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Have you always “pictured” yourself as a bit of a photographer but didn’t quite know how to take your skills or ambitions to the next level?

You’re in luck. Our Digital Photography course provides you with all the knowledge you’ll ever need to “develop” your new passion.

This absorbing Level 3 Digital Photography course from Cambridge Open College provides a real insight into the joy of photography, and in particular how to optimise the use of digital equipment to capture exquisite images that as recently as just ten years ago would have been impossible for the amateur.

On successful completion, the course results in an Endorsed Qualification awarded under Focus Awards’ FQP (Focus on Quality Provision) Scheme.

Whether you consider photography a fun hobby or intend on pursuing a career in the field, this course fully equips you for the life of a photographer. You learn how to take good quality photographs, the techniques and processes involved, and the tools you need to master the art.

With so many specialist areas and the benefit of working for yourself, students who wish to become a professional photographer could use the course to pave the way for a very lucrative career. Alongside this comprehensive course, we provide you several FREE resources to transition into employment as simply as possible.

Our Digital Photography course is a comprehensive guide to becoming a fully fledged photographer. Whether you’re a complete beginner and don’t know your focus from your flash or you’ve already dabbled in the “black art” of photography, this course teaches you everything you need to know about the subject.

The course comprises four core units. Unit 1 covers all the Key Topics such as the History of Photography, Equipment and Accessories and the Photographic process. This gives you the background knowledge upon which to build your practical skills.

As the course progresses, you learn about the most important elements of photography such as composition, viewpoint and framing, and features which pertain to the “digital” aspect of photography, including data transfer, scanning and editing. You also learn about Photoshop, one of the most instrumental and innovative pieces of digital editing software developed for photographers and studios in recent years.

Unit 3 considers Photography in Practice while the final unit explores some of the more advanced photographic techniques and dispenses vital advice on setting up your own business. It provides you with a practical insight into how to pursue a career in photography and what potential areas you could specialise in.



There are no formal requirements for a place on this course and applicants from a variety of backgrounds are welcome. To guarantee your own success, it is essential that you have a particular passion for photography. An eye for detail and some creativity will also serve you well!

Although the course is comprehensive and informative, we expect you to carry out your own investigations and some research. While there are no educational requirements, you should have reasonable levels of literacy and numeracy to meet the objectives of the course.

If you need additional support, you can refer to your comprehensive Study Guide (provided free) or contact your personal tutor.

Unit 1- Key topics

  • History of Photography
  • Equipment and accessories
  • Light
  • Exposure
  • The Photographic process

Unit 2- Extending Skills and Knowledge

  • Composition, viewpoint and framing
  • Digital cameras
  • Data storage and transfer
  • Printing
  • Scanning
  • Digital image editing and Photoshop

Unit 3 – Photography in practice

  • Specialist area – Portraiture
  • Specialist area – Landscape
  • Other specialist areas
  • Extending the single image
  • Section summary

Unit 4- Advanced technique

  • Further Photoshop
  • Digital Restoration
  • Careers and opportunities
  • Final Project Submission assignment
£35 deposit: remaining balance at the end of the

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Reduced fee of £259

£259 – all inclusive

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£86 deposit followed by £86 for the next two months


The college accepts payment using the following methods:

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It is simple and safe to enrol online. Select one of the payment terms above and you will be taken to a secure sever to enter your details.

Once the enrolment process has been completed you will receive your introductory pack and login details to access your course textbooks, your tutor profile and their contact details.

We look forward to welcoming you as a student of the college and feel sure you will enjoy studying with us.


Key points for this course:
  • This is a fully supported home study course supported by your own tutor
  • Your enrolment fee covers absolutely everything – there will be nothing more to pay after you have enrolled, there are no hidden fees
  • You have 12 months to complete your course
  • You may enrol at any time of the year
  • Access available within 24 hours
  • Please note: if you enrol via a Groupon voucher, there is a £15 certification fee payable at the end of your course should you wish to receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement.  Learners who do not pay for certification will receive a Cambridge Open College Certificate of Completion only.


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If you are not happy with your course simply return it within 14 days and we will refund your fees in full.

All students enrolled on a course with Cambridge Open College receive access to our online student community (I Learn It Easy) where you can submit your work, contact your tutor, and interact with other students. We have prepared a short video below to highlight the benefits to you.

Digital Photography (Level 3)


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