Professional Certificate Course on Digital Photography

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Professional Certificate Course on Digital Photography

12 Weeks Professional Certificate Course in Digital Photography

Whether you own a point-and-shoot or a more advanced DSLR, this course will give you a better grasp of your chosen tool and the skills to make successful images. We will focus on core photographic concepts as well as some more advanced techniques. The course will include hands-on demonstrations with the camera as well as basic digital image editing techniques. We will discuss the work of great photographers alongside your own photographs in order to better understanding of  the fundamentals of composition to create compelling imagery. Expect to leave the class with a project you are proud of and a working knowledge of your camera.

Course Requirement

  • A Digital Camera (any kind), though a full manual exposure controls are helpful
  • A Tripod, not essential but helpful
  • Media Storage Device- external USB or hard drive or online storage like Dropbox.com
  • Access to computer with Photoshop CS6 and Adobe Light-room installed

Week 1-
Camera Controls- Introductions, Camera parts and types (Camera Manual Required)
Menu items and shooting modes (Auto vs Scene vs Priority)

Week 2-
Framing and Composition Techniques-

  • Simplicity- One of the main things to consider is how the elements within the shot relate to each other and therefore what you include or leave out of the shot.
  • Rule of thirds- The method involves figuring the frame into thirds, vertically and horizontally (so it actually becomes ninths), and then using those lines to effectively bisect your image, using the lines to section off areas      of  the image     and  using  the  nodes at which the lines cross as key areas for points of This rule, although very simple, works extremely well when used effectively

Week 3-
Framing and Composition Techniques-

  • Landscape composition - Using composition effectively when working with landscapes is The drama of a great landscape   shot is based upon its composition and structure.
  • Lines- Lines within an image are one of the most effective ways to enhance the drama through your Horizontal and vertical lines add particularly strong structure to images; whereas curved lines give a more relaxed feel.
  • Shapes- Once you've understood the role in which line has to play within the composition of your image, you'll be able to begin to appreciate the influence of shape as

Week 4-

Framing and Composition Techniques-

  • Contrast within the subject matter- When approaching your subject matter; consider it in context and how it relates to its surroundings.
  • Framing- Framing a subject effectively is the basis of strong
  • Negative space- It's important to consider the negative space within an
  • Angle- Considering the angle at which the shooting is taking place
  • Layering- Don’t forget to include some element of depth within your image

Week 5-

Exposure- For those beginning photography, exposure is key to capturing a great image. Learning how exposure works will help you to take control of your camera and take better photos.

  • Aperture- This is the hole inside the lens, through which the light

Here you will learn about the different f-numbers and their uses in specific lighting conditions. Furthermore, every aperture has a different impact on the outcome of the image in terms of depth of field. We will discuss about these effects in   details and try to better understand the role of aperture in photography.

Week 6-

Shutter Speed- Once the light has passed through the aperture of the lens, it reaches the shutter. Now you need to decide how much of that light you’re going to allow into the camera. Ordinarily, you only want a             very small fraction of a second (for example 1/250) to prevent motion blur. However, different   shutter speeds  complement  different situations.

Week 7-

ISO- Once the light has passed through the aperture and been filtered by the shutter speed, it reaches the sensor, where we decide upon the ISO.

Week 8-

Exposure triangle & Exposure Compensation

You   will learn how   to     use     Aperture, Shutter Speed   and     ISO to get the correct exposure for your photographs.

Week 9-

Metering modes and shooting mode

Metering modes are there to tell your camera how you want it to look at a scene.

Shooting modes like Full-Auto, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority or Manual Mode. How to work out which one you should be using?

Week 10-

The  white  balance  changes  the   colour   cast  of   the  entire    photo   and          is  responsible  for     the overall   warmth

Week 11-

Types of cameras and lens

Discussion on types of lenses to be used and perspectives.

Full Frame Sensors and Crop Sensors – Discussion on pros and cons of both.

Week 12-

Review and assessment

The course offers to learn the basic camera skills- from technical knowledge to theoretical background, analysis and appreciation with hands on training using the actual equipments. Students are taught all the techniques and nuances required to do a good camera work. There will be total 24 classes spread over 12 weeks.

First come first registered basis to fill up limited number of seats. A photograph and a proof of address will be needed for the form.

Students can start working as an independent camera-man or even pursue further studies on photography.

The course will be conducted by professional cameramen with about 20 years of industry experience.

Rahul Roychowdhury left a career in Aeronautical Engineering to pursue his heart and become a naturalist. His Knowledge of Birds and nature at such a young age are best presented in his Photographs. He’s always yearning for the Mountains, being a qualified climber too.

Rohit Nyss has always followed his heart, be it in his career in marketing over 20 years or travelling the length and breadth of the country by road, he’s always challenging the norms. His passion for travel has led him to learn photography over the years from some of the best in the field. He always goes by the Mantra of “Keep It Simple”.

Rs. 30,000 + GST  (including one outdoor trip cost) to be paid at the time of Admission by account payee cheque or demand draft drawn in favour of Calcutta Medis Institute Pvt. Ltd. and made payable at Kolkata.

Online Payment could be made as per details given below:

For payment by NEFT use the following information about CMI Bank account :
Name of the Company: Calcutta Media Institute Pvt. Ltd.
Address of the Company : 501, Elgin Chambers, 5th floor, 1A - Ashutosh Mukherjee Road. Kolkata700020

Name of the Bank : United Bank of India
Address of the Bank : College Street Branch. YMCA Building. 90/7, M.G. Road. Kolkata 700012.
C D A/c No. : 0083050002455
RTGS IFSC No. : UTBI0COL108

Send Transction Id to CMI at directorcmioffice@cmi.net.in post completion of the transfer of funds

The Course Duration: 12 Weeks

Classes to begin- To be announced soon

Day and time-

Classes will be on-
Sundays-                   11 am
Wednesdays-            6 pm

Classes will be held at CMI campus (501, Elgin Chambers. 5th floor. 1A, Ashutosh Mukherjee Road. Kolkata 700020) while the practical classes will be held both at CMI & different outdoor locations.

This being a professional course waiver in attendance will not be allowed.

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