Photography Training Courses
Blackford Centre for Professional Photography
Case studies - Diploma
in Professional Photography
Want to know what current students say about the course?
Three months into the course, we ask our learners about their experience - to give us an honest 'warts and all' opinion.
Click 'Read more' on any comment to see what they said. Due to a recent computer glitch we lost most of our late 2016 and early 2017 ratings (grr). But over time you will see more of our current learners' views.
Wanted to learn more about different photographic techniques and genres.
Yes,about pricing of the course.
looks very thorough in its approach, but the compulsory assignments seem bit biased toward genres that require photographing people in different situations.
Looked at a couple of other online courses.
Improve my photography and hopefully be more adventurous in the genres I like (landscape & macro mainly). Not looking to become professional.
It's a comprehensive course that should improve your technical ability, there is the option of having the course material sent in the post which is a positive. It's good to have a professional tutor marking and commenting on assignments.
nbsp; I think I'm going to find the wedding assignment a struggle to complete! Finding a willing subject will be very difficult.
I'm about a third of the way through.
To obtain a deeper insight into photographic techniques as an amateur
Yes - exchanged various emails
Impressive - although there is a lot of emphasis on becoming a professional photographer which is not what I am aiming to do
Yes - I viewed a number of online courses, both local and overseas
I have taken up photography late in life and after I was widowed. It gives me a sense of purpose and keeps me fully occupied both indoors and outdoors
Grab the opportunity as soon as possible
I am very happy with the course and believe it will equip me with the skills I want. In addition, my tutor is encouraging and guiding me well
Slowly at the moment - I have been ill and recovering at a slower rate than expected. My tutor has been very understanding in this regard
I remember taking my fathers camera without his permission to attend a primary school field trip. From that moment my interest in photography developed. That was over 30 years ago.
Well structured, covering many photographic areas
Yes, recently enrolled to College of Arts degree course
As mentioned, I wish to expand my portfolio to become a more accomplished photographer, perhaps even towards a full time job.
Go ahead, you will learn a lot. Tutor feedback is always a good thing to checking your technical and creative skills.
Pretty well, considering my business work and family life.
I am 56 years old and wanted to retrain in something different that I would enjoy and could possibly take up professionally. I am currently a process engineer so photography is a lot different. I love photography and so this is a great choice
only to ask how much time per week would I need to put in for a 1 year completion.
it was very good and very professional. it made me feel like I had made the right choice
no. I did spend months investigating the best photography course to do and all roads kept leading me back to this course
firstly I want to become a much better photographer. I then want to feel I could sell my work. for the long term future, maybe have my own photography business
do it, if you really want to become a professional photographer but can't commit to a full time course.
I am doing well I think. I try to work at it mentally everyday and even when on holidays I am out looking for improving. I want to do well and I want my tutor to see that. he is great and very honest so when its not too good he gives me the correct guidance to get better. its working
I really wanted to push my passion to a level where I could use it to make some extra cash as I plan to retire from my career as an Electrical Technician. All said and done, my appetite for good photography surpasses everything else, including money.
Before I enrolled, I checked out on the internet for a good distance learning college and I settled for Blackford Centre after sampling their materials before I enrolled.
It was quite impressive. The packaging was great. The course materials were well organized.
Maybe in future after photography. I can bet that I will look for something else related to photography especially in 'Photo Journalism'
I want first to satisfy my passion and progress on to be a real professional in most probably 'Nature and Landscape'
I would really encourage photographers who have a taste of good images to enroll in this course. The course is conclusive and the tutors, especially Mr. Kilby are great. I have actually introduced one senior citizen(a High Court judge in Kenya)to enroll in this great program.
I do not regret having enrolled in this course. I have already learnt a lot and I am sure by the end I will be where I have always wanted to be in photography.
I want to confess that I have been very slow due to work related issues but I am determined to complete the course in time.
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