This course is designed to help companies learn the required skills to start making their own photographs for commercial use. We’ll cover the subjects of choosing the right camera for the job, how to light and photograph both flat artwork and 3-D artwork, why and how to work in camera raw, how to color manage your workflow, and how to prepare photographs to go to press. 

Course Outline

Features and functions of digital cameras

  • How sensors work 
  • Megapixels and why you need them 
  • Aperture/Shutter priority 
  • Digital noise 
  • Depth of field 

How to choose a digital camera for corporate/commercial use

  • Single pass vs. 3-pass captures 
  • Digital camera backs 
  • Advantages and disadvantages of large format cameras 
  • How many megapixels are enough? 
  • Lens choices 

Camera raw

  • Why photograph in raw? 
  • What is camera raw? 
  • The Adobe raw workflow 
  • Photoshop CS3 raw window 
  • Working with multiple photos in Photoshop CS3 raw 
  • Working with metadata 
  • Raw options within Photoshop CS3 
  • Color balance options and corrections 
  • Levels and Curves options and corrections 
  • Cropping and straightening photos 
  • XMP sidecars 
  • The DNG file format 

Getting the proper exposure

  • How light meters work 
  • What’s a “good” exposure? 
  • Dealing with contrast 
  • The Photoshop histogram 
  • Evaluating the exposure in Photoshop 
  • Levels and Curves – in-depth training 

Lighting for copy work

  • Color temperature of lights 
  • Custom white balance 
  • Avoiding distortion 
  • Working with light meters 

Lighting for 3-dimensional work

  • Halogen vs. tungsten light sources 
  • Umbrellas and softboxes 
  • Using bounce lighting 
  • Reflectors 
  • Lighting tents 
  • Light tables 
  • Lighting ratios 

The Photoshop/Bridge workflow

  • Naming your photographs 
  • Organizing your photographs 
  • Information flow between departments 

Color management

  • Basic color theory 
  • Color and computer monitors 
  • Monitor calibration 
  • Custom white balance 
  • Using MacBeth color charts 
  • Color correction in Photoshop 
  • The color workflow between all Adobe CS3 products 
  • Custom-prepared profiles 

Working with print shops

  • What to ask and what to expect from your printer 
  • File preparation 
  • Photoshop prepress 
  • What and when to sign on the dotted line 
  • The press run

New Vision training center was founded; New Vision Computer Learning and testing Center has grown in this short period to become one of the best IT training centers in Egypt . They offer now more courses, at more times for the most respected international certifications ever in the computer training industry, with hands-on laboratory exercises where learners apply what they learn in class.

New Vision can offer IT training for many small, medium and large organizations. The variety of learning options from New Vision allows students to learn in the manner that best suits their schedule, budget, learning style and expertise

The success of our customers is realized through training classes, but the foundation of New Vision is based on inspiring students and companies to become more productive and successful in their daily activities. They see it on our students' faces every day and as long as they gain more knowledge. It's the confidence that comes from learning

About our staff it consists of professional technical certified instructors ready to share all the knowledge with their learners. They provide the right environment to develop and empoTheyr staff, within organizations, to make full use of their Information systems and applications and above all their personal potential. Our staff is simply the right team in the right place.

The New Vision Training Center knows firsthand that computer training has to meet all of its customers' needs in order to have a tangible lasting impact. When you measure across multiple customer segments—each of which has its own priorities—you see how much more training must do to consistently and simultaneously satisfy participants, managers, and executives. Training then can move to close those gaps and deliver more real value. Closing those gaps betTheyen employer skill needs and employee skills development is the main objective of New Vision.

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