to the theory there will also be shoots with Bride and Groom models on location at a local beauty spot, at home and in a church. We will also cover technical difficulties you may encounter while photographing the intimate portraits of the bride and groom as well as how to set-up and pose the group photographs.

On the second week you will cover more advanced skills, along with numerous shoots with models both in the studio and out on location. This will involve using a wide range of studio lighting and attachments to create various lighting set-ups/techniques in the studio for shoots including, Bump and Newborns, flash and blur and low- key romantic. For the shoots out on location you will be using off camera flash with a remote trigger system and various attachments on the camera flash for urban style and life style portraits.

The third week specialises in Digital Manipulation and covers a variety of managing and editing/manipulation software including Adobe programmes and Portrait Professional. The course will also cover professional workflow, creating photo books, on-line galleries, how to capture and create HDR and Panoramic images and a wide range of other professional techniques to improve and manipulate digital images.

The main objectives of this course are:

  • To Gain an ABC Level 3 Certificate in Photography 
  • Understanding camera and exposure settings
  • Studio equipment and lighting techniques
  • Organising and posing techniques
  • Photoshop techniques
  • Ethics and Values
  • Quality and customer care
  • Safe working practices
  • Planning and project managing
  • Using ambient and flash lighting 
  • Organising and customer care
  • To gain practical experience in directing and undertaking a Portrait and Wedding shoot
  • To give you the experience and confidence to become a successful professional Portrait and Wedding Photographer
  • For you to create a strong portfolio that you can use for advertising and to show to potential clients

On completion of the course, students are welcome to spent two weeks work experience with us in our studio. This will involve the day to day running of a commercial studio, helping with shoots, editing, printing and dealing with customers.

 

FPP Course syllabus

The first week of our 15 day Level 3 Certificate in Photography starts with understanding exposures (ISO, Aperture and Time) and metering the light, using Photoshop and studio equipment (including home/mobile studios) and how to set-up the studio lights for different looks including ratio lighting, high key and low key. This will be supported with numerous practical portrait photography sessions in the studio using a variety of models, including males, females and children/babies.

The last 2 days of the first week covers the whole aspect of wedding photography, from obtaining bookings through to producing the final album. In addition to the theory there will also be shoots with Bride and Groom models on location at a local beauty spot, at home and in a church. We will also cover technical difficulties you may encounter while photographing the intimate portraits of the bride and groom as well as how to set-up and pose the group photographs.

On the second week you will cover more advanced skills, along with numerous shoots with models both in the studio and out on location. This will involve using a wide range of studio lighting and attachments to create various lighting set-ups/techniques in the studio for shoots including, Bump and Newborns, flash and blur and low- key romantic. For the shoots out on location you will be using off camera flash with a remote trigger system and various attachments on the camera flash for urban style and life style portraits.

The third week specialises in Digital Manipulation and covers a variety of managing and editing/manipulation software including Adobe programmes and Portrait Professional. The course will also cover professional workflow, creating photo books, on-line galleries, how to capture and create HDR and Panoramic images and a wide range of other professional techniques to improve and manipulate digital images.

 

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On successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to enrol on a Level 3 Diploma in Photography, either through First Point Photography who will be releasing a Diploma course early 2020 or any other approved training centre offering the qualification.

All our courses are aimed at the keen amateur to the improving professional. No formal entry qualifications are required to attend this
course, only an interest for photography, willingness to learn and lots of enthusiasm.

Once booked onto a course we will send you some pre-course notes to help bring you up to speed. On the First day of your course you will be given your course packs that contain all the course notes.

For the course you will need a digital SLR with a small zoom lens, a flash unit for your camera, AA batteries and a laptop. However any
equipment you do not have will be lent to you free of charge.

Lunch and refreshments are provided throughout the day.

Does the cost for the photography course include everything I need? Or are there any extra fees?

The cost of the photography course covers all that you will need. The only extra cost will be for accommodation if required.

Do I need to have some experience in photography before I can come on a course?

You do not need to have any commercial experience; however it would benefit you if you have a good basic understanding of your camera and exposures when taking photographs.

What do I need to bring with me to the course?

Your camera equipment including; camera, small zoom lens, flash unit and memory cards, laptop and card reader (all are available during the courses to borrow if required).

Is there any back-up to help me after the course?

Once you have attended the course we offer continuous support with no restriction on time scale. You are always welcome to email, call or visit us.

What is the dress code?

There is no formal dress code. We advise you to bring something warm and weatherproof for when we will be shooting on location..

What use of the images taken on the course will I have?

All images taken on the course can be used for promotional purposes i.e. websites, brochures, portfolio’s.

What is the maximum number of students on each course?

All courses are limited to six students with up to three full-time members of staff. Digital Manipulation courses are limited to 10 students

Terms of Business

  • A non-returnable deposit of £100 is required when booking with the balance to be paid on the first day of the seminar. Failure to give four weeks’ notice of cancellation of seminar will require full payment still to be paid
  • Courses booked less than four weeks before the course start date- Full payment required when booking, no cancellations or refunds will be given
  • Bookings from outside the UK- Full payment required when booking, no cancellations or refunds will be given
  • Payment is required in full when booking private seminars
  • All major credit cards are accepted
  • All resettlement students booking through ELCAS and The CTP will adhere to ELCAS and The CTP’s own terms of business.

Course Dates 2019:

28th October – 15th November

25th November – 13th December

Course Dates 2020:

13th January – 31st January

3rd February – 21st February

2nd March – 20th March

23rd March – 10th April

20th April – 8th May

11th May – 29th May

8th June – 26th June

29th June – 17th July

20th July – 7th August

24th August – 11th September

14th September – 2nd October

12th October – 30th October

2nd November – 20th November

30th November – 18th December