Digital Photography Certificate
Studio Photography & Photo Retouching Courses in NYC
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This certificate program will provide you with everything you need to know to become an expert studio photographer.
Start by creating professional photo shoots including setting up optimal lighting and camera equipment. In the first course of this program, you'll get hands-on practice taking astonishing photos using your camera's manual mode while controlling the shutter speed, aperture, and ISO to snap the perfect shot.
Learn how to use Photoshop to correct color, adjust contrast, retouch, and remove unwanted elements from your photos, and use Lightroom to manage your photos, as well as prepare photos for printing, slideshows, webpages, and social media.
As one of our smaller courses, tuition for this course is due in full before the start date.
There are no extra fees or taxes for our courses. The price you see on this page is the maximum you’ll pay us.
However, if you plan to take the course live online, you may need to obtain required software. We’ll help you get set up with a free trial of paid software prior to the class. Most of our coding classes utilize freely-available open-source software. For most of our design and motion graphics courses, we will help you get set up with a free trial of Adobe Creative Cloud. If you attend the course in-person, we will have a computer already set up for you with all of the required software for no additional cost.
This program is a discounted package of classes that is 15–25% off the individual class prices.
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Refresh the materials for free within one year
Attend this certificate program in-person in NYC or Live Online via Zoom. Engage with expert instructors, ask questions, and get feedback on your exercises and projects. Switch between live-online and in-person as needed, even after the course has started.
Unlike other providers, these are not mass open-enrollment classes. At Noble Desktop, you’ll learn in small groups (typically 8-15 students) and receive personalized attention.
Get face-to-face interaction with an instructor and other students when you learn at our NYC campus. Courses are hands-on with a computer and software provided.
Get the same interactivity and access to the instructor as in-person students. There are no extra fees and we’ll work with you to ensure your remote setup is perfect.
Upon completion of this course, you’ll receive an official certificate testifying to your mastery of the curriculum. We’ll send you a link where you can download your certificate, share it online with your friends, post it to your professional network on LinkedIn, and view all your earned certificates. Congratulations on your achievement!
Refresh and solidify your understanding of the course content for no extra charge within a year, provided there is space in the class.
Unit 1 60 Hours
Unit 2 18 Hours
Unit 3 12 Hours
Students must be comfortable using a computer. No other prior knowledge is required.
This course does not qualify for payments plans or student financing. See our Payment Plan FAQ to find related programs that qualify.
You may attend this training virtually (online) at the scheduled time the course is offered (New York, Eastern Time).
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Master the art of studio photography in this hands-on, immersive course! You'll learn how to optimize your camera settings, maximize the impact of studio lighting to create stunning portraits for a variety of scenarios and contexts, and take your images to the next level with professional retouching techniques. Take the first steps toward becoming a professional photographer by learning about workflows and industry-standard practices.
Get a solid understanding of Photoshop so you can retouch and color correct photos, combine images, and create graphics. In this class, you’ll start with the basics and then move on to more intermediate features. Learn about color/contrast, photo retouching, layers, masks, paths, filters, type, and saving files for web/video/print.
This intro course will start from the beginning with importing photos from your camera into Lightroom’s catalog. Then you’ll see how to edit and organize all those pictures. Optimize and develop photos for printing, create slideshows, create webpages and printed books to share your work, and publish your pictures on social media sites. Last but not least, you’ll learn how to keep your photo library safe by implementing backup strategies.