Blackford Centre for Professional Photography
Photography Training Courses
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Accredited Diploma in Professional Photography
Become a Professional Photographer
There's never been a better time to become a professional photographer.
The number of new magazines continues to grow. And all of them need photos.
People continue to get married, and their wedding photos
are among their most treasured possessions.
Parents want photos of their children. Schools want team photos. And companies always need photos for brochures and press releases.
Your local newspaper wants photos. And so do the picture agencies. Have you thought about selling your work for calendars or postcards? Or approaching advertising agencies? The list is endless.
But how do you set yourself up as a freelance?
That's one of the many secrets we teach.
Many photography courses promise to show you how to become a better photographer. But far fewer train you to become a pro.
There's a reason for that. Not many people understand the
nuts and bolts of the freelance business. The records you
keep. How you look for work. How to get paid. And what to
Having a client commission your first assignment is a real thrill. It's surpassed only by the pleasure of receiving a cheque. Imagine getting paid for doing what you enjoy!
Photography courses show you the way. Photography can be your main work. Or it can provide a second income. You can work from home, either part or full time, and you get to meet interesting people. Every day is different.
About the photography course
The photography course shows you how to become a professional photographer. It gives you the right information when you need it.
The Diploma course is a complete learning package. 'Become a freelance photographer' is crammed full of information, tips and exercises.
Constructed by expert photographers, the course distils years of experience, covering all the main kinds of assignments. By taking this photography course, your success as a photographer is assured.
When you study with us you'll access all of the materials online.
Once, you've enrolled we'll provide you with login details and the name of your tutor. And as soon as you have these details you can log straight into the system and get started on the course.
Note: We won't send you the course materials by post.
Personal to you
To help you fully understand the course material, we'll set you assignments. They'll be assessed by one of our experienced tutors. It means your photographs can be checked in a friendly atmosphere before you're exposed to the outside world.
You'll have unlimited access to your personal tutor, who'll give you free advice and suggestions on anything to do with photography, including your own clients. Plus, you can take as long as you want to complete the photography course.
Unlike many photography courses, our course is based on the real world. By the end of it, you'll have met all the main problems that a photographer encounters. So you won't face any surprises when you meet your first client.
What does the photography course cost?
The course cost is shown in the registration page.
How long does the Diploma course take?
Many students take nine months to complete the Diploma course. If you're busy, it could take you eighteen months. If you have spare time and you're prepared to work hard, you could complete the course in three months. But unlike other organisations, we set no time limit. You can take as long as you want. You study at your pace, not ours.
When you complete the course
Once you complete the photography course, we send information about your success to your local newspapers (if you want). It's a good way of telling potential clients that you're available. We'll also put your name on our Register of Professional Photographers.
It's time to get started
Having read this far, you've got what it takes - motivation. Enrol now, because this is where the adventure and rewards begin. It's easy to start:
- Register now for the photography
course by clicking
here. If you need help or information,
- When you first login, read
the first module. It's laid out in an easy-to-follow
format. Then do the simple first assignment.
Send it to your tutor for marking. They will
return it to you with friendly advice and comments.
- Do the same for the other modules, until you reach the end of the photography course. By then, you'll be earning good money as a photographer.
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