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 interactive assignments. The normal time required to complete the course is 24 weeks, although we will allow you up to 12 months if 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.

The modules teach you the technical aspects of photography as well as provide real-life experience points. This is very valuable for someone who is wanting to start a career in photography or taking the hobby a bit more seriously. Justin has been an amazing tutor. His thorough feedback and constructive criticism have been tremendously helpful for a photography novice like me!

Qui Reitzig

New Plymouth

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Rated 8.8 out of 10 based on 122 reviews.

  • Katherine Ragg

  • 1 day 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

  • 32 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

  • 35 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

  • 74 days ago

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

  • 82 days ago

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

  • 86 days ago

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...

  • Tracey Woodward

  • Wednesday 20 February 2019 at 21:55

Awesome..

Awesome... loved every minute of this course.

  • Mark C

  • Saturday 09 February 2019 at 18:16

An interesting and informative course

A great interesting and informative course where I was challenged. Learnt lots and will now continue educating myself to get...