Freelance Digital Photography Course.


You don’t need academic qualifications to be a good photographer. Just the desire to improve your picture-making techniques. Remember, every successful photographer was once a complete beginner. Success is simply a matter of knowing what to do.

This course is for digital SLR camera users. Or do you have a digital camera that has manual controls for setting aperture and shutter speed? Great! This course is all about taking better quality photographs and knowing how to get the most out of your camera. Any brand. Old or new.


The course is conducted by correspondence (home study), in simple non-jargon plain English. Your tutor is an experienced expert. You’ll see the improvement in your photos as you progress through the exercises. That’s guaranteed. You can live anywhere.

Photography can be a fun hobby, and a significant second-income earner. Whether you are a novice or a reasonably competent photographer, this is where you can learn in one year what most photographers take a lifetime to know. 

This course is also for new photographers who want to know how to get paid for their photos. Thousands of photographs are purchased every day from local freelance photographers for use in New Zealand and elsewhere in the world. Whenever you see (c) copyright on a photo – someone is getting a nice royalty. That could be YOU! As you’ll discover, photography can be a hobby or a rewarding business that goes far beyond merely taking snaps.

By the time you complete this freelance photography course, you will have an intimate understanding of photography – and the business opportunities.

Soon, when friends comment on your photos, you can say “Yes, it took me a year but I learned how to be a freelance photographer. Now I’m in business!”

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Complete the short form below to download the prospectus.


The Enrolment Application is contained within the download and is also available online.
Please email ([email protected]) or call if you have any questions. Toll Free: 0800 80 1994 International: +64 9 272 3974.


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You Receive.

  • Tutoring from New Zealand industry experts

  • Course books, folder and stationery pack

  • Printed copies of all course materials

  • Cutting edge eLearning systems for online learning option

  • Access to online forums to network with other students and tutors

  • Support from admin staff to help you through the learning experience

  • Training from a trusted distance learning institute with over 30 years of experience

Tutor Profile.

Chas lives in Auckland and is the creator of the photography course. He is an experienced art educator at both secondary and tertiary levels, specialising in photography, graphic design and visual art. He has studied at The Domus Institute in Milan and Savannah College of Art And Design in Atlanta and Savannah USA.

He has wide experience in photography, having worked as a freelance photojournalist in South East Asia during the 70’s. He has a particular interest in digital photography and its applications in commercial and fine art.

Having recently retired as Head of Faculty at a large high school, Chas continues to create artwork both in photography and painting. His work is held in many private collections in NZ and overseas, including the Wallace Art Collection.

Besides photography, Chas enjoys surfing and sailing, and is a keen sea kayaker.

Chas Foxall

What You'll Learn.

1. Getting Started

2. Controlling Your Camera

3. Portraits & Light Meters

4. Weddings & Glamour

5. Still Life & Food

6. Photo Journalism

7. Marketing Photos

8. CV & Portfolio

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We have been operating since 1991 and have thousands of graduates all over the world. Our courses are conducted by correspondence. You decide when and where you study. The course material (including books) is sent to you, and you submit your assignments regularly. You don't have to take time off work or travel to classes.