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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)

Can I take longer than 24 weeks?

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?

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

Do I have to attend any classes?

The course is 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 4.5 out of 5 based on 155 reviews.

  • Tegan

  • 25 days ago

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

  • 33 days ago

Worth every cent

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

  • Kathryn

  • 51 days ago

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

  • 58 days ago

Great course

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

  • Nicola Cowan

  • 83 days ago

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...

  • Amanda Holland

  • Wednesday 01 April 2020 at 01:45

I am loving this course

I am loving this course! The information provided in each module is great, the tutors are very helpful and there...

  • Vicky Brandt

  • Monday 02 March 2020 at 01:36

Enjoyable and thorough course

I am thoroughly enjoying this course. I have learnt so much and gained so much confidence in my abilities.

  • Shania Rose Prentice

  • Tuesday 25 February 2020 at 23:16

I am really enjoying this photography…

I am really enjoying this photography course! My tutor is so helpful and gives great advice on my assignments to...

  • Bill Wheeler

  • Monday 03 February 2020 at 07:33

I am finding this course fantastic

I am finding this course fantastic. It is meeting all the things I thought it would in terms of the...

  • Chris Davidson

  • Sunday 12 January 2020 at 05:35

What a fantastic experience

This has been an awesome experience for me, I haven't felt rushed at all, everything is "go at your own...