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Self-Paced Business of Photography 1: Choosing a Specialty

Erika Hatfield - Next Level Photo Education
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(458)
In this first 10 week course for aspiring professional photographers, students will explore many different types of photography, choose their favorite and begin building a portfolio of work.

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
Intermediate - Advanced Level
10 lessons//10 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Types of photography
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Photographing objects
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Photographing moving subjects
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Landscapes & nature
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Candid images
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Photographing people outdoors
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Photographing people indoors
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Commercial photography
 Week 9
Lesson 9
Photos for a cause
 Week 10
Lesson 10
Final portfolio
Students will learn about the many different types of photography that they could choose to specialize in or focus on. 
This course allows students to explore many different options over 10 weeks so that they can find what they really enjoy photographing the most. 
Before I began mentoring aspiring and working photographers, I ran a successful photography business in a small town in Pennsylvania. I made many mistakes along the way which helped me develop the training program that I use for mentoring and have adapted for teenagers here on Outschool. 
Homework Offered
Students can expect to spend 1-3 hours each week working on their photography skills. Most of this time will be taking photos for class assignments and to continue improving photography skills.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
All learners will receive feedback on all of their images throughout class. Grades can be provided for any students who need them - contact me for more information.
Grades Offered
Grades available on request.
All courses are designed to meet the needs of diverse learners with active, hands-on lessons. Please let me know if there are any additional ways that I can support or accommodate your learner in this course. 
Self-Paced Learn How to Use Your DSLR or Mirrorless Camera: Manual Settings

Learners don't need to be experts but should have a general understanding of apeture, shutter speed & ISO. 
A camera that allows the student to change their aperture, shutter speed, and ISO is required for this course. 
DSLR or mirrorless cameras are most common. 
Many students will be using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop at this point in their photography education.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will choose a cause that is important to them to create an image in the last weeks of class. Each student's own personal experiences will impact their choices and students may choose to share these only with me via message but this particular assignment may bring up a variety of more mature topics. 
Rising Star
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(458)
Hello learners, families & schools! 

Next Level Photo Education is a family business providing interactive photography classes for children and teenagers here on Outschool. All classes are now taught by Erika Hatfield only. My husband, Jake,... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $300 for all content
10 pre-recorded lessons
10 weeks of teacher feedback
Choose your start date
1 year of access to the content

Completed by 5 learners
Ages: 15-18

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