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Around 40 hours plus photographic assignments.
Each section of the course will take around 1 to 2 hours to complete.
Overall you should take around 40 hours to complete the course.
You work at your own pace - you can work through all the tutorials over a period of weeks or months.
Each section has it's own assignment,usually a photographic task, while each task won't take long on it's own you should include the time taken to prepare, go and shoot and examine pictures.
If you allow 1 week for each assignment then the course will last 6 months.
You do not need to complete all assignments, but you will have to complete a final photographic test.

You can access the course at any time once you have enrolled.
The course will be available to you free of charge forever!
As the course gets updated you will automatically receive access to the new materials.

The course costs 25.00 UK Sterling.
This includes:
  • All course notes
  • All course videos
  • All course downloads
  • All course rewards
  • Ongoing assessment
  • Final assessment
  • Award Certificate

Yes.  You will be awarded a Certificate of Photography Level I.
To achieve this award you will need to pass the continuous assessments and the final assignment to an acceptable level.

This course is suitable for a beginner or experienced hobbyist.
We will explain everything you need to know as you work through the course.
You will see lots of examples and be able to download "Cheat Sheets" - summaries of the information covered.

No.  This is an entirely online, distance learning course.
However, we do run many face-to-face, single and group workshops over the year and you are welcome to attend any of these courses.
We will let you know as new courses become available.

You are assessed through online tests and a final photographic assessment
During the main part of the course at the end of each section there is an online test using a combination of multi-choice questions.
You must pass each test before proceeding to the next lesson.
You can re-take these tests as often as you wish.
At the end of the course you will be asked to submit photographs online for a final assessment by your tutor.

If you pass you will be awarded a Certificate of Photography Level I.
You have lifetime access, so you can keep coming back to refresh your memory.
You will continue to receive free updates so your information is always up to date.
You will still be able to take new bonus downloads as they become available.

You can retake all exercises, review all lessons and re-submit your final assessment as often as you like.
If you are stuck on a particular section you may contact your tutor for additional support.

To complete the course you must submit examples of your photography showing that you have learnt from the course and that your photography is of a suitable standard.

The course is delivered entirely over the web, so if you have got this far, you probably have everything you need to complete the course.
Some of the sections of the course do include using the computer as part of working with photographs.  We will guide you through all the software you will need to complete these sections.
You will be using entirely free software, you will not need to purchase any additional software.

The course is entirely compatible with any PC, Apple, Tablet and even smart phones.
Tablets will work fine.
A smart phone is usable, but may be a little small for viewing some images.

No, you do not need Photoshop to take this course.
We do cover post-processing of images using software, but you will use a freely downloadable software package for this.
If you are already a Photoshop user, then what you will learn will be directly applicable to Photoshop - and lots of other software packages too.

A digital camera with an interchangeable lens.
This includes digital SLRs, micro four-thirds cameras and bridge cameras.
You can choose any make of camera, all the common manufacturers are covered like Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Panasonic and many more.
This course is not suitable for compact cameras without interchangeable lenses or cameraphones.
In addition you will find a tripod very useful.
We cover other photography accessories, but you will not need them to complete the course.

No, there are no age restrictions for enrolling.
The course is completely suitable for any age.
We would not recommend it to students under the age of 12.

There are over 20 modules which cover:
  • Technical aspects of photography
  • Photographic theory & history
  • Aperture, Shutter, ISO and Exposure
  • Landscapes
  • Cityscapes
  • Portraits
  • Weddings
  • Macro
  • Night Photography
  • Managing your computer
  • Processing images on your computer

Yes, the course is kept up to date.
One of the benefits of an online course is that we can add new materials or revise existing materials at a moments notice.
As soon as they course is updated you will have access to those new materials.
Even after you have completed the course you will be able to return and take advantage of new lessons and rewards when they become available.

There is no physical component to this course.
You are free to download the lessons and print them as you work through the course.

Just use the contact button at the top of every page.
Most conversations take place by email, but we can also arrange telephone and skype conversations where approriate.

We offer a range of additional face-to-face courses and workshops.
You can book personal time with a tutor at your convenience.
There may be an additional charge depending on the course or workshop.

We can be contacted for skype support where appropriate.
We will shortly be launching full skype and Google hangout tutorials

Yes, please use the contact form and we will get in touch with you to organise this.

I am Simon Walden, the principal photographer and tutor for the Photo Academy Network.
I have been making photographs for over 40 years and work as a commercial photographer.
My work has been exhibited around the world and has won many awards.
I have authored over 10 books on photography.
I have over 8 full length TV courses available on DVD as well.
I regularly teach for the Royal Photographic Society and people travel from all over the world for my workshops.