Digital photography certificate program to begin in October

Capturing great photographs takes more than a good camera or the right Instagram filter. One must master a variety of observational and artistic techniques, and become familiar with photography’s technical elements and professional workflows.

Barry Perlus

The College of Architecture, Art and Planning (AAP) is launching a digital photography certificate program, aimed at building professional photography skills and knowledge. Available online through eCornell, the program will explore everything from the mechanics of the camera to the digital programs used for editing, and help students strengthen the self-discipline, concentration and critical-thinking skills essential to good photography.

This certificate program will cover the fundamentals of photography; explain how to choose the right camera and use it; explore the digital tools available today; and discuss lighting, style and expression, and best practices. Participants will examine standard camera features and develop a toolkit of techniques for creating different types of photographs.

“This certificate program is designed to build essential photography skills, learn best practices and develop a professional approach to photography, whether using it commercially or for personal reasons,” said Barry Perlus, associate professor in AAP, program author and artistic photographer.

Courses include:

  • Photography Fundamentals
  • Camera Selection and Mechanics
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Lighting
  • Style and Expression Through Photography
  • Building a Photography Portfolio
  • Professional Photography

After completion of the seven courses, participants will receive a digital photography certificate. Go to the eCornell website to learn more about this program. 

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