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iPhotography's Duke of Edinburgh Online Course


Start the journey to your DofE Bronze, Silver or Gold award with iPhotography

We train beginner photographers through our #1 award-winning online photography course, approved by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as an official skills activity provider.

The iPhotography Course is the perfect way to help you complete your Duke of Edinburgh skills section.

Our iPhotography course is split up into 18 modules which can be completed in 12 weeks, but there is no time limit from our side.

Studying 60-90 mins per week will keep you on track. Our course modules have enough content to qualify for the skills section of your Bronze, Silver or Gold level award.

This course is self-paced, so you can fit it in around your other activities. It will give you a full understanding of how to use a camera, basic technical elements and how to get creative.

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Check out what our course will cover and what you’ll learn


Create stunning portraits using Depth of Field by understanding how to use aperture efficiently.

Shutter Speed

Capture dynamic movement, creative panning, light trails and more with extensive shutter speed techniques.


Say goodbye to unintentional blur or camera shake as we master your camera’s focus, ensuring sharp images.


Navigate easily through our courses with the perfect camera settings for correctly exposed imagery.


Low-light is no problem when you have a strong understanding of ISO, noise reduction and camera sensitivity.


Regular, fun photography challenges; plus, annual competitions with incredible prizes!

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Whilst, it’s not a mandatory part of the course qualification, you can submit photographs for personal assessment via our module assignments.

There are 9 optional assignments throughout the course which will give you direct feedback from a course tutor on how your photography is improving.


This online photography course not only teaches you all the standard technical expertise, settings, skills, tricks and effects with your camera in an easy-to-follow format – but we also show you how to use these skills to develop your own individual style as a photographer.

Each lesson is loaded with fun interactive quizzes and educational tests to help you keep all the information where you need it most.


Here’s an overview of some of the incredible benefits you’ll get when you sign up for iPhotography Course today:

18 Modules

World-class, step-by-step online photography training; engineered with LearnLock™ Technology for maximum retention and recall. Interactive, engaging modules with certified test results.

9 Optional Assignments

Personal critiques and constructive feedback from qualified photography tutors. Receive 1-on-1 advice and tips from the experts.

Personal Development

Before you start, upload an image to your profile. Upload another of the same subject upon completing the course and see how you have evolved as a photographer developing your own style and self-belief.

Interactive Quizzes

Course modules packed with quizzes, tests, videos, articles, podcasts, interviews and lots of interactivity to make your learning fun, fast and highly effective!

Download Library

Access our library of handy downloads and extra bonus materials, including: lighting diagrams, planning and posing guides, color wheels, contracts, checklists, and even more.

Photo Editing Tutorials

20 exclusive, follow-along Photoshop video and editing tutorials. You can stay up to date with all the new techniques and photography enhancements.

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The iPhotography Course promises to enhance your skills and help you develop your own unique style. Unlock your creativity on this exciting, entertaining and interactive journey.

Click the tabs below for an overview of what you’ll discover inside each lesson of the iPhotography Course:

Dive into your camera basics in Module One of our online photography course as we discover which camera equipment is best for you as well as key photography accessories, their uses and more. Understand the different types of camera bodies and popular lenses.

Dig into crucial information about using digital photography, get to grips with key terms such as pixels, ISO, compression and understand what everyone means when they talk about megapixels.

Hone in on your most loved photography style as we explore the variety of categories available. Not sure which is your favourite type of photography? Use this module to discover more.

Learn how to use white balance to correct the temperature of light within your photography. Discover at the basic skills involved in techniques such as light painting as well as off-camera flash. 

During our online photography course you’ll uncover a clear and simple way to finally understand shutter speed with important tips and techniques for eliminating camera shake, mastering hand held shots, employing different effects and most of all having fun!

Learn how to take professional-looking photos by controlling your depth of field and F/stop. Understand how to use aperture to capture super sharp shots as well as getting the perfect exposure by using metering and bracketing.

Understand the basics of composition as we look at techniques such as the Rule of Thirds, Balancing Elements, Symmetry, Leading Lines and so many more!

Start to experiment with advanced composition by altering your angles, viewpoints and levels. Discover the element of storytelling through photography as we begin to stage, layer and introduce themes to our images.

Delve into the psychology of colour and how the absence can affect the overall atmosphere to the image.

Later in the module discover how to add a touch of creativity to your black and white photography with the use of high and low key composition.

Pack up your kit as we head off to explore the in-depth world of travel photography.

This module will cover everything you could possibly need on your journey, including, street photography, architecture, macro, essential holiday snaps and how to protect your camera kit on-the-go!

Take your photography to the skies as we look at Landscape, Seascape and Cloudscape photography.

Never miss an opportunity to capture stunning panoramic images and techniques for enhancing mood and atmosphere within your landscape photos.

Capture life changing portraits that will last a lifetime of your friends, family and kids (or grandkids) with this extensive module that includes exclusive downloads and easy techniques to try with any camera.

Discover lighting setups, how to pose a family and what tricks you can try to get amazing expressions.

Mix up your workflow with some unique, surreal and abstract effects including macro textures, multiple exposure, using curves, water droplets, adding a pop of colour and so much more during your online photography course.

