Professional Photography Masterclass

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No formal qualification
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This comprehensive Professional Photography Masterclass online course will teach you to take amazing images with everything from smartphones to DSLR cameras, and help you learn how to sell them. Over 170,000 students have enrolled.

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, this Professional Photography Masterclass is the photography course for you, allowing you to learn a variety of popular tricks and techniques to start taking extraordinary images. Once you’ve started mastering this, you will then learn how you can make money out of your photos, allowing you to create a career out of your passion.

Learning Objectives

The primary learning objectives of the Professional Photography Masterclass are to:

  • Assist you on how to master your digital camera, including professional photography and editing techniques.
  • Help you utilise exposure, lighting and lenses on a digital camera and smartphone camera.
  • Teach the necessary settings and functions of the camera to begin shooting in manual mode, capturing higher-quality images.
  • develop your skills and know-how to take professional-quality photographs.
  • Explain the proper composition and masterful techniques for taking the perfect photograph in all conditions.
  • Provide a comprehensive introduction to focus and depth of field.
  • Demonstrate the skills associated with white balance and colour.
  • Develop your understanding of how to find captivating subjects to create beautiful images.
  • Teach you how to professionally edit your photos with Photoshop CC, Lightroom Classic CC, Mac Photos, Google Photos and Photoshop Express.
  • Explain what it takes to start and run a profitable photography business.
  • Provide a comprehensive guide on converting a good photograph into a great one.
  • Provide you with expert training to help you earn a Professional Photography Masterclass certification that will lead you to a higher income and better employment opportunities.

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What will you learn in this Professional Photography Masterclass


  • Introduction to the Photography Masterclass
  • How Does a Camera Work
  • Lecture Types


  • Intro to Exposure
  • What is Aperture
  • What is Shutter Speed
  • What is ISO
  • The Exposure Triangle
  • Using the Exposure Meter
  • Metering Modes – Advanced Lesson
  • Exposure Compensation – Advanced Lesson
  • Dynamic Range – Advanced Lesson
  • HDR and Bracketing – Advanced Lesson
  • Reading a Histogram
  • What is an Exposure
  • Exposure Modes
  • Intro to Activities

Digital Photography

  • Intro to Composition
  • The Rule of Thirds
  • Negative Space
  • Leading Lines
  • Symmetry and Balance
  • Perspective and Angles
  • Backgrounds
  • Advanced – Shooting Portraits with Wide vs Telephoto Lenses

Focus and Depth of Field

  • Intro to Focus and Depth of Field
  • Understanding Depth of Field
  • How to Get a Blurrier Background
  • Manual vs Auto Focus
  • Auto Focus Modes
  • Getting Sharp Focus on Fast Moving Objects
  • What is Bokeh
  • Viewfinder Focus
  • Activity – Fast Objects

Camera Anatomy

  • Intro to Camera Anatomy
  • The Main Camera Features
  • Camera Scene Modes
  • File Types and Formats
  • DSLR va Mirrorless Cameras
  • The Sensor
  • Continuous and Burst Modes
  • Resolution and Quality

White Balance and Color

  • Intro to White Balance and Color
  • What is White Balance
  • The Kelvin Light Temperature Scale
  • Automatic Balance Modes
  • Color Modes and In-Camera Adjustments
  • Light Spectrum and Theory 20 hours agoMore
  • Using Colors Creatively
  • Black and White Photography
  • Activity – Creative Color
  • Advanced – Custom White Balance


  • Intro to Lighting
  • Using Natural Light
  • Using Natural Light a Window
  • Using Artificial Light
  • Using the on Board Camera Flash
  • Using an External Flash
  • Using a Light Kit
  • Creative Lighting
  • Activity – Lighting

Mobile Photography

  • Intro to Mobile Photography
  • Using a Smartphone Camera
  • Exposing Properly With the Smartphone Camera
  • Tips for Shooting With Your Mobile Camera
  • Shooting in Low Light With a Smartphone
  • Mobile Camera Accessories
  • Using Portrait Mode

Equipment - Cameras

  • Intro to Cameras
  • Camera Types
  • What is Your Budget
  • How and Where to Buy a Camera
  • What is the Best Beginner Camera
  • How to Build Out Your Camera Kit
  • Introducing Our Chats
  • A Chat About Buying a New Camera

