Certificate in Photography

Certificate in Photography

Offered by Texas A&M - Kingsville

The business of photography is not just about award winning images.

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Prepare yourself for a high demand career in Photography!  This comprehensive Career Training Program exposes to students to a vast array of business knowledge, management and administrative skills, and a certificate in Photography.  360training.com has partnered with The Photography Institute to provide this unique Career Training Program.

This is a new cutting-edge photography course written and directed by some of the best working photographers in their field. The aim of the course is to provide you with the knowledge and skills required for a career as a professional photographer or as a keen hobbyist. This is an up-to-date and massively comprehensive course covering every aspect of photography.

The "Professional Photography Course" is delivered online and consists of 12 modules and 12 interactive assignments. The normal time required to complete the course is 24 weeks. During this time, you will be tutored in all aspects of professional photography by George Seper; one of the top freelance photographers around. His vast wealth of accumulated knowledge is provided to you together with the ways to apply this knowledge to the areas of photography that most interest you.

The business of photography is not just about award winning images. It can also be about the right picture at the right time. Newspapers, magazines and websites worldwide are constantly on the lookout for new and interesting material. The opportunities are enormous and always growing. On successful completion of the course work, and upon approval of the faculty, the candidate is granted a Certificate in Photography.  Students will receive a certificate from The Photography Institute for the photography portion of this program and an overall certificate of completion from 360training.  Students will also receive instructional support from The Photography Institute and 360training.com.


Students will develop competencies in the following areas:

  • Professional Photography
  • Business Essentials
  • Management Fundamentals
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Business Financial Management
  • Business in the Electronic Age
  • Business Presentations
  • Business Correspondence – Level 1
  • Human Resources Management
  • Office Procedures – Level 1
  • Office Procedures – Level

Professional Photography

  • Module 1: Cameras and Lenses
  • Module 2: Shutters, Aperture, ISO and their Relationships
  • Module 3: Exposure and Metering
  • Module 4: The Film and Digital Process
  • Module 5: Light and Color
  • Module 6: Lighting
  • Module 7: How to Take Better Photos
  • Module 8: Equipment and Software
  • Module 9: Retouching, Resolution and Printing
  • Module 10: The Studio
  • Module 11: How to Construct a Professional Portfolio
  • Module 12: Photo Agents, Picture Agencies – How to Get Work and Keep It

Business Essentials

This course teaches students the basic necessities of business, to help them develop core competencies they can use in the business world. The course provides a broad introduction to business, covering business principles, structure, and functions of management. The course examines the purposes and activities of organizations of various types, sizes and structures, and explores the interrelationships among functional departments. Students will also learn about different forms of ownership, management functions, styles, and processes.

  • Module 1: An Introduction to Business
  • Module 2: Business Ethics, Practices, & Environmental Issues
  • Module 3: Free Markets, Mixed Economies, and International Business
  • Module 4: Management, Organizational Structure, and Employee Relations
  • Module 5: Government and Business
  • Module 6: Small Business and Entrepreneurs
  • Module 7: Operations, Services, and Production
  • Module 8: Accounting Basics
  • Module 9: Marketing

Management Fundamentals

Management Fundamentals is an introductory management course that provides students with the essential tools required of today’s effective supervisors or junior managers. The course combines theoretical, how-to information, with practical applications. The aim of this course is to assist students in learning how to handle the basic responsibilities of a managerial position. Management Fundamentals will be of interest to business people currently in a management position or who plan to be in the future.

  • Module 1: Management: The Big Picture
  • Module 2: Planning and Organizing
  • Module 3: Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Negotiating
  • Module 4: Leading, Facilitating, and Coordinating
  • Module 5: Communication Skills and Meetings
  • Module 6: Time Management
  • Module 7: Security, Safety, and Health

Marketing and Sales

This Marketing and Sales course introduces students to the theory and application of modern marketing concepts, principles, and techniques, and examines the importance of marketing in society as well as within a company. With the objective of learning how to develop a comprehensive marketing strategy and creating loyal customers, the major components of the marketing mix are studied. The role of marketing is explored at the local, national, and international level. Both the final consumer and the business customer are considered. The goal of this course is to provide a broad, basic grasp of marketing concepts, principles, and techniques in relation to businesses of all sizes. This Marketing and Sales course would be of interest to those looking to improve their understanding of the dynamic nature of marketing and sales, advertising, and promotion.

