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The Photography Institute

Level 2, 161 Manukau Road
Epsom, Auckland

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 30 countries around the world.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long do I have to complete the course?

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.

How do I communicate with my tutor?

You can contact your tutor at any time through our secure student site, which you will gain access to once you enrol. Your tutor's role is to assess your assignments and provide you with feedback. They are also available to answer any questions you may have about the course.

Do I have to attend any classes?

No. The courses are completed online. This means there are no classes to attend. You can study in your own time and at your own pace.

Do I have to have a background in photography?

No. The course is designed to allow for students who have had little or no experience in photography.

What equipment do I need?

All you need for your professional photography course is a camera. A digital SLR or mirrorless is best; but certainly not essential.

We also recommend a recent version of Adobe Photoshop. However, you may use other photo editing programs.

When can I start?

As the course is provided online, you have the flexibility to start when and where it suits you. If you enrolled today, for example, you could start straight away.

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Rated 4.6 out of 5 based on 161 reviews.

  • Jen Alley

  • 29 days ago

Professional and enjoyable course with…

Professional and enjoyable course with responsive tutors. Highly recommend.

  • Karen Neilson

  • 58 days ago

Great Course!

Really enjoying the course so far. Learning lots and am excited to finish!

  • @_twhyy

  • 61 days ago

Amazing Course

Love this course, I learnt so much from the modules and the tutors are super helpful and knowledgeable

  • Chris Smiley

  • 69 days ago

Supportive ,helpful comments from the…

Supportive ,helpful comments from the tutor

  • David Robinson

  • 70 days ago

Thoughtful Assignments

The course has been excellent so far. The assignments in particular are well designed to reinforce the modules and make...

  • Tegan

  • Monday 13 July 2020 at 22:33

I've found this course great

I've found this course great so far - it teaches you so much and I love that I'm able to...

  • Russell Ryder

  • Sunday 05 July 2020 at 22:09

Worth every cent

I thought I knew a lot already before starting this course. I have since found out I was wrong. These...

  • Kathryn

  • Wednesday 17 June 2020 at 09:43

The Best Photography Diploma

I’m thoroughly enjoying the diploma with the photography institute! Would recommend to anyone with a passion or interest in photography...

  • Charlotte Kelly

  • Thursday 11 June 2020 at 03:01

Great course

I really love how this course is very flexible when it comes to how long you can take do to...

  • Nicola Cowan

  • Sunday 17 May 2020 at 03:22

Great course

Really interesting, learning a lot and enjoying the challenge

  • David Tutty

  • Thursday 23 April 2020 at 23:04

An Excellent Course

An excellent course. When I started this course I knew nothing about digital photography and now I am able to...

  • Thomas Hamill

  • Tuesday 14 April 2020 at 02:28

Excellent Course!

This is a really in depth course that takes you through the mechanics and technical aspects of photography. The course...

  • Jophiel Roskam

  • Tuesday 07 April 2020 at 22:18

You will not regret it

My experience with the The Photography Institute was marvelous. The structure of the course was very informative and the tutors...

  • Jeanine Grobler

  • Tuesday 07 April 2020 at 01:16

Great course

I have learned so much from this course. Going from never having used a DSLR before to being able to...

  • Stacey Thompson

  • Wednesday 01 April 2020 at 07:01

Heaps to learn and easy to follow!

I’m really loving this course and how I have a tutor I can message at anytime when I am unsure...