Digital image capture technologies
Advanced techniques and photographic practices
Critically evaluate images
Develop a professional portfolio
Communicate vision and intent
Images and social media
Take your digital photography skills to a professional level
Most people own a camera that would’ve been the envy of professionals 10 years ago, but it takes more than clicking to create amazing digital images.
On this microcredential, you’ll explore the theory and practicalities of digital imaging, from how light refracts through a camera lens to what makes a visually pleasing scene.
As well as theoretical work, you’ll tackle a series of hands-on assignments designed to progress your technical and artistic skill and share them with a supportive online community.
Through this course, you’ll use your work to create a portfolio for professional work, allowing you to build the skills and experience you need to prove to clients that you can deliver to a professional standard.
According to IbisWorld, the photographic industry grew by 2.1% between 2014-2019, and demand for professional photography and digital imagery is expected to continue to increase.
This microcredential is designed for competent photographers who want to take their skills to the next level and improve their photography as part of their professional work.
If you want to move from photography hobbyist to a professional level photographer, this course will support you to build the tools, knowledge, and portfolio to get there.
To join this microcredential, it’s recommended you have a basic understanding of photographic techniques and digital photo-editing and have basic computer skills.
You’ll need a camera that creates images as digital files and it should have some controls and settings (eg shutter speed, aperture or automatic settings). It’s possible to complete the course using a smartphone with a reasonable camera.
You’ll also need photo-editing software on your computer, smartphone or device. You’ll use a variety of commercial and free tools including Photoshop, Affinity and others.
All teaching is in English.