Digital Photography CertificateOpen Study Courses
- Distance learning
- 110 hours of study
Frequent Asked Questions
All Students must be 16 years of age or above. Students must have completed 10+2 in any stream or equivalent.The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Digital Photography and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
NCFE & EDL Certificate
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Professional certificate in photography. Whether you want to develop your existing photography skills or gain a valuable qualification which will further your career prospects, you’ll find our distance learning photography courses are a flexible and cost-effective way of fulfilling your ambitions.
Do you want to work for yourself?, Pick and choose your own hours?, Attend many celebrity events, weddings, parties, travel abroad doing photo shoots?
If this sounds like the ideal job for you, then you might want to consider a career in photography. This exciting new course will teach you everything you need to know to start up in the business of photography.
Many of our students are new to the subject or just have some basic knowledge in photography. This course covers everything from equipment, light and exposure, as well as composition, printing and scanning. You will also concentrate on specialist areas like portraiture and landscape and Photoshop skills. This course will be valuable for anyone who wants to build and perfect their digital photography skills.
There are many different events where photographers are needed:
Relaxed, home-based daylight portraiture
Who should take this course?
The good thing about this course is that it is for all ages and all ability levels. It is a thorough "everything you need to know" course with lots of tips and information which other books, courses etc. won't tell you - secrets from the insider who has written the course.
If you are a writer who wants to understand the basics of photography to enhance your sales ability, this is the course for you.
If you want to understand how to take great photographs for your next family party, this is the course for you.
If you need a hobby to relax with after work, this is the course for you.
Photography is an amazing medium that allows you to capture what you see. It is an art form that allows you to appreciate who you are and what you do.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THIS COURSE
"The Diploma in photography course was great. It covered everything as advertised, the literature being clear and easy to understand and each assignment building on the last, and challenging me that little bit more each time. My tutor Jeremy was brilliant from start to finish and I cannot praise him enough. Feedback and advice was spot on everytime. I can highly recommend the Certificate In Photography"
COURSE KEY TOPICS
Unit 1 - Key Topics
Unit 2 - Extending Skills and Knowledge
Unit 3 - Photography in Practice
Unit 4 - Advanced Techniques
HOME STUDY SUPPORT
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
This course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following NCFE guidelines. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.
There are 12 assignments in the course - a mix of written and practical - plus there are 20 or so self-assignments which really add value to the course by allowing the student to build their knowledge about significant areas of photography in a fun and challenging way.
When you have completed the programme, your tutor needs to verify that you have worked through all parts of any Workbooks, Activities and Exercises successfully. Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a certificate of achievement will be awarded by NCFE & EDL as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.
We recommended you spend approximately 110 hours of your time studying for the Digital Photography. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 2 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 4 hours a week you could complete it in six months.
Get started today, and you can earn your Professional Certificate in Digital Photography in as little as six months, or take up to a year, if you prefer – the choice is yours.
HOME STUDY COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
All Students must be 16 years of age or above. Students must have completed 10+2 in any stream or equivalent.
The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Digital Photography and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.
Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Professional Certificate in Digital Photography home study course is Rs. 34,548 , though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only Rs. 27,638 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.
You can also avail a 10% discount if you opt to pay in 50/50. You can enrol online today by paying a deposit of Rs. 15,546 and one payment of Rs. 15,546 next month.
You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of Rs. 13,819 and then 4 equal payments of Rs. 5,182 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.
NCFE Level 3 Digital Photography Certificate
EDL Professional Certificate in Digital Photography
This is a dual certification course. Successful Learners will be awarded an international qualification from NCFE and a professional Award from your college EDL. Fees for both are included in the course fee.
A Professional Certificate in Digital Photography will improve your career opportunities, job prospects and provide a foundation for further education not only in India but in the US, Australia the UK and the rest of Europe.
Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by experienced educational professionals and is quality assured by NCFE and EDL.
More than 150 years of Vocational Awarding, NCFE can trace their record of working with colleges and other providers back to their founding organisation...
NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland
POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS
As a photographer, you would use a camera to take still photographs for a huge range of uses. You would use your technical skills and artistic vision to capture images of people, products, places or events, often on a client's behalf. You would typically specialise in one area of photography, such as: general or social - weddings and portraits advertising and editorial - images for advertisements, magazines and photo libraries press and photojournalism - for newspapers and other news publications fashion - photographing models and clothing for magazines and catalogues corporate (industrial or commercial) - for company promotional material scientific or medical - recording scientific research, or medical conditions and treatments. With most types of photography, your day-to-day work would include: discussing the project with the client, or receiving instructions (known as a 'brief') from them choosing and preparing locations selecting appropriate cameras and accessories setting up lighting and equipment composing and taking shots checking image quality post production - adjusting and cataloguing image files and preparing digital files for final output using software such as Photoshop marketing and running your business, if self-employed. In some fields, such as editorial and advertising, photographers are increasingly asked to provide video footage as well as stills. In some cases you might employ an assistant to help shoots run smoothly. Assistants set up equipment, prepare sets and props, look after clients, keep records and help with post production and administration.
Your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Professional Certificate in Digital Photography home study course and earn your Certificate:
1. All textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning.
2. A full range of student services, including:
Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
Comprehensive Study Guide & Study Plan
Guide to Effective Study Techniques
How to approach exams without fear
3. An NCFE Quality Assured Certificate upon course completion.
4. An EDL Professional Certificate upon course completion.
5. One year educational support by e-mail, post, or fax.
6. Free postage and packaging
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS COURSE
Q. Will I need a digital camera on the course?
Although a digital SLR is best for this course, students can use a good, high-end compact digital camera if necessary. Budget compacts, auto-everything, point-and-shoot variety are not recommended, whereas investing in a compact digital camera from a reputable manufacturer which has the facility to over-ride auto exposure is most preferable.
Ideally, your camera should have an Auto Exposure mode BUT ALSO a Manual Override exposure mode so that you can make exposures based on your choices - not just those that an auto-only camera would dictate to you. Aperture Priority mode and Manual are the most useful. As so many students of photography have found, a camera which does all the thinking for you (ie Auto only) inhibits your ability to learn the fundamental (& surprisingly simple) principles behind exposure and the creative possibilities which come from this.
Digital compacts will never be quite as suited to this course as a digital SLR, but a good one will take you a long way. For this course, you won't need a massive telephoto or zoom lens - just a good, sharp lens which is likely to cover wide angle > standard > short telephoto. This zoom lens usually comes as standard with most good compact cameras.
Additionally, if you are upgrading your compact or investing in a digital compact for the first time (as a step perhaps into more serious photography), a few things to consider:
1) Trust the big names of photography rather than the newcomers, so manufacturers like Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Fuji often come out on top in reader reviews. Online forums and reviews are a good place to start finding out information, but see (4) below. Never buy a compact camera without trying it out first.
2) Shooting mode options (including Manual) are a must (see above).
3) There is an over-emphasis on megapixel resolution figures which some of the manufacturers put out. There's no point in having a huge capture resolution if the camera lens is made of plastic (yep, it does happen). A good quality lens is far more important than pixel count for a compact camera.
4) Handle your camera before you buy it. Only this way will you be able to check for Shutter Lag (delay between pressing the shutter and the camera actually making the exposure) which can be a big problem with compact cameras, though is improving all the time. You also need to get a feel of its menu system, scroll wheels etc and how easy these features are to use or how visible their displays are.
5) Beware of bloated resolution boasts. Real or Optical Resolution is the actual measure, not Interpolated Resolution which simply means that more and more pixels are added to the image via a kind of digital guesswork based on the next pixel to it (" Interpolation" is the technical term for it) which artificially inflates the pixel count, but decrease the actual quality of the image by introducing "false" pixels.
Q. Is there any other reading?
No, everything you need to complete the course is included. However, any extra reading you do will always be beneficial for your studies. You will need access to a camera.
FURTHER COURSE INFORMATION
If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.
WHAT TO DO NOW?
Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.
Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.
Step Three: Within 10 days your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.
That's it..... Thanks and wishing you the best of luck with your studies.
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