Photography Course Philosophy

Photography is an ever-evolving art form capable of conveying powerful emotions through images. Our photography classes explore the multitude of skills and creative considerations that go into producing captivating photos. From frame composition, to lighting techniques, to editing concepts like re-touching and compositing, we teach you the methods and dynamic possibilities of this unique medium of expression. Taught by our faculty of industry professionals, all courses are conducted one-on-one in Bosse’s professional studios where students receive hands-on training on the latest technology that fuels the digital world. Bosse Tech courses are held inside Bosse Studios – a world class digital media production company that has worked with organizations & companies like Paramount Pictures, Disney Studios, Prana Studios, the New England Patriots & Samsung; and TV shows such as Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin & Hawaii Five-O. Says founder Ron Bosse, “Our experience working with such high-profile clients has given us unique insight into the cutting-edge digital media trends of today. This real-world knowledge is something we can pass on to the students at Bosse Tech.” Students can choose from any of our Individual Courses, or pursue a series of sequential courses via our comprehensive Learning Tracks.

Photography Individual Course Curriculums

Choose from a variety of individual courses based upon your interests & current skill level.

Digital Photography 101

Learn how to shoot professional photos with state-of-the-art DSLR and Mirrorless cameras.

Digital Photography 101 combines the use of high-end cameras and lenses with techniques on how to focus and use natural light to achieve the best photo possible. You will also learn how to compose different types of subject matter such as portraits, scenery, etc. in a myriad of interesting and creative ways.

• Using your camera in manual mode.
• Selecting the best type of lens for certain situations.
• How to properly focus in detailed environments.
• Learning the rules of composition and when it’s permissible to break them.
• How to critique one’s own photos and the photos of others concerning: color, composition, exposure and sharpness.
• The proper use of natural light.
• How to photograph portraits for individuals, couples and groups.
• How to compose excellent landscape shots.

Digital Photography 102

Develop the critical camera and lighting techniques that go into creating professional photos.

Digital Photography 102 enhances and refines skills previously learned in Digital Photography I by employing additional lighting equipment as well as furthering and explaining concepts such as color theory when composing a photograph. The experimentation of light is key to this course and allows the student to significantly expand their pallet by introducing flashes, as well as continuous lighting (such as soft boxes) and erratic lighting (such as strobes) – in addition to learning how to paint with light. The student will also learn how to begin to market their photos using extensive social networks.

• Using a flash to properly light your subjects.
• The underlying concepts of color as exhibited in Color Theory.
• How continuous studio lighting differs from flash lighting.
• How to critique one’s own photos and the photos of others concerning: use of studio lighting.
• Using strobes to create dramatic lighting for portraits.
• How to paint using light.
• The difference between high key and low key portraits.
• How to market photography through social media outlets.

Digital Photography 201

Streamline your workflow and learn the basics of color correction.

In Digital Photography 201, you will learn effective strategies on how to organize your projects, and manage your workflow. In this course, students will learn to work with photo management software, and gain a solid understanding of the color correction process. You’ll learn best practices on sharing your photos via social media, and how to display your work by creating prints and photo books.

• Work with photo management software.
• Structure your workflow.
• Create slider edits.
• Distinguish between various file types.
• Share photos via social media.
• Process prints.
• Create photo books.
• Use color correction.

Digital Photography 202

Discover the powerful editing capabilities of Photoshop.

In Digital Photography 202, you will learn the creative approaches & techniques that go into the post production phase of the photography process. In this course, students will learn how to retouch photos using the extensive tools available in Adobe Photoshop. You’ll learn how to work with a tablet, use advanced color correction techniques, and explore the powerful plug-ins available for creating unique effects.

• Work with Adobe Photoshop software.
• Use layers & masks.
• Retouch photos.
• Work with a tablet.
• Use Color Efex Pro.
• Utilize blend modes.
• Use advanced color correction techniques.
• Apply dodging & burning.

Digital Photography 301

Create professional HDR photos and learn the art of retouching.

In Digital Photography 301, you will learn the advanced finishing concepts used for creating dynamic photos. In this course, students will learn how to add interest and complexity to their photos through the technique of compositing. You’ll learn how to change backgrounds, add light & shadows, and create stunning and engaging effects through the production of HDR photos.

• Build composite photos.
• Change backgrounds.
• Draw light & shadows.
• Create HDR photos.
• Swap heads & faces.
• Select & exchange hair.
• Replace skies.
• Use advanced finishing concepts.

Digital Photography 302

Create a professional portfolio that features your shooting and editing skills.

The Directed Portfolio is offered as the final course in our Masters and Multimedia track. The goal of the course is for students to create a professional portfolio of their work to advertise to potential clients and employers. The final elements of the portfolio will be decided upon jointly by the teacher & student, and will be based upon the student’s overall goals. Students are encouraged to choose projects that feature their strengths, yet display diversity. Students will have access to our studios vast resources to complete their final projects. Upon completion of this course, students will have a professional portfolio of their work to present to potential employers and clients via various social media platforms.

Adobe Lightroom 101

Learn how to organize, edit & share images in Adobe Lightroom.

Adobe Photoshop 101

Learn how to edit photos and create engaging visual designs with Photoshop.

Adobe Photoshop 101 explores the core concepts and fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop as they relate to a wide variety of creative disciplines. In this course, you’ll learn how to navigate the Photoshop interface, edit images, and work with layers. You’ll explore the art of color correction, work with blend modes & filters, and learn techniques on creating unique and engaging effects. Whether you’re a photographer, graphic/web designer, videographer or just an individual curious about Photoshop, this course will get you up and running with this powerful and versatile program.

• Edit and re-touch photos.
• Use layers and masks.
• Work with blend modes.
• Use color correction.
• Apply filters.
• Create composite photos.
• Work with text.
• Export projects to various formats.

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