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Professional Photography Certification

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CATEGORY
Photography
LANGUAGE
English / Hindi

Professional
Photography Certification Bundle

One comprehensive program that covers all areas & aspects of photography

  • All In One

  • Photography Foundation

    Develop your signature style as a professional photographer
    by mastering photography techniques.
  • Fashion Photography

    Learn the aesthetics of creating fashion images and build
    a lucrative career in this creative field.
  • Wildlife Photography

    Learn how to candidly click eccentric pictures
    of the wilderness, rivers and mountains.
  • Smartphone Photography

    Discover how to use your iPhone and Android
    smartphones to snap pictures.
  • Product Photography

    Learn how to create attention-grabbing product ad campaigns
    and carve a fruitful career in this field.
  • Food Photography

    Understand food styling techniques and make your food
    appear visually appealing to the camera.
  • Photo Editing Softwares

    Learn the art of editing photographs and
    creating visual magic with Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.
Photography Foundation
Fashion Photography
Wildlife Photography
Smartphone Photography
Product Photography
Food Photography
Photo Editing Softwares

Course Insights

Explore the dynamic and ever-evolving world of photography with your camera lens through the Professional Photography course offered by AAFT Online. You'll learn how to create a visual dialogue with your photos and delve further into the principles of Fashion Photography, Smartphone Photography, Product Photography, Wildlife and Landscape Photography, Food Photography, and photo-editing software.

  • Course Highlights
      • Duration- 26 weeks
      • Recorded Video Lectures & E-Workbooks
      • Self-paced Learning
      • Live webinars and Doubt-clearing support
      • AAFT Alumni Status
      • Placement Assistance
      • Digital Verified Certification
  • What you will learn
    • Once you sign up for the course, you'll learn photography fundamentals, camera operation skills, the importance of lighting, and the art of framing. You will also learn:

      • Importance of styling in photography
      • How to take delectable food photos with smartphone as well as camera
      • Creative photographic techniques of smartphone
      • Tips and tricks of Wildlife and Landscape photography
      • How to edit photos using various photography software
  • Pre-Requisites
      • Anyone who has cleared class 12th can apply
      • Should have good quality camera and tripod
      • Should have a passion for creating eye-catching visuals

Course Synopsis

Learn the must know secrets of clicking the best photographs for an enriching career

  • Photography Foundation
    06 Modules
    06 Weeks
    • Course Orientation

      • Let's Begin
      • Introduce Yourself

      Module 1 - Photography Fundamentals

      • 1.1. Introduction to Camera
      • 1.2. What is Photography?
      • 1.3. Camera Sensors
      • 1.4. Camera Lenses
      • 1.5. Exploring Your Camera Kit
      • 1.6. Image File Formats
      • 1.7. Using the Right Light
      • Survey End of Module 1

      Module 2 - Exposure

      • 2.1. Exposure in Camera - An Introduction
      • 2.2. How Does Shutter Works?
      • 2.3. Shutter Speed- A Demo
      • 2.4. What is Aperture?
      • 2.5. Aperture-A Demonstration
      • 2.6. What is ISO?
      • 2.7. ISO- Demonstration
      • 2.8. Exposure Correction
      • 2.9. Exploring the Shooting Modes
      • Assignment 1
      • Assignment 2
      • Survey End of Module 2

      Module 3 - Art of Framing

      • 3.1. Composition Overview
      • 3.2. What is Composition?
      • 3.3. Focal Elements
      • 3.4. Composition Structure
      • 3.5. Positive & Negative Space
      • 3.6. Perspective
      • 3.7. Balance
      • 3.8. Conclusion
      • Module 3 - Assignment
      • Survey End of Module 3

      Module 4 - Basic Lighting

      • 4.1. Lighting Overview
      • 4.2. Natural Light
      • 4.3. Hard and Soft Light
      • 4.4. Direction of Light
      • 4.5. Artificial Light
      • 4.6. Camera Settings for Studio Light
      • 4.7. Demonstration - Lighting Techniques
      • 4.8. Different Scenarios - Natural Light
      • 4.9. Lighting Accessories
      • 4.10. White Balance
      • Module 4 - Assignment
      • Survey End of Module 4

