Written by professional photographers, the course is divided into 13 lessons which are divided into the following specialised segments:
- Introduction to Photography and General Terms
- Digital World
- Exposure Control: Shutter Speed
- Exposure Control: Aperture
- Advanced Flash Photography Resource
- Black and White Photography
- Travel Photography Part I
- Travel Photography Part II
- People – Portraits
- People and Environment
- Various Tricks and Techniques
- Common Pitfalls
Once one lesson has been completed, a mini test has to be completed before you are allowed to move on to the next stage. At certain stages there is homework to complete, some of which is graded, and combined to determine your total score once you have completed the full 13 lessons. Should you need help at any stage you are designated your own personal tutor who can be contacted for assistance, and who also provides feedback on any work you submit, offering useful comments and constructive criticism on how your work may be improved.
Lessons are clearly explained with images throughout to demonstrate each individual concept.
Information given in the course is both comprehensive and in-depth but clearly explained, and written in a way that's easy to understand. Keywords and photographic terms are explained along the way and the writers to do not assume too much knowledge on the part of the reader. While it is suitable for beginners, the more experienced photographer may also find the information useful to brush up on certain elements they may not have fully understood before.
Once you have finished all of the lessons you gain a score and a certificate to say the course has been successfully completed and in addition to the course, you also get 500Mb gallery space in which to store and display your photographs.
The course would be particularly suited to anyone who does not have the time to complete a course at college, as the lessons can be completed as and when is convenient and the course does not expire within a certain period of time.
The fact that you are able to learn at your own pace with this course makes it more convenient than many other courses and the information contained in each section is comprehensive and easy to follow, starting right at the basics and progressing through to the more advanced stages. The tests at the end of each section give a good indication of whether you have completed each stage successfully and images and diagrams throughout the lessons help to demonstrate some of the more complicated concepts of photography. As well as being effective in teaching the various aspects of photography, the course is good value for money, and definitely recommended for those with a hectic schedule who may not find it convenient to attend a class elsewhere. The feedback and professional opinion from tutors also helps
The Proud Photography online course is usually priced at $114.20 (around £57 GBP) but is currently on offer at $84.60 (equivalent to about £42.30 GBP), plus there is a full one-year money-back guarantee should you not be satisfied with the tutorial or results.
For more information go to www.proudphotography.com