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Level 2 Certificate in Photography Fundamentals

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Course Description

This course is designed to follow on from the Level 2 Award and will allow students the opportunity to build upon and further explore digital technologies in the field of photography. Digital imaging, printing and lighting in photography will be the main focus of this course and will allow you to develop basic skills within these topics.

This course starts on week commencing 05/09/2022 and will run for 15 weeks, 3 hours per week on Wednesday 6pm - 9pm.

Course fees (if not eligible for funding): £170.


UAL Level 2 Certificate in Photography Fundamentals

Entry Requirements

Although there are no formal entry requirements for this introductory course it is advised that the Level 2 Award is completed first. A keen interest in photography with a desire to improve or develop your digital photographic skills is desirable if you are to find the course engaging and enjoyable. It is essential before starting the course that students understand it is for beginners. Completion of Level 2 Award in Photography.


Units covered:

  • Lighting in Photography
  • Metering techniques
  • Assessing lighting for subjects/sources
  • Lighting sources
  • Digital Imaging and Printing
  • Characteristics of digital imaging and printing
  • Production of digital images
  • Assess and review digital images and prints
  • Safe working practices

Work Experience



This is an introductory course for beginners and so progression into a specific field of employment is not the expected outcome. Students successful on the course should consider more extensive study of creative media which can lead to a range of careers including:

  • Photojournalist.
  • Fine Art Photographer
  • Studio/Portrait Photographer.
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Marketing Assistant.
  • Web Editor.
  • Photo Retail Sales Assistant
  • Further Study
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