  • Module 1: Introduction to Marketing and Sales
  • Module 2: Marketing Strategy
  • Module 3: The Marketing Environment
  • Module 4: Understanding and Segmenting Markets
  • Module 5: Product Strategies
  • Module 6: Pricing Strategies
  • Module 7: Place (Distribution) Strategies
  • Module 8: Promotion Strategies
  • Module 9: Internet Marketing and the Technological Revolution

Business Financial Management

The Business Financial Management course teaches students about the fundamentals of business financial management and helps them to develop core competencies to understand and analyze financial information presented in typical business scenarios.

  • Module 1: Overview of Financial Management
  • Module 2: Bookkeeping and Accounting Principles
  • Module 3: Examining Financial Statements
  • Module 4: Analyzing Financial Statements
  • Module 5: Profit Planning
  • Module 6: Capital Management
  • Module 7: Capital Investment Decisions
  • Module 8: Budgeting, Financial Planning, and Controlling
  • Module 9: Financing and Working Capital
  • Module 10: Business Valuation

Business in the Electronic Age

The Business in the Electronic Age course introduces students to the effects the Internet and other modern technological innovations have had on the global business landscape, specifically the components of e-business: business to business commerce, business to consumer commerce, and internal business processes. It focuses on how technology has altered the way businesses operate, with respect to communications, distribution, sales and marketing, procurement, and the management of information. In addition, students examine how organizations use the Internet and software systems to remain productive and competitive in their existing marketplaces, thereby driving technological innovation.

  • Module 1: E-business and the Emergence of the Electronic Age
  • Module 2: Business to Business (B2B) Commerce
  • Module 3: Business to Consumer (B2C) Commerce
  • Module 4: Internal Communication and Document and Knowledge Management Systems
  • Module 5: Enterprise Resource Planning and Human Resource Management Systems
  • Module 6: Customer Relationship Management Systems
  • Module 7: Marketing and Advertising in the Internet Age
  • Module 8: Emerging Technologies and Markets

Business Presentations

The Business Presentations course is designed to introduce students to tools and techniques used to create and deliver effective presentations to many types of audiences, including managers, colleagues and existing and prospective clients. Students are given the opportunity to explore and practice these techniques throughout the course. Students gain insight into producing effective presentations at each stage of the presentation development process, i.e., planning, creating, strengthening, and delivery. Students are given the opportunity to practice, apply, and develop presentation skills through the completion of hands-on tasks and exercises found throughout each module.

  • Module 1: Fundamentals of Successful Presentations
  • Module 2: Planning Your Presentation
  • Module 3: Creating Your Presentation
  • Module 4: Strengthening Your Presentation
  • Module 5: Delivering Your Presentation

Business Correspondence Level 1

This course places emphasis on the acquisition of skills and style mechanics needed to produce personal and office correspondence. The parts of a business letter are examined in detail, as are the guidelines for organizing and writing a letter.

  • Module 1: Business Writing Basics
  • Module 2: Positive and Negative Letters
  • Module 3: Neutral and Inquiry Letters
  • Module 4: Envelopes and Labels
  • Module 5: E-Mail and Fax Correspondence
  • Module 6: Memos and Forms

Human Resource Management

The Human Resource Management course introduces students to the key concepts and processes of effective human resource management and exposes them to this dynamic and diverse field. This course provides a foundation in theory and practice of techniques and activities that organizations utilize in acquiring, developing, and maintaining an effective workforce. Topics include human resources planning, recruitment and selection of staff, training and development, performance appraisal, compensation, and employee safety, security, and health. Current events, relevant legislation, and future trends are also explored. Learning objectives for each module are accomplished through a combination of theory and conceptual application within exercises.

  • Module 1: Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Module 2: Human Resource Recruitment
  • Module 3: Employee Selection
  • Module 4: Orientation, Training and Development
  • Module 5: Performance Management
  • Module 6: Compensation and Benefits
  • Module 7: Occupational Health and Safety
  • Module 8: Union Management Relations

Office Procedures – Level 1

This course teaches introductory office procedures and practices to the novice office worker. It consists of six Modules and a Final Exam. Each Module is divided into Sections with related Tasks. There are questions at the end of each Module designed to reinforce the concepts the student has learned in the Module.

  • Module 1: Communication and Language Skills
  • Module 2: Banking and Key Banking Services
  • Module 3: Information and Records Management
  • Module 4: Mail Distribution and Services
  • Module 5: Telephone Services and Techniques
  • Module 6: Dealing with the Public
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This is a self-paced program supported by an experienced mentor. Our mentors are subject experts with several years of experience in their respective fields and have the necessary educational training and credentials required to work as an expert. In case of any queries or questions regarding course content, course material, certifications, industry questions or on the progress of the student’s training and advancement, you can contact us on the information mentioned below.

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