Course Description

From the history of photography to advanced skills in Adobe Photoshop CC, as well as an understanding of current marketing practices, the Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging gives you the technical skills and business acumen you need to successfully establish or enhance your career in photography.

During the course you will:

  • Learn about the history and various genres of photography.
  • Build a marketable portfolio of work throughout the course.
  • Become familiar with pre-production, production and post-production workflow.
  • Learn how to respond to a client’s brief.
  • Master colour management and lighting effects and develop advanced skills in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop CC.
  • Gain an understanding of current marketing, social media and business practices in the photography industry.

Why study this course with us?

  • You will graduate from the course with an online portfolio of work to present to prospective employers and clients
  • The course content is current and relevant, and is both written and approved by industry experts
  • The Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging offers all the knowledge you need to start working in the industry, including both technical and creative aspects to help you develop your practical photography skills, as well as your own unique style
  • Once enrolled in the course, you will receive a membership to the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), Australia’s leading photography body. You’ll have access to digital magazines, business templates and peer reviews
  • You’ll also learn how to market your work – a key skill when building a successful business. The course includes business, social media and marketing topics to help you self-promote your work and break into the industry.

Potential career outcomes

  • Assistant Technician Photo Production
  • Freelance Photographer
  • Photo-Equipment Sales Assistant
  • Photographer’s Assistant
  • Sole Trader in photographic products and services