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Digital SLR Camera Photography Online Course

Take Incredible Photos Using Your DSLR Camera

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Learn How to Take Incredible Photos Using Your DSLR Camera

Forget Blurry, Washed-Out Snaps; Capture Life’s Most Important Moments in Crisp, Stunning Detail, and Rich Living Colour!

The Online Digital SLR Camera Photography Course is a comprehensive online instructional course, perfect for new and amateur photographers who want to learn how to take outstanding photos.

In this course, you will learn how to take photos in a completely new way that will revolutionize your photography. Imagine being able to take magazine quality photos. With this course, you will be taken through step by step just how we get them.

You will learn everything from the basic controls of using your camera up to advanced techniques to capture professional looking photos.

Developed by professional photographers, the course is delivered online and consists of 12 online video based instructional units that are easy to follow and understand, making learning fun and enjoyable!

If you want to learn how to take stunning portraits of people or just taking great photos of your own family this is the course for you. You will be taken step by step through how to set up, pose with natural light for a truly stunning portrait. The course is easy to follow and understand as we teach you live step by step, while you watch us demonstrate tips and techniques.

The average time required to complete the course is 4 weeks part time (however you can take as long as you need as there is no expiry date on course access, you have unlimited lifetime access to the course)

Once you gain these skills you have them for life. You'll get fantastic portraits, landscape, night shots, fine art and even be shown how to do a fashion shoot.

For a comprehensive list of what's included in the course simply click the units of study tab.

This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, take your Photography skills to a new level with Courses For Success today!

Online Digital SLR Camera Photography Course Facts:

  1. Discover how to take breathtaking photos
  2. 12-unit Digital SLR Camera Course
  3. Learn how to take a range of different types of photos
  4. Study along with simple instructions, videos & demonstrations
  5. Unlimited, lifetime access to online camera course
  6. Certificate of Completion awarded with a passing score
  7. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Upon enrolment an automated email will be sent, advising you of our enrolment process (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online material, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. All students who complete the course receive a certificate and will be issued an accredited certificate by the IAOTS via email, plus our professional photography tutors are always available to help you. If can point and click your camera then you are ready to take our course

Recognition & Accreditation

This course is internationally recognized and accredited by the International Association of Online Training Standards (IAOTS). The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Other Beginner Photography Courses

This is one of a raft of beginner photography courses available to you through Courses for Success. Whether you are a beginner or looking to perfect your craft, we have the course that is right for you.

Unit 1: Introduction to Photography

  • Understand the professional settings
  • Setting your dioptre
  • Adjusting your burst mode
  • Adjusting your white balance settings
  • Metering settings
  • Exposure compensation mode
  • What is histogram and how to use it
  • How you camera is focusing
  • Adjusting the focal points
  • Setting your file capture
  • Raw & jpeg explained in detail
  • Using bracketing to enhance your photo’s
  • Types of cameras
  • Multi exposures
  • Setting colour and tone
  • Sharpness settings
  • ISO explained
  • Camera bags and cases
  • Tripod options and squeeze grips
  • Different types of Flashes
  • How to choose a good camera
  • Types of lenses

Unit 2: Understanding Exposure

  • Manual settings
  • ISO settings
  • Pixels
  • F-Stops
  • Camera Speed
  • White balance
  • Putting the settings into practise
  • Understanding aperture
  • Settings for different camera makes

Unit 3: Landscape Photography

  • Equipment
  • Proper planning
  • How to capture the best shots
  • Ideas for your shots
  • Picking the best scenery
  • Technical settings
  • What makes a good landscape photo

Unit 4: Night Photography

  • Equipment
  • Settings
  • different types of shoots
  • Tips and tricks

Unit 5: Travel Photography

  • Planning
  • Equipment
  • Types of shoots
  • Tips and techniques

Unit 6: Cruise Ship Photography

  • Travel Tips
  • Types of lenses
  • Photos with different lenses
  • How to get interesting photos
  • Settings to get the best shoots

