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PCCI Institute of Photography

PCCI Institute of Photography is Asia's premier learning center for photographers. Whether you’re a beginner, an experienced amateur, or a pro, we have seminars and workshops designed to help you improve your photography. Learn from the pros and take your skills to the next level. Enroll now!

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What's New

Schedule of Classes Until August 2014

PCCI has released its schedule of classes up to August 2014.

Be sure to check out our new photography workshops:

And back for the summer:

Course dates are subject to change so be sure to bookmark our calendar page.

Rental Studios Now Open Till Midnight

PCCI’s photography studios are now available for rent from 8am to midnight, Monday to Sunday (including most holidays).

Same low rates, same generous inclusions. And as always, PCCI alumni get discounted rates.

Click here for details.

1st Adobe Certified Instructors in Creative Cloud Apps

Two PCCI instructors recently updated their Adobe certifications, making them the country’s first and only Adobe Certified Instructors in Creative Cloud apps.

Mario Ramirez

Mario Ramirez—one of the most highly rated instructors at PCCI — is now an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) and Instructor (ACI) in Photoshop CC.

Mario now leads two Photoshop courses at PCCI:

Datu Arellano

Another longtime PCCI instructor Datu Arellano is now an Adobe Certfied Expert (ACE) and Instructor (ACI) in Dreamweaver CC.

Datu (who is also an award-winning Web designer) handles several courses at PCCI, including basic and advanced courses in Dreamweaver.

Congrats, Mario and Datu!

Final Cut Pro X Advanced Editing Course

Now exclusively offered at PCCI, FCP 300: Final Cut Pro Advanced Editing teaches hard-to-find advanced editing and finishing techniques.

Learn how to create fantastic effects using filters creatively, color correct like a pro, and create complex audio mixes.

This course also covers advanced workflows for managing media, including using Compressor.

The instructor for this course is Dennis Lucero, the country’s only Apple Certfied Trainer in Final Cut Pro X Level Two.

Click here for more course details.

Street Photojournalism 101

Wedding, news, advocacy, or corporate photography requires more than just split-second reflexes.

In PCCI Institute of Photography’s new workshop, titled Significant Images in Everyday Life, multi-awarded photojournalist Edwin Tuyay will teach you how to take photographs that editors love, even if they are just photos of ordinary life.

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FCP Training That Works

Congratulations to Jeff Nesmith of Gypsy Creative, who recently passed the Final Cut Pro X Level One end-user exam. This makes him an Apple Certified Pro - Final Cut Pro X Level One.

An American filmmaker and designer based in Washington DC and Vietnam, Jeff took both the FCP 101 course and certification exam at PCCI.

Citbank's PayLite Tuition Fee Promo

You can now use your Citibank credit card to "PayLite" on PCCI course fees.

For details, visit the website of Citibank Philippines.

1st Advanced-Level Trainer in FCP

Longtime PCCI instructor, Dennis Lucero, recently became the Philippines’ first Apple Certfied Trainer in Final Cut Pro X Level Two.

This “Level Two” distinction makes him the first and only trainer in the country qualified to lead the official Final Cut Pro X Advanced Editing course (FCP 300), now exclusively offered at PCCI.

Ige Continues His Winning Ways

Multi-awarded designer, Ige Ramos added to his string of recognitions by bagging first prize in the Doreen Gamboa Fernandez Food Writing Award.

Previously, Rustan's Supermarket sansRival Magalogue, by Ige Ramos Design Studio, received two honors at the 47th Anvil awards:

  • the Anvil Award of Excellence (Public Relations Tools, External Publications) and
  • the Bronze Anvil Award.

Bravo, Ige!

Ige Ramos teaches basic and advanced classes in Editorial Design (formerly Publication Design) at PCCI.

Pro Shop Now Open

In partnership with Canon Marketing Philippines, Aperture Trading, JT Photoworld, and Ynzal Marketing, the PCCI Pro Shop sells items for photographers, videographers, and designers.

We offer discounted prices for PCCI students and alumni.

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Special Events

May 15, 2014Introduction to Graphic Design

This one-day seminar is an introduction to Graphic Design and using Color in Design. The course encompasses creating designs for print, screen, and web use. Learn how to create effective designs combining images/objects and typography following basic rules for designers. Learn the basic rules of design and how to creatively break the rules.

This seminar will be led by author and international speaker, Ted Padova.

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May 16, 2014Introduction to Typography

This one-day seminar is an introduction to Typography. Layouts for print, screen and web all use two primary components — objects and type. You learn fundamentals of setting type, how to combine typefaces, rules for combining typefaces, and how to use type effectively to communicate dynamic messages.

We live in in a world where visuals are constantly viewed by everyone and the palette of the audience has become much more sophisticated in recent years. Learn what makes a layout a poor layout and learn how to create empowering and dynamic designs that communicate clear messages.

This seminar is led by author and international speaker, Ted Padova.

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May 17-18, 2014Adobe Digital Publishing System

Adobe Digital Publishing System (DPS) is used by major magazines to create digital magazines that are viewed on tablets, cell phones, and computers. Digital Magazines are rich with media and interactivity that is assembled in Adobe InDesign using some interactive panels for creating slideshows, scrolling text windows, importing media, creating image sequences, panoramas, and QuickTime VR files.

The DPS system from Adobe is an expensive solution, however, artists and designers don’t need to purchase anything more than Adobe InDesign. Folio files are created in Adobe InDesign and handed off to the client who purchases the complete DPS solution and submits the final assembled folio file to Adobe Systems for publishing.

This course teaches you how to create and view digital magazines that can be assembled as a final product to hand over to a client.

This seminar is led by author and international speaker, Ted Padova.

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June 23, 2014Photoshop 3D, Animation & Video Editing

Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud (and Photoshop CS6) offer some impressive features for working with 3D images and editing video. In this course you begin by learning how to use the 3D and Properties panels as well as the 3D tools in Photoshop. Learn how to move and rotate objects on x, y, and z axises. You then learn to take 3D creations into the Photoshop timeline and animate objects.

Next, you move on to learn how to edit video in Photoshop using Smart Objects, Adjustment Layers, Layer Masks, Blend modes, and all of Photoshop’s brightness adjustments and transformations.

This seminar is led by author and international speaker, Ted Padova.

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