Certificate in Professional Photography

Advance your skills and launch a career as a professional photographer with the online Professional Photography Certificate course. Suitable for beginners, experienced photographers, and those looking to upskill, no prior experience is needed.
Course Provider
Careers Collectiv
(RTO 22557)
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Study 100% Online

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DSLR Camera Included

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Upfront Payment or Interest-free Payment Plan (from $25 per week).

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
This course is self-paced. The course will take approximately 300 hours to complete.
Study 100% online from anywhere in Australia.
Career Outcomes
  • Digital image editor
  • Freelance Photographer
  • In-house marketing photographer
  • Media Photographer
  • Portrait photographer
  • School photographer
  • Wedding and Events Photographer
  • Wildlife Photographer
Course Modules

1. Digital Photography

  • Introduction To Digital Technology
  • Equipment 
  • Digital Technology
  • Digital Cameras
  • Taking Photographs
  • Scanners
  • Uploading Images
  • The Digital Darkroom
  • Compositing & Imaging
  • Special Effects
  • Outputs & Applications

2. Photoshop

  • Learning the menus
  • Working with digital image files
  • Understanding the Tool Palette
  • Using Layers, Actions and History
  • Digital painting, shapes and colours
  • Selecting, Resizing, Transforming and Masking
  • Adjustments and modifications
  • Adding Filters and Styles
  • Preparing files for print and web

3. Electives 

Select 1 specialist elective module. Choose from:

  • Travel Photography
  • Publishing
  • Photojournalism Practice
  • Wedding Photography
  • Graphic Design
Course Fees Include
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • 24/7 access to professional course tutor support.
  • A certificate officially recognising your successful completion of the course.
  • No course requirements or previous working experience necessary.
  • Professional Camera & Lens Kit included.

At the end of the course, you will be presented with a multiple-choice assessment comprising 38 questions. In order to achieve a satisfactory pass, you must obtain an 85% or higher success rate.

Preparing creatives for a successful future in a changing world

Build a broad range of creative, technical and digital skills to help increase your career opportunities in the creative industry. Having expertise in both design and Photoshop gives you an advantage when applying for work or setting up a new business.

These two creative areas complement each other as many photographers will need to manipulate images and artwork compositions using Adobe Photoshop for use on the web, email and print.

Gain skills in using palettes, layers and filters, masking, making adjustments and much more. Photoshop has been a standard software tool for processing digital images, for a long time. This course is taught by academics currently practicing and working in their industry, giving you a well-rounded educational experience.

The teachers

Careeers Collectiv only use teachers who are active in their specialised industry. Learn from people who have first-hand experience in their subject matter and current industry expertise. Staff come from varied backgrounds with teaching and vocational experience from universities and vocational colleges. Courses provide flexible options for different career pathways, self-improvement, professional development and general adult education. 

Start your photography career

Learn how to compose, light, shoot and edit your images to create the perfect shot. Our Professional Photography Certificate gives you everything you need to know to start a successful professional photography career.

The Photoshop module will give you a basic understanding of how to create and manipulate images, use layers, the tools palette, file types, filters, styles, print and web image production. This is an excellent entry-level course for using Photoshop CS in your work.

These complimentary skills will give you the flexibility to kick-start your career.

Who is the course for?

Designed for beginners with no experience with photography or individuals who are looking to upskill. You’ll master the tools and techniques to enhance your creativity and fuel your passion. The best part is studying at your own pace through our online learning

Equipment requirements

A professional camera and lens kit are included in the course. You will need a computer to be able to do the coursework and process your work.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

Careers Collectiv

Careers Collectiv is a family-run online education provider offering a vast range of courses such as agriculture, animal studies, beauty, counselling, psychology, business and marketing. They offer the opportunities to learn the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the career you’re passionate about. With over a decade of experience in the online education sector, they are passionate about providing quality education, accessibility for everyone and the flexibility to work at your own pace and in your own time. Careers Collectiv offers a diverse range of online courses, from animal care and agriculture to business and fashion design. Their family-run platform provides flexible learning opportunities for various career paths, ensuring accessibility and quality education for everyone. Whether you're interested in equine studies, horticulture, or photography, Careers Collectiv caters to upskillers and passionate learners with courses developed by industry experts.
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