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Certificate in Digital Photography

  • Qualification:

    Short Course

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Max 12 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Open Colleges (RTO 90796)

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What you'll learn

About this course

Arm yourself with the technical skills and discerning eye of a professional photographer by completing this online Certificate in Digital Photography course offered by Open Colleges.

Designed for beginners, this fun and easy-to-follow online course will take your photographs to the next level.

You'll learn basics like how to properly handle and operate your digital SLR, edit images and best manage your files. The course then moves onto different styles of photography, including landscapes, portraits and street photography. The final modules of the course are dedicated to optimising light, and will show you how to put together a professional portfolio.

Start the course as a rookie, and walk away as a pro. Enrol in this photography course today!


Anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this photography course, the subjects you will study include:

  • Shoot and share: the DSLR camera explained
  • Go manual - be in control
  • Master outdoor shooting: daylight and mixed light
  • Master indoor shooting: artificial and mixed light
  • Get a grip on portrait photography
  • What's next: transforming your hobby to the next stage
Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate in Digital Photography from Open Colleges.

This program is a fun and simple way to equip yourself with advanced photography skills, and acts as a great stepping stone should you wish to pursue professional photography for a living. By successfully completing this course, you'll also be eligible to enrol in the Certificate IV in Design (Photography) course - a more advanced qualification that'll fast-track your career as a photographer.

Curious about where a career in photography could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Photographer
  • Digital Photographer
  • Assistant Photographer

Payment options & support

Finance options

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Pay in weekly instalmentsPay in full
Pay just $68.85 for 48 weeks with a $100 depositPay $1,512 upfront and save 20%

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