Design Model

There are different models of instructional design that guide professionals by systematizing the process of developing training actions. In this photography certificate program, I used the ADDIE model to develope the whole class. In the following section you can see a sumary of this process.


For this class I identified the audience and their characteristics, 
determining what students already know and what they should know after completing the course.


For this model, formative assessment must be done during and between the phases. The purpose of this type of assessment is to improve instruction before implementing the final version. Each of the stages of the ADDIE process is evaluated, and the final one is a summative assessment made through specific tests to analyze the results of the training action. Thus, registering the data and making an interpretation of the results of the assessment will provide the necessary information to improve or modify the course.

The Program

The following section describes the program itself

About the program

The Certificate in Digital Photography & Retouching is the only course that combines both studio learning as well as post-production techniques using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. 30 hours of the class are spent in studio and 30 hours ina a computer lab where students will learn advanced techniques in Photoshop and Lightroom. 

Digital Photography

Professional Photography workflow; SLR cameras; Sensors; Bit depth; Camera Raw; Aperture; Exposure; ISO; Depth of Field; Photography essentials; Studio Lightning, Portrait and Landscape Photography, Tips & Tricks

Camera and Studio

Learn how to get the most out of your camera on manual mode. We will cover formats, exposure, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, depth of field, and a other topics in this class.  In addition you will learn Professional Photography work-flows, studio lighting concepts and terminology, qualities of light, modifiers for taking control, portrait lighting, high and low key, beauty lighting, dramatic light, the difference between high speed flash, continuous light source and strobes equipment. This classes provides hands-on, practical experience of working with studio lighting equipment, backdrops and use and control the subjects.


In this final part of the Certificate Program, students will work on their own projects using knowledge and techniques acquired in the classroom to create high-end photo-montages.