      Module 5 - Techniques of Photography

      • 5.1. Introduction
      • 5.2. Learning Objectives
      • 5.3. High Speed Photography
      • 5.4. Motion Blur
      • 5.5. Night Photography
      • 5.6. Black and White Photography
      • 5.7. Zoom Burst
      • 5.8. Macro Photography
      • 5.9. Smoke Photography
      • 5.10. Long Exposure Photography
      • 5.11. Light Painting
      • 5.12. Filters
      • 5.13. Conclusion
      • Survey End of Module 5

      Module 6 - Types of Photography

      • 6.1. Overview - 4:18 Mins
      • 6.2. Street Photography
      • 6.3. Tips for Street Photography
      • 6.4. Landscape Photography
      • 6.5. Tips for Landscape Photography
      • 6.6. Architecture Photography
      • 6.7. Tips for Architecture Photography
      • 6.8. Portrait Photography
      • 6.9. Still Life Photography
      • 6.10. Fashion Photography
      • 6.11. Wedding Photography
      • 6.12. Wild Life Photography
      • 6.13. E-Commerce Photography
      • 6.14. Conclusion
      • Survey End of Module 6
      • Closure Survey
  • Fashion Photography
    04 Modules
    04 Weeks
    • Course Orientation

      • Let's Begin
      • Introduce Yourself

      Module 1 - Introduction to Fashion Photography

      • 1.1. What is Fashion Photography
      • 1.2. History of Fashion Photography
      • 1.3. Styles Of Fashion Photography
      • 1.4. Equipment
      • 1.5. Location
      • 1.6. Team
      • 1.7. Casting
      • 1.8. Fashion Styling and Makeup
      • 1.9. Mood Board
      • 1.10. Pre Production
      • 1.11. Developing Your Style
      • 1.12. Inspiration
      • 1.13. Business
      • 1.14. Digital Workflow
      • 1.15. Post Production
      • Module 1 - Assignment
      • Survey End of Module 1

      Module 2 - Fashion Portraits

      • 2.1. Cover Page
      • 2.2. Beauty Shoot
      • Module 2 - Assignment
      • Survey End of Module 2

      Module 3 - A Look Back

      • 3.1. A Look Back - Shoot 1
      • 3.2. A Look Back - Shoot 2
      • Module 3 - Assignment
      • Survey End of Module 3

      Module 4 - Editorial

      • 4.1. Outdoor Shoot
      • 4.2. Fashion Shoot - Studio
      • 4.3. Campaign Shoot
      • Module 4 - Assignment
      • Survey End of Module 4
      • Closure Survey
  • Smartphone Photography
    03 Modules
    03 Weeks
    • Course Orientation

      • Let's Begin
      • Introduce Yourself

      Module 1 – Smartphone Photography – New Age

      • 1.1 Introduction
      • 1.2 When & Why to Use - Smartphone Cameras
      • 1.3 Type of External Camera Lenses
      • 1.4 Exposure
      • 1.5 How to Sharping the Photo?
      • 1.6 Composition in Photography
      • 1.7 Aspects Ratio in Framing
      • 1.8 Lighting Technique
      • 1.9 Demonstration - Hard vs. Soft Lighting
      • 1.10 Creative Ideas Using Artificial Lighting
      • 1.11 Natural - Understanding Quality & Direction of Light
      • 1.12 Manual Mode (M)
      • 1.13 Purpose of ISO
      • 1.14 Manual Focusing in Pro Mode
      • 1.15 Exposure Compensation (EV)
      • 1.16 Photoshoot with Correct Manual Setting
      • 1.17 Low Light Photography

      Module 2 – Creative Photography Techniques through smartphone

      • 2.1 What is Macro Photography?
      • 2.2 Travel Photography
      • 2.3 Portrait Photography Using Smartphone Camera
      • 2.4 Ultrawide Photography Using Smartphone Cameras
      • 2.5 Creative Indoor Photography Ideas
      • 2.6 Long Exposure Product Photography Using Flash
      • 2.7 Demonstration - Long Exposure Shot by Using Light Chart Paper
      • 2.8 Water and Oil Creative Macro Photography
      • 2.9 Macro Photography with Soda Bubbles
      • 2.10 Smoke Photography Using Dhoopbatti
      • 2.11 Creative Outdoor Photography Ideas
      • 2.12 Outdoor Photography by Using Reflector
      • 2.13 Outdoor Photography by Using Tripod
      • 2.14 How to Decide to Purchase a Smartphone?

