Photography Advanced Diploma

Photography Advanced Diploma

Learning Outcome


Photography is not just about capturing moments with the right light and composition. It’s an art of capturing the essence of life and the beauty of the journey. Whether you aspire to be a professional photographer or just want to hone this art, our Advanced Diploma in Photography is the perfect place for you to begin.

This photography course encompasses all the aspects of photography, from basics to advanced levels. You’ll be introduced to a wide range of crucial topics, ranging from camera setting to the right exposure and depth of the field. This advanced training will teach you about various types of photography like portraits, landscapes etc. On top of that, you’ll gain a bunch of tips and tricks to launch an exciting career and reach your full potential. So, enrol in the Advanced Diploma in Photography course now and express yourself through your camera. 

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme

After successfully completing the course, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their new achievement. Endorsed certificates can be ordered and get delivered to your home by post for only £129. There is an additional £10 postage charge for international students.

CPD Certification from One Education

After successfully completing the MCQ assessment of this course, you will qualify for the CPD Certificate from One Education, as proof of your continued professional development. Certification is available in PDF format, at the cost of £9, or a hard copy can be sent to you via post, at the cost of £15.


This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Method of Assessment

To assess your learning, you have to complete the assignment questions provided at the end of the course. You have to score at least 60% to pass the exam and to qualify for Quality Licence Scheme endorsed and CPD accredited certificates. 

After submitting the assignment, our expert tutor will assess your assignment and will give you feedback on your performance.

After passing the assignment exam, you will be able to apply for a certificate.

Why Study this Course

Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills attesting to your knowledge.

The Photography Advanced Diploma course is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

Who is this Advanced Diploma in Photography for?

This Photography Advanced Diploma course is suitable for anyone who is interested in the trade of Photography and wants to have a better understanding of the fundamentals. It is also great for working professionals who have practical knowledge but requires a theoretical understanding to boost up their resumes. 


There are no specific prerequisites to attend this course. All the modules are fully accessible from any internet-enabled smart device.

Career Path

This course will boost up your resume if you are looking towards a career as a photographer or want to acquire extensive knowledge to work in the photography industry. The certificate you will obtain is Quality Licence Scheme endorsed & CPD accredited, it will help you stand out in the ever-competitive job market from your peers.

