Photography Essentials - Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I need any special equipment?

No. We assume that you have your won camera, but other than this you don’t need any special equipment. However, please keep in mind that if you’re serious and really want to get the most out of the course, you may want to consider investing in a DSLR or bridge camera and tripod. It is not a requirement for the course, but you may find it frustrating at times when you want to practise some of the more advanced techniques within the course.

Do I need to buy Photoshop to take this course?

No. You don’t need to purchase Photoshop or other image editing software. The ability to edit your images is an important part of modern photography and no photography course would be complete without covering this vital area. During Units 17 & 18 of this iPhotography Course you will receive extensive step-by-step training from our Photoshop expert on how to edit your images like a professional photographer. This training is delivered to you through a series of 20 over-the-shoulder online video tutorials.

The principles detailed in the photo editing units can be followed along using FREE image editing software such as Gimp or These programs have many of the key features of Photoshop and are more than sufficient for this part of the course.

Will I receive a certificate at the end?

Yes. You will receive a Professional Certificate in Introduction to iPhotography. It’s important not to confuse this certificate with a nationally recognised qualification, which is substantially longer and more expensive.

What are the requirements?

  • Internet enabled computer or device
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