Beginner’s Online Photography Diploma Course

Welcome to the Imber Court Photo Training online ‘Beginners Photography Diploma Course’ for DSLR and bridge camera users.

Price   £145.00

This online photography diploma course has been designed along the same lines as our extremely popular practical beginner’s photography courses and is delivered in an easy to understand, clear and concise manner and in plain English with simple explanations of technical features of the camera. Our highly experienced photography trainers have developed this online photography training package to work in a similar manner to BTEC photography courses that they have delivered in the past. We are members of the Trading Standards ‘Buy With Confidence’ scheme and our excellent customer feedback can be viewed by clicking here.

Our 14 learning modules will guide you through everything you need to know and understand to start taking fantastic photographs. All modules are designed to be viewed online on a wide range of devices or can be downloaded as PDF files. The course includes a number of multiple choice knowledge checks, instructional videos, access to DSLR camera simulators and practical assignments that you will need to submit for constructive feedback as you progress through the curriculum.

At the end of the course you will need to submit 10 images as a portfolio of your work. These images will need to demonstrate an understanding of the camera settings and composition of an image. An ‘Imber Court Photography Training Diploma Certificate’ will be issued to you on successful completion of the course.

Once you register you will be assigned a personal tutor who will be available throughout the course for full telephone and email support. We will also be arranging individual tutorials by appointment at Painshill Park, Surrey and at our Chichester Harbour classroom in West Sussex where you are also free to pop in at any time for advice and guidance during the course.

If you are currently shooting on the fully automatic modes your creative abilities are extremely restricted. We will show you how to take control of the aperture and shutter speed which are both vitally essential to make your images stand out from the crowd. You will also look at ISO, white balance and exposure compensation, composition of a photograph and some basic editing, amongst many other subjects.

Our track record on delivering photography courses to beginners is outstanding. If you have just purchased your camera or have had a camera for some time and are keen to start achieving better results then this online photography diploma course along with our expert guidance will inspire and guide you to develop a passion for photography.

Once you have successfully completed the online course to the required standard we will also be able to provide evidence of your training and references that may be required for those of you taking the course for continued professional development, business, work or educational purposes.


How to get the most from your online photography course

What equipment do I need to take this course?

You will need access to a DSLR or bridge camera with a standard lens, a tripod is highly recommended and access to some image editing software for cropping your photographs. If you are in any doubt please contact us for advice.

How to get in touch with us:

Throughout your online photography diploma course we are here to offer advice and answer any specific questions you may have. The telephone number below will be answered between 9.00am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday and you may find that on occasions when we are running our practical courses you will have to leave a message. In these circumstances we will return your call later that day. We aim to respond to email messages within 24 hours at the latest.

Telephone 01243604572



How to register and pay for your online diploma course:

To register and pay for your diploma course simply click on the take course button which will take you to our online registration form, once you have completed this form and chosen your access password you will have the option to pay via PayPal, you do not require a PayPal account to use this method or you can simply call us on 01243 604572 to pay by card. If you would like to pay by bank transfer of require an invoice for business users then please call on the same number.

How to access your personal course learning modules, knowledge checks and assignments:

Once you have completed registration and paid for your course you are able to log in and access your own personal learning area via the log in button. Here you will find your learning modules, instructional videos, camera simulator access and multiple choice knowledge checks.

How to get the best from this course:

There is no time limit for you to complete this course. By taking your time and reading the modules thoroughly you will find the knowledge check questions are easy to answer. You will need to score 100% in each knowledge check to successfully pass this diploma. You will be allowed multiple attempts at these. The practical assignments are explained in a clear and concise way and time should be taken with preparation and planning for these. Check out locations, weather and lighting conditions before leaving home. Make sure your battery is fully charged and that you have all the right equipment with you. Remember this is why you are doing the course! Take your time, enjoy the outdoors and have fun! Remember we are always here for you if you get stuck!

How to submit your images for your practical assignments:

Your images will need to be submitted to us as jpeg files as attachments to an email. Images should be submitted at the conclusion of each assignment and we aim to get your feedback to you within three working days of submission. Your images can be cropped and some editing, within reason is allowed. Send your images to either of the email addresses above.


We will notify you of dates that we will be available at both of our locations to meet and discuss your progress in the course. We will have allocated time slots for you to book. If these locations are inconvenient then we are also able to discuss your progress by telephone or Skype if you would prefer.



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