The Professional Photography Course

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

Features 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

Ask for assistance at any time

Exclusive Facebook Group

Connect with over 20,000 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

Excellent

Rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 212 reviews.

  • Sarah Orchard

  • 8/08/2022

The course and Tutors are awesome

The course and Tutors are awesome. The course is easy to understand, the tutors are great communicators and really help...

  • Tally Browne

  • 6/08/2022

A great course

Really informative and a great course to expand your skills Tutors are responsive and fair

  • Shannon Williams

  • 4/08/2022

The Photography Institute has been…

The Photography Institute has been terrific! I went from never having touched a camera, to now anticipating becoming an entrepreneur...

  • Mr John Charles Clayton Dean

  • 3/07/2022

This is a great course

This is a great course. For me it has the right balance of challenge without being intimidating. It builds on...

  • Alasdair Slade

  • 2/06/2022

At the time I decided to take up…

At the time I decided to take up photography seriously I sent an email to the institute asking about the...

  • Lynn

  • 14/05/2022

Have not finished course yet

Have not finished course yet, but it is a great Course and my Tutor is fantastic, great explainations of my...

  • Pokaikaha Rurehe

  • 5/05/2022

The BEST

The best! Informative and practical. You don’t realise how much goes into photography!! Blows my mind! I’ve learned so much...

  • Shannon Williams

  • 15/04/2022

New to photography

I was very green beginning this course, and not even halfway I've gained invaluable knowledge and experience thus far with...

  • John Goldsmith

  • 22/01/2022

I have found this course to be…

I have found this course to be interesting and challenging at the same time . I would like to say...

  • Wesley Auths

  • 19/01/2022

This has been a great experience

This has been a great experience! It's been amazing!

  • Rubem Demarchi

  • 13/01/2022

Awesome course

Very well written modules and excellent course overall

  • Kirsty parry

  • 7/01/2022

This course is great

This course is great. For the amateur or buddy professional. Really enjoy it.

  • Paul Lynch

  • 1/01/2022

I am finding this course invaluable

I am finding this course invaluable and enjoyable. I have to admit to being a little apprehensive at the start,...

  • Hilarycustomer

  • 30/12/2021

This course had been amazing

This course had been amazing It has covered each topic clearly and fully with references From starting as a total novice...

  • Lynn

  • 29/12/2021

This is a great Course

This is a really good course, full of information and am learning a lot, only 1/2 way, I'm sure there...

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.

Read More

Course Outline

The Professional Photography Course is delivered online, consisting of 12 comprehensive modules and 12 corresponding 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.

View Module Outlines

Advanced Modules

Students have the opportunity to delve deeper into specific areas of interest in photography by purchasing Advanced Modules. These are similar to short courses and are specially formulated materials to challenge motivated students to achieve more.

View Advanced Module Outlines

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.

Read more about the Institute

Find us on social networks

Accreditation

We are accredited and recognised by

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.


Read more about the Author

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.

Steven Vote

Internationally recognised and acclaimed, Steven Vote is a photographer, storyteller, director, twice published author, mentor, fine artist, and filmmaker.

Student Testimonials

Take a moment to read some of our graduate testimonials.
Aleisha Gerbes

Napier

I would highly highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to gain more knowledge and understanding of what really goes into the art of photography or to anyone who wishes to pursue a career in photography.

Read More
David Robinson

Auckland

I found the course excellent! The technical aspects are helpful and provide a good baseline for further development, together with the regular tutor feedback.

Read More
Paul Luxton

Picton

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

Read More
Pip White

New Plymouth

It has been such a great journey and I have learned so much along the way. When I first started I had no clue about photography really and I have grown and gained so much knowledge. I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone who is seeking to learn more about photography or take it to the next level as a career.

Read More
Karina Lucchesi

Greytown, Wairarapa

I Loved this course! It has really enhanced my passion for Photography & taken it to the next level! Whether you are a beginner or an expert photographer this is a Fun & Creative, Simple yet Powerful course to complete & will really tap into your Creative insight & develop your photography skills!

Read More
Victoria McKee

Manawatu

Starting off as a hobbyist photographer with limited knowledge, I have finished with the intention to take my passion for photography further. I now have the skills and knowledge that allow me to seek a career in photography and pursue my dream of being a professional photographer.

Read More

Student Portfolios

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

Course Fees

We offer a number of flexible payment options.

Pay in Full

Save $100.00

Now Only

$1,099.00

Enrol

Weekly Plan

24 Weekly Payments

$1,199.00

$49.96

per week

Enrol

Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

$1,199.00

$199.83

per month

Enrol

All prices are inclusive of GST and displayed in NZD.

Money Back Guarantee

Not happy? Contact us within 7 days of your enrolment to receive a full refund.

Contact Us

Complete the form below, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please ensure you have entered your name, a valid email address and message.
Please enter your fullname. Please enter your fullname.
Please enter a valid email address. Please enter a valid email address.
Please enter a short message. Please enter a short message.

By providing your email address, you agree to receive further email communication relating to our course.

Message Sent

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. One of our team members will be in contact shortly.

To ensure you receive all communication from our team, please add to your email contact list.

The Photography Institute

Ground Floor
Building 2/195 Main Highway
Ellerslie
Auckland
1051

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

View the FAQs

International locations

We offer our course in over 30 countries around the world.

View our other international locations