Equipment - Lenses

  • Intro to Lenses
  • A Deeper Dive into Focal Length
  • A Deeper Dive Into Aperture
  • Primes vs Zooms
  • Prime vs Zoom – Quality Comparison
  • Upgrading Your Lenses – Kit vs Pro
  • Lens Stabilization
  • Filter Demonstration
  • Specialty and Creative Lenses
  • How to Clean Your Camera Lens

Equipment - Accessories

  • Intro to Camera Accessories
  • Memory Cards
  • Batteries
  • Stabilization
  • Flashes and Lights
  • Camera Bags
  • Hard Drives
  • Sam’s Favorite Bags

Photo Scenario - Portrait

  • Intro to Scenarios
  • Intro and Tips for Portrait Photography
  • Portrait Photo Demo

Photo Scenario - Long Exposure

  • Intro and Tips for Long Exposure Photography
  • Daytime Long Exposure Demo
  • Activity – Portrait
  • Nighttime Long Exposure
  • Activity – Long Exposure

Photo Scenario - Landscape

  • Intro and Tips for Landscape Photography
  • Landscape Photo demo
  • Activity – Landscape

Photo Scenario - Product

  • Intro and Tips for Product Photography
  • Product Photo Demonstration with Natural Light
  • Product Photography with Lights
  • Adding a Reflection
  • DIY Light Box
  • Activity – Product
  • Editing Product Photos

Photo Scenario - Low Light

  • Intro and Tips for Low Light Photography
  • Low Light Demo
  • Activity – Low light

Photo Scenario - Sports & Action

  • Intro and Tips for Sports and Action Photography
  • Sports Photography
  • Activity – Action and Sports

Photo Scenario - Macro

  • Intro and Tips for Macro Photography
  • Macro Photography Demo
  • Activity – Macro

Photo Scenario - Street & Architecture

  • Intro and Tips for Street Photography
  • Street Photo demo
  • Activity – Street and Architecture

Photo Scenario - Events

  • Intro to Event Photography
  • A Chat About Event Photography
  • Bring the Right Tools
  • Be Aware of Your Surrounding
  • Be Quick With Your Settings
  • Capture the Details
  • An Overview of Shooting a Wedding
  • Activity – Event

Photo Scenario - Aerial

  • Intro to Drone Photography
  • Our Recommended Drone Equipment
  • Drone Tips
  • Drone Demo
  • Activity – Aerial Photography

Photo Scenario - Night

  • Intro and for Night Photography
  • Night Photo Demo
  • Activity – Night

Intro to Photo Editing

  • Intro to Editing
  • Activity – Photo Editing

Photoshop CC

  • Intro Photoshop
  • Opening Photos in Photoshop CC
  • Cropping in Photoshop CC
  • White Balance in Photoshop CC
  • Proper Photo Editing Workflow in Photoshop Photoshop CC
  • Exposure Photoshop CC
  • Colour and Saturation in Photoshop CC
  • Sharpening and Noise Reduction in Photoshop CC
  • Tone Curve in Photoshop CC
  • Effects – Vignettes, Grain, Dehaze in Photoshop CC
  • Saving and Exporting in Photoshop CC
  • HSL and Grayscale in Photoshop CC
  • Split Toning in Photoshop CC
  • Lens Corrections in Photoshop CC
  • Spot and Blemish Removal in Photoshop CC
  • Targeted Adjustments in Photoshop CC
  • Straighten and Transform Tools in Photoshop CC
  • Graduated, Radial, Brush Filters in Photoshop CC
  • Range Masks in Photoshop CC
  • Full Landscape Edit in Photoshop CC
  • Full Portrait in Photoshop CC
  • Cropping in Photoshop CC
  • Layer Panel Workflow in Photoshop CC
  • Making Photo Adjustment in Photoshop CC

Lightroom Classic CC

  • Intro to Lightroom Classic CC
  • Importing and Organizing in Lightroom Classic CC
  • Crop and Rotate Lightroom Classic CC
  • White Balance in Lightroom Classic
  • Exposure in Lightroom Classic CC
  • Colour and Saturation in Lightroom Classic CC
  • Sharpening and Noise Reduction in Lightroom Classic CC
  • Vignettes, Grain and Dehaze in Lightroom Classic CC
  • Exporting in Lightroom Classic CC
  • Lens Corrections in Lightroom Classic CC
  • Split Tone in Lightroom Classic CC

