Professional Photography

Course Overview

The field of photography has undergone major advancements since its birth in the 19th century, and continues to evolve even today. At present, digital photography is widely used as one of the most prominent forms of photography.

Alongside personal interest, possessing skills in digital photography can prove to be a plus point in the current competitive job market. Careers such as Marketing, PR, Media, and Journalism etc. usually require and appreciate some know-how in digital photography.

This can best be achieved through practical experience. Therefore, this course focuses on providing handson experience through practical exercises, along with the knowledge and principles of digital photography required to bring out the best in you.

Professional photography short course at Canadian University Dubai consist of three levels:

  • Basic: DSLR workshop
  • Advanced: Photographic lighting workshop
  • Advanced Postproduction: Adobe Photoshop

Certificate of completion will be provided end of each level upon submission of portfolio.


Basic Level: DSLR workshop


14 Hours @ AED 1300

Course Outline

  • Introduction to digital photography
  • Nomenclature of DSLR cameras
  • The Exposure Triangle: shutter speed, aperture, ISO
  • Camera lenses types, features and purpose
  • Composition and framing
  • An understanding of the technical functions of a DSLR camera and the ability to operate it
  • A better understanding of camera use through practical exercises




Advanced level: Photographic lighting workshop


14 Hours @ AED 1600

Course Outline

  • Camera white balancing and temperature
  • Exposure composition and Automatic Exposure Bracketing (AEB)
  • Light metering
  • Different types of photography (portrait, journalistic, corporate, landscape etc.)
  • External lights (speed light, ice light, LED still light, soft box, ring light etc.)
  • Portfolio




Advanced Postproduction: Adobe Photoshop


14 Hours @ AED 1800

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
  • Photoshop Raw editing and color adjustment
  • Crop, resize, rotation and resolution
  • Selection tools and layers
  • Removing, erasing, adding objects
  • Image enhancement tools
  • Creating flyers, signatures and watermarks
  • Exporting images in different formats
  • Portfolio