The Professional Photography Course

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

COVID-19 UPDATE

As our courses are offered 100% online, all of our courses are running as normal during the COVID-19 restrictions and shutdowns.
Our staff is working remotely and tutor/student support is available as usual. We have also modified our learning requirements to allow all students to complete their assignments entirely from home in isolation or lockdown situations.

We wish you the best of health and safety during this difficult time we are all facing.

Features 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 20,000 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 4.5 out of 5 based on 152 reviews.

  • Kathryn

  • 19 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

  • 26 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

  • 51 days ago

Great course

Really interesting, learning a lot and enjoying the challenge

  • David Tutty

  • 74 days ago

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

  • 84 days ago

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...

  • Kelly

  • Wednesday 27 November 2019 at 19:19

Have recommended this course to others

It’s great having a tutor that oversees your entire course and is contactable to clarify things etc where needed. Assignments...

  • Bernadette

  • Wednesday 16 October 2019 at 04:54

This is a great photography course

This is a great photography course. Photography has always been something I have enjoyed but I have never known enough...

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.

Steven Vote

Internationally recognised and acclaimed, Steven Vote is a photographer, storyteller, director, twice published author, mentor, fine artist, and filmmaker.

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

Pay in Full

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$1,099.00

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Weekly Plan

24 Weekly Payments

$1,199.00

$49.96

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Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

$1,199.00

$199.83

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All prices are inclusive of GST and displayed in NZD

Money Back Guarantee

Not happy? Contact us within 7 days of your enrolment to receive a full refund.

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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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