Digital Photography Course


The Fundamentals of Digital Photography is a beginner photography course designed to help you master your digital camera. This course is offered by the NYIAD's sister school, the New York Institute of Photography.

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You'll learn

  • How to turn your good pictures into great photographs
  • How to use the basic settings and modes on your digital camera
  • How to see the world like a photographer

See the full digital photography course outline here.

Why Choose NYIP:

  • One-to-one feedback from a professional photographer
  • Online photography training you can access anytime, anywhere, at your own pace
  • Up to 18 months to complete your courses
  • 14 days to review the program risk-free
  • Certificate in Digital Photography from an accredited institution

NYIP's Mentor Program:

NYIP is the only online photography school that provides you with a team of professional photographers who act as your teachers, coaches, and mentors. You will benefit from a personal relationship just like you would get in the classroom. NYIP mentors are there to answer your questions via phone or email at every turn.

In addition, you will submit photo projects throughout the course which will be evaluated by the teacher assigned to you. They are there to help you improve as you master the craft.

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New York Institute of Photography’s Fundamentals of Digital Photography is the perfect course for anyone interested in learning the art of photography. Learn to get the most out of your digital camera. Study focus, composition, exposure and lighting. Finally capture the photographic vision you’ve had in your mind’s eye- of your family, your life and your travels. New York Institute of Photography’s state of the art online course platform is easy to navigate and filled with photographs and video lessons brought to you by professional photographers. You’ll work one on one with an NYIP mentor- a professional photographer who will answer all your questions and provide valuable feedback on your work. And because it’s online, you can take the course wherever you are, whenever you want to, and at your own pace. Learn photography from a pro- enroll today.

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Barbara McKinnon
I liked the whole course would have loved an on hand class at the end of the course
Leah Dickinson
in the 1990's, I was trained in black and white film with a darkroom for production. Times have changed so much in twenty years, that the photography I knew was point and shoot that today requires understanding of the digital process and its software available in editing. If your looking to go professional, then it is advised to take this course to understand digital photography. If you just having fun for keepsakes, its not necessary, but still good idea in order to have the best keepsakes.
Purbasha Mazumdar
Vast course and practical projects helps a lot. But more practical projects are required.
Modymark Palaganas
The most convenient online photography class I've ever had.
Damion Cameron
Very Good course to learn the Fundamentals of Digital Photography. I learnt a lot and I now know how to use my DSLR and know more about lighting, Would have enjoyed a third photo project and not just two, to include the use of off camera flash and high speed sync.
Douglas Copeland
Its a fun course im enjoying myself
Paul Le Houillier
I really liked it. Very well done. I would recommend the training to anyone who wants to master the basics and bring their photography to the next level.
Mayra Pau
I loved the class. Thought I knew a lot, however the course thought me so much. Highly recommend it
Bridgette Gandy
I enjoyed this so much! It was very informative and I absolutely loved the videos! Sadly I will miss taking it, but I have finished and am very proud of how this course has helped me take better photos!
Paul Takats
I would highly recommend this for anyone looking to get off the ground and understand the concepts that are the cornerstone of the discipline of photography.
Cynthia Medashefski
I am enjoying my course, learning things I never knew. NYIP, you are the best!
Zdravko Marchev
Excellent course of study! Thanks.
Holly Cook
I loved this course! As a newbie to digital photography, this course was exceptionally helpful while I got to know the capabilities of my camera. Worth every penny! Thank you for such an in depth course. I can now take photos I never imagined I'd be able to take.
Jessica Ramirez
The best course to start learning photography.
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Cheryl King
This course has helped me so much. To be more confident in my work and be proud of my work. It makes it so easy to take the course at your own pace. Would highly recommend NYIP to everyone interested in photography!!! I'm so excited to soon be a graduate of NYIP.
Heng Jiang
excellent on line course.
Loved the course and appreciate the quality of the course as well as my results.I have improved my photography to a different level
Michael Woods
This course taught me a lot about photography, and has inspired me to learn more. In fact, I am strongly thinking about signing up for the NYIP Professional Photography Course. Before taking this course I only used my camera's "Auto" mode, but now I rarely set my camera on anything but its "Manual" or "Aperture Priority" mode. I've really enjoyed taking this course!
Dave Oliver
In the three years that I pursued this course, I found it to be thorough and very professional. I've recommended it to many people. My skills have improved and I feel that it is a new beginning for me in being an excellent photographer.
Eileen Copenhaver
For years I was going to take the time to learn more about photography, well I finally did and I am very pleased with all that I have learned.
Xiaojun Shang
The best course is that I have mastered the basics of photography, and I am very grateful.
Louisa Rene
Very informative and simple, explains everything very well and goes well into each topic. Loving it
Rebecca Scott
I really learned a lot. This course, especially the comments on photo submissions from the instructors, have made me more mindful of the how and why I am taking a particular photo.