The 8 week Pro Photographer Course is held two or three times per year. 
- Establish your own Professional Photography Business 
- Earn Extra Income working Full or Part Time
- Take your photography up to a Professional Standard  
- Improve your photography by learning Pro Photo Tips & Techniques from a Professional Educator and Photographer 
For more information and learning outcomes for the Professional Photography Courses and Workshops please scroll down. You can also contact me if you have any questions or to request an enrolment form, by clicking on the image below or by clicking here.
8 WEEK PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER COURSE
START A NEW CAREER
- Establish your own Professional Photography Business
- Earn Extra Income working Full or Part Time
- Bring your photography up to a Professional Standard 
Upon completion of the Pro Photographer Course and with your new found knowledge and skills, you will be able to take advantage of dozens of employment opportunities within the photographic industry. 
These could include: photographic portraits (maternity and newborns, school photos, seniors and general family photos as well as corporate portraits), weddings, fashion and the modelling industry, product and advertising, architecture, pets, documentary, schools, photo-journalism, personal branding (small business), editorial, events, real estate, tourism, commercial and industrial, scientific, medical, forensic, police, military, sports, aerial, stock, fine art and landscape photography, to name just a few.  
How much do photographers in Australia earn?
The yearly salary range can vary widely between industries but as an example:
Wedding Photographers can earn between $24k to $155k+ per year.
Commercial Photographers can earn between $35k to $90k+ per year.
Freelance Photographers can earn between $40k to $131k+ per year.
(Source: Payscale)
Whether you work full or part time, run your own photography business or work for a studio or established business, the opportunities are huge in Australia and world-wide.  
Even if you don't want to pursue a photography career you will still improve your photography by learning Pro Photo Tips & Techniques from a Professional Educator & Photographer.
The course is suitable for photographers just starting out as well as advanced amateur photographers.
COURSES for 2022
BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW as courses are strictly limited to a maximum of only 12 students.
MID-YEAR COURSE STARTING June 4th 2022 - SORRY, JUNE COURSE FULLY BOOKED!
NEXT COURSE STARTING SOON
END-OF-YEAR COURSE STARTING October 8th 2022
Dates/Times: Each Saturday from 1pm to 5pm. 
Commencing October 8th, then 15th, 22nd, 29th
and November 5th, 12th 19th and finishing on the 26th. 
* SAVE $320 OFF YOUR COURSE FEE WITH THE ‘EARLY BIRD’ DISCOUNT!

COURSE OVERVIEW: As a professional photographer & photo educator, I have been running the Pro Photographer Courses for over 30 years and many of my previous students are now working in their chosen field of photography. I can promise you that you will learn many new tips & techniques which will improve your photography and at the same time have a lot of fun, meet new people with similar interests and get some great images along the way.
The 8 WEEK PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER COURSES for 2022 are held in an air-conditioned Classroom at the James Cook University Smithfield Campus and at various locations around Cairns.
The courses are held over eight Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm giving you a full 32 hours tuition with courses commencing in June and October.
The course covers a broad range of subjects and is designed to provide students with a balanced understanding of, and experience in, a variety of commercial photography applications and in the latest digital photography techniques. 
This course condenses knowledge and insider tips & techniques from my extensive experience in commercial photography into a comprehensive course of 32 hours, over eight weeks, which will give you the skills to pursue your own photographic business and career and/or improve your photography up to a professional standard.
Classes are limited to small sizes (A MAXIMUM OF ONLY 12 STUDENTS PER COURSE) to ensure each student is given personalised tuition. I do my best to ensure everyone is learning at the same pace and try and personalise the tuition to suit your individual requirements.
My assistant will also be available to help you with questions during the practical tuition sessions.
8 WEEK PRO PHOTOGRAPHER COURSE
- LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Over the eight Saturdays we will cover a variety of subjects which will provide you with the knowledge to improve your photography up to a professional standard and assist you in gaining employment working as a photographer’s assistant or as a professional photographer.
PART ONE - Fundamental Techniques (4 Weeks) 
The first part of the course is to help those who have recently purchased a DSLR camera and need to learn the camera and it's controls and also for those who have a basic understanding of their photographic equipment but need to improve their knowledge to progress to a professional standard of photography.
During the first part of the course we will look at the fundamentals of photography, such as:
• Understanding the camera’s manual controls (including focusing correctly).
• Understanding and knowing when to use aperture priority and shutter priority.
• Understanding depth of field (D.O.F.) and how to utilise it.
• Understanding the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO and how to use these combinations correctly.
• Learning to use the camera light meter correctly (including the histogram) and how to use a hand held light/flash meter.
• Choosing and using the correct focal length (lens) for a subject.
• Learning how and when to use flash and other artificial light.
• Understanding white balance.
• Learning the different file formats and when and how to make use of the RAW file format.
• We will also start to look at how to control and use light, both natural and artificial.
During Part One of the course there will be one class with a model.

