PHOTOGRAPHY NC II MODULES

PHOTOGRAPHY NC II

PROGRAM DETAILS & MODULES

Overview

The Photography NC II Qualification consists of competencies that a person must achieve to take pictures of people, places, objects, and events and tries to artistically capture and evoke a mood, feeling, or drama surrounding a particular subject using a camera.   The work of a photographer is not only limited to the actual use of the camera and proper lighting, but also includes all the steps in the development of the image up to the presentation of the final product.

Basic, Common, and Core Competencies comprise the Photography NC II Qualification:

The Basic Units of Competency (Integrated with 21st Century Skills) :
BUC1: Participate in Workplace Communication
BUC2: Work in team environment
BUC3: Solve/address general workplace problems
BUC4: Develop career and life decisions
BUC5: Contribute to workplace innovation
BUC6: Present relevant information
BUC7: Practice occupational safety and health policies and procedures
BUC8: Exercise efficient and effective sustainable practices in the workplace
BUC9: Practice entrepreneurial skills in the workplace

Common Units of Competency:
CUC1: Develop and update industry knowledge
CUC2: Perform computer operations
CUC3: Provide effective customer service
CUC4: Develop self as an artist
CUC5: Select and prepare work for exhibition

Core Units of Competency:
COC1: Operate Camera and Compose a Subject
COC2: Set Up Studio Lights, Equipment, and Accessories
COC3: Perform Post-Capture Processing
COC4: Present Finished Product

PHOTOGRAPHY NC II: FULL PROGRAM

CORE UNIT OF COMPETENCY 1: OPERATE CAMERA AND COMPOSE A SUBJECT

Module 1 Title: Operating a Camera and Composing a Subject

Overview

This is the first of four modules in the Core Unit of Competency in Photography NCII.

By the end of this module, you should be able to properly operate your camera, have a solid understanding of the basic principles in photography, and compose visually pleasing photos to help you execute the images you (or your clients) envision.

This module is perfect for:

  • those with or without knowledge in photography
  • photography enthusiasts
  • serious hobbyists or industry practitioners who wish to have a formal training
  • those who are considering a career as a photographer.

Module Content:

Learning Outcome 1: Operate the Camera
Learning Outcome 2: Select and Use Lenses
Learning Outcome 3: Addressing Lighting and Exposure
Learning Outcome 4: Compose a Subject
Learning Outcome 5: Experiment with Techniques to Capture Photographic Images
Learning Outcome 6: Review Images
Learning Outcome 7: Restore Equipment

CORE UNIT OF COMPETENCY 2: SET UP STUDIO LIGHTS, EQUIPMENT, AND ACCESSORIES

Module 2 Title: Set Up Studio Lights, Equipment, and Accessories

Overview

This is the second of four modules in the Core Unit of Competency in Photography NCII.

In this module, you will learn the fundamentals of using studio flash, basic lighting principles, studio photography equipment, common lighting patterns, and three-point lighting technique—all geared toward helping you create professional-grade photographs. Although this is more focused on capturing studio portraits, the principles and techniques discussed here can be applied in various types of subjects.

This module is perfect for photography enthusiasts with knowledge in basic photography who:

  • wish to have a formal training on shooting with studio lights
  • those who are considering a career as a photographer.

Module Content:

Learning Outcome 1: Plan Lighting Requirements
Learning Outcome 2: Prepare Specific Work Environment
Learning Outcome 3: Light the Subject
Learning Outcome 4: Capture Image
Learning Outcome 5: Restore Work Environment and Equipment

CORE UNIT OF COMPETENCY 3: PERFORM POST-CAPTURE PROCESSING

Module 3 Title: Performing Post-Capture Processing

CORE UNIT OF COMPETENCY 4: PRESENT FINISHED PRODUCT

Module 4 Title: Presenting Finished Product

Overview

This are the third and fourth of four modules in the Core Unit of Competency in Photography NCII.

In the film photography era, the negatives had to be developed and printed. Retouching of images at that time could be done during the developing stage in the darkroom and/or after the images had been printed. Now that digital photography is used in the industry, the workflow has slightly changed—the retouching or editing of photos are done digitally in the computer before they are printed.

In these modules, you will learn the post-capture processing workflow in digital photography—from downloading your images, organizing your image files, selecting and creating proof sheets for your photos for client presentation, globally enhancing your images, basic portrait retouching, and delivering your final product to your client.

