About the Photography 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.

The Professional Photography Course is delivered online and consists of 12 modules and 12 assignments. The average time required to complete the course is 24 weeks. However, we provide students with 12 months. Extensions can be purchased if extra time is required. During this time you will be educated in all aspects of photography by George Seper; one of the top freelance photographers around. His vast wealth of accumulated knowledge is provided to you, along with the ways to apply this knowledge to the areas of photography that most interest you.

The business of photography is not just about award winning images. It can also be about the right picture at the right time. Newspapers, magazines and websites worldwide are constantly on the lookout for new and interesting material. The opportunities are enormous and always growing.

How to study online?

All the learning is done online in that when you enrol you receive a username and password, which enables you to log onto our secure student site. From there you can download your first module, which you could liken to your textbook as it contains all the information you will need to complete assignment one. Each module is approximately 60 pages in length and is full of detailed technical information delivered in a friendly, conversational manner that is easy to understand. The concepts are further explained by way of diagrams, images and examples.

Once you have completed your assignment (some are just theoretical, but the majority of assignments combine both theory and fun practical tasks) you then upload it onto our site for your tutor to mark. The tutors will give you a grade (out of 10) and a comprehensive evaluation of your work and ideas and help nurture and improve your skills each step of the way.

What makes The Photography Institute so unique is that throughout our course you have access to the safety net and guidance of the team here at Student Support, who you can contact 24/7. It is not simply a case of giving you a textbook and off you go - far from it.

You also have direct contact with your personal tutor who guides you closely through each step of the course, offering personalised and specific constructive criticism on your submitted work. If you ever have any questions in relation to your course or assignments, all you need to do is send your tutor a quick message and they will reply with an answer as soon as they can.

With this close tutor mentorship, you will feel like your tutor is in the same room as you, and all this can be achieved from the comfort of your own home. That is the beauty of our course, you can study when you like and at your own pace.

The tutors who work for us are not just teachers, but the best working professionals in their field. By drawing on their knowledge you will gain an edge that will help you realise your true potential.

Connect with other photography students

We have a Facebook Group that we have exclusively designed for our students. This group contains thousands of our students from across the globe interacting with each other on all topics covered by our course. It provides a great opportunity for students to meet fellow students from all over the world, ask questions, share knowledge and experience, upload work, give and receive feedback, make new friends and talk everything photography!

On successful completion of the Professional Photography Course you will have the skills and knowledge required to become a freelance photographer either as a full or part time career, as a profitable sideline or just as an exciting new hobby.

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.

Aleisha Gerbes

Napier

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Excellent

Rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 206 reviews.

  • 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...

  • Hilarycustomer

  • 19/11/2021

Photography Institute -

I have found the course and my tutor outstanding and have learnt so much at times outside of my comfort...

  • Kylie Flynn

  • 23/09/2021

Amazing tutors and support.

The Photography Institute has been an easy way for me to learn from home while having young children. Amazing tutor...

  • James Maxwell

  • 4/09/2021

PI course review.

I find the course is designed to teach in easy steps, with technical information on how to correctly use a...

  • Mavis Hirini

  • 2/09/2021

Great Learning Experience with The Photography Institute

Excellent informative learning through each Module. If you've never done a photography course before it can be daunting getting through...

  • JD

  • 30/08/2021

Well structured

Well structured, professional course. Good support from tutors and community of students.