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Photography NC II (Recommended Courses) Package

The PHOTOGRAPHY NC II Qualification consists of competencies that a person must achieve to take pictures of people, places, objects, and events and tries to artistically capture and evoke a mood, feeling, or drama surrounding a particular subject using a camera. The work of a photographer is not only limited to the actual use of the camera and proper lighting, but also includes all of the steps in the development of the image up to the presentation of the final product.

If you want to get certified in Photography NC II, this package is highly recommended.

Digital Camera Fundamentals (1 day)

Course Details

If you're getting into digital photography, understanding digital cameras is absolutely essential. This comprehensive one-day seminar explains in simple terms what you need to know about buying the perfect camera for your needs. It describes the many camera features to consider, why they are important and how they affect your photographs. If you already have a digital camera, this seminar will give you a better understanding of your camera's capabilities and limitations.

What will be covered
  • Advantages of Digital Photography
  • Kinds of Digital Cameras
  • The Process of Digital Photography
  • How Does a Digital Camera Work
  • The Digital Photograph
  • Anatomy of a digital camera
    • Image sensor
    • Resolution
    • Aspect ratio
    • Color depth
    • White balance
    • Sensor Sensitivity
    • Frame rate
    • Image storage & downloading images
    • Preview screen & viewfinders
    • Lenses
    • Batteries
    • Image compression & file formats
    • Histogram
    • Color Space
  • Technology Limitations of a Digital Camera
Who should attend

This beginner-level seminar is primarily for those who are thinking of buying a digital camera. It will also benefit those who already have a digital camera but need a better grasp of its features, capabilities, and limitations.

What to bring

Bring your digital camera (if you already have one) with its user's manual and USB/Firewire cord.

Basic Photography (3 days)

Course Details

This hands-on workshop covers all the fundamentals of photography and is a good starting point for those who want to pursue specialized photography, like wedding, advertising, studio portraiture, etc.

This course caters to all kinds of participants — from amateurs to professionals in the making — and will cover digital SLR or Mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera and prosumer cameras. It will concentrate on basics of photography.

What will be covered

On the first day, you will spend the entire day listening to lectures, observing demonstrations, and participating in some hands-on activities. The second day will be devoted to actual shooting on location and evaluating the pictures you took. The first part of the third day will be spent evaluating the photos taken in the afternoon of the second day while remainder of the day will be spent on discussing the other topics not covered in the first day.

  • Definition of photography
  • Technical objectives of photography
  • Light (light source, types of light, quality of light, direction of light)
  • Camera controls (focusing, aperture and shutter speed controls)
  • Creative exposure and advanced exposure techniques (definition, ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed)
  • Getting the correct exposure
  • Lenses and their attributes
  • Understanding depth of field
  • How to capture motion
  • Developing your eye: Composition
  • Filters and Hoods (skylight/UV flters, polarizing filter, neutral density filter, kinds of ND filters, lens hoods)
  • White Balance - Color Correction Filters (color temperature of light, digicams white balance, creative use of white balance)
  • Camera Flash (built-in flash, external flash)
Expected Outcome

By the end of this 3-day workshop, you will be able to:

  • discuss the importance of light to photography
  • discuss what is exposure and the procedure to achieve the correct exposure
  • discuss concepts of depth of field
  • discuss how to emphasize and/or freeze motion
  • discuss the concept of creative exposure
  • discuss why lenses have different focal lengths
  • discuss how to achieve correct focusing and avoid camera shake
  • enumerate the different compositional techniques
  • apply the theory into practice
  • evaluate the photographs you have taken
Who will benefit from this workshop

This workshop is for serious photography hobbyists or anybody who is considering a career in photography. Even long time shooters who never had a formal training in photography will also greatly benefit from this workshop.

What to bring

The participant must have a digital SLR camera, a prosumer digital camera that has a manual exposure mode, a digital range finder camera, or a Mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera. Participants should also bring their camera charger and memory cards.

Note: You can use any brand of camera. Our workshops are designed to help you become a better photographer, whatever your camera’s brand.


To be more prepared for this course, participants are advised to attend the Digital Camera Fundamentals seminar before taking this workshop.

Studio Portrait 101: Extraordinary Portraits of Ordinary People (3 days)

Course Details

It's great news if you measure the potential size of the market. Bad news if you're not trained to handle the ordinary-looking, the subject who has four left feet when posing, the unphotogenic, the overweight and underweight, the eyebags and big ears...in short, the average Joe. These are the regular clients of a commercial portrait studio in a mall or busy downtown area. Not professional models who still look perfect upside-down. Dail Deri photographs these types every day, and in this workshop she shares professional techniques for photographing students, office workers, housewives, businessmen, babies, and entire families.

What will be covered
  • What's in a portrait studio - minimum size requirement of a studio and the essential equipment and accessories
  • Basic light set ups for portraits
  • Taking indoor portraits with studio lights or compact flash
  • Correcting subject's imperfections through lighting and posing
  • Posing your subject
  • Individual, couple, and group portraits
  • Investment for commercial studio or on-location portrait photography services
Who should attend
  • Studio Portrait 101 is perfect for those who wish to:
  • Learn the basic principles of photographing people - from babies to adults, for personal or commercial purposes
  • Gain knowledge in taking indoor portraits with the use of studio lights or even compact flash
  • Put up a portrait studio, whether for commercial or personal use
  • Make portrait photography their business or supplementary source of income
  • Digital SLR with lens in the wide to tele range, with a PC socket for studio flash
  • Completion of the PCCI basic photography workshop or equivalent experience in basic photography and lighting principles
Digital Imaging & Color Management Fundamentals (1 day)

Course Details

This one-day seminar is an excellent introduction to Photoshop or any image-editing software. It lays down the foundation for understanding bitmap editing and digital photography.