Course Curriculum

Unit 1- Beginner Camera Settings
Module 1- Use the Exposure Triangle 00:07:00
Module 2- The ISO Setting 00:07:00
Module 3- Exposure Compensation 00:07:00
Module 4- Basic of Aperture 00:06:00
Module 5- Lense Apertures 00:08:00
Unit 2- More Advanced Camera Settings
Module 1- 5 Tips to Tack Sharp Focus 00:10:00
Module 2- Choosing Right Shutter Speed 00:03:00
Module 3- Using Histogram 00:08:00
Module 4- Depth of Field- Compacts 00:04:00
Module 5- Depth of Field- SLR 00:07:00
Module 6- Camera Shake 00:07:00
Unit 3- Improve Images with Natural Lighting
Module 1- Top Shade 00:06:00
Module 2- Dealing with the Sun when Taking Portrait 00:03:00
Module 3- Direction of Light 00:08:00
Module 4- Avoiding White Skies 00:03:00
Module 5- How to Retain Ambient Light 00:04:00
Module 6- Better Indoor Portraits Using Window Light Part 1 00:07:00
Module 7- Better Indoor Portraits Using Window Light Part 2 00:03:00
Module 8- Create a Great Look Using Backlight 00:06:00
Module 9- How to Improve the Portraits Using a Reflector 00:07:00
Unit 4- Improve Your Images Using Better Composition
Module 1- Use the Rule of Thirds for Improved Composition 00:05:00
Module 2- Better Composition Using Diagonal Lines 00:08:00
Module 3- Using Leading Lines to Create More Dramatic Images 00:08:00
Module 4- Using Repeating Patterns for More Impact 00:03:00
Module 5- Frame within Frame 00:03:00
Module 6- Blur the Background for More Impact 00:03:00
Module 7- Blur the Background to Isolate Your Subject 00:05:00
Module 8- Cluttered Backgrounds 00:04:00
Module 9- Abstract Backgrounds 00:03:00
Module 10- Shrubs Background 00:03:00
Unit 5- Tips on Posing for Portraits
Module 1- Full Length Posing Tips 00:05:00
Module 2- Family or Small Group Poses- Standing Poses 00:08:00
Module 3- Family or Small Group Poses- Seated Poses 00:12:00
Module 4 – Individual Natural and Relaxed Female Poses 00:08:00
Module 5- Ideas for Photographing Children, 4-6 Months Old 00:07:00
Module 6- Ideas for Photographing Children, 9-12 Months Old 00:07:00
Unit 6- Landscapes and Scenery
Module 1- Landscape Photography tips 00:21:00
Module 2- How to Take Better Photos in the Snow 00:08:00
Unit 7- Flash Photography
Module 1- Bouncing the Flash Part 1 00:05:00
Module 2- Bouncing the Flash Part 2 00:05:00
Module 3- Better Results Using Your Camera’s Built-in-Flash – Soften the Shadows 00:06:00
Module 4- Balance Flash Ambient 00:05:00
Unit 8- Information and Tips on Using Lenses
Module 1- Lens focal length: Perspective 00:05:00
Module 2- Lens Focal Length: Field of View 00:03:00
Module 3- Lens Focal Length: Depth of Field 00:04:00
Unit 9- Other General Techniques
Module 1- Half Pressed Shutter Technique 00:07:00
Module 2- How to Take Photos of Fireworks 00:10:00
Module 3- Use Fashion Photographer’s Perspective 00:01:00
Unit 10- How to Take a Flattering Profile or PR Photo
Module 1- Fun and Dramatic Portrait 00:02:00
Module 2- Refining the Basic Profile or PR Image 00:07:00
Module 3- Basic Technique Using Top Shade 00:04:00
Unit 11- Aperture
Module 1- Introduction 00:04:00
Module 2- Apertures Basic 00:06:00
Module 3- Aperture Shutter Priority 00:08:00
Unit 12- Focusing
Module 1- Focusing Part 1 00:10:00
Module 2- Focusing Part 2 00:07:00
Module 3- Back Button Focusing 00:13:00
Unit 13- Flash Settings
Module 1- Basic Flash Settings 00:06:00
Module 2- Fill Flash 00:11:00
Module 3- Flash Sync and HSS 00:07:00
Unit 14- Exposure and Depth of Field
Module 1- Exposure Triangle 00:07:00
Module 2- Exposure Meter Modes 00:10:00
Module 3- Exposure Compensation 00:07:00
Module 4- Exposure Bracketing 00:12:00
Module 5- Depth of Field 00:07:00
Unit 15- Histograms, ISO and Filters
Module 1- Full Auto Mode 00:05:00
Module 2- Manual Mode 00:08:00
Module 3- ISO 00:07:00
Module 4- Manual and Auto ISO 00:10:00
Module 5- Histograms 00:08:00
Module 6- White Balance 00:10:00
Module 7- ND Filters 00:05:00
Unit 16- Shutter Speed
Module 1- Shutter Speed Basics 00:03:00
Module 2- Shutter Speed Water 00:02:00
Module 3- Shutter Speed Cyclist 00:05:00
Unit 17- Landscape Photoshoot
Module 1- Introduction to Landscape Photography 00:04:00
Module 2- Landscapes Camera settings 00:08:00
Module 3- Landscape with Colin Part 1 00:12:00
Module 4- Landscape with Colin Part 2 00:12:00
Module 5- Landscape with Colin Part 3 00:10:00
Module 6- Old Linslade Photoshoot 00:02:00
Module 7- Landscape Ashridge Shoot 00:07:00
Unit 18- Portrait Settings and File Types
Module 1- Portrait Settings 00:12:00
Module 2- RAW vs JPG 00:11:00
Assignment – Photography Advanced Diploma 1 week, 3 days
Recommended Materials
Workbook – Photography Advanced Diploma 2 weeks, 1 day
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