Would you like to learn to take stunning wedding photos as a hobby or to start your own business? This course is ideal for event planners, photographers or anyone wanting to improve or extend their photography skills.
The Certificate of Wedding Photographyis an online program that will teach you how to shoot a wedding ceremony and reception and provide you with the knowledge you need to start your own successful photography business.
In this professional development course, you will learn about the factors that contribute to a successful shoot, including selecting appropriate equipment and determining the style for wedding photographs to suit individual clients.
You will also learn how to improve your photographic composition, how to process and present wedding photographs to clients in a variety of formats, and how to establish, market and manage a wedding photography business.
On completion of this course, you will have gained the fundamental knowledge to start a business, seek a job or expand your skill and increase your employability in the wedding photography sector.
Unit 1 - Introduction to wedding photography
Wedding shot check list
Digital wedding photography
Lighting at weddings
Unit 2 - Logistical planning
The Muslim – ‘Nikah’ wedding
A Jewish Wedding
Unit 3 - Equipment for wedding photography
Larger format cameras
Lenses and light meters
Flashes and other accessories
Unit 4 - Photographic styles for weddings
Photojournalism versus classical
Definitions to learn and understand
Problems when using a flash
Unit 5 - Photographic composition and posing
Taking flattering photographs
Principles of photographic composition
Balance, proportion, harmony, contrast and rhythm
Qualities of the components
Form, mass, space, texture, colour, pattern and tone
Camera techniques assisting with composition
Movement and depth
Basic principles of light
Creating mood and controlling colour
Rule of thirds
Developing your photography style
Posing for photographs
Candid photography techniques
The photo essay
Unit 6 - Shooting a wedding ceremony
Order of the wedding
Important shots at the ceremony
Photographs before the reception
Outdoor photography hints
Large/ small wedding parties
Unit 7 - Shooting a wedding reception
During the reception
Guests, special people and moments
Avoid capturing negative impressions
Unit 8 - Post production wedding photography
Points to consider with processing
Fault finding (B&W negatives)
Digital colouring to black and white
Digital duotone and sepia tones
Filters and image processing
Unit 9 - The business of wedding photography
Establishing the business
Devising a business plan
Strengths and opportunities
Writing a business plan
Developing a fee schedule
Protection of consumers
Customer goodwill and satisfaction
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.