- 20 in-depth units
- 13 Practice Assignments
- 5 Marked Assignments
- Membership of the IOP Camera Club forums for help, support and feedback
- Live chat for immediate help and advice
- The most interactive photography course available
- Unlimited time to complete the course*
- Advanced Diploma in Photography pdf certificate on completion
The Advanced Diploma in Photography from the Institute of Photography is designed for beginner and intermediate photographers who want to enhance their photography and composition skills as well as learn about image editing. Written by professionals in simple to understand language, this photography course from the Institute of Photography is suitable for everyone. You don’t need to be great with computers or have lots of professional equipment.
One of our guiding principals here at IOP is in bespoke coaching – this is no ordinary online course. Only in constructive criticism can you expect to improve your photography and we provide just that. We are the only photography course out there to provide so much bespoke coaching, with five dedicated assignments marked by renowned photography journalist, Tim McCann.
Advanced Diploma in Photography course contents:
Unit 1: An introduction to digital photography
This unit provides an essential introduction to digital photography. From equipment to camera types, this unit is a great refresher or the perfect starting place for beginners.
Unit 2: Understanding the technology of digital photography
A good understanding of the technology of digital photography giving you the foundations for better learning.
Unit 3: Controlling light with apertures
Learn about aperture settings, depth of field and exposure.
Unit 4: Mastering shutter speeds
The choice of shutter speed has a profound effect on the way that moving subjects are recorded. Here’s how to get the best out of them.
Unit 5: Cracking composition
In this unit, we look at how to compose a beautiful photograph. You will learn about leading lines, shapes and how to use colour in composition.
Unit 6: Advanced composition skills
Learn the fundamentals of advanced composition skills from using colour to create a mood to using unusual perspectives.
Unit 7: Using light effectively
All the fundamental principles of photography are linked to use of light. This is one of our most in-depth and detailed units.
Unit 8: Holiday and travel photography
Make your travel shots memorable with this helpful unit. We look at planning the perfect travel shot and encourage you to consider different perspectives when shooting abroad.
Unit 9: Landscape photography
Take stunning landscape imagery. Learn how to use depth and light to create a professional landscape picture.
Unit 10: Landscape photography – special projects
Take your outdoor photography skills a step further learning how to shoot panoramas. We also introduce HDR photography to help you produce a perfect exposure.
Unit 11: Black and white photography skills
Producing beautiful black and white shots is an art form and takes knowledge and practice. Learn to ‘see’ in mono and take black and white shots to be proud of.
Unit 12: Perfect portrait photography
Take a perfect portrait in any situation. Once you have perfected this technique, expect to be on call for every family event!
Unit 13: Image editing techniques
Image editing techniques and skills are key to becoming a competent photographer. This unit addresses these key skills and offers comprehensive advice on essential editing techniques.
Unit 14: Make money from photography
We give you hints and tips on how to make money from photography. This unit also includes a tutorial on how to make a photography website from scratch worth up to £2000.
Unit 15: Compulsory Assignment – Composition
The first of our compulsory assignments, designed to provide you with critique to help improve your photography by looking at composition.
Unit 16: Compulsory Assignment – Landscape
The second of our compulsory assignments, designed to provide you with critique to help improve your photography by looking at landscapes.
Unit 17: Compulsory Assignment – Portrait
The third of our compulsory assignments, designed to provide you with critique to help improve your photography by looking at portraits.
Unit 18: Compulsory Assignment – Black & White
The fourth of our compulsory assignments, designed to provide you with critique to help improve your photography by looking at black & white photography.
Unit 19: Final Assignment
You will be asked to submit 3 photos and they will be assessed by an expert. This assessment is very in-depth and designed to significantly improve your photography. You will receive in-depth and personal feedback on each photo you upload. Our students often find this part the most useful in terms of improving their skills.
Unit 20: Certificate and feedback
In this unit we ask you to tell us what you thought of the course and provide you with your Diploma in Photography certificate as well as your member badge.
* You have lifetime access to the course but you must log in at least once every 12 months to keep your account active