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The ICI Learning Experience: 
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Upon completion receive:
. A graduation certificate
. Transcripts
. Letter of recommendation
. Post-nominal letters
. Press / Media Pass
. Job search assistance

Course fees include:
. All study materials
. All course notes
. Practical assignments
. Industry based tutor
. Career guidance
. Student support
. UNESCO Student ID

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This distance learning course offers you a unique opportunity to develop a full-time or part-time career as a professional Photographer. 

The International Career Institute Photographer course has been designed to provide you with the professional skills required to succeed as a freelance Photographer in today's world. 

The International Career Institute (ICI) is a leading provider of distance education. Using experienced industry based faculty and the latest resources ICI delivers over 100 exciting career and lifestyle focused courses to a broad range of people and business's world wide. 

Right now, thousands of ICI students are at home or work, experiencing the convenience and excitement of ICI's self-paced, professional-level distance learning programs.

ICI is a proven educational method, committed to student service, and reasonable tuition prices which results in an outstanding learning experience.

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A definition: Photography 

Photography is the process, activity and art of creating still or moving pictures by recording radiation on a sensitive medium, such as a photographic film, or an electronic sensor.

Photography has many uses for business, science, art and pleasure.

Commercial photography is probably best defined as any photography for which the photographer is paid for images rather than works of art.

The commercial photographic world could include:

  • Advertising photography,
  • Fashion and glamour photography,
  • Crime Scene Photography,
  • Still life photography,
  • Food photography,
  • Editorial photography,
  • Photojournalism,
  • Portrait and wedding photography,
  • Landscape photography,
  • Wildlife photography,
  • Photo sharing & the Paparazzi
(Source: Photography: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) 

A freelancer or freelance worker is a self-employed person working in a profession or trade in which full-time employment is also common. Fields where freelancing is especially common include journalism and photography. (Source: Freelance: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) 

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Photography Course - Key areas of learning 

  • Introduction
  • The Camera
  • Picture Building
  • Lighting
  • Advanced Composition
  • Photographic Style
  • Photojournalism
  • Portfolio and promotion
Distance Learning

The benefits:

  • Fast track your career
  • Learn the inside secrets of how to become a professional in months not years!
  • Study a course that was designed in conjunction with the industry
  • Free up valuable time, don't wast time and money travelling to classes
  • Study at your own pace whenever and wherever you are
  • Have access to a tutor who works in the industry you are training for
  • Easy interest free payment plans from as low as $49 per week

Course structure:

This course leads to the awarding of either a Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma depending on which level you enrol at. The different levels are achieved by the amount of course content and assessments involved within each module at the basic (Certificate), intermediate (Diploma) and advanced (Advanced Diploma) levels. You will be able to learn about what the difference is between the three levels below:

  1. Certificate: represents a basic level of operational knowledge with general knowledge. Suitable for basic entry level positions.
  2. Diploma: qualifications recognises the graduates capacity for initiative and judgment across a broad range of technical and management functions. Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organising others in the workplace.
  3. Advanced Diploma: The graduate is able to apply a significant range of principles and techniques across various contexts and functions. Graduates can expect to be involved in significant judgments, planning, and leadership/guidance functions related to workplace products, services, operations or procedures.

There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into any course level. Students may enrol directly into the diploma or advanced diploma levels without completing lower ranked qualifications. Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

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subjects covered 


  • Introduction to Photography


The Camera

  • Shutter Speed
  • Aperture
  • Film Speed

Picture Building

  • Composition
  • Golden Mean
  • Colour
  • Contrast
  • Saturation
  • Line
  • Shape


  • Directional lighting
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Silhouettes

Advanced Composition

  • Creating Emphasis
  • Texture
  • Reflection
  • Black and White

Photographic Style

  • Nature
  • Abstract
  • Still life
  • Portrait
  • Landscape and Meaning


  • Creating a Visual Language

Portfolio and promotion

  • Promoting Yourself as a Photographer
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