Travel photography is exciting, but it’s also arguably one of the most challenging photographic endeavours with many variables in subjects, weather, legal considerations and equipment limitations. This course is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their travel photography skills.
The Certificate of Travel Photographyis an online program that will teach you how to improve your photographic skills to create stunning travel photographs.
In this professional development course, you will learn to use photography equipment skilfully, to adjust settings on digital cameras, and sense how types of film respond to different colours and situations, such as haze, backlight, side light and reflected light.
You will learn the skills that are important to travel photography, such as how to apply camera techniques, such as framing, positioning, timing and borrowed landscapes to create various effects. You will learn how to photograph natural areas, such as wilderness shots and seascapes, as well as posed and candid streetscapes, and indoor scenes.
On completion of this course, you will have gained the fundamental knowledge and skills to take beautiful travel photographs and how to develop your own photographic style.
Unit 1 – Introduction
Travelling with photo equipment
When to travel
The law and travel photography
Digital or film
Cameras, films, filters, tripods and lenses
The best lenses for travel photography
Specific digital terminology
Unit 2 – The main principles
Qualities of components
Time and weather
Camera settings (shutter speeds, aperture)
Important camera settings
Understanding a landscape
Photographing festivals and special events
Special techniques for location photography.
Tips for getting better photos
Asking permission before photographing people
Put subjects in context
Unit 3 – Creating different effects
Photography on the move
Creative lighting effects
Tips for better photos
Unit 4 – Photographing natural areas
Varying your approach
Types of natural areas (grasslands, rain forests, snow, deserts and seascapes)
Planning and preparation
Photographing animals in captivity
Photographing animals in the wild
Photographing parks and gardens
Unit 5 – Photographing streetscapes
Tips for photographing buildings or architecture
Photographing architecture at night
Tips for street festivals and events
Tips for street shops and markets
Unit 6 – Photographing interiors
Churches or places of worship
Interior photography for sharp images
Solutions if a room is dark
Solutions to make a room look larger
Solutions if an interior appears unattractive
Unit 7 – Developing your photographic style
Development of a photographic style
The photo essay
Unit 8 – Using your work
Using your work
Personal and professional use
Improving or altering your work
Storage and maintenance
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 100 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.