& Achieve your dOFe SKILLS!

Start the journey to achieve 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.

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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 – all delivered in a simple and entertaining package.

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.

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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Engaging interactive content

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.

What You’ll Get

Here’s an overview of some of the incredible benefits you’ll get when you sign up to 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

Packed with quizzes, tests and lots of interactivity to make your learning fun, fast and highly effective!

Extensive Download Library

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

Photo Editing Tutorials

20 NEW customized, follow along photoshop video and editing tutorials. You can stay up to date with all the new techniques and photography enhancements.

What You’ll Learn

iPhotography promises to enhance your skills and help you develop your own unique style. Unleash your creativity on this exciting, life changing journey.

Click the tabs below for an overview of what you’ll discover inside each module 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.

Using white balance to correct the temperature of light within your photography. Look at the basic skills involved in Light Painting as well as off camera lighting. If you’re a lover of light, why not add on our iPhotography Light Tricks Course.

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 portraits by controlling your depth of field and f-stop. Understand factors of aperture used to perfect super sharp landscape shots as well as obtaining the perfect exposure 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. 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, important kit and much more!

Take your photography to the skies as we look at Landscape, Seascape and Cloudscape photography. Never miss a thing with panoramic capturing and techniques for atmospheric changes.

Capture life changing portraits that will last a lifetime with this extensive module, exclusive downloads and easy techniques. If portraiture is a particular favourite of yours, why not add on our iPhotography Portrait Course.

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.

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 sync, miniature effects, and a selection of lens special effects.

Eliminate common pitfalls such as poor focus, red eye, under/over exposure, unwanted reflections, perspective distortion, chromatic aberration, refraction, diffraction and so much 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 story in your photos and what’s the best software to use to start editing.

Master the digital darkroom. 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 re-touchers and find out how to transform your subject, flatter their features and amplify their assets using advanced tools in 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.
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Certificate of Achievement

By taking this course you will gain a genuine photography certification. As an accredited training provider, you have peace-of-mind assurance that your photography training has met a strict external quality criteria. Passing iPhotography Course is an achievement that gives you a huge sense of personal pride, confidence as a photography as well as significant career advantages.

Individual, imaginative, intriguing

A shot can be technically perfect but aesthetically boring. iPhotography not only teaches you the full spectrum of photography, but encourages students to look at the world through artistic and creative eyes. There are endless suggestions, encouragement and inspiration on how to achieve individuality and exclusivity within your photography.
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What Our Students Say About iPhotography

iPhotography prides itself on over delivering to customers, and that’s why you can trust in our 5 * reviews:
“This photography course is amazing, I have learned an incredible amount not just about my Camera, but about Photoshop. It has improve my Photography as a whole, and I thank all the tutors for their input. It has answered many questions I had about photography that books did not.”
Lynn Taylor, USA

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“I’m really enjoying this photography course. I am doing it really slowly. Taking notes from each module so I can use them when I am out and about and I am doing all of the assignments.”
Clementine, Australia

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“I was a total beginner to DSLR photography and I enjoyed the course. It was informative and the modules were in a progressive order. I am so glad I persevered and completed the whole course. I will use your site for more knowledge and help. Thank you.”
Kevin Wayman, UK

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“I have learned so much in this course so far and I can’t thank the team who put this programme together enough. It is done so logically and simply the even I can follow it, albeit with time and patience.”
Anthony Reynolds, UK

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“Course content was well presented and useful. Lots of good tips and workarounds for photoshop editing. As an experienced photographer I still found the course challenging”
Dean Sibley, UK

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“This is great, I kinda know a lot already, but is so good to read it all finally in a order and simple language. so useful to repeat and make sure what you know and what still needs to be practice.”
Inga Drazniece, UK

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“I am a self taught amateur photographer. I am aiming towards setting up my own photography business and thought this course was exactly what I need to refresh what I already know and to learn the essentials that I don’t know. So far I am finding it great and I am gaining more knowledge and practice.”
Lyn, USA

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“This online photography course has given me so much. Night trails. Capturing Water pictures. Experimenting. Confidence is growing. I love every module. It’s all so inspiring”
Allison McMahon, Canada

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Course FAQ’s

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 photography 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. A lot of our course can be followed with a simple point and shoot compact or even your smartphone. As long as you’ve got a camera to hand then you’ll find the iPhotography Course is the perfect investment in your passion!

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 have 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. This training is delivered to you through a series of 20 over-the-shoulder online video tutorials.

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 student gallery, forum, chat wall and much more!

Get Started Today!

Throughout this in depth online photography course, you’ll discover camera settings, equipment, composition, aperture, shutter speed and editing right through to how to look at the world through your own unique and creative eyes.

If you aspire to capturing beautiful photographs that you can be enormously proud of, then don’t waste any more time. You owe it to yourself to get the best possible training and guidance you can to achieve your full potential.

Hit the button below today and begin your journey inside the exciting and satisfying world of photography!


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