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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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Schedule of Classes Until November 2014

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

Be sure to check out our new courses and workshops:

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

New Course on Adobe Audition

This hands-on training course will introduce you to digital audio editing and mixing with Adobe Audition. You’ll learn the interface of Adobe Audition and how to work with audio files in your projects.

Discover the fundamentals of audio post production, import audio files, working and editing it, creating multitrack sessions, working with the multitrack mixer, and final mixdown.

Finally, you work with some sound design and Foley, together with cleaning and removing audio problems.

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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.

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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.

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

July 19, 2014Discover Underwater Photography

At last, an underwater photography course for non-divers, beginners and pro-level photographers. This seminar-workshop, led by a Certified PADI Underwater Photography Instructor, will give you a gentle but immersive introduction to the world of underwater photography.

  • Explore what it takes to be an underwater photographer.
  • Understand the different kind of digital camera that can be used for underwater photography.
  • Experience how to use a point and shoot (P&S) camera underwater.
  • Understand the different underwater camera casing/housing, & know the difference between hard & soft camera casing/housing.
  • Understand the importance of good Basic Diving Skills as a primary tool to become a competent underwater (UW) photographer.

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August 29-31 2014Inner Vision: A Photography Workshop by Tilak Hettige

Inner Vision is a photography workshop which enables you to learn the techniques of creating art-like images that touch the heart and soul of others. You will participate in numerous exercises to improve your creativity and be able to recognize when and where to look for artistic creations. The workshop will lead you to learn techniques of good composition, and use of fundamental visual blocks.

The workshop, led by international photographer Tilak Hettige, will be held at PCCI Photo Studios.

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September 5-7 2014Documentary Photography

Photographers who are interested in becoming photojournalists should first master a good understanding of documentary photography—the art of documenting human patterns and livelihood in their social and cultural setting.

This workshop teaches the participants the theory of documentary photography, allows them to gain experience to undertake documentary photography, and through assignments, enables them to investigate and report on social and personal issues of interest.

The workshop, wll be led by international photographer Tilak Hettige.

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September 9, 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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September 10, 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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September 11, 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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September 12-13, 2014Shooting and Processing Panorama and HDR

This two-day workshop, led by Ted Padova, is an introduction to shooting and creating HDR (High Dynamic Range) photographs.

In this class you learn how to shoot for HDR imaging, shoot panoramas for HDR imaging, merge photos using Photoshop’s Merge to HDR Pro feature, merge photos from Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Bridge, use 3rd party (free demo) software.

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September 15-16, 2014Creating Digital Magazines with Adobe 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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