The Professional Photography Course

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

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 174 reviews.

  • claire arnold

  • 28/04/2021

Course is well done with excellent…

Course is well done with excellent feedback. I am a beginner at photoshop and find the examples are good.

  • Lionel Barkle

  • 26/04/2021

Course review

The Photography Institute has exceed all expectations that I had ever imagined. Personal, professional and courteous guidance from instructors, has...

  • Ustiniya Kulanova

  • 23/04/2021

I am really enjoying this course and…

I am really enjoying this course and the fact that I can do it whenever and wherever I can. I...

  • TT

  • 15/04/2021

Half way there!

Having completed half of the course, I can honestly say that what I have learned so far has been invaluable. My...

  • Amanda Holland

  • 3/02/2021

Amazing course

Amazing course! Helped me learn the fundamentals of photography and the support you recieve not only from your tutor but...

  • Vasco Aguiar

  • 13/01/2021

This course has exceeded my…

This course has exceeded my expectations of what I would get out of it and how much I have learnt...

  • JD

  • 1/01/2021

Very professional

Very professional, thorough course with excellent individualised tutor support. Great online community of students.

  • Kodee

  • 7/12/2020

Incredible course

Incredible course. Tutors are excellent and provide fantastic feedback and CC. would recommend to anyone with an interest I. Photography

  • S Greig

  • 26/11/2020

Have really enjoyed this course

Have really enjoyed this course. I have learnt so much already. The modules are written very clearly, are easy read....

  • Paul Brookbanks

  • 20/11/2020

Course to date

I have found the course progressively more challenging but also learning things I hadn’t previously thought were important. Justin has...

  • Jen Alley

  • 23/09/2020

Professional and enjoyable course with…

Professional and enjoyable course with responsive tutors. Highly recommend.

  • Karen Neilson

  • 25/08/2020

Great Course!

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

  • @_twhyy

  • 22/08/2020

Amazing Course

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

  • Chris Smiley

  • 14/08/2020

Supportive ,helpful comments from the…

Supportive ,helpful comments from the tutor

  • David Robinson

  • 13/08/2020

Thoughtful Assignments

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

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 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 have the opportunity to delve deeper into specific areas of interest in photography by purchasing Advanced Modules. These are similar to short courses and 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.
Aleisha Gerbes

Napier

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

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David Robinson

Auckland

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Lydia Louise Busson

Horowhenua

This course taught me everything I needed to know to get up and running as a start-up photography business. The skills you learn range from the very basic to tricks of the trade. You get awesome feedback and have a tutor to help you the whole way through. A fantastic course, I highly recommend it to anyone whether you want to learn more about photography as a hobby or as a business.

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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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Paul Luxton

Picton

Thanks to my diploma, I have now started working as a Photographer/guide for an NZ wildlife company and get to spend every day photographing the amazing marine wildlife NZ has to offer.

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Olivia Morgan

Masterton, New Zealand

It was such an amazing experience, I've grown and learnt so much since starting the course, my tutor Justin was really supportive and gave me great constructive critique and tips.

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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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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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COVID-19 UPDATE

With all our courses being 100% online, we are running as normal during the COVID-19 restrictions and shutdowns.
Our staff are 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.