This module is perfect for photography enthusiasts with knowledge in photography who:

  • wish to have a formal training on basic portrait retouching using Adobe Photoshop
  • are considering a career as a photographer
  • are considering a career as a portrait retoucher

Module 3 Content:

Learning Outcome 1: Prepare Work Environment for Post-Capture Processing
Learning Outcome 2: Process Images by Analog or Digital Means
Learning Outcome 3: Test Techniques to Produce Proof Sheets
Learning Outcome 4: Test Techniques to Make Work-Prints and Screen Images
Learning Outcome 5: Store Photo Images
Learning Outcome 6: Restore Work Environment and Equipment

Module 4 Content:

Learning Outcome 1: Prepare Photo Images and Material for Final Packaging
Learning Outcome 2: Select Appropriate Printing Equipment
Learning Outcome 3: Apply Finishing Touches
Learning Outcome 4: Package Finished Products

Method of Teaching

Full Online, Self-paced, with consultations via video conferencing platforms

Duration: 200 hours (25 days)

Benefits

  • Access to the Learning Management System (LMS), which contains the lectures and activities for this module
  • FULL LMS access to the complete Photography NC II  program
  • When the training is successfully completed, TESDA Certificate of Training will be issued
  • Lifetime FREE refresher when the training is successfully completed
  • PCCI Alumni discount when the training is successfully completed

Entry Requirements

General:

  • Be able to read, comprehend, and discuss printed information in English.
  • Be able to write simple statements, recognize numbers, and perform basic numeric calculations.
  • Computer literate and willing to learn new software.
  • At least 18 years of age by the time they finish the training program.

Equipment/Software:

  • Must have access to a computer with Adobe Photoshop (CS6 or more recent version)
  • Must have stable internet connection
  • Device with good audio and video, and Zoom application

Documents:

  • Duly accomplished Learners Profile Form (MIS 03-01)
  • Four pieces of passport-size colored photo
    • white background
    • shirt with collar
    • with name in front (digital text is acceptable)
  • Photocopy of any valid government ID (showing the correct spelling of your full name).
  • Photocopy of birth certificate

Fees: ₱20,000 inclusive of VAT

(CORE UNIT OF COMPETENCY) MODULE 1 : Operating a Camera and Composing a Subject

Overview

This is the first of four modules in the Core Unit of Competency in Photography NCII.

By the end of this module, you should be able to properly operate your camera, have a solid understanding of the basic principles in photography, and compose visually pleasing photos to help you execute the images you (or your clients) envision.

This module is perfect for:

  • those with or without knowledge in photography
  • photography enthusiasts
  • serious hobbyists or industry practitioners who wish to have a formal training
  • those who are considering a career as a photographer.

Method of Teaching

Full Online, Self-paced, with consultations via video conferencing platforms

Duration: 56 hours (7 days)

Benefits

  • Access to the Learning Management System (LMS), which contains the lectures and activities for this module
  • FREE LMS access to the Photography NCII Basic and Common Units of Competency
  • Certificate of Competency on the Core Unit of Competency Operate Camera and Compose a Subject when the module is successfully completed
  • Lifetime FREE refresher when the module is successfully completed
  • PCCI Alumni discount

Entry Requirements

General:

  • Be able to read, comprehend, and discuss printed information in English.
  • Be able to write simple statements, recognize numbers, and perform basic numeric calculations.
  • Computer literate and willing to learn new software.
  • At least 18 years of age by the time they finish the training program.

Equipment/Software:

  • Must own or have access to a Digital SLR (DSLR) or Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera (MILC) with lens and basic accessories (battery, charger, memory card, card reader or camera cable for downloading the files to the computer)
  • Must have stable internet connection
  • Device with good audio and video, and Zoom application

Documents:

  • Duly accomplished Learners Profile Form (MIS 03-01)
  • Four pieces of passport-size colored photo
    • white background
    • shirt with collar
    • with name in front (digital text is acceptable)
  • Photocopy of any valid government ID (showing the correct spelling of your full name).
  • Photocopy of birth certificate

Fees: ₱8,400 inclusive of VAT

Module Content:

Learning Outcome 1: Operate the Camera
Learning Outcome 2: Select and Use Lenses
Learning Outcome 3: Addressing Lighting and Exposure
Learning Outcome 4: Compose a Subject
Learning Outcome 5: Experiment with Techniques to Capture Photographic Images
Learning Outcome 6: Review Images
Learning Outcome 7: Restore Equipment

(CORE UNIT OF COMPETENCY) MODULE 2 : Set Up Studio Lights, Equipment, and Accessories

Overview

This is the second of four modules in the Core Unit of Competency in Photography NCII.

