The Ultimate Pro Digital Photography & Photoshop Online Course
Discover a Fun New Hobby or Kick-Start Your Career Today!
Discover a Fun New Hobby or Kick-Start Your Career Today!
The Ultimate Pro Digital Photography and Photoshop Online Course is a comprehensive online instructional course, perfect for new and amateur photographers who want to learn how to take outstanding photos or make a career out of photography. You will learn everything from the basic controls of using your camera up to advanced techniques to capture professional looking photos. We also cover Photoshop Techniques.
Developed by professional photographers and accredited Photoshop teachers this course is delivered online and consists of 27 online video based instructional units that are easy to follow and understand, making learning fun and enjoyable!
The average time required to complete the Ultimate Pro Digital Photography and Photoshop Online Course is 8 weeks part time (however, you can take as long as you need as there is no expiry date on course access, you have unlimited lifetime access to the course)
Course Fast Facts:
- Discover how to take breathtaking photos
- 27-unit Ultimate Pro Digital Photography and Photoshop Online Course
- Study along with simple instructions, videos & demonstrations
- Written and developed leading Photographers
- Receive one-on-one online help & support
- Unlimited, lifetime access to Ultimate Pro Digital Photography and Photoshop Online Course
- Certificate awarded with passing score for the assessment
- Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device
How to study online course?
Upon enrolment, an automated email will be sent to you to register your username and password (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access our online instructional video learning platform, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. The course is easy to follow and understand as we teach you live step by step, while you watch us demonstrate tips and techniques. All students who complete the course receive a certificate, see qualifications page (for the assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email, plus our professional photography tutors are always available to help you. If can point and click your camera then you are ready to take our course.
We offer the most thorough online course in photography that is available, our course brings you everything you need to achieve the success you want. This is a course written by a working professional photographer at the top of their field. This course is not just about theory. It is also about equipping you with the real world tools and information you will need to become a pro photographer.
You will find the online video tutorials easy to follow, only basic computer skills are required and you will find the course captivating, fun and interactive.
Recognition & Accreditation
This course is internationally recognized and accredited by the International Association of Online Training Standards (IAOTS). The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.
Other Beginner Photography Courses
This is one of a raft of beginner photography courses available to you through Courses for Success. Whether you are a beginner or looking to perfect your craft, we have the course that is right for you.
Module 1: Learn Digital SLR Camera
Unit 1: Introduction to Photography
- Understand the professional settings
- Setting your dioptre
- Adjusting your burst mode
- Adjusting your white balance settings
- Metering settings
- Exposure compensation mode
- What is histogram and how to use it
- How your camera is focusing
- Adjusting the focal points
- Setting your file capture
- Raw & jpeg explained in detail
- Using bracketing to enhance your photo’s
- Types of cameras
- Setting color and tone
- Sharpness settings
- ISO explained
- Camera bags and cases
- Tripod options and squeeze grips
- Different types of Flashes
- How to choose a good camera
- Types of lenses
Unit 2: Understanding Exposure
- Manual settings
- ISO settings
- Camera Speed
- White balance
- Putting the settings into practice
- Understanding aperture
- Settings for different camera makes
Unit 3: Landscape Photography
- Proper planning
- How to capture the best shots
- Ideas for your shots
- Picking the best scenery
- Technical settings
- What makes a good landscape photo
Unit 4: Night Photography
- different types of shoots
- Tips and tricks
Unit 5: Travel Photography
- Types of shoots
- Tips and techniques
Unit 6: Cruise Ship Photography
- Travel Tips
- Types of lenses
- Photos with different lenses
- How to get interesting photos
- Settings to get the best shoots
Unit 7: Part A Studio Photography
- Setting up your studio
- Studio shoots
Unit 7: Part B Professional Studio
- Visit to award winning David Oliver's studio
Unit 8: Fine Art Photography
- How to see great shots
- Setting up
- Techniques and settings
Unit 9: Portrait Photography
- Planning your shoots
- Pro settings
- Tips and tricks
- Types of portraits
- Black & white
Unit 10: SLR Video Photography
- How to use your SLR camera to shoot a movie
- High Definition Video
- What a short film being shot
Unit 11: Aerial Photography
- Helicopter shoot
- Equipment required
- Types of lenses
- How to get the best shoots
- Use of a helicam
- Photos with different lenses
- How to get interesting photos
- Settings to get the best shoots
Unit 12: Fashion Shoot
- Importance of research and resources
- Location and logistics
- Borrow what you need
- Get your team together
- Importance of planning
- Organisation of photography gear
- Stick to schedule
- Model release
- Shooting in raw
- Portfolio of your work
- Best tips
Module 2: Professional Photography
Unit 1: Different types of photography explained
We cover 20 different types of photography and examples of the types of photo's that they capture, the type of equipment that they use and how they go about getting their images.