      Module 3 – Post-processing techniques through smartphone

      • 3.1 Batch Editing in Multiple Photos - Lightroom
      • 3.2 HDR (High Dynamic Range) Processing
      • 3.3 Panorama - Creative Form of Combining Multiple Images
      • 3.4 Selectively Editing - Post Processing
      • 3.5 How to Save and Export the Image?
      • 3.6 Conclusion
      • 3.7 Getting Started with Photo Editing
      • 3.8 Introduction to SNAPSEED Editing Software
      • 3.9 Walkthrough of All Tools
      • 3.10 Save & Export Your Final Image
      • 3.11 Getting The Most Out of Social Media
      • 3.12 How to Upload Images on Instagram?
  • Product Photography
    04 Modules
    04 Weeks
    • Course Orientation

      • Let's Begin
      • Introduce Yourself

      Module 1 – Product/E-commerce photography

      • 1.1 - Introduction - Working of a DSLR
      • 1.2 - Lighting and Accessories
      • 1.3 - Light Modifiers
      • 1.4 - Flash Photography Settings Techniques
      • 1.5 - Light Classification in Terms of Uses
      • 1.6 - Demonstration - Mood Lighting
      • 1.7 - Additional Studio Equipment
      • 1.8 - Tethering
      • 1.9 Introducing Various Lenses
      • 1.10 Demonstration - Lenses
      • 1.11 Demonstration - Wide Angle Lens
      • 1.12 Demonstration - Short Zoom Lens
      • 1.13 Demonstration - Macro Lens
      • 1.14 Demonstration - Tele Photo Lens
      • 1.15 Demonstration - Angle of View
      • 1.16 E-commerce Photography
      • 1.17 Three-point Lighting in E-commerce
      • 1.18 Styling in Photography
      • 1.19 Elements of Framing and Composition
      • 1.20 Rule of Thirds
      • 1.21 The Golden Triangle
      • 1.22 Rule of Odds Composition
      • 1.23 Depth of Field
      • 1.24 Focus Stacking
      • 1.25 Conclusion

      Module 2 – Demonstration of Transparent and Still Life Photography

      • 2.1 Transparent Product Photography
      • 2.2 Challenges in Transparent Photography
      • 2.3 Lighting Challenges
      • 2.4 Purpose of Elements
      • 2.5 Methods of Managing Reflections and Lightings
      • 2.6 Understand the Studio Environment
      • 2.7 Two Light Set-up
      • 2.8 Define the Edges and Clarity of an Object
      • 2.9 Demonstration - Wine Glass Photography
      • 2.10 Demonstration - Mason Jar Photography
      • 2.11 Demonstration - Perfume Photography
      • 2.12 Still Life Photography - Overview
      • 2.13 Inanimate the Subject
      • 2.14 Importance of Composition in Still Life Photography
      • 2.15 Framing in Composition
      • 2.16 Importance of Cropping in Framing
      • 2.17 Placement of the Subject
      • 2.18 Demonstration - Mug Shot in Still Life Photography
      • 2.19 Demonstration - Mug Shot with Two Lights
      • 2.20 Demonstration - Vase with Satin Cloth

      Module 3 – Demonstration of Flat Lay and Garment Photography

      • 3.1 Flatlay Photography - Overview
      • 3.2 Science/Visuals Behind Flatlay
      • 3.3 Challenges in Flatlay Photography
      • 3.4 Techniques to Overcome the Challenges
      • 3.5 Understand the Backdrop
      • 3.6 Demonstration - Items on the Table in Flatlay Photography
      • 3.7 Demonstration - Juice Bottle with fruits Laid out on the Floor
      • 3.8 Garment Photography - Overview
      • 3.9 Perspective of the Garment Shoot on Mannequin
      • 3.10 Challenges in Garment Photography
      • 3.11 Layout Shoot for E-commerce
      • 3.12 Importance of Lighting in Garment Photography
      • 3.13 Type of Cameras Used for Garment Photography
      • 3.14 Demonstration - 3-Point Light Setup in Garment Photography
      • 3.15 Demonstration - Ethnic Garment on Mannequin
      • 3.16 Demonstration - E-commerce Shoot on Male Model
      • 3.17 Demonstration - E-commerce Shoot on Male Model with Different Dress