What will be covered
  • Definition of Digital Imaging
  • Tools in Digital Imaging
  • Building a Photoshop System
  • Computer Graphics
  • Scanning Techniques
  • Color Basics and Color Management
  • Digital Workflow
Who should attend

Recommended participants include graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, art directors, corporate communicators, and advertising executives who want to understand the digital imaging process. This is a must for those who want to take up Adobe Photoshop: Beginner to Intermediate but is also recommended to the self-taught Photoshop users.

Adobe Photoshop CC: Beginner to Intermediate (3 days)

Course Details

Learning by yourself often results in using the same 20% of Photoshop again and again. You also apply correction filters and adjustments without understanding the various options.

This focused, hands-on workshop guides you through the Photoshop fundamentals that will equip you to execute design projects. Included are lessons on layers (putting photos together), selecting and extracting parts of a photo, retouching, changing an object's color while retaining its texture, correcting off-color photos, removing defects, adding and manipulating text, and more.

Projects you can apply the techniques to range from print ads, marketing collaterals, Websites, and other communication materials.

Beyond the essentials, you will learn innovative new design tools: Content-Aware makes corrections in an instant, Puppet-Warp bends things in any direction, Perspective Warp combines different perspectives perfectly, Smart Objects makes for true non-destructive editing, and much more.

What will be covered
  • Overview of Photoshop
    • Intro to Workspace, Tools, Panels & Options Bar and Menus
    • Zoom & pan an image
    • Undo steps in Photoshop
  • Selections & Transformations
    • Make a selection with the marquee, lasso, pen, magic wand, quick select
    • Separate fuzzy-edged objects from the background with Select & Mask (previously Refine Edge)
    • Save a selection
  • Fixing Common Photo Problems
    • Square (straighten) rotated images
    • Automatically correct Tonal and Color problems
    • Manually correct difficult tonal conditions using Levels
    • Neutralize colour cast
    • Sharpen an image
    • Remove blur with Camera Shake Reduction
    • Change the colour of an area
    • Remove defects
    • Use Adjustment panel to make non-destructive enhancements
  • Working with Text
    • Add and manipulate text
    • Bend and warp text
    • Fill text with image/s
    • Preview text accurately with system antialiasing option
    • Layers
  • Organize and manage layers
    • Add layer effects and styles
    • Use blending modes to achieve realistic or artistic effects
    • Put layers in layer groups
    • Use ACR to correct exposure problems non-destructively
  • Channels and Masks
    • Create and work with the various types of masks
    • Use layer mask to create realistic photo compositions
    • Save selections in channels for re-use
    • Use quick mask to edit complex selections
  • Smart Ways to Use Photoshop CC
    • Use vanishing point for perspective transformation
    • Use content-aware scale to resize an image without distorting important visual content
    • Apply non-destructive transformations with Smart Objects
    • Remove unwanted “elements” with the content aware fill and healing
    • Reposition awkward elements with Content Aware Move
    • Create and apply clipping groups
    • Use puppet warp to distort specific image areas
Who will benefit

If you are a photographer, graphic designer, web designer, or painter with little or no background in computer imaging, and now want to expand your business or your craft, this course is for you!

Portrait Retouching with Photoshop (1 day)

Course Details

While objects and scenes can be a little bit off as far as color and texture are concerned, flawed portraits are immediately detected even by laymen. Either they look too unnatural, too unrecognizable, or over-embellished.

What will be covered
  • Face Conturing using digital make-up
  • Removing skin blemishes
  • Skin softening
  • Removal of dark circles under the eyes
  • Removing hotspots created by flash
  • Changing the color of the eyes
  • Editing blood shot eyes
  • Removing wrinkles and signs of aging
  • Whitening and brightening the teeth
  • Eye make-up
  • Removing 5 0’clock shadows
  • Adding facial hair
  • Colorising hair and hair touch-up
  • Nose retouching
  • Facial slimming
Who will benefit
  • Professional portrait photographers
  • Graphic artists working for portrait photographers, wedding photographers, and corporate clients
Photography NC II Assessment (1 day)

Assessment Details

The assessment process seeks to determine whether the graduate or worker can perform to the standards expected in the workplace based on the defined competency standards. This ensures the productivity, quality and global competitiveness of the middle-level workers.

Assessment start at 8:00 am. Please come on time.

Application Requirements
  • Duly accomplished Application Form
  • Properly and completely filled-out Self Assessment Guide (SAG)
  • Four (4) pieces of colored, passport size picture, with white background, collared shirt, and name in front (passport size mug shot).
  • Photocopy of any valid government ID (with correct full name and spelling). Photocopy of birth certificate is also acceptable.
What to bring on the assessment day?
  • Digital SLR with kit lens or other kind of lens with wide to telephoto that the candidate has; If using a mirrorless camera, make sure the camera has a hot shoe and works with any remote flash trigger. Please bring your own adapter for the flash trigger if your camera needs one.
  • Formatted memory card. Memory cards should not contain any files.
  • Ballpen
  • Assessment Admission Slip
Payment Terms and Conditions

Fifty percent (50%) downpayment is required upon registration. The balance can be paid in installments (cash, check or credit card). Payment schedule will be given upon registration. Downpayment is not refundable but transferable to other people or schedule.


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9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


PhP 28,500 inclusive of VAT. Package fee includes free review before the assessment.

Includes materials, lunch and snacks during class days.

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Note: Your seat is not confirmed until we receive a 50 percent down payment.

Course Date(s)

Deposit payment at your nearest Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) branch, in the name of Philippine Center for Creative Imaging, S/A 1-249-91545-5. Fax deposit slip to 892-5281 with your name and class details. Surrender deposit slip on first day of class to get official receipt.

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