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Top Certificate Programs in Photography

Many individuals decide to obtain a certificate, or a document that indicates mastery of a particular practice or subject matter, as a way of enhancing their career prospects and making more money. Certificate programs vary broadly in terms of content, cost and learning expectations and outcomes.

Just what is a Certificate in Photography? This certificate program typically offers a broad overview of the field of photography. Students should expect to review the history and technology behind photography and the camera, and they will also work “in the field,” getting hands-on practice using a variety of different types of cameras, lighting, film and related equipment. Close review of modern, digital design practices is also to be expected, while some programs also dedicate time toward establishing and running a successful photography business.

Many who complete photography certificate programs find that it gives them more credibility when seeking clients. Many also report that they are able to charge more for their services after securing the photography certificate than they were able to prior to doing so.

Because tuition rates fluctuate based on factors that include geography, course popularity and the prestige of the school offering a particular program, prospective students should contact each program individually for pertinent and timely tuition information.

Most people who earn photography certificates work within the field of photography to some degree. Some choose to focus on a particular facet or subgenre within the field, such as wedding, infant or nature photography, while others choose to teach photography to others. Others find work as photojournalists, headshot photographers, commercial photographers or ad executives, among other common career paths.

Those looking to learn more about photography certificate programs offered online and around the globe may review available courses using our database. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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Vega School of Brand Leadership

This specialised higher certificate programme is aimed at individuals seeking a vocational career in photography. The qualification is designed with a balance of practica ... [+]

Higher Certificate in Photography

This specialised higher certificate programme is aimed at individuals seeking a vocational career in photography. The qualification is designed with a balance of practical, theoretical and artistic sections that facilitate the enhancement of creative thinking, academic growth and practical competence.

Modules Introduction to Photography Characteristics of Light Introduction to Visual Communication for Photographers Photographic Assignments Digital Imaging Work Integrated Learning Business Practice and Entrepreneurship Career Opportunities

Photographic Assistant | Photographic Retail Representative | Photographic Studio Assistant | Social and Events Photographer | Freelance Photographer | Portrait Photographer... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg Durban Cape Town Pretoria  + 1 More
February 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Kensington and Chelsea College

Sometimes seen as an alternative to going straight to higher education, the HNC in Photography takes you into professional practice, fine art photography or as a stepping ... [+]

We have a range of Photography courses in London at all levels.

There are full time, part time and evening programmes leading to a qualification, as well as photography workshops and specialist short courses in digital photography, studio lighting, darkroom and alternative processes. Short digital and darkroom classes are suitable for beginners, but there are advanced and master class photography workshops as well.

Our tutors are highly experienced photography practitioners offering a unique insight into the photographic medium.

We are well resourced both in digital and analogue (traditional film) photography. Our studio has Elinchrom studio flash, Hi-Glide lighting support, radio triggers and meters.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Part-time
30 weeks
Campus
NCBA National College of Business Administration

Qualification Aim: The NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Photography is aimed at those individuals wishing to develop an understanding of basic photographic processes, using ei ... [+]

Certificate in PhotographyQualification Name: NCFE LEVEL 1 & 2 CERTIFICATE IN PHOTOGRAPHYQualification Aim: The NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Photography is aimed at those individuals wishing to develop an understanding of basic photographic processes, using either digital or manual equipment. No prior knowledge of photography is required. The NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Photography is ideal for those with a basic understanding of the techniques and processes used in either digital or film photography, who wish to develop their skills. The qualification is suitable for a variety of candidates.

Unit Summary

Level 11. USE THE CAMERA AND ACCESSORIES TO CREATE IMAGES

2. UNDERSTAND AND APPLY IMAGE PRODUCTION SKILLS... [-]

Ireland Dublin
September 2019
Full-time
6 months
Campus
iStudy

Digital Cameras & Photography for Beginners is an award-winning and the best selling course that has been given the CPD Certification & CiQ GOLD accreditation. It ... [+]

Course Highlights

Digital Cameras & Photography for Beginners is an award-winning and the best selling course that has been given the CPD Certification & CiQ GOLD accreditation. It is the most suitable course anyone looking to work in this or relevant sector.

It is considered one of the perfect courses in the UK that can help students/learners to get familiar with the topic and gain necessary skills to perform well in this field. We have packed Digital Cameras & Photography for Beginners into 25 modules for teaching you everything you need to become successful in this profession.

To provide you ease of access, this course is designed for both part-time and full-time students. You can become accredited in just 17 hours, 25 minutes and it is also possible to study at your own pace.... [-]

United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
John Academy

This digital photography course is very useful for individuals who are looking forward to enhancing their skills and master the advanced techniques of digital photography ... [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Photography 2019. Who is the course for? For the people who want to become a professional photographer; For the people who want to make money through photography For individuals who want to learn about professional editing of photograph; For any person who wants to click amazing photos; Entry Requirement: This course is available to all learners, from all academic backgrounds. Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course. Assessment: At the end of the course, you will be required to sit an online multiple-choice test. Your test will be assessed automatically and immediately so that you will instantly know whether you have been successful. Before sitting for your final exam you will have the opportunity to test your proficiency with a mock exam. Certification: After you have successfully passed the test, you will be able to obtain an Accredited Certificate of Achievement. You can however also obtain a Course Completion Certificate following the course completion without sitting for the test. Certificates can be obtained either in hard copy at a cost of £39 or in PDF format at a cost of £24. Why choose us? Affordable, engaging & high-quality e-learning study materials; Tutorial videos/materials from the industry leading experts; Study in a user-friendly, advanced online learning platform; Efficient exam systems for the assessment and instant result; The UK & internationally recognised accredited qualification; Access to course content on mobile, tablet or desktop from anywhere anytime; The benefit of applying for... [-]
United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
John Academy