      Module 4 – Demonstration of Jewelry, Reflective and Table Top Photography

      • 4.1 Jewelry Photography - Overview
      • 4.2 Challenges in Jewelry Photography
      • 4.3 Overcome the Challenges
      • 4.4 Importance of White Backdrop/Background
      • 4.5 Lighting Setup in Jewelry Photography
      • 4.6 Importance of Light Modifiers
      • 4.7 Light Positioning in Jewelry Photography
      • 4.8 Controlling the Reflection
      • 4.9 Demonstration - Oxidized Silver Jewelry
      • 4.10 Demonstration - Multicolor Ear Rings
      • 4.11 Demonstration - Necklace With Shiny Beads
      • 4.12 Reflective Metal Photography - Overview
      • 4.13 Types of Reflection
      • 4.14 Angle in Metal Photography
      • 4.15 Demonstration - Manual Studio Setup
      • 4.16 Demonstration - Steel Cutlery in Two-Point Light Setup
      • 4.17 Demonstration - Setup for Silver Utensil
      • 4.18 Table Top Photography - Overview
      • 4.19 Challenges in Table Top Photography
      • 4.20 How to Tackle the Challenges in Table Top Photography?
      • 4.21 Advertising Shoot in Table Top Photography
      • 4.22 Demonstration - Shoes Shoot in Table Top Photography
      • 4.23 Demonstration - Energy Drink Shoot in Table Top Photography
  • Wildlife & Landscape Photography
    02 Modlues
    03 Weeks
    • Course Orientation

      • Let's Begin
      • Introduce Yourself

      Module 1 – Landscape Photography

      • 1.1 Landscape Photography - Introduction
      • 1.2 Landscape Genre vs. Other Photography Genre
      • 1.3 Landscape Photography Genres
      • 1.4 Qualities of a Landscape Photographer
      • 1.5 Camera and Gears -Accessories and Equipment
      • 1.6 Camera and Gears -Accessories and Equipment's Contd.
      • 1.7 How to Implement Location Shoot - Important Camera Features
      • 1.8 Important Camera Features, Special Techniques
      • 1.9 Demonstration - Digital Camera Menus
      • 1.10 Exposure Triangle in Landscape Photography
      • 1.11 Long Exposure in Landscape Photography
      • 1.12 Depth of Field in Landscape Photography
      • 1.13 Types of Landscapes
      • 1.14 Types of Landscapes Contd.
      • 1.15 Shutter Speed Techniques with Waterfalls
      • 1.16 Metering Modes in Landscape Photography

      Module 2 – Wildlife Photographer

      • 2.1 Wildlife Photography - Introduction
      • 2.2 Equipment for Wildlife Photography
      • 2.3 Full Frame Camera Body
      • 2.4 Full Frame Camera Body (Contd.)
      • 2.5 Wide Angle Lenses
      • 2.6 Detailed Explanation - Equipment for Wildlife Photography
      • 2.7 Location for Wild Life Photography - India
      • 2.8 National Parks of Africa
      • 2.9 Behavioural Aspects of Animals
      • 2.10 When to Start Wildlife Photography - Bird Photography
      • 2.11 Subjects Previsualization
      • 2.12 Subjects Previsualization (Contd.)
      • 2.13 Pre-Visualizing in Land/Grassland
      • 2.14 Shooting Techniques in Wildlife
      • 2.15 Camera Settings
      • 2.16 Focusing Modes
      • 2.17 Aperture & Shutter Priority Modes
      • 2.18 ISO
      • 2.19 Depth of Field and Metering Modes
      • 2.20 Light Settings & Image Formats
      • 2.21 Hacks of Wildlife Photography
      • 2.22 Composition
      • 2.23 Shooting at Eyelevel of the Animal
      • 2.24 Compositional Guidelines
      • 2.25 Ethical Aspects of Wildlife Photography
      • 2.26 How to Start Wildlife Photography as a Career?
  • Food Photography
    03 Modules
    03 Weeks
    • Course Orientation

      • Let's Begin
      • Introduce Yourself

      Module 1 – Food Photography – Basic Camera and Lighting

      • 1.1 Introduction
      • 1.2 What is Food Photography
      • 1.3 Demonstration – By clicking on a basic image lif cookies

