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Photography Course

Photography (Basic)

Personal Achievement

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Understand Photography for personal interest or as a foundation for further study
  • Be awarded the BSY Certificate of Competence

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Whether you are new to photography, or wish to expand your existing knowledge, this course will help you take better pictures and improve your photographic skills considerably. The theoretical study is supplemented with practical projects which form an enjoyable part of the course. With this course you will learn to record those special moments in time, without losing any of their joy or beauty.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
      • Definition of Photography
      • The History and Development of Photography
    • Guidelines for Taking Pictures
    • Glossary of Photographic TermsPart 1
    • Photo Project
  • Lesson Two
    • Basic Camera Design
      • The Camera Lens
      • The Camera Diaphragm
      • The Camera Shutter
      • Film Exposure
      • Types of Camera Available Today
      • Choosing a Suitable Camera
      • Film PhotographyPathway
      • Digital Photography Pathway
    • Glossary of Photographic TermsPart 2
    • Photo Project
  • Lesson Three
    • Photographic Accessories
    • Types of Film
    • Glossary of Photographic TermsPart 3
    • Photo Project
  • Lesson Four
    • Common Photographic Subjects
    • Processing and Printing
      • Home Processing and Printing
      • Presentation
      • Care of Equipment
    • Glossary of Photographic Terms
      • Part 4
    • Photo Project
    • Additional Information
  • Lesson Five
    • Digital Photography
      • Introduction
      • Digital Cameras
      • Digital File Formats
      • Digital Camera Modes
      • Digital Editing or Digital Image Manipulation

No practical training is required to complete this course.

Enrol on this course from £70 £50

There are two ways you can enrol on this course. You can:

  • Pay with a deposit of £70 £50, followed by 8 monthly instalments of £25
  • or
  • Pay the total course fee of £270 £250 in one sum and also receive a special gift from our selection – free

To enrol by phone, please call our friendly course advisors on Freephone 0800 731 9271 – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

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