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Digital Photography Level 3

Course Code: SH029
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Are you into digital photography? 

Maybe you want to start your own photography business?

or want to learn how to take professional photographs?

Then this is where this course can help you!

Take on a new challenge within the exciting world of digital photography with an award-winning distance learning provider. 

This course will allow you to:

  • Understand that photographers are used for a wide variety of events such as parties, school portraits, weddings, magazines, family photography and advertising agencies
  • Learn how to master the techniques that are used within the professional photography industry
  • Discover the elements of lighting, exposure and how to take photographs for portraiture and people photography
  • Ideal for beginners, this course is full of tips and information that you won’t find anywhere else!

All course materials will be delivered to you by post, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

You will have more than enough time to complete your course, so you can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Unit 1: Key Topics
    • History of photography
    • Equipment and accessories
    • Light
    • Exposure
    • The photographic process
    Unit 2: Extending Skills and Knowledge
    • Composition, viewpoint and framing
    • Digital cameras
    • Data storage and transfer
    • Printing
    • Scanning
    • Digital image editing and Photoshop
  • Unit 3: Photography in Practice
    • Specialist area: Portraiture
    • Specialist area: Landscape
    • Other specialist areas
    • Extending the single image
    • Section summary
    Unit 4: Advanced Technique
    • Further Photoshop
    • Digital restoration
    • Careers and opportunities
    • Final project submission assignment

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

    Course Duration

    You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies.

  • Study Method

    You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted to you. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Kendal Publishing (a partner of UKDLP) has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. 

    The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end, the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner. 

    ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.   As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

    Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
Do I have to sit an exam?

No. Your certification is issued based on your tutor-marked assignments alone.

Are there any additional costs?

If you already own a suitable digital camera, then there is no additional cost. If you don't already have this then you will need to purchase a good-quality, compact digital camera. A camera from a reputable manufacturer which has the facility to over-ride auto exposure is most preferable.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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  • Course Rating

    "Excellent course materials and tutor support"

    - Chantal Mowvley, Dewsbury

    The materials for the course are excellent and the support from my tutor is excellent. I am studying this course because I want to learnt more about photography. I would recommend to a friend. I have had good experience with the course.

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