Plus there’s plenty of creative ideas for rainy day projects that will add a sparkle to your portfolio.

In Module 14 we've got something special for you.

Add a touch of magic to your images as we discover the tips and techniques to capturing fireworks, mist/fog, water trickery, slow sync/rear curtain flash sync, miniature effects, and a selection of lens filter effects.

With our years of experience as photography tutos, we've learnt a lot about 'what not to do' that other online courses forget to mention.

We'll share with you how to eliminate common beginner photographer pitfalls such as poor focus, red eye, under/over exposure, unwanted reflections, perspective distortion, chromatic aberration, refraction, diffraction and more.

Get a boatload of extra insights from professional photographers with Module 16.

Discover what you need to make the best prints, how to develop a deep, meaningful and dramatic story in your photos and what’s the best software to use to start editing.

Master the digital darkroom in our last 2 modules of the iPhotography Course. Learn how to quickly MASTER the exact steps you need to take to edit your photos like a pro – even if you’ve never used Photoshop CC before!

You’ll discover the secrets of professional photo editing, portrait retouchers and find out how to transform your subject. We'll share tips on how to smooth skin, brighten teeth, replace backgrounds all using Photoshop. After this lesson, you’ll never look at a fashion model the same way!

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Understand Your Camera

Are you having trouble understanding your camera’s settings? Not to worry – iPhotography has developed a simulation of a typical DSLR camera, with all features, buttons and dials fully explained.
No stone has been left unturned, and no feature of your camera left in the dark.

Certificate of Acheivement

By taking this course you will gain a genuine photography certification. You will receive a free downloadable PDF certificate, but you can also choose to upgrade to a premium hard copy which will be posted to your address upon course completion.
As a CPD & Duke of Edinburgh Award-approved training provider, you have the peace-of-mind assurance that your photography training has met strict external quality criteria.
Passing the iPhotography Course is an achievement that gives you a huge sense of personal pride and confidence as a photographer.
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Image: Premium Course Completion Certificate


Your course progress will be tracked and verified by our iPhotography assessor. They will automatically update your eDofE record upon completing the course and send your a confirmation email with your course certificate.

Stephen Walton iPhotography Course Assessor for Duke of Edinburgh Award Participants

Stephen Walton

Pro Photography Tutor & DofE Course Assessor

Stephen brings many years of photographic experience with him to his role as iPhotography’s head content and course creator.

After leaving art school in 2005 he went straight into studio photography working alongside Photo Corp UK, before running one of the UK’s most successful high-end portrait studios with Venture Studios for over a decade.

His personal work which stretches from portraits to landscapes, and other niches in between could be described as atmospheric and low key – sounds moody, but he’s not really!

He’s previously had work published by Adobe Photoshop on top of many industry awards for his portrait photography.


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We offer a full 30-Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are at all unhappy with the iPhotography Course, for any reason, just let us know and we’ll issue a full refund.


Is This Course for Me?

The simple answer – YES! It’s for everyone, including you!


Whether you have just bought a camera or have spent years behind the viewfinder, this course is comprehensive, educational, honest and cutting-edge – there is no other course like it (believe us, we checked a lot!). On our Course, you’ll find the answer to nearly every question a new photographer could ever ask.

We’re like the Wikipedia of photography – all of the answers are under one roof.

It’s been written by experienced professional photographers who have spent years working with clients to learn the best hints, tips and insightful stories to the genuine life as a professional photographer.

We’ll tell you the honest truth that other courses leave out – some of it may not be pretty, but the truth rarely is.

Do I Need any Prior Experience to Take this Course?

No, you don’t need any experience. This course is designed for absolute beginners and keen amateurs.

The language used is designed to be simple to understand and the course interface intuitive and easy to follow with no complicated jargon.

Can I Use My Existing Camera?

Yes! The best thing about this course is that you don’t always need to have a top end DSLR camera.

Some of our course can be followed with a simple point and shoot compact or even your smartphone.

An entry level Bridge, DSLR or Mirrorless camera will be enough follow the iPhotography Course.

You see, it’s not your camera, it’s how you use it.

Once you understand how a few of your camera’s features work, everything else falls into place very quickly and you’ll be taking stunning portraits and capturing beautiful memories in no time at all.

Do I Need to Buy Photoshop to Take this Course?

No. You do not 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 Modules 17 & 18 of the iPhotography Course you will receive extensive step-by-step training from our Photoshop expert on how to edit your images like a professional photographer.

While you don’t NEED to have Photoshop on your computer to follow along to the tutorials, you will need to watch the tutorials in full to be able to complete the end of module test.

Having Photoshop to be able to follow along to the tutorials will be advantageous, but not essential.

How Do I Access My Course?

The minute you sign up, you’ll have access to the course inside iPhotography’s cutting-edge learning platform.

If you’ve ever taken an iPhotography course before then you’ll be able to access the course right alongside your other iPhotography courses, all from one sleek, simple and secure platform.

Plus, you’ll have access to a whole array of benefits including our hugely popular member feedback gallery, download and media library and much more!