Digital Photography for Educators

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Take a look at this video to find out what the course is all about!

About this course

Explore the principles of digital photography and how to use Adobe creative tools to create beautiful photographs. Then learn how to apply your new skills to teach digital photography and integrate new projects into your curriculum.

Understanding digital photography helps students to better communicate ideas, emotion, and purpose through beautiful photographs. Develop your skills with Adobe Lightroom CC for desktop and mobile - an industry-standard digital photography tool - and learn how to teach your students the design and technical skills they need to effectively use digital photography in media projects.

What will I learn?

  • How using digital photography projects in your curriculum can produce positive outcomes for you and your students

  • Best practices and principles for creating amazing digital photographs

  • The technical skills to create your own digital photographs with Adobe tools (with support from expert digital media educators)

  • How to apply your new skills to integrate digital photography projects into your curriculum

  • Collaborate with educators from around the world

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at all educators working in primary, secondary or higher education. No prior experience with Adobe tools or digital media technologies is required.

How long is the course?

The course runs for five weeks, starting on 1st October 2018 and should take about 25 hours to complete. All coursework must be submitted by 16th November 2018.

What will it cost?

Enrollment and course completion certificate are FREE!

What software/technology will I need?

What will I receive when the course ends?

After successfully completing this course, you will receive a digital badge and course certificate that states that you have completed 25 hours of professional development.

About Adobe Education Exchange Courses

Each week of an Education Exchange collaborative course includes:

  • Design and instructional theory content, innovative and tailored for educators

  • Interactive live class session taught by expert educators and featuring guest industry experts

  • Hands-on creative assignment with personalized feedback from instructors and other educators

  • Reflective learning journal best practice

  • Community collaboration and discussion

Live Class Information

This course will include five live classes, which take place on the following days:

  • Class 1 on Tuesday October 2nd, 2018

  • Class 2 on Tuesday October 9th, 2018

  • Class 3 on Tuesday October 16th, 2018

  • Class 4 on Tuesday October 23rd, 2018

  • Class 5 on Tuesday October 30th, 2018

Each class will take place three times; once in each of the following time zones:

  • AEST/AEDT (Sydney) from 7pm - 8pm

  • BST/GMT (London) from 7pm - 8pm

  • CDT (Chicago) from 7pm - 8pm

If you can’t make the live classes for whatever reason, don’t worry - all three iterations of each live class will be recorded and available to view here.


Freddie Clarke

Greg Hodgson

Adobe Education

Ross Wallis

Hilde Maassen

Sjaani van den Berg

Melissa Arnold

Course Tutors

Course Workshops
Orientation Meet the tutors and get oriented to the course program. Download the required software and start your learning journey.
Week 1: Introduction to Digital Photography Begin with design fundamentals and dive straight into creating digital photographs with Adobe Lightroom CC.
Week 2: Dive Deeper into Digital Photography Develop your digital skills and apply your learning. Learn core concepts of digital design.
Week 3: Getting to grips with Adobe Lightroom CC Explore innovative and engaging practices with Adobe’s digital toolset.
Week 4: Practice makes perfect Embed your new digital skills by creating digital content ready for curriculum integration.
Week 5: Applying new skills In the final week we’ll discover how to best impact your curriculum with your new skillset.
Achieving Accreditation In this section, we'll wrap up the course, complete the steps and move towards graduation. You’ll reflect on your learning during the course and celebrate the work of your peers.
Enrolled Members
Course discussions
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Completing this Course will award you the following badge(s):