The Professional Photography Course

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

Benefits of the Course

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

Diploma Course

Cutting edge diploma course in Professional Photography

Leading Photographers

Leading photographers contribute their knowledge

24/7 Support

24 Hour student support

Exclusive Facebook Group

Exclusive Facebook group with over 10,000 students worldwide

Product Discounts

Discounts on Adobe products

Payment Options

Flexible payment options

Portfolio

Free website portfolio to display your work

Guarantee

7 Day money back guarantee

Personal Tutor

Personal tutor to assist you and mark your assignments

No Fixed Start Dates

Start now, any day or time of the year

No Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course - just a love of Photography

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Excellent

Rated 9 out of 10 based on 88 reviews.

  • Kasey McDavitt

  • 10 days ago

Great course content and excellent…

Great course content and excellent online portals community where you can choose the level of involvement you would like.

  • Clay Peet

  • 12 days ago

I've learned so much from this course…

I've learned so much from this course and improved my photography immensely! The course assumes no prior knowledge but also...

  • Zara Ann James

  • 18 days ago

I would recommend the photography…

I would recommend the photography institute to anyone!!

  • Kathryn Nobbs

  • 31 days ago

Highly recommend this course and the…

Highly recommend this course and the support and guidance it provides. Simply awesome.

  • Shirley Alma WARNER

  • 41 days ago

This is an excellent course and a…

This is an excellent course and a logical course to take once anyone has completed beginners, intermediate and advanced courses...

  • Aimee Colette Cahill

  • 54 days ago

Two thumbs up!

This course is great especially if you have no prior knowledge in photography, DSLR cameras and lenses. The modules are...

  • Andy Young

  • Wednesday 12 September 2018 at 09:13

Thoroughly enjoyable.!!

Thoroughly enjoyable.!! This course was for an online course a very high standard. The course content was great and plentiful. If...

  • Jamie Weber

  • Tuesday 24 July 2018 at 05:04

The Photography Institute is AMAZING!

My time as a student through The Photography Institute has been amazing! Knowing that if you are feeling a little...

  • Helen Dol

  • Thursday 19 July 2018 at 06:53

For technical aspects of photography…

For technical aspects of photography this is the course for you. It also has great social media groups that are...

  • Michaela George

  • Thursday 12 July 2018 at 04:53

This course is fantastic

This course is fantastic. The content is highly detailed and the practical aspects of the assignments are great. My tutor...

  • Teresa Sherson

  • Thursday 12 July 2018 at 03:52

Easy to understand friendly tutors

Easy to understand friendly tutors

  • Jacqueline Bull

  • Friday 06 July 2018 at 21:50

Excellent support and advice from the…

Excellent support and advice from the tutors. Learnt much more than I expected . I am not good with technology...

  • Zara Ann James

  • Thursday 28 June 2018 at 22:44

I am having a lot of fun and i have…

I am having a lot of fun and i have learned so much since starting this course . I appreciate...

  • Aaron Robert Peterson

  • Tuesday 12 June 2018 at 04:54

This has been one of the best learning…

This has been one of the best learning experiences I have done. Community support and tutor guidance is brilliant. Would...

  • Shirley Alma WARNER

  • Monday 11 June 2018 at 22:47

This course opens up technical layers…

This course opens up technical layers of your camera and how it all works to make better photographs. It increases...

The Course

This is a cutting edge professional photography course written and directed by some of the best working photographers in their field. The aim of the course is to provide you with the knowledge and skills required for a career as a professional photographer or as a keen hobbyist. This is an up-to-date and comprehensive course covering every aspect of photography.

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Course Outline

The Professional Photography Course is delivered online, consisting of 12 comprehensive modules and 12 corresponding interactive assignments. The course is designed to be self-paced. Normally you would expect to be dedicating on average about 4-6 hours per week for 24 weeks. However, many students take up to one year to complete their studies because of family or work commitments.

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Advanced Modules

Students also have the opportunity to delve deeper into areas of Photography through the purchasing of Advanced Modules that are available to students who have demonstrated a strong foundation knowledge of Photography. These are specially formulated materials to challenge motivated students to achieve more.

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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.

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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 focusing on The Photography Institute as the vehicle for teaching his unique skills.

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


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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.

David Goldman
David’s captivating work features artists from Madonna to Muse, Blink 182 to Maynard James Keenan.

Francesco Carovillano
Francesco's photography journey started right here as a student of The Photography Institute.

Today he is a professional photographer specialising in travel and landscape photography.

Student Testimonials

Take a moment to read some of our graduate testimonials.
Blake Benjamin Spittle

Rangiora

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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Les Osten

New Plymouth

Assignments were marked promptly, professionally presented and always succinct, well directed and offered many points to consider and to be guided on.

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Gale Cresswell

Te Awamutu

The flexibility of studying online has worked brilliantly for me, enabling me to dedicate the time, without interference on work and family life...and of course, no travel costs!

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Paul Luxton

Picton

Thanks to my diploma, I have now started working as a Photographer/guide for a NZ wildlife company and get to spend everyday photographing the amazing marine wildlife NZ has to offer.

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Flynn fletcher-dobson

Wellington

I loved this course! If you are a beginner or a pro, you will find something in this course to stimulate and develop your existing skills. Each module is written clearly and has everything within it for you to complete each assignment.

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Mike Loveland

Tauranga

The Feedback from the tutors has been positive, with ideas on where and what to try to improve for next time, the response time was good too, if I ever had any queries.

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Student Portfolios

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

Course Fees

We offer a number of payment options to make your enrolment easy

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$999.00

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24 Weekly Payments

$1,099.00

$45.79

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Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

$1,099.00

$183.17

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The Photography Institute

Level 2, 161 Manukau Road
Epsom, Auckland
Ph (09) 889 3586

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For answers to our most commonly asked questions, read our FAQs.

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International locations

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

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