CAREER PATHS: Photographer
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CAREER PATHS: Photographer


Want to learn photography? Here are our recommended online courses to help you become a professional independent Photographer.

If there is anything 2020 has taught us, it is to have the skills to be ‘independent’. To be able to learn and earn even when employment opportunities are not accessible. With this concern in mind, we will be creating Career Paths to help YOU acquire skills to become employment independent.

So if you want to become a Photographer, the first step is to learn the basics of photography and this online certified course is a good starting point.

Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR Specialization

Create photographs you will be proud to share.. Build a solid foundation in digital photography, growing in knowledge from camera to composition!

Whether your camera is a Smartphone or DSLR, a Compact or Mirrorless model, you will learn to gain control of exposure and understand fundamentals of composition, while exploring documentary and creative concepts to make the kinds of photographs you have always wanted.

This Specialization covers a broad range of fundamental principles in photography, from camera control to principles of composition and creativity, providing you with a foundation for growth in making photographs you’ll be proud to share.

Once you have mastered the basics of photography, we recommend taking the following graphic design course. 

Graphic Design Specialization

Make Compelling Design. Learn and apply the principles of graphic design towards a comprehensive branding project.

Graphic design is all around us, in a myriad of forms, both on screen and in print, yet it is always made up of images and words to create a communication goal. This four-course sequence exposes students to the fundamental skills required to make sophisticated graphic design: process, historical context, and communication through image-making and typography. The sequence is completed by a capstone project that applies the skills of each course and peer feedback in a finished branding project suitable for a professional portfolio.

Digital marketing is essential for business success nowadays. Therefore, the following course will help you build the essential skills to promote and grow your business online. 

Digital Marketing Specialization

Drive Customer Behavior Online. A six-course overview of the latest digital marketing skills, taught by industry experts.

Once you have acquired the essential digital marketing skills we recommend looking into your content strategy and increasing audience engagement through the following course. 

Content Strategy for Professionals Specialization

Create and implement engaging content.. Master communications strategies to make you and your enterprise stand out.

Content Strategy uses credible, trustworthy, transparent media to communicate stories and information to enhance an organization’s strategic goals. In this Specialization, you’ll learn best practices from recognized industry and academic experts on how to create and implement engaging content across media platforms that the people you want to reach will really value.

Language skills are key to any business success. The following course will help you brush up on your English language skills for business and entrepreneurship.

English for Business and Entrepreneurship

This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in learning more about the global business economy.

Once your business is ready to hit the runway, and as part of being independent, ‘be-your-own-boss’, you will need skills to promote your brand across all social media platforms. The following course will give you the skills to grow your brand.

Social Media Marketing Specialization

Manage Your Social Strategies. Expand your online audience and establish your social brand in five courses.

…and last but not the least, you will also need skills on how to successfully run your own business, this is where this course comes in.

How to Start A Business

In this course you will actually start a business and demystify the business creation process.

Disclaimer: While there are thousands of online courses on Fashion Design, this is our recommendation to get you started. 

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