The advantage of digital photography is that you can take as much of photos you want without considering the film. You can take as much as your memory card can handle com ... [+]

Who is the course for? Photographers and other hobbyists who want to upgrade their photography skills People who have an interest in photography and want to acquire photography skills Entry Requirement: This course is available to all learners, of all academic backgrounds. Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course. Assessment: At the end of the course, you will be required to sit an online multiple-choice test. Your test will be assessed automatically and immediately so that you will instantly know whether you have been successful. Before sitting for your final exam you will have the opportunity to test your proficiency with a mock exam. Certification: After you have successfully passed the test, you will be able to obtain an Accredited Certificate of Achievement. You can however also obtain a Course Completion Certificate following the course completion without sitting for the test. Certificates can be obtained either in hard copy at a cost of £39 or in PDF format at a cost of £24. Why choose us? Affordable, engaging & high-quality e-learning study materials; Tutorial videos/materials from the industry leading experts; Study in a user-friendly, advanced online learning platform; Efficient exam systems for the assessment and instant result; The UK & internationally recognized accredited qualification; Access to course content on mobile, tablet or desktop from anywhere anytime; The benefit of applying for NUS Extra Discount Card; 24/7 student support via email. Career Path: ... [-]
United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
Melbourne Polytechnic

Develop your photographic career at Melbourne Polytechnic. Study for a Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging with the option of incorporating this into the Dipl ... [+]

Develop your photographic career at Melbourne Polytechnic. Study for a Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging with the option of incorporating this into the Diploma of Photo Imaging. Under the banner of NMIT, Melbourne Polytechnic has been a three-time award winner in the Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) Institute of the Year.

Get in focus for a career in photography

Studying Photography and Photo Imaging at Melbourne Polytechnic, you develop your creativity, technical knowledge and business skills, enabling you to freelance or start your own photographic studio. You will gain practical experience in the many photographic imaging techniques and practices (both analogue and digital) currently in use.... [-]

Australia Melbourne
July 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
London Film Academy

Do you want to pursue a career as a director of photography, or would you like to learn more about the cinematography and camera department? Our Cinematography Certificat ... [+]

INTRODUCTION

Our Cinematography Certificate is the ideal course for filmmakers keen to build their knowledge and experience of working in the camera department. By developing an understanding of all of the key roles on set, students will complete the course with an enhanced perspective of the filmmaking process. Accordingly, this course would also benefit aspiring directors and filmmakers who have not yet worked in the camera department.

Guided by experienced camera and lighting professionals, this practical and in-depth course provides training in various aspects of cinematography including lighting, camera operation, focus, field of depth, lens manipulation, DIT, colour correction and grading. All students will have the opportunity to practise the roles of the camera department on a short film in a studio environment using a high-end HD camera. Participants will also be introduced to grading and colour correction in LFA’s bespoke grading suite, ahead of a screening in our state-of-the-art cinema.... [-]

United Kingdom London
June 2019
Full-time
5 days
Campus
The Open Window Institute for Arts and Digital Sciences

The FET Certificate course in Photography introduces students to essential elements of photography. This course emphasises the mastery of technical skills that are applie ... [+]

The FET Certificate course in Photography introduces students to essential elements of photography. This course emphasises the mastery of technical skills that are applied in practical projects. The focus on photography related software applied to photographic genres such as portraiture, architectural photography and product photography provides students with relevant industry skills. Practical skills acquired culminate in a portfolio with which students can enter the job market.

Minimum entry requirements: Pass on National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) and basic computer literacy

Adobe Photoshop (Basic) This module serves as an introduction to the use of the Photoshop CS6 interface as a digital workflow solution to students specialising in most visual communication avenues. The module covers the essential tools and workflow most commonly used in both photographic and design practices, such as the Adobe Photoshop toolbox, options bar and applications panel; using Adobe Bridge; using smart objects and filters; understanding file types and file preparation for output.... [-]

South Africa Pretoria
February 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
London College of Contemporary Arts

The Photography HNC/HND course provides an introduction into a wide range of photographic disciplines, allowing you to enter whichever aspect of the photography industry ... [+]

HNC/HND Photography

The Photography HNC/HND course provides an introduction into a wide range of photographic disciplines, allowing you to enter whichever aspect of the photography industry you wish. This introductory programme is well-suited to school leavers looking to gain a position in the industry or those hoping to study photography at university.

Over two years you will, in turn, concentrate on a number of different elements of photography. These include: studio photography, location photography, photojournalism and digital postproduction. The broad variety of modules will help you discover which area of photography you are particularly passionate about and we will offer the career guidance you need to pursue that passion professionally.... [-]

United Kingdom London
October 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus