Digital Photography 2
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Digital Photography 2

5.00 out of 5
(3 customer reviews)


If you're ready to take your photography to the next level, Digital Photography 2 is for you. In this class you will learn to take control of your lighting, edit RAW files like a pro, and to create dynamic portraits.

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Product Description

The IPS online learning model involves watching, listening, doing, and reviewing. Each concept or skill is presented in a 15-20 minute tutorial video with clear action points for applying what has just been seen and heard. After completing each set of videos, a photo assignment you put your new-found skills into practice. Finally, these assignments are reviewed by an IPS instructor, giving you custom feedback on your work.


What you’ll learn

As you go through the 29 lessons in Digital Photography 2 you will learn to:

  • Edit photos in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • Use an easy, but powerful workflow
  • Color correct RAW images
  • Use a flash in TTL mode
  • Use a flash and radio slave for off-camera lighting
  • Modify your flash with a reflector and/or soft box
  • Use spot metering
  • Photograph high school seniors
  • Photograph couples in natural light
  • Resize and optimize images for photographic prints
  • Optimize images for search engines


Required Equipment

Digital Photography 2 assumes that you have access to the following equipment:

  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom [current version]
  • Personal computer with high speed internet access
  • Digital SLR camera with lens, battery and memory card
  • External flash (must operate in TTL and Manual mode)
  • Radio slaves (wirelessly connect your flash to the camera)
  • Reflector (we recommend a 32″ silver/white)
  • Soft box (for the flash)
  • Light stand (recommended, not required)
  • 50mm prime lens (recommended, not required)


Complete Syllabus

Our complete Digital Photography 2 syllabus is available online. We encourage you to review it!
Digital Photography 2 Syllabus

Learning Style

Everyone is different, so we have created four different ways to learn in Digital Photography 2. Each of these ways gives you access to the video lessons forever, but have different timelines and types of interaction with an instructor.

Standard Edition

Complete the curriculum in 8 weeks by watching videos, shooting assignment photos, and meeting with your instructor online once a week for a critique of your work and to view the images of your classmates.

Graded Edition

Just like college – in an 8 week term you watch videos, write papers, shoot assignment photos and receive grades. You’ll mmeet with your instructor online once a week for a critique of your work and to view the images of your classmates. At the end of the term you’ll receive a certificate and transcript.

Correspondence Edition

Specially designed for moms and anyone else who wants to work at their own pace. You have 6 months to complete you assignments. You’ll receive a recorded video critique of the images you submit instead of a live session.

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Subscribe to IPS to watch the Digital Photography 2 videos [and dozens more!] at your leisure.

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3 reviews for Digital Photography 2

  1. Hannah Morgan
    5 out of 5


    This course took my understanding of the camera to a whole new level and was very useful in helping me get better at portraiture. I loved this course.

  2. Lisa
    5 out of 5


    This course showed me how much I love portraiture, and gave me the understanding to better capture the personalities of people. I learned how to use an off-camera flash and softbox to create different kinds of lighting – an awesome skill to have! I began shooting photos in RAW, and learned great photo editing techniques and workflow. Digital Photography 2 pushed me more than Digital Photography 1, but it was totally worth it! I highly recommend the online course to anyone who cannot take it in person.

  3. Alexis
    5 out of 5


    This course is by far my most favorite course at IPS. Digital Photography 2 allowed me to push past the limits of technical knowledge of the camera to artistic thought–this is the course that teaches you how to be an artist. I highly recommend DP2 for anyone who is ready for professional images, not just vacation snapshots (or “happy snaps”). The lessons are straightforward, clear, and thorough in content. Mr. Gillson was quick in answering any of my questions, and I could sense from him a real desire to see me grow and become a professional at my craft. I will admit, I was a little hesitant at first when I saw the course required flash-work. If you’re a natural light photographer like me, flash might give you the shudders. But the skills I learned using the flash on- and off-camera were some of the most useful skills I learned from the entire course.

    As a whole, the Digital Photography 2 course is top-notch, and I highly recommend it.

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