- Wildlife photography
- Fine art photography
- Business photography
- Commercial product photography
- Stock photography
- Photojournalism photography
- Event photography
- Food photography
- Sports photography
- Underwater photography
- Landscape photography
- Interior design photography
- Paparazzi photography
- Wedding photography
- Aerial photography
- Portrait photography
- Real-estate photography
- Travel photography
- Fashion photography
- Glamour / model / dance photography
Unit 2: How to set up your photography business
The important steps of setting up your new business:
- Setting up at home
- Developing an outdoor studio
- Interview with a new photographer
- Developing portfolios
- Setting up freelance
- Knowing your camera
- Developing your style
- How do you charge for your work
- How much can you charge?
- Understanding lenses
- Picture framing
Unit 3: Advanced Photographic techniques
Advanced techniques that every good photographer should know. We show you how to use these techniques to help grow your business. Some of the topics covered include:
- Understanding your histogram
- Tips for using your flash
- Tips for getting good shots
- Colour management
- Mirror up settings for landscape
- How to choose a good digital camera
- The importance of getting good highlights
- Correctly using your ISO
- Using exposure compensation
- File rescue software
- Keeping up technically
- Sample of movie shot by an HD SLR camera
Unit 4: How to promote your business
Everything you need to know about promoting your product and the different types of methods that you can use. We go over the marketing techniques that you need to know to make your business successful. Some of the topics discussed are:
- Jpeg and raw files
- Turning you into a marketable product
- Building your own website
- Photographers shared websites
- Stock photography
- Stock Libraries
- Having a professional photography website made
- Buying a pre-made template website
Unit 5: Making your business legal
All the steps that you need to follow to make your business legal
- Making your business legal
- Registering your business name
- Developing your logo
- Sole Trader or company?
- Photographers insurance
- Develop your business to re-sell
- Business policies
- Developing goodwill
- What rights does your customer have over your photos?
- Storing your photos
- What can you photograph legally
- Holding accounts
- Developing a code of practice
- Investing in your portfolio
Unit 6: Marketing masterclass session one
How to market yourself professionally. We go into great detail on how you can catapult your business growth by explaining a number of successful strategies.
- Developing your business mindset
- Getting your image right
- Your Business colors
- Business stationary
- Bulletproofing your customers
- Customer loyalty programs
- Customer mix
- Unique selling position-how to sell yourself
- Emotional buying
- Designing your customers experience
- Customer profiling
- Focus on marketing
- Your hourly costs to run your business
- Business financial advice
Unit 7: Marketing masterclass session two
- How to write hypnotic sales copy. We also go over in great detail how to develop yellow pages ads that work.
- We also show you how to write a detailed business plan.
- How to set goals and achieve business success.
Unit 8: Marketing masterclass session three
How to create your own products so you can make money from Digital Photography. Some of the topics covered are:
- Developing photography products
- Photographic albums
- Video slide shows
- Producing books
- Canvas Prints
- Gift Certificates
- Oil Portraits
- Storyboard prints
- Photo collage
- Family portrait packages
- This video also includes an interview with David Oliver a Master Photographer (one of only 5 in the world) He shares his insights, experience and what it takes to be a successful photographer, this is one of the most interesting and important interviews in the whole course.
