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So Many Reasons to Join.

Smart’s comprehensive online photography course is packed with hundreds of handy features that make learning photography easy.

Take a look at some of the reasons we are considered to be the best online course for developing your photo skills.

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18 Bespoke Modules

Smart Phone & Tablet Friendly

One Simple Online Platform

Photography Resources & Downloads

Easy-to-follow Video Lessons*

Bespoke Training

Access to Online Groups

Practical, Hands-On Assignments*

Printable Diploma Certificate

Post Graduation Guidance

Wedding Photography 101 Lesson

Online Forum

CPD Accredited*

Lifetime Membership

No time restraints

Assignment Feedback*

Active Community

Member Only Blog Posts

Challenges, Quizzes & More

Student Perks

Black & White Photography 101

Personal Dashboard & Profile

Workshop & Sessions*

Commercial Photography 101*

Sport & Event Photography 101

Responsive Support Platform

Content Notifications

1 on 1 Mentoring

Receive expert advice and mentoring from award-winning photographers.

18 Bespoke Modules

Our ‘fundamentals of photography course’ has 18 modules to take you from beginner to pro.

Smart Phone & Tablet Friendly

Learn anytime anywhere with our smartphone and tablet friendly course.

One Simple Online Platform

Everything you need in one simple and easy to use online platform.

Photography Resources & Downloads

Great access to free photography resources and additional content.

Easy to follow Video Lessons*

Coming soon to Smart

Bespoke Training

With curated learning paths you can become a specialist in your field much quicker.

Access to Online Groups

Join an active group of photography students all with similar goals.

Practical, Hands-On Assignments

Bespoke assignments set by our mentors on request.

Printable Diploma Certificate

Earn your free online photography course certificate and show it off to family & friends.

Post Graduation Guidance

Your journey doesn’t end when you finish the course with access to our photography forum and mentorship program.

Landscape Photography 101

Learn about composition, dynamic range and everything else with our landscape photography module.

Alumni Perks

As a photographer, we believe you should never stop learning that’s why we provide support after you graduate.

Commercial Photography 101*

oming soon to the Smart platform

Sport & Event Photography 101

Gain a better understanding of Shutter Speed, Focal Length and Focus Modes with our in-depth look at sports photography.

Responsive Support Platform

We aim to respond to all messages within 24 hours. If it’s in office hours expect a much much quicker reply.

Wedding Photography 101 Lesson

Make your hobby your career with expert advice from photographers who have been there and done it.

Online Forum

Our online forum is a great way to get inspired and connect with a community of like-minded individuals.

CPD Accredited*

Coming soon to Smart

Lifetime Membership

Once you sign up you will have access to Smart for life.

No time restraints

At Smart your access to our platform doesn't run out as it does with many other online courses.

Assignment Feedback

Receive expert feedback on your photos from award-winning photographers.

Active Community

Join an ever-growing community of photographers and arrange meetups to try out your latest photography techniques.

Member Only Blog Posts

Gain access to hidden content with your membership to Smart. From new blog content to photo assignments.

Challenges, Quizzes & More

Test you photography knowledge and put it into practice with our challenges and quizzes

Student Perks

As a student, you will receive access to hidden content, mentorship as well as discounts on camera equipment.

Black & White Photography 101

Learn to create timeless monochrome images with our black and white photography module.

Personal Dashboard & Profile

Once signed up you will have access to all of our photography features as well as your personal profile.

Workshop & Sessions

Arrange workshops and photography sessions with other active members of the online photography community.

Professional Instructors

Ask our award-winning mentors anything about photography and receive expert advice on how to improve your images.

Content Updated Monthly

An ever-growing blog with useful information and inspiration for all levels of photo ability.

Content Notifications

Get updates on the latest releases from the Smart platform.

KEY TO SUCCESS IN PHOTOGRAPHY

There are many ways to become a successful photographer and everyone has their own individual learning style.

Our course caters to a wide range of individuals who all want to achieve a similar goal.

Additionally, the features of our course make it possible for anyone to begin their journey on the road to becoming a better image maker.

Whilst Smart students will benefit from a range of features our two standout selling points are our Fundamentals of Photography Course and our 1-on-1 mentoring.

Are you looking to learn photography from the ground up whilst at the same time being able to ask for advice and guidance? Then Smart is the course for you. Equally, if you are already a proficient photographer there are many great benefits to signing up.

KEY TO SUCCESS IN PHOTOGRAPHY

Our mentors have years of experience as professional photographers and are equipped with the knowledge to help you conquer any problems you might be having.

Whether you are after advice on the best settings for your camera or tailored solutions to your problems the Smart team are here to help.

‘I was really struggling with my sports photography but after taking the course I felt I knew so much more. After reaching out to the mentors Mike provided me with some invaluable advice which I now use at every shoot. Being able to share my images with the guys at Smart and receive positive and constructive feedback really is amazing!’

18 MODULES WHICH TEACH YOU PHOTOGRAPHY

Our fundamentals of photography course teaches you everything you need to know in order to become a better photographer.

The course is broken down into 18 easy to understand modules and assesses your progress throughout.

One of the main goals of the course is to teach you to take control of your camera and gain an understanding of the exposure triangle of Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO.

Beginners can often be eager to jump into manual mode and we understand this desire. However, some of the best photographers use Aperture Priority or Shutter Priority and there should be no shame in this. At the end of the day, you are just trying to gain good exposures and you can still take control without being in full manual mode.

Each and every photographer should find their own methods which suit their particular needs. For example, if you’re a wedding photographer Aperture Priority might be the most appropriate option. Whereas, if you are a sports photography prioritising you Shutter Speed might be more important.

We want everyone who joins Smart to feel inspired and not get overwhelmed by technical jargon. For that reason, we made the course as simple and straightforward as possible while at the same time covering all the key points you need to learn.

18 MODULES WHICH TEACH YOU PHOTOGRAPHY

The features that we have to offer at Smart are forever developing and improving.

When you sign up to Smart you gain lifetime access to our platform. This way you can continue learning long after you’ve received your certificate.

Over the years we have built an active community of photographers and we take note of what sparks their creative flame. This way we can tailor content to their requirements whilst also increasing the number of features we offer to new students.

Our blog is a great example of how we continue to inspire and develop our students and their photography.

We have recently started asking for guest posts from our members which we review and refine before posting. This can give a real insight into how an inexperienced photographer approaches and learns a new skill or process.

We want to stress that when the course ends that isn’t the end of your learning of photography.

In many ways, it is just the beginning. However, this should be looked at as a positive as you tackle the challenging yet exciting prospect of being a successful photographer.

All our members gain access to hidden blog content, tailor-made assignments as well as member-only discounts on workshops and photography equipment.

Start your photography journey today by taking advantage of all our Smart photography course features. It’s easy to see why our students love being part of Smart.

There are so many reasons to join Smart so what are you waiting for?