Photography Course
Professional Photography course brochure
“It's a really good course and well worth the money. The tutors are all professional photographers with loads of experience.”
Linda, Cheshire, United Kingdom
The course covers so much about photography - not just the technicalities but also the business side of going freelance.
Jacqueline, Notts, United Kingdom
“It's interesting, flexible and you get a qualification at the end.”
Lisa, West Yorkshire, UK
Anyone interested in taking a photography course online should definitely consider this one as I think it is one of the best if not actually the best online photography course out there.
Dragos, Haverhill, Suffolk, UK
“Get stuck in! I've only just covered about one quarter of the course so far, and already my confidence and abilities are improving almost on a daily basis.”
Kian, Co. Antrim, UK

Accredited Diploma in Professional Photography

What's in the pack?

Here's what you'll find in your course

  • Quick Start guide, to get you started on the course.

  • A sturdily bound set of course modules that lies flat for ease of study. They contain detailed, practical information that guides you skillfully towards becoming a professional photographer.

  • 14 photography assignments. Your assignments will be carefully marked with personal advice by an experienced tutor.

  • A useful case that keeps all your course material (not in the online-only edition).

  • A study guide and planner that helps you organise your study.

  • Self-assessment exercises. They occur throughout the course to help you get organised for photography. They also check that you can tackle each type of photography.

  • How to Succeed in your Distance Learning Course booklet. Tips and advice on how to successfully complete your course. This booklet is not available elsewhere.

  • How to Write Assignments booklet. This booklet offers useful guidance on how to prepare your assignments. It's not available elsewhere.

  • Question and Answer sheets for you to have your queries answered (not in the online-only edition).

  • 49 Winning Ways to Promote your Service booklet. Great ideas to get you started. This booklet is not available elsewhere.

  • Photographic software to use on your computer.

Plus! Access your course online

  • Online edition of the course. Get access to all the course modules and assignments when you register.

  • Online student's database. Add your name to the database, and get in touch with other students.

Bonus 1. Fully-customisable Marketing and Stationery Kit (value £275).

This ten-piece kit gives you ready-made advertisements, posters, leaflets and even your business stationery. Just add your own contact details, and print them. Click here for details of the kit.

Marketing and Stationery Kit

Bonus 2. Get this 'Interview with a Professional Photographer' DVD free when you enrol

This DVD offers a unique insight into the work of a professional photographer, and it’s yours, free of charge, when you register on the Diploma in Professional Photography course.

The DVD features an interview with a pro photographer who's been in the business 30 years – so he knows what works and what doesn’t.

He’s been through boom and recession years, so he has a huge amount of experience. And you can get that information directly by watching the interview.

To read more about this free DVD, click here.

Bonus 3. Read our Diary of a Professional Photographer (value £35)

Follow the highs and lows of a professional photographer's life, as our freelance photographer reports each week on her experiences in the field. You'll get insights into her day, and learn from her successes and failures. The Diary is available exclusively to our learners.

Bonus 4. Free mentoring when you complete the course (value £365)

Once you complete the course, we’ll give you three months’ free business mentoring.

You’ll have a personal mentor who'll help you set up your own business (if that's your choice).

For three months after getting your Diploma you'll get one-to-one advice and support from an active practitioner.

So if you're unsure on how to launch your own business, this mentoring programme will put Photography Courseyou on the road to success.

And because it's all part of the Blackford Centre's course, it won't cost you a penny.

Bonus 5. You get a free copy of Business Blueprints (value £17)

This 47 page book contains complete step-by-step checklists for starting a successful business.

Click here to learn more about Business Blueprints.

Bonus 6. Roadmap (Value £14)

Our Roadmap shows you step-by-step what you have to do to become a photographer.

It is not available anywhere else.

"It made everything clear and simple."

Bonus 7. 'Making Money from Baby Photography' (Value £17)

Baby and infant photography is big business. No one is more keen on having photos than the new mum and dad. Our downloadable report is a complete guide to earning money from baby and infant photography, including designing the right photo package, finding clients, and shooting photos that parents will love. It also contains a wealth of links and resources.

And when you complete the course, you'll get the following free items:

Certified Image Consultant

  • A handsome Diploma to frame and display on your wall.

  • A 'Certified Photographer' logo (above) to put on your website and your notepaper.

  • A press release sent to your local newspapers (if you want). It announces that you're setting up your photography practice.

  • The right to put your contact details on our photographers' database. It could bring you work.

  • An open reference that shows you have completed the course, and which may open doors for you.

From time to time we may improve, amend or extend the items mentioned here.