David Oliver's website is http://www.davidoliver.com.au
Resources Including All Business Templates
- Study instructions
- Photography 12 point business plan template
- Marketing/sales letter templates
- Color management chart
- Invoice template
- Plus more
Module 3: Photoshop Techniques
Unit 1: Selection Tools
In this lesson you will learn some of the best functions of Photoshop.
- Which tools to use for what shape
- How to adjust photos using a photo filter
- How to fix up faces
- Various layering techniques
- How to edit a photo
- How to create a montage page
Unit 2: How To get a magazine look in your photos
- Duplicate images
- Blur tool
Unit 3: Rescuing a Photo
- Which tools to use
- How to adjust photos
- How to use contrasting tools
Unit 4: Fixing Up Faces
- How to fix up faces
- How to use the Lasso tool
- Adjusting images
- How to whiten teeth
- How to fix a droopy eye
Unit 5: Layering
Unit 6: Creating a Montage Page
Unit 7: Adjusting Photos
- Marque tool
- Adjust tools
Unlimited Tutor Support
- 12 months tutor support
- Email student support with any questions you have about the course
- Tutor Support gives you the benefit of two-way conversation on any of the topics covered
Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.
Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.
Students will need access to a computer and the internet.
Minimum specifications for the computer are:
- Microsoft Windows XP, or later
- Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)
- OSX/iOS 6 or later
- Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)
- Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
- Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)
Students will also need access the following applications:
- Adobe Acrobat Reader and
- Microsoft word
20/09/2016 04:51:07 PM
Very professional awesome course...
01/07/2016 11:13:24 PM
This course has been extremely helpful in learning more about the types of photography, how to use the camera, etc.
I will definitely refer back to it from time to time.
22/06/2016 03:32:40 PM
The course was enjoyable and technical enough without being too over the top. It covered a wide range of photography and I would recommend it to others.
06/06/2016 02:36:48 PM
I followed this course as a stay at home mum. The course is broken down into reasonably sized sections so I could fit them in during any free time I could find and I gradually worked through the course in my own time. The videos are easy to follow and well explained.
23/05/2016 03:25:13 PM
Found this to be easy and informative.
17/05/2016 10:53:43 PM
I found this course very easy to understand, I was able to learn allot more than I knew before.
17/04/2016 11:23:20 AM
This photography course was great for me as it allowed me to know more about the camera's features and functions in order for me to take great photographs. The course was easy to understand with lots of good tips. I really enjoyed doing it.
12/04/2016 10:00:15 PM
I found this course to be incredibly useful and relevant, especially when starting up my photography business. Some excellent information.
12/04/2016 10:00:05 PM
Great course, very informative. Industry relevant information.
11/04/2016 12:36:34 AM
Very useful course for teaching technique along with practical tips to implement these techniques into developing a portfolio and starting a business. Some additional attachments to support the learnings of each module would be very helpful.
07/04/2016 09:07:22 PM
course was fantastic and informative.great that i could do in my own time.information i required was always followed with prompt emails.thankyou so much to the whole team.
07/04/2016 01:01:43 PM
Extremely beneficial and I learned a lot!
29/03/2016 12:36:59 PM
I found the course to be helpful as a complete novice. Would only recommend this course if you, like me, have never used a dslr before. I feel confident to move onto a more comprehensive photography course now.
15/03/2016 10:40:59 PM
Excellent online course.I would recommend this to people who are looking to study photography!Thank you so much.
10/03/2016 08:44:18 PM
Easy simple videos. Great course :)
26/02/2016 12:38:13 PM
Fantastic way to learn the basics of photography. I was able to take my time as required and the information I picked up was invaluable
15/02/2016 02:14:29 PM
this is a good course filled with a a lot of helpful information.
Jennifer Nicole Kennison
12/02/2016 10:04:19 AM
I have had some basic skills with photography, it has always cought my eye and i have learnt some things from my photographer,, this was a way to extend my knowledge to gain more interest and know more to become more knowing
09/02/2016 11:41:38 AM
Really great course. I learned so much! Thank you!
07/02/2016 05:15:22 PM
this course is very easy to understand.
