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What Will I Learn?

Learn to develop visually expressive commercial photographs
Ability to develop the skills of photographers who are capable of taking superior pictures for commercial purposes
Learn how to use commercial photography to promote or sell a product or service
Produce photographs of good quality which could be placed in product placement, leaflets, merchandising, and corporate brochures
Ability to enter into a highly lucrative market
Learn the photographic practice as a whole, both theory and practice using photographic equipment

The commercial world relies on powerful imagery to provide brand messages or news stories with high impact 

This professional photography course aims to develop visually expressive commercial photographers capable of taking superior pictures for the commercial world such as advertising agencies, picture desks, fashion houses, newspapers, international magazines, and much more.

Global Edulink is a leading UK training provider that can offer you the opportunity to earn a certificate in Commercial Photography to boost your career prospects.  During this course, you will gain a broad understanding of photographic practice, theory and equipment use as you are guided towards a career as a qualified photographer or simply as a keen hobbyist. This is a modern, comprehensive course covering every aspect of photography.

Commercial photography is essentially used to promote or sell a product or service. There are several ways in which photographs can be used to better market products and corporations. Your unique pictures could be used in product placement, merchandising, leaflets, and corporate brochures, for example.  Similarly, images you have taken might be used in specific industries such as catering, where text for café or restaurant menus are enhanced with stunning and vibrant images.

For photographers who excel at commercial photography, it can be a very lucrative market and as a broad field it has room for traditional or alternative photographs. Learn with Global Edulink and gain insight and knowledge from tutors that are well qualified and experienced in their industry sector and who can mentor and support you through your learning journey.

Our online course is so well designed you will feel that you are in the classroom! This course is comprised of professionally narrated e-Learning modules, interactive quizzes, tests and exams. All delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months). An effective support service and study materials will build your confidence to study effectively and guide you to secure your qualification.

Who is it for?

  • People looking to learn how to take cutting-edge documentary, portrait, editorial, advertising and fashion photographs commercially
  • Those looking to explore their inner creativity and develop their understanding of different camera types and settings, and a range of photographic equipment, photographic processing, and image post production
  • Anyone interested in developing a career as a professional photographer or wanting to improve their competence within their hobby

Benefits you will gain:

  • High quality e-learning study materials and mock exams.
  • Tutorials/materials from the industry leading experts.
  • 24/7 Access to the Learning Portal.
  • Benefit of applying NUS extra Discount Card
  • Recognised Accredited Qualification
  • Excellent customer service and administrative support.

Entry Requirement:

  • This course is available to all learners, of all academic backgrounds. However, having a sound educational background will be advantage to study this course.
  • Learners should be ages 16 or over to undertake the qualification.
  • Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course.

Method of Assessment:

At the end of the course learners will also take an online multiple choice question assessment test. This online multiple choice question test is marked automatically so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.


Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate in Commercial Photography.

Career Path:

Having a Photography qualification opens up many different areas of work for you, including:

  • Travel Photographer
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Events Photographer
  • Wedding Photographer
  • Construction Photographer
  • Preschool Portraits Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Portrait Consultant
  • Art Director
  • Graphic Designer
  • Freelance Photographer

Course Curriculum

introduction to commercial photography
Introduction to Commercial Photography 00:11:00
Types of Projections 00:12:00
cameras, tripods and other essentials
Types of Cameras 00:23:00
Tripod and Other Essential Equipments 00:20:00
using equipment accurately
Camera and Tripod 00:27:00
Camera Settings for 360 Degree Panoramic Image 00:07:00
Shoot HDR panoramas 00:21:00
post production and development
Post Production of Images 00:29:00
Developing with Adobe Camera 00:28:00
processing raw files
Processing RAW files 00:24:00
Processing RAW HDR files 00:36:00
photomatix and post-processing
Combining bracketed panoramas in Photomatix 00:23:00
Post-processing 00:31:00
uploading and viewing photos
Viewing on your own computer 00:16:00
Uploading and viewing a virtual tour 00:26:00
excercise files
Excercise Files- Commercial Photography 00:00:00
mock exam
Mock Exam: Commercial Photography Training 00:40:00
final exam
Exam: Commercial Photography Training 00:45:00
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  1. Lola May


    I am really glad I took this course, this course has basically taken my understanding of commercial photography from 0-100. And given me a lot of confidence.