16-Week Digital Photography Certificate Program

With over 40 years of experience teaching award-winning photography students, you can now learn essential tips and tools from our professional faculty members!

Are you ready to begin taking better images?

Collaborate and Learn about Digital Photography in just FOUR MONTHS!

This four-month certificate program gives student advanced camera instruction, basic knowledge of Photoshop (for toning) and Lightroom (a database), studio lighting experience and access to Nossi’s incredible facilities, boasting the largest instructional studio in the Southeast.

Nossi College of Art’s Digital Photography Certificate is relevant for hobbyists looking to enhance their photography skills, industry professionals adding a new skill set to their resume as well as entrepreneurs wanting to become photography professionals.



Is Nossi’s Digital Photography Certificate Program a good fit for you?


The Digital Photography program is for:

Individuals interested in transitioning into fields of professional photography, hobbyists looking to refine their skills, business-minded individuals boosting their start-up image or any number of other careers under the photography umbrella.

Read some Frequently Asked Questions, here.

Quick Look

Program Length:

  • 16-Week Certificate Program
  • One Evening Per Week
  • 2018 Certificate Program Dates Coming Soon
  • + Open Studio Times

Tuition includes:

  • Use of Nossi’s expansive studios
  • Use of Nossi’s professional equipment
  • Training from our professional faculty
  • Learn at an accredited institution with a track record of award-winning photo work
  • A nossi.edu email address


  • $4,950
  • $100 non-refundable registration fee
  • Financing available through Pinnacle Financial Partners, download your application here.

Digital Photography Course Outline

  • Digital Photography Certificate Courses
    listed by week and course
  • 16 Week Program
  • WEEK 1
    Introduction to your Camera

    Learn about basic camera operation, exposing your photos and get an introduction to the studio where you will be working over the coming weeks

  • WEEK 2

    Understand lighting, available lighting and depth of field

  • WEEK 3
    Lenses and Camera Raw

    Understand focal length and perspective when picking the best lenses for your needs. There will also be an intro to camera raw and its relevance. 

  • WEEK 4

    Understand the key elements of composition by exploring how to design the best possible photograph 

  • WEEK 5
    Photographing People

    Learn how to photograph people with complimentary lighting

  • WEEK 6
    How to Cover an Event or Wedding

    Learn how to prepare for weddings including best equipment to use and techniques for capturing those special moments. 

  • WEEK 7
    Nature Photography

    Learning how to photograph nature, landscapes and the best camera functions and features

  • WEEK 8
    Black and White Photography

    Learn techniques to comprehend the basics of black and white photography 

  • WEEK 9
    Adobe Lightroom

    Understanding the importance of Lightroom as a photographer’s tool for organizing images

  • WEEK 10
    Advanced Lightroom

    Using Adobe Lightroom to develop your photos

  • WEEK 11
    Understanding Photoshop

    Overview of Photoshop, setting up your workspace and reviewing preferences in Photoshop

  • WEEK 12
    Advanced Photoshop

    Learn about advanced techniques in Photoshop like creating composite images, rasterized images, scaling, aligning, using layers and layer groups

  • WEEK 13
    Light Sources

    Understanding light sources, electronic flashes and be prepared for in-studio demonstrations

  • WEEK 14
  • WEEK 15
    Studio Access

    Put your skills to the test by hosting a photo shoot with models, hair and makeup

  • WEEK 16
    Portfolio Review

    Wrap up portfolio event. 

Who you'll be learning from

Tom Stanford

Photography Coorindator

Nossi's extensive photography curriculum is taught by working photographers so our students enter the workplace with the confidence of a professional. For students who want to pursue photography, they'll work in the best educational studios in the Southeast.

Tom Stanford - Photography Coorindator


  • Photojournalist
  • Commercial Photographer
  • Event Photographer
  • Wedding Photographer
  • Photo Studio Owner
  • Food Photographer
  • Advertising Photographer
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Photo Editor
  • Freelance Photographer
  • Photo Retouching Professional

Summer Classes Start May 7

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