05/02/2016 11:21:01 AM
I thoroughly enjoyed this course the information provided exactly what i wanted to take better photo's and turn my hobby into a part time business
Tammie Jean Muston
28/01/2016 02:05:12 PM
Great course. I learnt a lot even though i'd already done a beginner photography course before.
21/01/2016 10:32:32 PM
This course is really useful for professional photographer.
Barbara E J Wright
21/01/2016 11:21:38 AM
Thank you David for hosting this course.
Being new to DSLR photography,I found it extremely easy to follow. The course covered everything I need to confidently go out and take photographs, be it for business or just pleasure.
The modules on setting up a business covered the legal as well as the finer points. and I will certainly be recommending this course to my photographer friends.
12/01/2016 06:39:54 PM
The instructor went through the course thouroughly. I'm very happy with this course and will recommend it to my colleagues.
12/01/2016 05:52:25 PM
I'm very happy with the course and after having completed some photography courses, it was still a good refresher for me. Will definitely recommend this course to anyone.
08/01/2016 01:27:13 PM
Found this course so far very interesting. I have learnt a lot about how photography works and how to possibly run a business in time.
07/01/2016 03:30:58 PM
I found the video very clear and informative. The presenter is very good.
01/01/2016 07:47:33 PM
Great course, loaded with helpful information and techniques for the aspiring photographer!
Delivery was clear and easy to understand.
25/12/2015 09:16:08 PM
Great in depth course
18/12/2015 01:54:43 PM
This was a great start to learning about my camera and how to get better results from it. Now just need to put this all into practice.
14/12/2015 10:08:55 AM
The videos really helped a lot and I'm ready to start taking photos
09/12/2015 05:04:47 PM
I found the course very useful and easy to understand, very happy that I have taken it.
17/11/2015 01:51:25 PM
Really enjoyed this course it will help future questions We get
08/10/2015 04:27:38 PM
I enjoyed this course it was very informative and inspiring
04/10/2015 07:19:40 PM
Enjoyed this course. Found it very imformative with excellent tips and it covered every topic needed for photography.
19/08/2015 11:13:48 PM
The videos are helpful in terms of the technical skills. And the practical advices to start a photography business is especially beneficial because they gave me an insight of the business.
05/08/2015 11:33:24 AM
Very straight forward informative course. After having come back from a long break it was a nicer refresher course I was able to complete at my own pace. I thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you!
28/07/2015 10:17:12 PM
Thank you for the informative and insightful course that highlighted everything any up-and-coming photographer would need
27/07/2015 06:23:08 PM
A great photography course which allows me to study at my own time and own pace. There are so many things that I have learnt that I had no idea of from the start and I feel like I have gained so much knowledge within this industry and that it would help me to become more of a successful photographer later in the future. Thank you!
Jordana Bray Swain
08/07/2015 12:47:48 PM
Brilliant Online Course. Very informative and easy to follow and understand. Knowledgable instructor who took the time in discussing all information in detail - providing examples was fantastic.
01/07/2015 12:07:00 AM
So far I'm very happy with everything I've read and the videos are great.
29/06/2015 10:01:31 PM
found this course down to earth and very easy to understand great for any beginner
27/06/2015 04:24:07 AM
Thanks for a useful and easy to understand course. The video delivery format and duration of each unit made it easy to break the study into manageable amounts. I found that the most technical units were a bit fast for me, however, you are able to rewind as much as you like so this ultimately wasn't an issue. Useful templates also.
Pamudi Meegoda Gamage
17/06/2015 11:31:57 AM
This was a very useful course for me as a beginner
16/06/2015 02:32:01 PM
This was a great course. I have taking other course but learned some different proceedures in this one.
Maria Virginia Saavedra
12/06/2015 01:00:22 PM
The course guides throughout the basics of photography, from how to use a slr camera to set our own business. It opens a new prospective career as a professional photographer. Thank you.
09/06/2015 05:20:35 PM
This was an excellent course for me to start planning my photography business and future plans. It was also good to learn about all the technicalities behind photography. It was simple, very understandable and straight to the point. Loved it and definitely worth it. Thank you.
