HNC Photography

With the boom in online advertising, social media, ecommerce and the fashion industry, photography is more than ever a rewarding and thrilling career option. For course content and employment opportunities scroll below.

Course Schedule

Mon, Tues, Wed
10:00 to 17:00

Wed, Thurs, Fri
10:00 to 17:00

Course Duration

6 Months

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Course Overview

Photography is fast emerging as a popular career choice among all the age groups. It is divided into many avenues each generating numerous job opportunities and lucrative income potential.

We have adapted our lessons to show a vast number of areas in photography so students have options in which area they wish to pursue.

Start Dates

2021 Start Dates

Ed Edinburgh
April 19

Gl Glasgow
April 21

Course Content

The following units are assessed through practical and written assignments.

Photography Theory
Basic knowledge and essential camera skills.

Corporate Photography
Visual business presentation; Staff headshots, interiors, working lifestyle shots and behind the scenes.

Social Photography
Event and group photography; portraits, family portraits, and weddings

Stock Photography
Creating a library of images for stock websites such as Istock or shutterstock where payments are received on image usage.

Still Life Photography
Studio based photography products and e-commerce; clothing, bags and accessories, shoes, electronics, food and drink, furniture & household goods, toys and baby products, books, movies, music and games, DIY, garden and pets, cosmetics and bodycare.

Starting a Business
Creating a business plan and identifying the areas in which you want to progress in.

Studio and location portraiture; kids, family photoshoots, pet photography, commercial, headshots, beauty and fashion.Image Editing
Using digital imaging software such as Photoshop.

Graded Unit
Research and portfolio based unit showcasing the skills you have learned throughout the course.

Equipment Required
The course fee includes a Digital SLR Camera.


This course is available at the following locations:


Many photographers work on a freelance basis across various sectors within the industry such as wedding photgrapher, press photograhy or lifestyle and events – others may chose to seek employment by brands to create fresh photohgraphy for new product launches, social media campaigns and brand building and awareness.

What type of work can I get on completion?

Family portrait photographer
New born baby & pregnancy photoshoots
Pet & Wildlife photographer
Product & eccomerce photographer
Beauty & Fashion photographer
Events and scocial gatherings
Weddings & Engagements
Photoshoot art director
Lifestyle photographer
Blog and social media content creator / influencer

Image retoucher
Lecturer & Educator
Magazine & press photographer
Stock photographer
Estate agency & New home builder
Interior & lifestyle photographer
Landscape & architecture

Our HNC photography course also opens doors to other related professions, including art direction, location scouting and image retouching as well as other creative industries, such as advertising, beauty and fashion press photography, thanks to GlamCandy’s proximity to them. The opportunities are truly endless!

Payment Options

There may be an option for students to apply for funding to pay towards your course. For information or to apply please complete the form above. We have the following payment options available;


– Apply for funding
– Flexible payment plans
– Pay in full