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Online course

Commercial Photography: Still and Moving Image

Develop your visual sensibility and get to grips with new forms of commercial photography, with this free online course.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Statement of Participation when you complete over half the course

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Commercial Photography: Still and Moving Image

Why join the course?

This free online course is designed to help current or aspiring commercial photographers get to grips with new media and moving image photography.

Understand why personal work is key to commercial photographic success

We’ll begin by looking at the importance of developing your visual sensibility through personal work, where you’re free to push boundaries, make mistakes, pursue your passions and hone your craft.

You’ll then find out how to create work that is new, exciting and individual – whether in advertising, fashion or editorial photography – in order to secure commissions. You’ll be encouraged to consider the complex interplay between individual approaches to practice and client-led work.

Explore the relationship between still and moving image photography

We’ll then explore the relationship between still and moving image in commercial photography, looking at how you can embrace emerging media and potential markets for your work.

We’ll examine the need for a coherent and consistent visual approach across both disciplines; the differences between narrative filmmaking and moving image photography; and the use of video, CGI, animation, illustration and mobile devices. We’ll also consider sound, as well as image, and the technicalities of using a camera to record.

Learn with expert academics and practising commercial photographers

Based on elements of the Photography courses at Norwich University of the Arts, the course will enable you to learn with expert academics, as well as leading commercial photographers, including Andy Earl and Tim Flach.

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at people who are already working in commercial photography, either as photographers or assistants, and want to develop their skills.

The course would also be of interest to those wanting to work in, or wishing to learn more, about the world of commercial photography.

Who will you learn with?

James Smith, Lead Educator

James has worked in advertising and editorial photography. He is currently researching commercial photography and the opportunities to monetise personal practice in a rapidly developing industry.

Jeanette Bolton-Martin

Commercial Photography Still & Moving Image Course Mentor.
Freelance photographer & MA student.
http://jeanetteboltonmartin.com

Who developed the course?

Supporters

Buy a personalised, digital and printed certificate

You can buy a Statement of Participation for this course — a personalised certificate in both digital and printed formats, to celebrate taking part.

£34.00 + shipping

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Charges to your account will be made in GBP. Prices in local currency are provided as a convenience and are only an estimate based on current exchange rates.