The Professional Photography Course

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

Benefits 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 10,000 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 9.5 out of 10 based on 183 reviews.

  • Arno Pretorius

  • 13 days ago

This is a very enjoyable online course…

This is a very enjoyable online course .The high quality content is presented in nice informal way and backed up...

  • Aimee

  • 16 days ago

highly recommended

Great course for novice and aspiring professional photographers. Would highly recommend!

  • Bayden Collopen

  • 17 days ago

Really helped me level up my skills

Really helped me level up my skills

  • Maryke Burger

  • 22 days ago

Photography course

The best photography online course there is!!

  • Letitia Jacobs

  • 26 days ago

5 Stars

opens your vision to all kinds of photography. Would highly recommend this company to all newby photographers. Good basis to...

  • Chantelle Mc Alpine

  • 38 days ago

I would like to recommend this course…

I would like to recommend this course to anyone, from beginner to pro. Very insightful and informative with excellent assignments...

  • Maryke Burger

  • 53 days ago

Defiantly worth it!

Defiantly worth it, I have learned a lot about photography since I've started the course! I'm still enjoying every Module...

  • Marco van der ryst

  • 55 days ago

This course is a great stepping stone…

This course is a great stepping stone for any one who wants to learn more about photography or that wants...

  • Tinus Le Grange

  • 69 days ago

I highly recommend the photography…

I highly recommend the photography institude its easy to acces the site and to do the assignment the tutors are...

  • LES-LEE

  • 76 days ago

This is the best place to learn about…

This is the best place to learn about your camera and everything you need to know about photography !!

  • Julie Middleton

  • 88 days ago

I am learning a huge amount

I am learning a huge amount. My tutor is excellent! The course is brilliant

  • Cecilia

  • Sunday 03 February 2019 at 12:53

I had no idea regarding photography and…

I had no idea regarding photography and have learned a lot during the last few months and hope to become...

  • Marelize van Heerden

  • Thursday 24 January 2019 at 14:23

No regrets on taking this course !!

No regrets on taking this course !!

  • Louise

  • Thursday 24 January 2019 at 09:59

A magical journey…

This course has been a magical journey of learning! I have struggled - it is very challenging, yet it teaches...

  • Marco van der ryst

  • Monday 21 January 2019 at 16:00

This is an Excellent place for anyone…

This is an Excellent place for anyone who wants to do more with there love of photography.

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

We are accredited and recognised by

In a partnership with UNICEF, we at the institute are donating R 50.00 from each enrolment to the children in the Syria crisis. This money will help to provide a safe education to the children in war-torn Syria.UNICEF’s aim this year is to assist in providing a formal and safe education for 1.2 million children in Syria. This includes the provision of facilities, school furniture, qualified teachers, rehabilitation, safe learning environments, and learning materials.We are very privileged to be working with UNICEF towards this goal.

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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.
Steven Vote

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

Gary Wallis

Gary Wallis has been a freelance photographer for over 20 years working mainly in fashion and portraiture.

David Goldman
David’s captivating work features artists from Madonna to Muse, Blink 182 to Maynard James Keenan.

Matthew Evans

Matthew Evans started photographing professionally in 2002 having been a keen amateur for some years prior to that.

Student Testimonials

Take a moment to read some of our graduate testimonials.
Alfonce

Brakpan

When I enrolled with The Photography Institute, I had little knowledge of the technicality of photography and handling of equipment. All I carried was passion in my heart for photography that’s all, and it was just all over the place.

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Sarah Wilken

Kitwe, Zambia

I have enjoyed every minute of working and studying with The Photography Institute and would certainly recommend it to anyone who is thinking of advancing their skills or simply getting into photography.

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Chiara Edwards

Johannesburg

I truly feel like I have climbed a gigantic mountain that fills my heart with joy. And it all started when I clicked that button to enrol.

Thank you 'The Photography Institute'.

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Stephen Elliott

Cape Town

We now live in the digital era, and this institution has by far, the best online platform there is to learn and grow. With the amazing tutors available that are also specialists in their fields, to being able to join the private Facebook group where you're able to receive critique and showcase your passion

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Jeannie Celeste Kenney

Phalaborwa

Completing the course has given me an extra step ahead in pursuing my career. The theory behind photography is much clearer and I now realise that photography is not just a click of a button but so much more.

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James Gibbs

Durban

Due to this course, I have gained confidence and knowledge to allow me to open my own studio. I have focused on family/wedding shoots and have been getting a lot of interest and have secured a number of weddings for the future.

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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 payment options to make your enrolment easy

Pay in Full

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R 7,999.00

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Weekly Plan

24 Weekly Payments

R 8,499.00

R 354.13

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Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

R 8,499.00

R 1,416.50

per month

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The Photography Institute

Design Quarter
Leslie Road, Fourways
Johannesburg, 2191

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 20 countries around the world.

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