01/06/2015 02:25:56 PM
Thank you for helping me understand my camera and all its functions, how to take professional photos and the things I need to start a career.
03/05/2015 07:13:22 PM
The course is good for a little experienced to connect to techniques with actual words and I will continue to use to course to keep brushing the memory what I studied.
29/04/2015 01:12:19 PM
A great course.
28/04/2015 04:04:59 PM
This was a good course. Very informative. Videos were not boring at all.
24/04/2015 08:01:36 PM
Great videos that are easy to understand and follow
15/04/2015 05:59:37 PM
15/04/2015 09:20:21 AM
I really enjoyed this course. The video presentations made it easy to follow and understand.
07/04/2015 08:04:42 AM
I fairly enjoyed this course as i am a beginner in photography and it has helped me to gain confidence and gain the skills required to start my own business. I also found it easy to follow and very informative.
06/04/2015 12:42:25 AM
Doing this course online is a good way to study, you can watch a video in your own time and answer the questions at the end. The videos are good and very descriptive and show you what each setting is and how to use it.
30/03/2015 10:25:56 PM
such a good course, i learn a lot of knowledge from the video.
09/03/2015 01:34:29 PM
I found this course very informative
15/02/2015 11:10:35 AM
Excellent course, Easy unstanding, I am going to get other course from this wedsite.
Alyson Christine Severin
11/02/2015 03:14:03 PM
The course was good and interesting. I am eager to start practising taking photos in portrait and landscaping.
I learnt a lot from this course and can't wait to take awesome photos.
29/01/2015 02:14:49 PM
The videos were easy to understand and follow
21/01/2015 07:58:12 PM
I found the course to be very helpful and clearly set out for my understanding, I found the use of the camera settings easier to understand to get beautiful, shaper photos than before and the use of settings I would not have ever through of using. I am grateful for doing your course as it has helped me with the setting up of my business and my line of work. Thank you:)
13/01/2015 11:32:41 AM
11/01/2015 08:53:27 PM
Good course. Very thorough.
07/01/2015 01:16:45 PM
An excellent and easy to follow course that provides helpful tips and advice even if you are a complete beginner.
You can take as long as you need and the information is always available if you need to go over it again.
Louise Julie Herta Mitterdorfer
27/12/2014 01:14:36 PM
It has been a great course! Well build up, explaining everything into detail. The course is definitely recommendable for anyone interested in photography and who is considering starting a photography business. Thank you for the great content I've really enjoyed it.
13/12/2014 03:40:52 PM
The course is interesting because you can visit it when you have time, when it suits you. A lot of examples are shown, are a lot of tips and tricks are offered in every unit. If you are a beginner in photography, this course gives you bigger urge to start taking those good photos yourself!
Paige Ellen Hynes
07/12/2014 08:21:01 PM
great detail learnt a lot about the camera, and different types of photography.
01/12/2014 04:22:14 PM
17/11/2014 11:25:26 PM
Totally enjoyed the course.... The videos help with understanding everything to know about the different types of photography and to aggrieve that prefect shot.
03/10/2014 09:43:50 PM
the videos were clear and gave clear information
22/09/2014 06:15:52 PM
Thank you for the opportunity it was really intresting I learned many things about the photography!
Barbara Te Iri
14/09/2014 02:44:39 PM
Great course. One that I will always continue to keep refreshing back to.
03/09/2014 06:24:05 AM
Very Interesting information, with some great tips.
20/08/2014 03:55:43 PM
I found the videos very informative and easy to follow. The course offered a good range of topics especially enjoyed the topics around starting and running a business.
Steven Bernard Jappe
29/07/2014 04:23:59 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed this on-line course and the information it had to offer. The part I liked best was that it felt quite personalised even though it was provided as an on-line workshop. It has definitely helped me gain some useful knowledge that I have already begun to incorporate into my photography.
08/07/2014 12:28:37 PM
Very informative and would recommend for anyone that what's to get into photography.