Unit 7: Part A Studio Photography

  • Setting up your studio
  • Equipment
  • Studio shoots

Unit 7: Part B Professional Studio

  • Visit to award winning David Oliver's studio

Unit 8: Fine Art Photography

  • How to see great shots
  • Setting up
  • Techniques and settings

Unit 9: Portrait Photography

  • Planning your shoots
  • Techniques
  • Pro settings
  • Tips and tricks
  • Types of portraits
  • Black & white

Unit 10: SLR Video Photography

  • How to use your SLR camera to shoot a movie
  • High Definition Video
  • What a short film being shot

Unit 11: Aerial Photography

  • Helicopter shoot
  • Equipment required
  • Types of lenses
  • How to get the best shoots
  • Use of a helicam
  • Photos with different lenses
  • How to get interesting photos
  • Settings to get the best shoots

Unit 12: Fashion Shoot

  • Importance of research and resources
  • Location and logistics
  • Borrow what you need
  • Get your team together
  • Importance of planning
  • Organisation of photography gear
  • Stick to schedule
  • Model release
  • Shooting in raw
  • Portfolio of your work
  • Best tips

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Open entry

Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader and
  • Microsoft word

Customer Reviews

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8 February 2018 11:47:28 AM

Great course. All you need to know to start taking great picture

8 February 2018 09:51:03 AM

Good course, loved the clear instructions and guidance and ease of use

31 January 2018 08:59:53 AM

This course was spectacular! I would recommend it to anyone interested in photography, whether just beginning, experienced, or brushing up on skills; it was very well laid out and planned. Fun ideas throughout and great explanations along the way. Thank you, David!

28 January 2018 04:29:05 PM

Really helpful and insightful

25 August 2017 10:45:25 AM

It's been an absolute pleasure enjoyed every bit of this course!

15 August 2017 08:44:19 AM

I really like this course I appreciate it

25 July 2017 10:15:16 PM

The course was very informal and I look foward in learning more in photography.

12 July 2017 08:22:19 AM

I obtained a lot of information in this course that I had not known before.

10 July 2017 08:48:22 AM

i really enjoyed this course, it was easy to understand and the information was interesting and useful.

4 July 2017 02:57:29 PM

This is a great course for those wanting to pursue a career in photography or even just to learn the basic ins and outs of photography and its business opportunities.

28 June 2017 07:16:06 AM

excellent course

22 May 2017 09:25:41 PM

Fantastic Content.

17 May 2017 12:14:47 PM

Great informative videos

30 April 2017 06:32:26 AM

Taking this course has been a huge help in leaning more about photographing

5 April 2017 09:39:55 AM

Very up front and easy to follow. Obviously a lot of knowledge used in putting this class together

12 February 2017 09:05:22 PM

This Course helped me a lot. Definitely recommend.

6 February 2017 09:42:41 AM

Loved this course! Very easy to follow and video tutorials were perfect!
would definitely use courses for success again and will be recommending to friends and family!

26 October 2016 10:26:43 AM

I´ve taken a few other online photography courses and found that this one is to-the-point and filled in a lot of details not found in others. Very easy to follow and review. Highly recommend!

20 September 2016 04:51:07 PM

Very professional awesome course...

12 September 2016 07:19:21 PM

trying again in hopes i actually get the certificate to my other email

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 001DSLRCC
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited online access
Time required: Study at your own pace
Qualification: Certificate (IAOTS Accredited)

Course Outcomes

  • Camera Settings Explained
  • Landscape Photography
  • Family Portraits
  • Fine Art Photography
  • Night & Sunset Photography
  • Travel Photography
  • Studio Lighting
  • Nature Photography
  • Black & White Portraits
  • Product Photography
  • Aerial Photography
  • HDR Photography

Career Prospects

  • Work as a photographer
  • Work for a Photographer
  • Hobby photography