Certificate Course Outline

Module 1

Cameras & Lenses

Get to know the author, George Seper, before he introduces you to the world of professional photography as it exists today. This module is an extensive look at the equipment you will use, covering cameras, how they function and when to take advantage of the broad range of lenses available to you.

Module 2

Shutters, Aperture & Their Relationships

Learn how to control your camera and capture the images you have always imagined. George introduces powerful previsualisation techniques and provides an in-depth understanding of the settings available through your camera to achieve what you want, when you want.

Module 3

ISO, Exposure & Metering

Accurate exposure is the basis for all photography and this module draws on methods popularised by the great Ansel Adams, modernised to give you an edge in a competitive world. As a professional or advanced amateur, you will be able to capture any subject consistently and with growing confidence.

Module 4

The Film & Digital Process

A short step back in time provides the basis for effectively working and photographing in a digital world. In understanding what comes before, we are able to take full advantage of the tools we have at our disposal today for ever-improving photographs.

Module 5

Light & Colour

After understanding photographic equipment and exposure, light and colour is explored as defining factors in professional photography. Refine your ability to previsualise, see and think like a camera, then delve into post-production techniques and monochromatic images.

Module 6


What is the world’s best lighting? This module takes an in-depth look at natural and artificial lighting and how you can use these to your advantage. Explored in the context of portraiture, this knowledge is applied to all genres of photography and it is a crucial part of any good photographer’s education.

Module 7

Refining The Image Process

George explains, through his extensive experience, the commercial realities surrounding photography and methods to help produce the best images you can. Learn from photographers you admire, analyse images to improve technique and recognise what they can be used for.

Module 8

Equipment & Software

Where is technology going and what do you really need to be a successful photographer? Develop a clear understanding of the advantages and disadvantages that different equipment provides, for now and in the future.

Module 9

Retouching, Resolution & Printing

Since the dark room, post production and printing has been a defining part of all photography. This module addresses how to get the best out of your images when it comes time to edit and print your work.

Module 10

Photography Business & Studio Essentials

Working in a studio has many advantages for a photographer. Whether this is full time or only a passing requirement of your photographic practices, it is important that you are familiar with a studio space and the equipment it contains.

Module 11

Portfolio & Area Of Specialization

Constructing a portfolio is one of the most important tasks a photographer carries out. This is ever-changing and must develop as your photography develops. George explains the process and how to put your best foot forward in all circumstances.

Module 12

Photo Agents / Picture Agencies: How To Get Work & Keep It

As a professional or advanced amateur, creating a style to call your own can help set you apart from the masses. Be an individual, work smart as well as hard and photography will be a lifelong passion as well as a rewarding career if you so choose.


Rated 4.6 out of 5 based on 642 reviews.

  • Michael

  • 16/11/2021

Thoroughly enjoying the course and…

Thoroughly enjoying the course and learning different aspects of photography

  • Michael, Melbourne

  • 28/10/2021

Certificate in Professional Photography - a fantastic course for enthusiastic photographers.

I have signed up for the Certificate in Professional Photography course in early September, and just completed Module 5. I...

  • Tracy

  • 16/10/2021

Great I have enjoyed this course and…

Great I have enjoyed this course and the feedback is in good detail and helped me learn alot through out...

  • Chris Lees

  • 12/10/2021

The certificate course written by…Christopher Lees.

The certificate course written by George Seper is very informative. It can be a little heavy in places but digital...

  • Grace

  • 21/09/2021

A fantastic way to learn the ins and…

A fantastic way to learn the ins and outs of photography! I decided to enrol in the certificate course during Covid19...

  • Kirsty

  • 11/09/2021

I have found this course very well set…

I have found this course very well set out and easy to follow, the support and help I have received...

  • Michael Wolfe

  • 08/09/2021

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  • customer

  • 08/09/2021

Fantastic course

Fantastic course! Loving every minute, Very informative and educational Love it Great tutors and professional advice throughout

  • Tracy

  • 05/09/2021

Awesome course with great support and…

Awesome course with great support and help. Reccomend

  • John Calder

  • 28/08/2021

I am very pleased with this course

I am very pleased with this course. George is very helpful and willingly shares his vast knowledge and experience. Best...

  • Belinda Anne Bye

  • 26/08/2021

Has been an excellent course to further…

Has been an excellent course to further my skills, great teachers who are very supportive and always available. Great feedback...

  • Shelley Horder

  • 24/08/2021

Highly recommended!!

I'm halfway through my diploma and I'm thoroughly enjoying it, I have learnt a lot. I definitely recommend this course...

  • Emily Callaghan

  • 20/08/2021

Enjoyable and productive.

Really enjoying this course and on a practical note I'm seeing an improvement in my photography with each module that...

  • KH

  • 14/08/2021

Great content

Content is really great, easy to follow but still thorough. Love how the models are set out and love the...

  • Vanessa Hollingworth

  • 29/07/2021

A great course

I have loved doing this course so far. It’s gave me such a depth of knowledge and understanding on how...