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

Ask for assistance at any time

Exclusive Facebook Group

Connect 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 4.9 out of 5 based on 338 reviews.

  • Holly Eichhoff

  • 23 May 2022

Brilliant!

Brilliant! It's a gentle program that prompts one, making it so that the individual isn't grating through work. Nicely done....

  • Karien Falconer

  • 13 May 2022

Knowledge, knowledge, knowledge! I must say this has been a real…

I must say this has been a real challenge so far, however the knowledge I have gained is unbelievable. Only...

  • Debbie Gersbach

  • 03 May 2022

This has been the most interesting…

This has been the most interesting course and I have learned so much. Awesome

  • Eric Burbidge

  • 28 Apr 2022

Thank you very much

Thank you very much, learning so much. With every module my photography becomes better. I feel like I just want...

  • Logan Pillay

  • 17 Apr 2022

An Amazing Photography Journey

I'm so glad I enlisted for this course with The Photography Institute. I have always loved photography and this course...

  • Waldette

  • 08 Apr 2022

Just love it i am enjoying it very…

Just love it i am enjoying it very much. And i live the options of the advanced modules

  • Nebha Goenee

  • 07 Apr 2022

I am soo grateful to the institute for…

I am soo grateful to the institute for being reliable and always there to help. You are always given the...

  • Juantelle

  • 04 Apr 2022

Great course

Great course, really learned a lot. This took my photos to the next level.

  • Charmaine van der Merwe

  • 29 Mar 2022

Professional service

From joining, to quality of work, the speed with what assignments are marked it is all first class. I can...

  • Zoe van den Berg

  • 16 Mar 2022

I really enjoy it

I really enjoy it - it's very informative and helpful!

  • Izelle

  • 06 Mar 2022

A photography family richer

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to write a review, this gives me the opportunity to tell someone out...

  • Philip Setter

  • 05 Feb 2022

Recommended photography course.

Well laid out course material and constructive reviews given by your mentor. I fully recommend this course.

  • Charmaine Dawson

  • 28 Jan 2022

Excellent course material

Excellent course material. Assignments are designed to put into practice what you have learned and are marked quickly with useful...

  • Loraine Magda

  • 19 Jan 2022

A great course!

This is a comprehensive professional course and coming in as a hobby photographer, I have learned so much from it....

  • Martha Hester Jansen Van Vuure

  • 12 Jan 2022

Best institution!!

Best institution!!! Fast and reliable!!! Just love this place.

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.
Steven Vote

Internationally recognised and acclaimed, Steven Vote is a photographer, storyteller, 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.

Justin Aitken
Justin has had his work published in many magazines, books, and websites. He has photographed international & local celebrities and acts, including Metallica, Santana, Dave Dobbyn, Fat Freddy's Drop and Coldplay.
George Seper

Internationally respected, George Seper has been photographing food for over 30 years.

Student Testimonials

Take a moment to read some of our graduate testimonials.
Thomis Sweet

Doha, Qatar

This course, along with the fantastic guidance of my tutors, has nurtured such a strong foundation for my photography journey and I cannot recommend it enough.

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Hein Jonker

Durban

I will never stop learning, it is part of life, and PI will always be the platform where it all started - a solid foundation and impeccable coaching!

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Foluke Sowunmi

Lagos State, Nigeria

I started with no knowledge on what photography was and today I am being recognized and nominated in my field. Thank you for nurturing me and providing the opportunity that is defining me.

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Alfonce Madawo

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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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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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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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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R 9,999.00

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Weekly Plan

24 Weekly Payments

R 10,999.00

R 458.29

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Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

R 10,999.00

R 1,833.17

per month

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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

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Leslie Road, Fourways
Johannesburg, 2191

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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International locations

We offer our course in over 30 countries around the world.

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