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Diploma Course

Cutting edge online Diploma Course in Professional Photography

Leading Photographers

Leading photographers contribute their knowledge

24/7 Support

24 Hour student support

Payment Options

Flexible payment options


7 Day money back guarantee


Free website portfolio to display your work


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The Digital Photography Course is provided online.
You study at home, in your own time and at your own pace.

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The Course

Take your photography to new levels. With the skills you will acquire you can become a professional photographer, or create photos just like one, learning from the best working photographers in the field.

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Flexible Learning

Our entire course is delivered online, with 12 comprehensive modules and assignments. Finding time is hard, so study at your own pace, normally for 24 weeks, but take up to 12 months, and always with the support of one of our supremely qualified New Zealand based tutors, and Student Support.

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The Institute

The Photography Institute offers you the most advanced and comprehensive online solution to learning available today. We offer the most thorough home study course in photography using the very latest online learning techniques. Our commitment to providing the highest quality training program has resulted in unique teaching and student support systems, which produce unparalleled results.

The Author

George Seper began his photographic career in New York City in the early 1970's and has had a long and illustrious career shooting in a variety of photography genres. George has an enormous wealth of knowledge in all aspects of photography, both practical and theoretical. George nowadays still shoots professionally while focussing on The Photography Institute as the vehicle for teaching his unique skills.

George's work has appeared in publications in over 30 countries.

Our Tutors

Our handpicked tutors are not only great teachers but experts in their fields.
Justin Aitken

Justin Aitken is a Multi Award Winning Professional Photographer. He is a Master of Photography and NZIPP Fellow.

Matthew Evans

Matthew Evans started photographing professionally in 2002 having been a keen amateur for some years prior to that.

Stephen Power

Stephen Power is an award-winning photographer, with more than 30 year’s experience in editorial and commercial photography.

Student Testimonials

Take a moment to read some of our graduate testimonials.
Myra Bayly

George Seper has done a fantastic job in writing this course and I have really enjoyed it immensely. I cannot recommend The Photography Institute highly enough, it is very thorough and something I am sure you will gain so much from.

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Blake Benjamin Spittle

I began the course with the intent of gaining more skills for a hobby, but now I want to take it up to the professional level. Without this course, I would never of thought of photography this way.

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Student Portfolios

All of our students are provided a free portfolio website to display their work.

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Verity Sparrow
Cassandra Kennedy
George Cristian Neagu
Sue Young
Lill Leyendeckers
Michael Parra Bodenstein

Course Fees

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Money Back Guarantee

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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International locations

We offer our course in over 20 countries around the world.

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