      • 1.4 Understanding Lighting set up
      • 1.5 Characteristics of Light
      • 1.6 Demonstration - Harsh and Soft light
      • 1.7 Understanding Natural Light
      • 1.8 Concept of Studio Light
      • 1.9 Understanding Modifiers
      • 1.10 Beverage Shoot by Using Lighting Stripbox
      • 1.11 Purpose of Shoot in Dark Food Photography
      • 1.12 Concept of Food Photography
      • 1.13 White Balance and Color Temperature
      • 1.14 How to achieve accurate white balance
      • 1.15 Contrast in Food Photography

      Module 2 – Understanding Composition and Camera Set up

      • 2.1 – Introduction
      • 2.2 – Understanding the Pre-shoot concept in main meal
      • 2.3 – Art of composition/placement
      • 2.4 – How to achieve correct white balance
      • 2.5 – White balance adjustment
      • 2.6 – Demonstration – Building up the layering – Muesli and Yogurt
      • 2.7 – Evening snacks – Tea, Sandwiches and Cupcakes
      • 2.8 – Dinner – Pasta and Bread
      • 2.9 – Dinner KFC platter
      • 2.10 – Conclusion

      Module 3 – How to select right crockery?

      • 3.1 – Different types of food styling
      • 3.2 – Texture of Plate
      • 3.3 – Art of Placement
      • 3.4 – Some tips of Food Photography
      • 3.5 – Backdrop
      • 3.6 – Demo – Cinnamon Shoot on Different Wooden Background
      • 3.7 – Demo – Tomato Soup in different crockery
      • 3.8 – Angle of taking photos/viewpoint – Food platter
      • 3.9 – Angle of taking photos/viewpoint – Muffins with some blueberries
      • 3.10 – Angle of taking photos/viewpoint – Chicken Platter
      • 3.11 – Macro Lens
      • 3.12 – Demo – DIY and hacks beverage
      • 3.13 – Demo – Making the plate appear full
      • 3.14 – How to use Mist
      • 3.15 – How to make fruits appear fresh?
  • Photo Editing Softwares
    01 Modlues
    03 Weeks
    • LightRoom

      • Adobe Lightroom - Introduction
      • Lightroom - How to Categorizing and Sorting the Images?
      • Lightroom Editing - Develop Module
      • Post-Processing with Few Basic Features
      • Post-Processing with Basic Tools
      • Post-Processing with Advance Features and Tools
      • Using of HSL (Hue-Saturation-Luminance) Tool
      • Using of Split Toning Tool
      • Sharpening and Noise Reduction
      • Lens Correction

      Adobe Photoshop

      • Photoshop - Introduction
      • Photoshop - How to Manage Layers in Photoshop?
      • Explore the Selection Tool in Photoshop
      • Selection Tool - Role of Lasso Tool
      • Object Selection Tool and Magic Wand Tool
      • Purpose of Content Aware Fill in Lasso Tool
      • Purpose of Crop Tool
      • Purpose of Frame Tool
      • Explore the Brush and Healing Tools
      • Role of Clone Stamp and Gradient Tools
      • Role of Eraser, Blur, Sharpen and Smudge Tools in Photoshop
      • Dodge and Burn Tool in Photoshop
      • Explore the Automation Tools in Photoshop
      • Explore the Tools Under the Adjustment Tab in Photoshop
      • Explore the Clipping Mask Tool in Photoshop
      • Explore the Layer Mask Tool in Photoshop
      • Explore the Sky Replacement Tool in Photoshop
      • How to Avoid Imperfections in the Edges?
      • Explore the Liquify Tool in Photoshop
      • Color Change Method in Photoshop
      • Explore the Tools Under the Filter Section in Photoshop
      • Explore the Text Tool in Photoshop
      • Things to Take Care While Export Your Photo
      • Conclusion

Career Prospects

After completing the course, there are ample opportunities in the field of photography like

  • Commercial Photographer

  • Conservation Photographer

  • Cookbook Photographer

  • Culinary Magazine Photographer

  • E Commerce Product Photographer

  • Food And Prop Stylist

  • Food Photography

  • Freelance Photographer

  • Magazine Photographer

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Vipin Gaur is a photographer par excellence who has provided his skills in the fashion industry for a considerable period. His vision and aesthetics command universal praise, which is showcased in his works with prominent agencies like JWT, Rediffusion, O-Positive, Interactive Avenues, Creative Land, and Gionee Godrej, Coke, Berger Paints, Dabur etc. He has held numerous photography workshops for Canon and Elinchrom India as well.

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