SEG Level 3 Award in Photography

A professional photography course delivered in a studio and on location, providing you with the practical skills to become a successful Photographer.

Next Scheduled Date: 1 Aug 2022

  • Location: Bournemouth
  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Funding:
  • Total Cost: £2,240.00
  • Total Cost Post-October 2022: £2,296.30
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Why take this course?

This course provides you with the opportunity to develop the necessary skills in photography, to enable you to gain confidence to become a successful professional Portrait and/or Wedding photographer. You will learn how to create a portfolio of work to showcase your talent.

At the end of the course students are able to attend a work attachment to gain additional experience in the day to day running of a commercial studio, helping with shoots, editing, printing and dealing with customers. Work attachments are arranged personally with the provider, (not via CTP) and are subject to availability.

Photography equipment is available at the studio for anyone who does not have their own.

Is this the right course for me?

If you are considering a career in the Media industry or becoming self employed as a photographer then this course will provide you with the necessary skills and understanding.


SEG Level 3 Award in Photography


In order to create portfolios and assignments it is advisable that all attendees are numerate and literate to at least level 2.

Fees & Funding

  • Course Fee £2,240.00
  • Total Cost £2,240.00

Course Content

This course is delivered over 10 days face to face at our associates Studio in Christchurch near Bournemouth.

Course Outline

Unit Digital Photo Imaging Techniques R/601/2571

  • Competently use and control of Compact and Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras to control focussing, to include manual and auto settings
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual exposure settings
  • White balance
  • ISO settings
  • File formats (e.g. RAW and JPEG settings)
  • Correct use of light meter

Be able to download and store digital images from a camera

  • Import images into an image management system (Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom)
  • Appropriately store digital image files using professional image management software (Adobe Bridge)
  • Optimise digital images for export for various purposes (Adobe Photoshop)
  • Retrieve and output images for subsequent use

Be able to create and present a portfolio of photographs taken with a digital camera to a professional standard

  • Visual awareness
  • Control of media and materials
  • Appropriate layout
  • Presentation of imagery
  • Precision and attention to detail

Be able to review own creative development

  • Evaluate personal progress in relation to digital photographic practice

Assessment is by completion of

  • Questionnaire
  • Produce a 10 image portfolio submitted in 3 different outputs (ready for print, website, GIF/video for social media) to a professional standard
  • Each portfolio image supported with an explanation of how it was created and digitally enhanced (Adobe Photoshop)
  • Scrapbook/Diary to support their learning activities on the course
  • Observation of correct use of equipment, health and safety at work and questions and answers throughout the course
Attendees will have the opportunity to complete all course work during the course. The studio and all the equipment is available to use at the last part of each day and in the evenings and weekends. We have found that students find this valuable as practising outside lessons does help to instil the techniques and skills learnt. 

Career Opportunities

There are many associated career opportunities linked to those who hold this qualification and have a portfolio to showcase their work, a search on any of the mainstream recruitment websites will show a vast array of linked job titles. This is also an excellent course for anyone seeking self-employment

SEG Level 3 Award in Photography

Scheduled dates and locations

Here are the next available dates. To check availability or to book a place contact
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  • 1 Aug 2022 Bournemouth
    Good Availability
  • 12 Sep 2022 Bournemouth
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  • 3 Oct 2022 Bournemouth
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  • 14 Nov 2022 Bournemouth
    Good Availability
  • 5 Dec 2022 Bournemouth
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  • 9 Jan 2023 Bournemouth
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  • 13 Feb 2023 Bournemouth
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  • 13 Mar 2023 Bournemouth
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  • 17 Apr 2023 Bournemouth
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  • 8 May 2023 Bournemouth
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  • 5 Jun 2023 Bournemouth
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  • 10 Jul 2023 Bournemouth
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  • 14 Aug 2023 Bournemouth
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  • 4 Sep 2023 Bournemouth
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