Photography Course - Certificate (Home Study)
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Home Studycourse

Start Date:  Can be started at any time
Price:  € 500 (easy-pay plan available)
Average Study Duration:  3 months
Assessment:  5 practical assignments
Course Type:  Home Study
Level:  Comparable to level 4 on the Irish NFQ
Accreditation:  International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC)
Entry Requirements:  Must be 18 years of age or older.

Certificate course in Photography

The certificate course in photography is an excellent introduction to the exciting world of photography, and is ideal for anyone looking to improve their photography skills. During this practical and fun course, you will have support from a personal tutor as you learn how to use your camera, and take amazing photographs. You will explore new avenues and techniques as you develop your interest and knowledge of photography. The practical assignments that you will complete along the way will form the basis of your portfolio should you choose to take your interest further.

Throughout the course you will complete five practical assignments designed to give you the experience to confidently take on real-life photography projects. Assignments can be completed at any time within a maximum time frame of three years. Most students complete the course in three months.

See below for a full list of topics covered »

Certificate Course Study Contents:

  • Welcome Email - from the course director
  • Recommended Materials & Supplementary Reading List
  • Initial Assignments and Submission Requirements
  • All Course Content & Instructional Videos

Introduction to Photography


In this introductory unit you will learn how to use your camera to capture the perfect moment. You will learn the following skills and techniques:

  • Understand how to use your digital camera
  • How to shoot in manual
  • What is exposure and why is it important?
  • Photography composition and techniques
  • Personal development through continued constructive feedback from your personal tutor

Photographic Techniques


In this unit you will explore different fields of photography, lighting and camera set ups in order to give you the grounding that you need to shoot great, original images. We will expose you to as many variations in techniques as possible and challenge you to use new and creative approaches to your photography projects. Some of the areas covered are:

  • Portrait photography
  • Event photography
  • Landscape photography
  • The importance of lighting
  • An introduction to post processing