Lightroom CC

  • Intro to Lightroom CC
  • Import and Organize in Lightroom CC
  • Crop and Rotate in Lightroom CC
  • White Balance and Saturation in Lightroom CC
  • Light – Exposure and Tone Curve in Lightroom CC
  • Color Mixer in Lightroom CC
  • Effects in Lightroom CC
  • Split Toning in Lightroom CC
  • Details in Lightroom CC
  • Optics in Lightroom CC
  • Geometry in Lightroom CC
  • And much more...

Mac Photos

  • Intro to Mac Photos
  • Importing and Organizing Mac Photos
  • Cropping and Rotating in Mac Photos
  • Exposure Adjustments in Mac Photos

Google Photos

  • Intro to Google Photos
  • Importing and Organizing in Google Photos

Photoshop Express

  • Intro to Photoshop Express
  • Importing and Understanding the Workspace in Photoshop Express
  • The Editing Workspace and Applying Filters in Photoshop Express
  • Crop and Rotate in Photoshop Express
  • And much more...


  • Intro to Snapseed
  • Opening Photos and Navigating the App
  • Making Adjustments and Editing Exposure
  • Cropping

Sharing Your Photos

  • Intro to Sharing
  • Online Platforms for Photographers
  • Having Success on Instagram

Starting a Photo Business

  • Intro to Starting a Photography Business
  • Starting a Photo Business
  • Finding Your First Client
  • Payments and Accounting
  • How Much Should You Charge

Selling Stock Photos

  • Intro to Stock Photography
  • The Best Stock Photos Sites to Sell on


  • How to Print Your Photos
  • How Big Can You Print Your Photos
  • Framing


  • Thank You and Conclusion Video

Method of Assessment:

Upon completion of the course, you will be required to sit for an online multiple-choice quiz based assessment, which will determine whether you have passed the course (60% pass mark). The test will be marked immediately and results will be published instantly.


After successfully completing the course, you will be able to obtain the certificates. You can claim a PDF certificate for free-of-charge. There is an additional fee to obtain a hardcopy certificate which is £9.

Who is this course for?

  • Professional Photography Masterclass is perfect for anyone trying to learn potential professional skills.
  • As there is no experience and qualification required for this Professional Photography Masterclass course, it is available for all students from any academic background.


  • This Professional Photography Masterclass course is available to all learners, of all academic backgrounds.
  • Learners should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification.
  • Good understanding of the English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this Professional Photography Masterclass course.

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Joe asked:

Is it compulsory to do all of the activities/sections, or can you choose which parts of the course are of interest to you?


Hi Joe, Thanks for your query. If you want you can skip but in the exams there will be questions from all modules. Many thanks.

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Anthony Ashton asked:

I don’t have any experience of photography, can I start from this course?


Hi Anthony, Thanks for your query. The course is open to all and there is no formal qualification or any previous experience needed. You will learn everything needed from the course directly. Thanks. Many thanks.

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Scott Hurst asked:

How long is the course duration?


Hi Scott, Thanks for your query. The estimated course duration is 21 hours, however, you will get one year access to the course to complete. Many thanks.

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Amy Shearmur asked:

Good Morning, Is this a online course?


Hi Amy, Thanks for your query. Yes, this is a online self-paced course. Many thanks.

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Katie asked:

Hello, Is the cost of this course for the whole course or is it a monthly fee Thankyou


Hi Katie, Thanks for your query. This the whole course fee not monthly fee. Many thanks.

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Oliver asked:

Is there photoshop tutorial included for the photography?


Hi Oliver, Thanks for your query. Yes, In this course you will get the Photoshop tutorial with the other units. Many thanks.

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Char.4829 asked:

Will i gain a certificate/degree from this course in photography


Dear Char, Good morning. Yes, after successfully completing the course you will receive a certificate from us. Which will mention that you have completed the course with us. Thanks

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Leighanne asked:

Is this an online course? Thank you x


Dear Leighanne, Good morning. All of our courses are online courses. All of our course materials are online, and you can study everything online as well. Thanks

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