The Professional Photography Course

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

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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

Excellent

Rated 8.8 out of 10 based on 125 reviews.

  • Lynden van Zyl

  • 15 days ago

Positive experience

It's been challenging because I am such a novice but it is exactly what I needed. The reading material is...

  • Craig Dally

  • 24 days ago

Fantastic Course.

As a keen enthusiast who has mucked around with photography for several years, I was becoming frustrated at not really...

  • Katherine Ragg

  • 35 days ago

I'm half way through the course and…

I'm halfway through the course and completely loving it. Its been well set out in each module and the assignments...

  • Tania Williams

  • 67 days ago

I have learnt so much already from this…

I have learnt so much already from this course, I am glad I enrolled!

  • Brooke Kathleen Taylor

  • 70 days ago

Honestly loving it

Honestly loving it! Learning so much , so much to take in but so worth it! Tutor is amazing help!

  • Hayley

  • Wednesday 05 June 2019 at 10:54

As a full time mother this course has…

As a full time mother this course has given me the opportunity to study from home to achieve a qualification...

  • Clay Peet

  • Tuesday 28 May 2019 at 04:04

This course really is the real deal!

This course really is the real deal! I entered the course as a total newbie with very little knowledge beyond...

  • Johanna Baty

  • Friday 24 May 2019 at 21:31

I would highly recommend this course…

I would highly recommend this course for any stage photographer, i started this course with a strong passion for photography...

  • Sara Thorburn

  • Tuesday 21 May 2019 at 00:06

Genius.

This is such an excellent course, highly recommended. This was exactly what I needed to get me into photography. Further...

  • Chantelle Lambert

  • Thursday 02 May 2019 at 11:47

Just simply the best

This course has been an adventure of a lifetime for me, it has enabled me to bring my love of...

  • Nicholas Roodt

  • Monday 29 April 2019 at 00:50

Amazing course with in depth course…

Amazing course with in depth course information and real world application of photography concepts and training. Highly recommend

  • Taylor Judd

  • Thursday 25 April 2019 at 21:07

Great course

Great course, especially if you're looking to make photography your career! Tutors take their time to give you proper advice...

  • Michael McDowell

  • Wednesday 10 April 2019 at 22:16

Nothing but positives

From the start of my course I’ve had nothing but a positive experience. The course material is very informative and...

  • Jessica Sears

  • Wednesday 27 March 2019 at 07:26

Really enjoyable

Really enjoyable. The only thing is that not only do you need a camera, a tripod and some light set...

  • Kelli Aldridge

  • Friday 08 March 2019 at 01:33

Highly recommended!

Absolutely love the course! As an absolute beginner with an interest in photography and desire to start my own product...

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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Accreditation

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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.

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.

Etienne Oosthuizen
Etienne has built up an impressive portfolio of wildlife images that have been published in many magazines like; Getaway Travel, Ranger Rick - National Wildlife Federation magazine, National Geographic traveler and Africa Geographic, Discovery - Cathay Pacific inflight magazine. A few of his photographs have also featured well in numerous international photography competitions including; BBC Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the year, Getaway Gallery, Windland Smith Rice & Nature's Best Photography competition, Africa Geographic.

Student Testimonials

Take a moment to read some of our graduate testimonials.
Sara Thorburn

Auckland

This course was so great. Challenging at times, but the rewards far exceeded those. I have learnt so much. I am no longer the individual I was at the start, with no clue and confidence.

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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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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

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Weekly Plan

24 Weekly Payments

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Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

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$199.83

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The Photography Institute

Level 2, 161 Manukau Road
Epsom, Auckland

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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International locations

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

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