Got a shiny new Digital SLR camera? This digital photography online course lets you explore your passion for photography, develop your confidence and take the first steps to creating your own portfolio.

Get the basic knowledge of your camera’s capabilities and pick up some hands-on experience capturing a range of images under different conditions. Perfect for beginners, or people looking to study our Diploma of Photo Imaging (CUV50411), this photography short course runs at a well-designed pace, so it’s easy to learn photography and work around other commitments.

HOW CAN I STUDY?

WHERE CAN I STUDY?

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This short course can be studied online at your own pace.

ONLINE LEARNING

Duration
15 weeks

More about online learning

Course Assessment: competency based assessment - demonstrated skills and knowledge, practical and written projects, and presentations.

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Study when and where inspiration strikes!

STUDY ONLINE

Online Learning
WHEREVER YOU ARE

CATC Diploma courses can be studied fully online

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This is an un-accredited course and everyone is welcome

AUSTRALIAN STUDENTS

  1. No entry requirements – just a keen interest in photography and ability to go out shooting on your own

You will need access to:

  1. A Digital SLR camera (with interchangeable lenses or fixed lens with manual functionality)
  2. Tripod
  3. Internet
  4. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software
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KEY DATES

FEES & FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED

Start Date

Mon 22 Feb 2016

Mon 4 Apr 2016

Mon 06 Jun 2016

Mon 18 Jul 2016

Mon 19 Sep 2016

DURATION

12 weeks, online study only.

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This is non-accredited, short course, and VET FEE-HELP is not available.

Full payment is required at the start of the course.
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You’ll need a digital SLR camera with manual settings and general photographic accessories such as hard drives for image asset storage, card readers, standard lens, memory cards, battery charger etc. equipment specifics are outline below.

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL NEED

Students will require the following equipment and materials to be able to complete the Diploma of Photo Imaging:

  • DSLR Camera body: preferably Canon or Nikon
  • Short zoom lens, such as:
    • For full frame sensor cameras: Canon 24 -70mm f2.8 USM lens or Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f2.8 ED lens
    • For reduced frame sensor cameras: Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM lens or Nikon AF17-55mm f2.8 ED-IF AF-S lens Nikon AF17
  • Tripod such as Manfrotto 190 XB
  • Camera Flash, such as Canon 430EX/580EX or Nikon SB700/SB900

Students will need to consider the following equipment and materials to benefit their studies and professional career:

  • Radio transmitter and receiver for camera flash
  • Hot shoe flash adaptor (only if your camera does not have sync lead connection)
  • 2GB – 8GB Flash Card
  • Card reader
  • 5 Way collapsible reflector (5 Way – 105cm)
  • Polariser filter
  • Shutter release cable
  • Padded camera + lens bag
  • Lens cleaning brush
  • Lens cleaning tissue
  • Photographic printing – as required

This is not a definitive list. Additional purchases (e.g. lenses, lighting etc.) will be dictated by your particular interests and the career opportunities you may wish to pursue after your studies.

Please be advised that photo printing costs will be incurred for photo printing during the course. Also, as there is an Exhibition subject (assessment requirement) as part of the course, which requires photo media production, students should prepare for approx. $200 as an additional cost of student Exhibition.

Students studying at CATC (full-time, part-time or online) are required to have a computer throughout their studies. For on-campus classes, students are required to have own laptop. Online students will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, printer, scanner and phone.

Minimum recommended hardware specifications:

Mac (preferred)

  • 15-inch screen (preferred)
  • Multicore Intel processor (Dual core i5 minimum)2Ghz or better
  • Mac OS X 10.7 (10.9 or more recent recommended)
  • 8GB of RAM (minimum)
  • 500GB hard drive
  • 2GB graphics processor

PC

  • 15-inch screen (preferred)
  • Multi-core Intel processor (Dual core i5 minimum)or AMD processor: 2GHz or better.
  • Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1(Windows 8.1 or more recent recommended)
  • 8GB of RAM (minimum)
  • 500GB hard drive
  • 2GB graphics processor

Storage

  • 500GB external hard drive

And if you’re studying online, supplementary to the above, you will require:

  • Built in or external video camera
  • Built in or external speakers
  • Built in or external microphone

Get a student discount on laptops and software

CATC students are eligible for substantial discounts for laptops and design software through our supplier Powermedia. To enquire or order, visit the Powermedia website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You must be enrolled at CATC Design School to receive the student discount.

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Course program

Students investigate different aspects of photography over a 15-week period.

Week 1: Lenses & lightroom
Week 2: Exposure
 
Week 3: Depth of field
 
Week 4: Metering & file types
 
Week 5: Elements of design
 
Week 6: Light quality and direction
 
Week 7: Night photography
 
Week 8: Landscape photography
 
Week 9: Interior/exterior photography
 
Week 10: Photographing people
 
Week 11: Flash
 
Week 12: Visual effects
 
Week 13: Outputting photos
 
Week 14: Images on the web
 

WHY STUDY PHOTOGRAPHY?

This is the perfect photography course for amateur snappers who want to stretch their creative muscle and really get the most out of their equipment. You may or may not want to pursue photography professionally – but here is a place to safely explore, play and receive feedback on your images.

Available online

This course is available online.

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