QQI Digital Photography


Course Details

This distance learning, QQI accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at work, and can gain a nationally accredited Qualification.

This is a comprehensive course in digital photography and post-production imaging. It aims to provide enhanced skills and knowledge that are required within the photographic industry. The course covers the art of taking photographs, planning a shoot and manipulating photographs using digital software. As the course involves manipulating photographs to produce special effects, Students must have access to a Windows computer to use photography software (software is provided free with the course).

By choosing to study this course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this QQI certified course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.

Who should complete this course?
  • People who wish to learn photographic skills for work, career or personal reasons.
  • Those new to Photography who wish to learn advanced skills.
  • People who wish to learn digital imaging techniques.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • Leaving Cert or equivalent, and/or relevant Life or Work Experience.
  • As this programme is delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
  • Good working knowledge of computers.
  • Students must have access to a Digital Camera and a Windows computer to use photography software (provided free with the course).
  • Learners must be a resident of Ireland / based in Ireland.
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
  • For more details on the suitability of this course click here>
How CMIT eLearning Works…

Topics covered in this Course

Unit 1: Introduction to Digital Photography

  • Evolution of Photography
  • Photo-Composition
  • The Elements of Design
  • Portraiture

Unit 2: Brief and Planning

  • Planning a Shoot
  • Working as a professional team
  • Developing a Portfolio
  • Logging Your Work

Unit 3: Using Cameras

  • Using a Digital Camera
  • Advanced Camera Use
  • Appropriate Equipment

Unit 4: Post-capture Production

  • Digital Imaging Software
  • Getting Started with Paint.net
  • Cropping, Re-sizing and Rotating Images
  • Photographic Effects
  • Using Layers
  • Special Effects
  • Colour Correction

Unit 5: Digital photographic storage

  • Workflow
  • Workstation Design
  • Storage
  • Print Output
  • Print Quality and Resolution

Unit 6: Presentation and Finishing Techniques

  • Filing and Cataloguing
  • Trimming Techniques
  • Mounting Techniques
  • Presentation Techniques
  • Galleries
  • This course is assessed through a learner record (including a portrait shoot), and a portfolio (submission of 18 photos).
  • All work submitted must be your own work. There is no exam with this course.
  • As part of our quality assurance, student assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an independent QQI External Authenticator.
Transfer and Progression to Further Studies
  • This course leads to a level 6 component award on the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Students who successfully complete this programme may use this level 6 component certificate as credit towards a number of QQI Advanced Certificates including: Photography (6M3732) and Fashion Industry Practice (6M4508). For more details contact us.
  • Following successful completion you will receive a QQI Level 6 component certificate in Digital Photography (6N3589).
  • Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. CMIT is registered with QQI to offer programmes leading to QQI awards in the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland.
  • Please note that there is a Eur60 fee payable for administration, moderation and certification.
  • Click here for Accreditation Details
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by Student August 2017 on Aug 24 2017 10:38

I am very happy with the layout of the course. The website and content is user friendly, easy to use.

by Student March 2017 on Mar 20 2017 15:25

Recommended by a friend. Great courses. Brilliant to deal with.

by Student November 2016 on Dec 6 2016 17:23

Overall a good course with great tutor and helpful staff.

by Student November 2016 on Nov 14 2016 14:39

Thank you very much to my tutor Peter for helping me again this time with this course. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is interested in the photography field or even give it a go. You would definitely learn the different types of photography and learn how to put together a portfolio which is great to prepare yourself if you go into college or a job that requires a portfolio!

by Student October 2016 on Oct 27 2016 14:58

My tutor Peter is very good at supporting me throughout the course, I have learned a lot on researching different types of photography out there and learning about the settings on my camera. I would definately recommend people doing this course if they want to learn more about photography.

by Student September 2016 on Sep 8 2016 14:53

I enjoyed every minute.

by Student August 2016 on Aug 16 2016 14:08

Fast result and good online help.

by Student July 2016 on Jul 1 2016 15:33

Quick course with good support.

by Student June 2016 on Jun 16 2016 09:35

I loved the course, because I was working full time I felt I got caught for time near the end, and rushed my last assignment, I have to say that my tutor Peter Wilcock was fantastic and very encouraging.

by Student May 2016 on May 6 2016 15:38

It was the first course I found with a recognised qualification.

by Student April 2016 on Apr 25 2016 11:39

It was interesting and very informative.

by Student April 2016 on Apr 12 2016 09:27

I love the course it's a great tool to help me develop my new skill.
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