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With Stratford's Photography course, the focus is on you!

Whether you are an avid photographer, or haven’t picked up a camera in years, Stratford's course can help you fine tune your skills to create inspiring and memorable images.

The career-focused curriculum covers fundamental techniques for different types and styles of photography including digital, film, portrait and spontaneous shooting. Subsequent modules offer instruction on how to grow and expand your own business.

This specialized and convenient course could be a great way to learn more about how to turn your hobby into a rewarding, new career.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual salary for Photographers is $41,280.*
Introduction to Photography
• Career Opportunities in Photography
• Basic Technical Concepts and Skills
• Capabilities of Photo Editing Software
• Working with Photos on a Computer
• Practical Projects for Developing Photography Skills

Langford’s Basic Photography Part 1
• What is Photography?
• Picture Structuring
• Light: How Images are Formed
• Wavelengths, Colors and Shadows
• Light Intensity and Distance
• Lenses and Filters: Controlling the Image
• Aperture and f-number
• Depth of Field
• Depth of Focus
• Lens Kits
• Image Stabilization
• Digital and Film Cameras
• Exposure Measurement

Langford’s Basic Photography Part 2
• Organizing the Picture
• Noticing Subject Features
• Lighting Principles and Equipment
• Digital Workflow
• Downloading Your Images
• Processing Raw Files
• Digitizing Film
• Archiving
• Digital Post-Production
• Photoshop
• Color and Contrast
• Retouching and Cropping
• Panoramic Joiners and Photomerge

Langford’s Basic Photography Part 3
• Films and Processing
• Silver Halide Emulsions
• Choosing Film for Black and White and Color Photography
• Storing Film—Before and After Exposure
• Processing Black and White (Silver Image) Negatives
• Processing Chromogenic (Color and Black and White Negatives)
• Processing Color Slides and Transparencies
• Black and White Printing: Techniques, Equipment and Facilities
• Moving Image and Photography
• Basic Time-lapse Photography Production
• Shooting DSLR Video
• Animated GIFS and Derivatives
• Finishing and Presenting Work
• Mounting Methods and Framing
• Building Your Own Site

Sell and Resell Your Photos
• Finding Your Market
• What Photos Sell and Re-Sell
• Getting Started with an Action Plan
• Producing a Marketable Photo
• The Fine Art of Dealing with Photo Buyers
• Pricing Your Photos
• Managing Your Mail and Internet Marketing Operation
• Promoting Your Photography
• Assignments and Contacts
• Stock Photo Agencies and Decor Photography
• Record Keeping and Organization
• Rights and Regulations
• Stock Photography in the Digital Age

This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the course material is presented may vary.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2021 Edition
Photography Program

"The photography course was excellent, very detailed and complete."

Wendy S.

"My experience with this program was very enlightening. I like working at my own pace with no immediate deadline."

Larry H.