Certificate in Portrait Photography

The Certificate in Portrait Photography is designed to unlock your creative potential and equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to take timeless portraits for yourself or kickstart your photography career.
Course Provider
My Learning Online
(RTO 22557)
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DSLR Camera Included

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Flexible Online Delivery

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Payment Plans from $30 to $40 Per Week

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
Approximately 200 hours.
100% Online
Career Outcomes
  • Professional Portrait Photographer
  • Wedding Photographer
  • Family Portrait Photographer
  • Commercial Portrait Photographer
  • Freelance Portrait Photographer
  • Studio Owner
  • Photography Instructor
  • Photography Business Owner
Course Modules
  1. Getting Set Up – Cameras and Equipment
  2. Mastering Exposure
  3. Lightroom 1 for the Portrait Photographer
  4. The Colour of Light and Black and White
  5. Image Composition
  6. Natural Light Portraits
  7. Studio Portraits
  8. The Portrait Specialties
  9. Adobe Lightroom 2 + a little Photoshop
Course Fees Include
  • All required study materials and course notes.
  • A course tutor will help you every step of the way and answer any questions.
  • A certificate officially recognising your successful completion of studies and qualifications.
  • Transcripts indicating units completed.
  • Online 24/7 access to your course through the online learning portal allows you to study when it suits your schedule.
  • Lifetime access to the course content allows you to have a refresher whenever needed.
  • Comes with a choice of recommended DSLR cameras suited to the course and a career in photography to serve you over the long term.
Payment Options

Upfront payment or flexible payment plan starting from $30 to $40 per week. Only Australian Citizens & Permanent Residents are eligible for payment plans.

Why this course?

This course has been specifically designed for those individuals who want to take perfect portrait photos. Portrait photography is a lucrative industry. Many families, couples, newlyweds and many others will pay top dollar for a perfect portrait photo that truly captures that magical moment.

This course will take you through all of the required skills to work as a professional photographer. And then moves into specialised portrait photography training. Learn all about digital photography, lighting, aperture, shutter speed and much more. Then bring it all together! Learn how to put together a professional portfolio, negotiate your costs with clients and present your sales pitch!

Being one of the more comprehensive and specific portrait photography courses online, this course has been specifically designed from the ground up by industry professionals to put you in good stead to develop a strong foundation in the industry and elevate your expertise to start your own business or work for a professional organisation.

If you are serious about a long-term career in portrait photography then look no further! This is the course for you!

DSLR Camera

This course comes with a choice of a number of professionally recommended cameras suited to the course and a career in photography to serve you over the long term.

Tutor Support

Just because you are studying online, doesn’t mean you are studying alone. Feel totally supported with access to full tutor support over the phone and via email 6 days a week.


This certificate is accredited through the International Approval & Registration Centre (IARC). A non-profit, global organisation to help you gain employment.

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

About the Course Provider

My Learning Online

Learning Online is a new-age education provider with the mission of delivering practical skills to Australians so that you can get the most out of life. They specialise in carefully crafted short courses to deliver you the skills you’ll need to succeed. By partnering with industry experts their courses are highly relevant to what’s occurring in the industry right now. This means that when you graduate from a Learning Online course, you’ll be able to start applying those skills and create an impact in your role from day one. My Learning Online provides a broad selection of flexible online courses, offering practical skills in fields such as agriculture, animal care, business, and photography. Developed with industry experts, these courses ensure immediate relevance and applicability across various sectors. Ideal for those looking to advance their career, switch industries, or pursue a passion, My Learning Online's courses allow for flexible, online study, enabling learners to gain essential skills and knowledge at their own pace and convenience.
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