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Course of the week | Successful Photography

Successful Photography

Find and frame stunning shots, and perfect them with post-production techniques regardless of your experience, with our photography course.

You’ll begin by learning how to handle your camera, and how to use lighting techniques, aperture, exposure and filters correctly. You’ll then cover studio and on location photography – including landscapes, portraits and reportage styles, before refining your digital post-production skills in order to edit and present your images with maximum impact.

Our course even includes tips on working as a successful freelance photographer, guiding you towards a potential career in photography.

What you will learn

Lesson 1 – The Background to Photography

Lesson 2 – Professional Photographers’ Equipment

Lesson 3 – The Fundamental Camera Skills for a Freelance Photographer

Lesson 4 – Composition and Landscape Photography

Lesson 5 – Lighting, Studio Work and Portrait Photography

Lesson 6 – The Technical Aspects to Achieve High Quality Photographs

Lesson 7 – Location and Reportage Photography

Lesson 8 – The Processing of your Analogue Photographic Images

Lesson 9 – Working with Digital Photographs – from the Shot to the Result

Lesson 10 – Digital Post-production for your Photographs

Lesson 11 – Storing and Exhibiting your Work

Lesson 12 – Working as a Qualified Freelance Photographer

How Our Courses Work

Your first course materials will be sent to you when you enrol so you can start as soon as you want. You can then enjoy your course at your own pace, studying when it suits you and where it’s most comfortable. This gives you the freedom to learn around your existing job, family or other commitments or location (including overseas).

Course materials have been developed by experts and are clear and straightforward so your studying is easy and enjoyable.

All coursework assignments are included within your course. As you complete each assignment, simply send it to your tutor who will mark and return it along with valuable constructive feedback to help progress your skills further. (You can also contact your tutor or the support team for help at any point during your studies.) The remaining course materials will be sent to you as each assignment is completed.

After successfully completing all your assignments, you will receive the Regent Academy Diplomaand the Certificate of achievement at QLS Level 3 from Quality Licence Scheme*

Study Length

There are no deadlines for this course. Simply study in the comfort of your own home, and in your own time.

Your progress may depend upon how much time you would like to commit to study. However, as a rough guide, students tend to complete this course in approximately 6-8 months*.

* Timescales are approximate and depend upon application and motivation.


Regent Academy Diploma

You will receive the Regent Academy Diploma when you successfully complete this course. With Regent Academy’s reputation this can be a highly sought-after addition to your CV and, alongside your coursework portfolio, powerfully showcasing your skills to prospective employers or potential clients.

Quality Licence Scheme Certificate of Achievement at Level 3 

You will also receive theCertificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3*when you complete this course.

This confirms that you have completed a validated training course at a recognised level of study.

Quality Licence Scheme have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. Quality Licence Scheme combine over 100 years of expertise.

* QLS registration fees included

What’s Next

Once you have successfully completed this course, you could start a rewarding new career in photography, and specialise in an array of areas, including:

  • Wedding photography
  • Special occasions photography
  • Birthday parties
  • Social portraiture
  • Corporate images
  • Event photography
  • Stock photography (images that people or companies purchase for their own use, which could then appear in newspapers, company brochures or adverts)

You could also enter competitions.

For advice and support, get in touch with one of our tutors, or contact our support team from 9am – 5pm.

You could turn what you’ve learned into a career, or apply it to your existing role. For advice and support, get in touch with one of our tutors, or contact our support teamfrom 9am – 5pm.

or pay in interest free instalmentsStudy grants* available. Use code SG20 when you enrol and we will fund part of your course fees.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course. This course has been designed to enable anyone, no matter their experience, to follow their creative passion.

All you need is a simple digital camera and computer editing software (which you may be able to obtain for free). Expensive equipment is not required. As you progress through your course you can acquire equipment, accessories and software which meet your needs.

Our Support Promise

You can phone or email your tutor at any point during your course –
to ask questions, for advice, encouragement or to draw on their wealth of knowledge.

You can also contact the support teamwho are here to help you Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.




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