In this module, you will learn the fundamentals of using studio flash, basic lighting principles, studio photography equipment, common lighting patterns, and three-point lighting technique—all geared toward helping you create professional-grade photographs. Although this is more focused on capturing studio portraits, the principles and techniques discussed here can be applied in various types of subjects.

This module is perfect for photography enthusiasts with knowledge in basic photography who:

  • wish to have a formal training on shooting with studio lights
  • those who are considering a career as a photographer.

Method of Teaching

Full Online, Self-paced, with consultations via video conferencing platforms

Duration: 40 hours (5 days)

Benefits

  • Access to the Learning Management System (LMS), which contains the lectures and activities for this module
  • FREE LMS access to the Photography NCII Basic and Common Units of Competency
  • Certificate of Competency on the Core Unit of Competency Set Up Studio Lights, Equipment, and Accessories when the module is successfully completed
  • Lifetime FREE refresher when the module is successfully completed
  • PCCI Alumni discount when the module is successfully completed

Entry Requirements

General:

  • Must have successfully completed Core Unit Of Competency 1: Operate Camera and Compose a Subject
  • Be able to read, comprehend, and discuss printed information in English.
  • Be able to write simple statements, recognize numbers, and perform basic numeric calculations.
  • Computer literate and willing to learn new software.
  • At least 18 years of age by the time they finish the training program.

Equipment/Software:

  • Must own or have access to a Digital SLR (DSLR) or Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera (MILC) with lens and basic accessories (battery, charger, memory card, card reader or camera cable for downloading the files to the computer)
  • Must own or have access to basic photography studio equipment:
    • At least 2 units of studio strobes or compact flash
    • At least 2 units of diffusing light modifiers (ex. softbox)
    • At least 2 units of light stands
    • Flash trigger compatible with the studio strobes or compact flash
    • Indoor area for shooting
  • Must have stable internet connection
  • Device with good audio and video, and Zoom application

Documents:

  • Duly accomplished Learners Profile Form (MIS 03-01) 
  • Four pieces of passport-size colored photo
    • white background
    • shirt with collar
    • with name in front (digital text is acceptable)
  • Photocopy of any valid government ID (showing the correct spelling of your full name).
  • Photocopy of birth certificate

Fees: ₱6,000 inclusive of VAT

Module Content:

Learning Outcome 1: Plan Lighting Requirements
Learning Outcome 2: Prepare Specific Work Environment
Learning Outcome 3: Light the Subject
Learning Outcome 4: Capture ImageLearning Outcome 5: Restore Work Environment and Equipment

(CORE UNIT OF COMPETENCY) MODULE 3 and 4 : Performing Post-Capture Processing and Presenting Finished Product

Overview

This are the third and fourth of four modules in the Core Unit of Competency in Photography NCII.

In the film photography era, the negatives had to be developed and printed. Retouching of images at that time could be done during the developing stage in the darkroom and/or after the images had been printed. Now that digital photography is used in the industry, the workflow has slightly changed—the retouching or editing of photos are done digitally in the computer before they are printed.

In these modules, you will learn the post-capture processing workflow in digital photography—from downloading your images, organizing your image files, selecting and creating proof sheets for your photos for client presentation, globally enhancing your images, basic portrait retouching, and delivering your final product to your client.

This module is perfect for photography enthusiasts with knowledge in photography who:

  • wish to have a formal training on basic portrait retouching using Adobe Photoshop
  • are considering a career as a photographer
  • are considering a career as a portrait retoucher

Method of Teaching

Full Online, Self-paced, with consultations via video conferencing platforms

Duration: 48 hours (6 days)

Benefits

  • Access to the Learning Management System (LMS), which contains the lectures and activities for this module
  • FREE LMS access to the Photography NCII Basic and Common Units of Competency
  • When the module is successfully completed, Certificate of Competency on the:
    • Core Unit of Competency Perform Post-Capture Processing
    • Core Unit of Competency Present Finished Product
  • Lifetime FREE refresher when the module is successfully completed
  • PCCI Alumni discount when the module is successfully completed

Entry Requirements

General:

  • Must have successfully completed:
    • Core Unit of Competency 1: Operate Camera and Compose a Subject
    • Core Unit of Competency 2: Set Up Studio Lights, Equipment, and Accessories
  • Be able to read, comprehend, and discuss printed information in English.
  • Be able to write simple statements, recognize numbers, and perform basic numeric calculations.
  • Computer literate and willing to learn new software.
  • At least 18 years of age by the time they finish the training program.

