About This Course

Are you interested to take up photography as a hobby? Have you got a DSLR camera but aren’t sure how to make the most out of it? Or maybe you want to take professional quality photos to market your business? Whether you want to know more about photography for pleasure or for business, Introduction to Digital Photography will teach you all you need to know. You’ll go from taking scrapbook snaps to carefully considered photographs in no time. 

Who is this course for?

Introduction to Digital Photography is the perfect online course for any aspiring photographer who wants to learn the basic ins and outs of digital photography. It is also ideal for owners of a DSLR camera that want to get to grips with how to control the brightness and effects of their images through aperture, shutter speed and the camera’s other settings.  

What will you get from this course?

From an understanding of white balance to depth of field, Introduction to Digital Photography will arm you with the essential knowledge and skills you need to take fantastic digital photographs with a DSLR camera. 

When you have completed this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand the basics of how to use a DSLR camera 
  • Explain the ‘photo triangle’ 
  • Alter camera exposure and use flash 
  • Adjust white balance 
  • Control shutter speed 
  • Grasp the basics of focus and depth of field
Course features 
  • Adaptive technology for a personalised learning experience 
  • Tricks and techniques from an expert 
  • Content can be accessed via any platform (mobile, tablet, computer), at any time 
  • High-quality video led course for an engaging study programme 


  • Getting started: introduction 
  • DSLR overview: what a DSLR is and its essentials  
  • DSLR basics: composition and exposure (intro, ISO, aperture and shutter speed)
  • White balance: the basics and custom white balance 
  • Focus: the basics and depth of field 
  • Flash: the basics and flash diffusers 


This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.

On completion of your course you will also be able to have your certificate endorsed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service for recognised CPD Hours.

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation of our courses.



At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.

Course Outcomes

Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:

A Diploma issued by Online Academies


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