Basic Photography

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For everyone who wishes to produce picture packages, such as documentaries, online/TV commercials, features, news reports, YouTube content, personal messages, etc.;

For producers, media practitioners, bloggers, music artistes, poets & spoken word artists, DJs, Comedians, churches, advertising agents, etc.

(Two Tracks: Choose one):
A. Weekend Track:
Fri & Sat. Classes                     
 (10am-4pm each day)

Duration: 5 weeks plus Optional internship for up to 6 months
Accommodation is available on request.

B. Online Track

– Tuition : ₦60,000 – inperson – 50,000 online
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Our campuses are located at👇
📬 WABMA Abuja: House 28, F1 street. Citec Estate, Airport Road, Jabi , Abuja
📬 WABMA Lagos: ABEX Courier building, 318 Ikorodu, Expressway Before ELIZADE Motors Anthony, Lagos.
📬 WABMA Enugu : 21 Upper North Road 10 Trans Ekulu Enugu.
(Accommodation Available on Campus on Request)

Post-graduation internship available

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What Will You Learn?

  • Module 1
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  • What do you want to photograph?
  • An overview of photography in the modern era. Get familiar with your camera, and how it works, and get started with improving your photography straight away!
  • Camera Features and Functions
  • Making sense of camera terminology and modes on cameras. Getting familiar with what cameras can do and what all the different buttons do.
  • Lenses - Your view of the world through your camera
  • Exploring different lens types, understanding focal length, and getting the most out of your current setup.
  • Composition - Start seeing as a photographer
  • Improving photos instantly by understanding basic composition and ideas on what to look out for!
  • Shutter speeds
  • What shutter speeds are and how to use them creatively to capture motion. An important step to full control.
  • Apertures
  • What apertures are and how to use them effectively to create depth and the next step to full control.
  • ISOs
  • How ISO works and the important role it plays in our lower-light and high-speed photography. Improve your focusing ability in the lesson too.
  • White Balance
  • Why do our cameras sometimes get colours wrong, or how can you really bring out the colours in that sunset? Find out with White Balance in this lesson.
  • Good Exposure and the Light meter
  • What is exposure and how the camera measures light? No more photos that are too dark or too bright! Make sure you get it perfect every time.
  • Fully manual mode - Take complete control
  • Putting it all together to take full creative and technical control. Getting to a fully manual is only the beginning, it will unlock your potential as a photographer.
  • Module 2
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  • Capturing better portraits
  • Learn how to capture better photographs of people of all ages, individually or as a group. Communication is key here and an important skill you will need to develop as a photographer. No matter your camera type a great portrait is just a click away.
  • Shooting landscapes, harder than it looks!
  • The importance of colour
  • Seeing in Black and White
  • Photography in Low Light and at Night
  • Macro Photography - get closer!
  • Food Photography - Photos good enough to eat!
  • Photographing wildlife
  • Module 3
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  • Histograms - Measuring tones and exposure
  • Metering modes - change how you see light
  • Lens Filters - a guide
  • HDR photography
  • Flash Photography Part 1
  • Flash photography part 2
  • Studio lighting part 1
  • Studio lighting part 2
  • Module 4
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  • Basic editing - taking your photography further
  • Adjustment tools - target perfection
  • Editing for landscapes
  • Editing for portraits
  • Colour and Black and white editing
  • HDR and Panoramic creation
  • Lowlight Photography Editing
  • Creating a portfolio - a critical eye on your work

Course Content

I. Introduction to Photography
Overview of photography History of photography Camera types and functions Elements of a good photograph

II. Composition
Rule of thirds Framing and perspective Balance and symmetry Leading lines and patterns

III. Lighting
Natural and artificial light Lighting direction and quality Light metering and exposure Shadows and highlights

IV. Camera Settings
Shutter speed and motion Aperture and depth of field ISO and noise White balance and color

V. Photography Techniques
Portraiture Landscape and nature photography Street photography Macro photography

VI. Editing Basics
Basic editing techniques (crop, exposure, contrast) Color correction Image format and resolution Photo management and organization

VII. Photography as Art
Photography aesthetics Photography as a form of visual storytelling Ethical considerations in photography Critique and feedback

VIII. Review and Evaluation
Review of key concepts and topics covered Evaluation through quizzes, tests, and assignments

IX. Conclusion
Summarizing key takeaways from the course Discussing the relevance of photography in contemporary society

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