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Foundation Photography Diploma - £399 with the discount code

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This course is your ideal starting point. It is the most comprehensive beginners photography course available online. The course includes 14 units, each unit requiring a submission of work, along with 3 portfolio submissions. You will achieve a Foundation Photography Diploma.

By completing this course you will acheive a Foundation Photography Diploma which is a level 2 qualification. It is externally accredited by Laser Learning, who are an Ofqual register UK awarding body. 

This course is intensive and you should allow a minimum of 150 learning hours. We recommend completing this within a 1 year time frame, but you can take longer, or take breaks in your learning, as we understand that life can sometimes get in the way, and unlike other companies we do not charge you for this.

With the current discount this Foundation Photography Diploma represents amazing value. What are you waiting for? Sign up today!

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Unit One: First Steps to Digital Photography
This unit covers the fundamentals of digital photography. You will creatively explore composition, shutter speeds, depth of field and much more.

This unit includes 5 photographic submissions and 1 end of unit portfolio
One: Basic composition
Learn how to effectively compose your photographs, just like an expert.

Two: Creative use of Shutter speed
Learn how to creatively control the speed of the camera shutter for many outstanding visual effects.

Three: Creative use of depth of field
Learn how to play with depth of field to focus on certain parts of a shot with pin-point quality and sharpness.

Four: Understanding Light
Learn how to 'see' the light and how to use it to your advantage to achieve those expert looking shots.

Five: Understanding exposure
Learn how exposure works and how to ensure you get the correct exposure for your shot – every time.

Unit Two: Using Image Editing Techniques
This unit is designed to help you use a digital work flow, in turn this will enable you to improve the impact of your images and improve the overall quality of your work. 

This unit includes 5 work based submissions and 1 end of unit portfolio

Six: Step One - Initial Saving of Images

Capturing Images
Transferring to Computer
Renaming Files

Seven: Step two - Opening Images
RAW Conversion

Eight: Step Three - Basic Adjustments
Rotation & Cropping
Dust Removal & Cloning
Colour Correction
Contrast, Brightness, Saturation

Nine: Step Four - Preparing for output
Re-sizing & Resolution
Final Sharpening

Ten: Step Five - Saving Work
Backup & File Formats

Unit Three: Next Steps to Digital Photography
This unit will build your photographic skills to a new high. You will cover areas such as previsualisation and visual language. 

This unit includes 4 photographic submissions and 1 end of unit portfolio

Eleven: Visualisation
Learn how to visualise, and use this technique for the optimum planning of your photography.

Twelve:Understanding your Histogram
Learn how to use and read the camera histogram to ensure that you get the optimum exposure for every photograph you make.

Thirteen: Basic digital workflow
Learn how to plan a digital workflow to make the most of your time and help you get the best possible results from your equipment.

Fourteen: Black & White
Explore the use of Black and White photography and understand how to use this creativly.

You will receive an in-depth feedback on each end of unit portfolio you submit, and these portfolios count towards your Laser Learning qualification.

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We highly recommend that you read our Policies and FAQ sections prior to booking. 
This course has a flexible timetable, and you should allow a minimum of 150 hours to complete this course. 

How quickly or how long you take to complete the course is up to you. Some students will complete the course within a year others will take a bit longer. 
All DMC students have their own personal tutor, helping them with their course work. they can contact their personal tutor by email or phone for all the practical advice they may need.

We also have a Facebook  group where students can interact with other students and share and discuss their images.

We are dedicated to your learning and we really are with you 100% of the way. You will have access to Our online student learning area, where you can access your learning materials. All submissions and feedbacks are completed through this portal.
Each unit have a number of assignments (between 6 - 4) each require a submission, along with a small portfolio of work for Laser Learning accreditation. These portfolios are collectively assessed on a unit by unit basis, with your personal tutor only moving you on to this part of the unit when they feel you have reached the required skill level.

Each unit portfolio counts towards your Laser Learning qualification. Your work will be internally moderated, then externally verified and accredited by Laser Learning. This process can take a number of weeks after which your certificate will be posted to you.

Click here to view an example Submission
Upon successful completion of the Foundation Photography Diploma you could consider upgrading and widening your skills by completing out PPD course. You could also consider our specialist courses.
There is a chance you could have your course fees paid by a funding body. This will depend on your financial and personal situation, but because our courses are externally accredited and certified by an nationally recognised awarding body you are more likely to have your claim for assistance approved. Click Here for more information.

All of our courses, workshops and experience day can be paid with our interest free Student Account. As you add courses to your basket you will see the student account option. As you proceed through the payment process you can choose to pay with this option. Your first payment will be taken at this stage and you monthly payments will be taken monthly there after.
Course Accreditation

Laser Learning Awards , is a leading UK ofqual registered awarding organisation. This course have been accredited as a level 2 qualification (equivalent to GCSE marking standard).