Photography Certificate Program

Feb 28. 2022 - Jun 10. 2022

Online - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Los Angeles, CA, USA


Feb 28. 2022 -Jun 10. 2022

Register Date

Feb 08. 2022 - Feb 21 2022


Online - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Los Angeles, CA, USA

Gain a solid foundation in the technical and visual aspects of digital photography

Misk Art Institute has collaborated with UCLA Extension to offer Saudi photographers a solid foundation in the technical and visual aspects of digital photography. This program will provide a unique opportunity to learn digital image capture, editing, composition, and the fundamentals of lighting from experienced professionals who have successful careers of their own. 

Topics covered inlcude:

  • Technology and the core principles of effective photography, including digital image capture, editing, composition, and lighting.
  • The technical and aesthetic backgrounds and processes that make a strong photographer.
  • Aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, focus, ISO, file management, basic lighting skills (including contrast, direction, color, white balance, histogram), composition, and digital imaging (including an introduction to Adobe Lightroom).
  • The paradigm shifts in technology, workflow, social relevance, usage, and art. It is a goal of this program to address these shifts and be a resource to those who use the camera in the diverse and complex ways that change the very nature of photography.


Program Format:

  • Online courses 
  • Intensive in-person courses in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Intensive in-person courses in Los Angeles, California 


Misk Art Institute will cover costs of travel, accommodations, and visas. 


  • Program participants need to bring their own equipment, including a digital SLR with manual mode, and a laptop to process the images with Adobe Suite (i.e. Adobe Bridge, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, etc.) 
  • Program participants must be prepared with a computer, web-camera, and internet access for courses offered online and to retrieve course materials. 


* In-person: All class meetings are taught in person, with the instructor and all students in the same physical classroom.
* Online: A blend of remote and online instruction, this learning format features some scheduled, live class meetings using Zoom and some pre-recorded instruction, activities, discussion boards or other course materials accessible through an online learning platform where students can connect with your instructor and classmates.

Those who complete the program will be awarded with the UCLA EXTENSION GOLD SEAL CERTIFICATE at the UCLA Extension annual Certificate Ceremony.

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Useful Information

Nationality: Saudi

Level: Practicing photographers that want to take their photography to the next level and who show promise, passion, and talent. 

This Certificate Program consists of six courses, with the following breakdown:

  • Photography I & Photography II (online)

February 28 – March 25, 2022 (4-weeks)

  • Lighting I & Photographic Portraiture (online)

April 4 – April 29, 2022 (4-weeks)

  • Conceptual Photography (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

May 9 – May 20, 2022 (2-weeks)

  • Photography Portfolio Workshop (Los Angeles, California)

May 30 – June 6, 2022 (2-weeks)

  • UCLA Extension Annual Certificate Graduation (Los Angeles, California)

June 13, 2022