Certificate in Photography

Mode of study:    Full-time day – 1 Semester
Intakes:               January, May, September
Campus:              Caxton House, CBD Nairobi
Fees:                    Ksh 98,000 (EA) & Ksh 116,500 (International) per term

According to Zion market research, the global digital photography market was valued at US$77.66 in 2015 and anticipates a 6.1-percent growth rate between 2016 and 2021.

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.


CREDITS: Average of 5 units per term with 24 contact hours each

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

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Course In Depth
  1. Introduction to Photography
  2. Visual Literacy – Storytelling
  3. Composing and Design
  1. Adobe Photoshop
  2. Studio Light / Lightroom
Learning Outcomes

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
Earn Credentials Recognized By Employers Worldwide

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.

To learn more about the certification exam visit:



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

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
Get Inspired
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Emmanuel Jambo


He is also a well sought after photographer famously known for taking President Uhuru Kenyatta’s official portrait. He has also been named as the president’s official photographer. He was recognized by Forbes Magazine in 2012 as one of the best influential photographers in Kenya.

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Steve McCurry


Steve McCurry is one of the most professional photographers in the whole world since he has over 30 years’ experience and his work has appeared on magazine and book covers in addition to several exhibitions that can be found around the world.

How to apply

KCSE D or above OR A-levels with 2 principal passes.

Computer Knowledge

Basic computer proficiency is required. Attach certificates to your application.


Each course has its own specific requirements. Please enquire from the administration what requirements apply to the course of your choice.

Application Process
Necessary Documents
  1. Photocopy of your ID or Passport
  2. Application bank slip
Application Forms

Download or fill the application form online here

Application Fees

A non refundable application fee of KES 2,000 will be paid. This payment can be made via MPESA or Bank.

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