Equipment/Software:

  • Must have access to a computer with Adobe Photoshop (CS6 or more recent version)
  • Must have stable internet connection
  • Device with good audio and video, and Zoom application

Documents:

  • Duly accomplished Learners Profile Form (MIS 03-01)
  • Four pieces of passport-size colored photo
    • white background
    • shirt with collar
    • with name in front (digital text is acceptable)
  • Photocopy of any valid government ID (showing the correct spelling of your full name).
  • Photocopy of birth certificate

Fees: ₱7,200,000 inclusive of VAT

Module 3 Content:

Learning Outcome 1: Prepare Work Environment for Post-Capture Processing

Learning Outcome 2: Process Images by Analog or Digital Means
Learning Outcome 3: Test Techniques to Produce Proof Sheets
Learning Outcome 4: Test Techniques to Make Work-Prints and Screen Images
Learning Outcome 5: Store Photo Images
Learning Outcome 6: Restore Work Environment and Equipment

Module 4 Content:

Learning Outcome 1: Prepare Photo Images and Material for Final Packaging
Learning Outcome 2: Select Appropriate Printing Equipment
Learning Outcome 3: Apply Finishing Touches
Learning Outcome 4: Package Finished Products

Certificate of Competency and Training Certificate

The following certificates are awarded to the learners:

  • Photography NCII Training Certificate (TESDA-issued) – learner has successfully completed ALL the Basic, Common, and Core Units of Competencies
  • Certificate of Competency (PCCI-issued) :
    1. Basic Competency – learner has successfully completed all the Basic Units of Competency
    2. Common Competency – learner has successfully completed all the Basic Units of Competency
    3. Operate Camera and Compose a Subject - learner has successfully completed the first Core Unit of Competency
    4. Set Up Studio Lights, Equipment, and Accessories - learner has successfully completed the second Core Unit of Competency
    5. Perform Post-Capture Processing - learner has successfully completed the third Core Units of Competency.
    6. Present Finished Product - learner has successfully completed the fourth Core Units of Competency.

National Assessment and National Certificate

The National Assessment for Photography NCII focuses on the core units of competency.  The basic and common units shall be integrated or assessed concurrently with the core units.

A candidate who is assessed as “Competent” for all units of competencies will be given the Photography National Certificate Level II.

Career Opportunities

This training can jumpstart your career in photography by being a:

  • Self-employed professional photographer
  • Cruise ship photographer
  • Studio portrait Photographer
  • Events photographer
  • Fashion photographer
  • Wildlife photographer
  • Landscape photographer
  • Fine art photographer
  • Photojournalist
  • Food photographer
  • Product photographer
  • Advertising photographer
  • Sports photographer

or find work opportunities as a:

  • Photography studio manager
  • Photographer’s representative
  • Retail photography sales agent
  • Stock photography agency employee
  • Digital effects studio employee
  • Photo editor

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

General:

  • Be able to read, comprehend, and discuss printed information in English.
  • Be able to write simple statements, recognize numbers, and perform basic numeric calculations.
  • Computer literate and willing to learn new software.
  • At least 18 years of age by the time they finish the training program.

Equipment/Software:

  • Must own or have access to a Digital SLR (DSLR) or Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera (MILC) with lens and basic accessories (battery, charger, memory card, card reader or camera cable for downloading the files to the computer)
  • Must have stable internet connection
  • Device with good audio and video, and Zoom application

Documents:

  • Duly accomplished Learners Profile Form (MIS 03-01)
  • Four pieces of passport-size colored photo
    • white background
    • shirt with collar
    • with name in front (digital text is acceptable)
  • Photocopy of any valid government ID (showing the correct spelling of your full name).
  • Photocopy of birth certificate

This course is designed to enhance the knowledge, desirable attitudes, and skills in operating a camera and composing a subject; setting up studio lights, equipment, and accessories; performing post-production stages; and presenting finished products in accordance with the industry standards.