Professional Photography Certificate Online Course

Professional Camera & Lens Kit

3 modules

300 hours

If you have a passion for capturing the world around you through photography, why not take it up professionally?


Careers Collectiv’s online photography courses can set your career in motion. With classes taught by seasoned professionals, these photography courses will give beginners accessible and comprehensive education in the field. 


On the other hand, Careers Collectiv’s photography courses will allow experienced photographers to develop and refine their existing skills further. 


Under the program, Careers Collectiv offers popular fields such as food photography, portrait photography, wildlife photography, real estate photography, wedding photography, and more.


Enroll in any of Careers Collectiv’s photography courses to start charting your career!

Course overview

Payment options

This course can be paid off through an interest free payment plan for $25 per week. It also qualifies for a discount for upfront payments.

Course duration

This course is made up of 5 in-depth modules and make up 32 lessons. The amount of study time required to complete this course is approximately 300 hours of study. There is an option to reduce modules from this program to suit your needs.

Tutor support

You are studying online – but you are not studying alone. Our tutor support service comes with all of our courses and is available to you 24 hours, 7 days a week.


A Certificate of attainment will be issued upon completion of your course.


This course comes with a choice of a number of professionally recommended professional cameras and lens kits to ensure you have all the tools you need for your study and beyond.

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A woman holding paper and reviewing it while at the office table with her coffee | Careers Collectiv

Course details

This course is ideal for:

  • Beginners
  • Photographers looking to upskill

100% Online

This is an industry leading course that has been delivered completely online for over 15 years.

Moments can only be cherished forever in the form of a photograph so whether your heart lies with capturing peoples special moments, unique landscapes or different parts of the world with travel – it all starts with this course.

Career prospects

Where could you work?

  • Digital image editor
  • Freelance Photographer
  • In-house marketing photographer
  • Media Photographer
  • Portrait photographer
  • School photographer
  • Wedding and events Photographer
  • Wildlife Photographer

Course modules

This course is comprised of 5 modules:

  • Course Introduction
  • Equipment needed for Digital Photography
  • Understanding ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed
  • Composition
  • Editing/Photoshop Digital Images


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

Topics that will be covered in the Digital Photography module include:

  • Getting started with the equipment
  • Digital technology and digital cameras
  • Taking photographs
  • Scanners and uploading images
  • Compositing and imaging
  • Special effects
  • Outputs and applications
A man photographer in a blue jacket with his bag capturing a mountain hilltop.
A man photographer with a blue jacket with his bag capturing a mountain hilltop | Careers Collectiv

“I found it to be an excellent course …The staff~ were very kind and my tutor was very encouraging and always gave clear feedback. I was very happy with the flexibility of the course. I moved to a different country and was able to continue with the course.”


“Excellent service from the tutor who dealt with any query quickly, and returned written work always with a note and kind regards.”

C. Hatchard

“I have found that my tutor is very encouraging and always sends my assignments back promptly. On the odd occasion that I have had to ring the school, there has been someone to talk to and help.”


Gain the Professional Photography Certificate for only $25 per week

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Professional Photography Course from Careers Collectiv.

Whether you have a passion for a great picture or are looking to create a career in photography, you can change your life with the right professional photography courseRead More

Here at Careers Collectiv, we specialise in 100% online short courses that allow our students to study when it suits them – with the 24/7 support of an expert. Whatever course you choose, you will have access to knowledge and skills in a practical way that is relevant to real life. We have carefully chosen the courses we offer so that they can be used to develop a new career, pursue a hobby, deepen knowledge, or explore a passion, in the way that suits them best. With courses ranging from photography to animal welfare, to beauty, to bookkeeping, there is something suitable for you. 

One of our most popular courses is the Professional Photography Course, and we can help you learn everything you need to support a career change or develop more skills. 

Other courses including: Digital Photography, Portrait Photography, Food Photography

Professional Photography Course: Learn from an Expert in Your Own Time

Making the decision to take on a learning opportunity can make juggling your time difficult – but with Careers Collectiv you can take advantage of our 100% online, self-paced learning. What this means for you is that you can choose when you study, fitting it around your home and work life in the way that suits you best.

During our professional photography course, you will be taken through a comprehensive series of lessons designed to take a student from complete beginner to competent photographer; making sure that once you have completed the course, you will be in an ideal position to create a new career or just take breathtaking and beautiful pictures. 

The course starts with an in-depth introduction to the digital technology that makes taking great photographs possible. This includes digital cameras, special effects, and other equipment. Then, you will have a crash course in the best features of Photoshop that make it easy to edit the picture that you choose. 

The third module can be chosen from the following electives:

  • Travel photography
  • Publishing
  • Photojournalism practice
  • Wedding Photography
  • Graphic Design

This final part of the curriculum can make a real difference for you if you are planning to change career upon completion of your professional photography course. 

Self-Paced with Full Support: Professional Photography Course

Although you will not have specific deadlines to meet, every part of the Careers Collectiv professional photography course will have an assessment to check your knowledge and skills – and at all times, you will be able to contact your tutor if you need further help. 

The tutors we choose are academics that are working successfully in their areas of expertise – we want to make sure that the skills and knowledge we are sharing with our students is relevant and practical for a career in real life. Whether you complete your course in a matter of weeks, or your schedule means you take much longer, you will have lifetime access to the course contents and 24/7 access to your tutor.

Whatever you want from your professional photography course, the Careers Collectiv approach will ensure you can get what you need.

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