Photography Program Offered at Africa Digital Media Institute

Certificate 6 months Fulltime Fee: on application Intake: Ongoing

Certificate (Accredited by: Africa Digital Media Institute)

About Photography Certificate program.

Africa Digital Media Institute's (ADMI’s) Foundation Certificate in Photography prepares you for the creative, conceptual and technical demands of a career as a photographer or multimedia practitioner. Using our state-of-the-art cameras, you will learn to light, shoot, edit and print photos. The course also exposes you to various genres of photography and teaches you to tell stories using photography.

As an ADMI student, you will gain a competitive edge over your peers by earning an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification in:

  • Visual Communications using Adobe Photoshop®

ADMI instructors will prepare you to successfully pass these exams through a project-based curriculum that leverages Adobe Education learning resources, practice tests, and real-world applications.


ADMI has invested heavily in the photography department that includes three computer labs with Macs and PCs, latest models of digital cameras that are the most popular with photographers in the market.

We understand your love for certain brands so we have tried to accommodate both Canon and Nikon DSLR lover with popular models.

We also have a portable studio, reflectors and enough lights for any location shoot.

In our inventory we have some of the most popular cameras like:

  • Nikon D810 – Full-frame sensor
  • Canon MK3 – Full-frame sensor
  • Various Nikon cropped sensor cameras
  • Various canon cropped sensor cameras

ADMI has also invested in industry standard software:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Gimp

Career Path


A photographer takes captions, processes and prints photographs. A photographer will make money from the display, sale or use of these photographs. For example, a news photographer or photojournalist can have an art exhibition on various human conflicts that he’s covered. A commercial photographer will take images of a product that will accompany the marketing material. Photographers work within strict production timelines.

There exist numerous employment opportunities in a number of industries, including advertising, publishing, sports, news, education, film, news and media houses

From working for an advertising agency to setting up your own studio, the diploma in photography opens the door to a wide range of creative careers.

As a graduate from this program, you can dive into well-paying jobs such as:

  • Portrait photography
  • News photography aka as photojournalism
  • Commercial photography
  • Scientific photography
  • Magazine feature editing
  • Television camera operations

Course duration: 1 Semester

Students who score a D- and do not meet the minimum (C-) for joining a diploma program on their KCSE are required to complete this foundation Certificate in Photography before progressing to a diploma program.

Objectives of Photography

Africa Digital Media Institute's (ADMI’s) Foundation Certificate in Photography prepares you for the creative, conceptual and technical demands of a career as a photographer or multimedia practitioner.

Upon successful completion of the Photography course, you will be able to:

  • Operate industry-standard cameras in order to capture still and motion-based images
  • Apply effective lighting techniques in natural, artificial and mixed lighting
  • Use Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop to edit and enhance images
  • Apply appropriate techniques for different genres of photography, including portraiture, documentary, and commercial

Entry requirements for Photography

  • KCSE D or above OR
  • A-levels with 2 principal passes.
  • Basic computer proficiency is required.

Photography Course Subjects

  1. Introduction to Photography
  2. Visual Literacy – Storytelling
  3. Composing and Design
  4. Adobe Photoshop
  5. Studio Light / Lightroom

About Africa Digital Media Institute

Africa Digital Media Institute (ADMI) is a leading creative media and technology training institution, offering practical courses in Film & TV Production, Journalism & Multimedia, Mobile App & Game Development, Music Production, Sound Engineering, Animation & Motion Graphics, Graphic Design, Photography, Multimedia, and Digital Marketing.

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