GERARD MARTIN BARON
01/07/2014 01:09:38 PM
After studying this course I have gained a great deal more confidence. The tutorials are very clear, informative with fantastic ideas and tips which will certainly contribute to improving my photography skills.
17/06/2014 06:34:43 PM
I am very happy that I have purchased this course. I have learnt a huge amount of information about most things of photography. It has helped me a lot and don't regret buying this course. It is also good that I will always have those movies to go back and take more notes if and when I need more information about a certain topic.
I would highly recommend this course to any beginner that is about to start their career in photography!!
Thank you very much :)
Jenna Louise Pratt
30/05/2014 08:15:48 PM
This course has really helped me learn about using an SLR camera. The lessons were easy to understand, and I love the range of topics in the course
28/05/2014 09:25:30 AM
Great course, learnt a lot for a beginner and will be putting it all into practice at my first wedding in 6 months.
Javier Isaac Ortiz Ramirez
18/05/2014 03:04:00 PM
I am a graphic designer and I take this course to expand my knowledge in photography and I love it,I learned a lot more and I can now provide better and more comprehensive service in my field of work.
Neil de Wit
17/05/2014 04:55:31 PM
This course has helped me understand photography techniques and how it all works together. Very meaningful and helpful. The different sections were each very informative and helpful. I really did learn a lot.
14/05/2014 04:23:32 PM
I found this course very informative and easy to understand, I will be recommending this course to other people.
13/05/2014 03:20:37 PM
This course is very helpful and resourceful. It provides enough information on both business and photographic site.
08/05/2014 05:36:52 PM
good course, it help me so much
30/04/2014 03:42:30 PM
Great course to enhance my photography skills.
07/04/2014 10:34:45 AM
Thank you for your material! Was very good to gain some knowledge of Photography. Step-by-step explaining and practical shooting gave me excellent practice.
04/04/2014 02:21:59 PM
Overall very helpful.
26/03/2014 04:03:31 PM
Thank you for developing the course. I found the lessons to be informative, interesting and fun to watch. I gained a lot of advice that I am applying to my photography already, particularly the style I will pursue professionally. It has really given me a lot more confidence in my photography. I thought the highlights were: using the settings on the camera to their best advantage and how they can be applied to various photography types; advice about setting up a photography business; how to address problems e.g. setting up the computer / printer; retrieving lost image files & the equipment photographers require in the field and the studio. Thanks again :)
20/03/2014 11:06:55 AM
Great course for beginners that want to get off auto settings! Good info on different types of photography that you can specialise in. Possibly include a video on food photography as this is extremely popular. Also street scenes and urban life.
03/03/2014 09:54:32 PM
Overall a good course but should include more lessons with much details. Such as night life city lesson , to cpature moving stars lessons etc.
Sarah Jane Woodward
30/01/2014 11:24:05 AM
Very good course. Has taught me alot about my camera and how to use it properly! Now will be moving onto newborn photography. Thankyou!
05/12/2013 12:42:49 PM
Enjoyed course - well explained
27/10/2013 08:27:52 PM
Thanks, great course. Very informative
17/10/2013 08:15:55 PM
This course was a great idea for me as working during the daytime and week-days. I could concentrate learning this course anywhere I want so it was very useful. I now feel that I would love to take further course for Cameras so I will look for it!
08/09/2013 02:40:56 PM
Some of the examples were very detailed and allowed me to understand the technicalities of certain functions. For example, the diagram for the F-stop and the histogram.
Overall, it was a very informative course. I would like to see more ideas or ways to be creative.
03/09/2013 07:31:09 PM
I found this course excellent and VERY easy to understand unlike a lot of other online courses.
01/09/2013 08:14:08 AM
At first I was pretty skeptic about online Study,but after the first two Units I realized that this is in fact a good way to learn.
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|Course ID No.:||CFS019bV2PS|
|Course Access:||Unlimited lifetime access to online course|
|Tutor Support:||Yes (by Photography Experts)|
|Time required:||Study at your own pace|
|Qualification:||Certificate (IAOTS Accredited)|