PART TWO - Practical Techniques (4 Weeks) - includes photographic model shoots.
Now that you are fully conversant with and confident in the techniques outlined in Part One (which are essential in understanding the techniques in Part Two) we look at more advanced techniques over the last four weeks and expand on the fundamentals that you have learned in Part One of the course.
You will learn posing, correct composition & lighting techniques, using natural light, Studio Flash and 'Speedlites®' (A.K.A. portable flash equipment).
In this part of the course you will be working with photographic models in the studio and on location. You will also learn techniques for photographing people, products, landscape, real estate and weddings.
In Part Two of the course you will learn how to use Photoshop® & Lightroom® with digital photography, to improve your workflow, edit and correct images and print correctly. 
We also cover what equipment is required for a professional photographer, pricing your work, how to market yourself as a professional photographer and run a photography business, including copyright and the law governing photography practice.
Because we have small classes (MAXIMUM OF 12 STUDENTS PER COURSE) we are able to adapt the course to suit students on a more personal level, therefore the above is just a basic outline of subjects covered and we may expand on certain areas if needed or give less time to some areas if students already have a good understanding of the subject and are agreeable to change.
The course is very practical and "hands on" and therefore much of the theory side of the course will need to be completed outside course times - reading materials are provided and it is suggested that you read each subject at home during the week, for discussion at the start of the next session.
During the course I would like you to complete certain assignments and produce a portfolio of your work. This is not compulsory but would be very beneficial to you. I am happy to comment on your work and offer advice on putting together a portfolio and/or marketing your images.
At the bottom of this page are some Frequently Asked Questions which you may find helpful but please contact me if you have any other questions by clicking here.
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* For each course, I offer A SPECIAL DISCOUNT
OF $320.00 OFF YOUR COURSE FEES!
TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS ‘EARLY BIRD’ DISCOUNT OF $320.00, YOU MUST BOOK AND PAY FOR THE COURSE IN FULL two weeks prior to commencement of the course you have booked on.
THE ‘EARLY BIRD’ DISCOUNT COURSE FEE IS: $1,248 (includes GST)
so you SAVE $320.00 off the full course fee!
This is ONLY $39 per/hour for 32 hours of EXPERT PERSONALISED TUITION.
A small investment for your future income & career.
If you prefer to wait until just prior to the start of the course, the FULL COURSE FEE, which is payable 3 days before commencement of the course is $1,568 or ONLY $49p/h for 32 hours of EXPERT TUITION.
NB: BOOKINGS CAN ONLY BE ACCEPTED WITH A SIGNED ENROLMENT FORM AND A $200 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OR PART/FULL PAYMENT.
For your June 4th enrolment form, please contact me by clicking here, email me at info@peterbrownphotographer or phone 0439 674 607 and If you are interested in joining the October 8th Pro Photographer Course or another upcoming course or workshop, please contact me for more information.
IF YOU WANT TO GET ON THIS COURSE, GET A DEPOSIT DOWN NOW AND A CONFIRMED BOOKING - DON"T DELAY!
Most courses fill up quickly and are usually fully booked. 
NB: I'M SORRY BUT I CAN'T HOLD PLACES WITHOUT A DEPOSIT.
DON'T DELAY - DON'T BE DISAPPOINTED - BOOK NOW!
GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE AVAILABLE - Give someone who loves photography something different for a present.
I look forward to seeing you on the course and helping you become a better photographer.
Thank you - Peter

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