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 4.8 out of 5 based on 258 reviews.

  • Tersia Roberts

  • 25 days ago

Extremely glad I have come across this…

Extremely glad I have come across this specific learning institution, it is by far unique and ticks all the boxes...

  • Johannes

  • 35 days ago

Im having a great time doing this…

Im having a great time doing this course. Its been a excellent learning experience for me.

  • Birgit Savini

  • 39 days ago

The course has been incredibly…

The course has been incredibly informative and I have learnt a lot. My tutor Gary Wallis is great and has...

  • Ruan van Wyk

  • 45 days ago

This is a very detailed and in depth…

This is a very detailed and in depth coarse, perfect for someone that wants to pursue either a career in...

  • Anna-Marie Potgieter

  • 47 days ago

Be a better photographer

This course learned me a lot about photography. I learn new things in every module and I enjoy myself.

  • Lizanne Eksteen

  • 49 days ago

Since starting my course with The…

Since starting my course with The Photography Institute, I have not had any problems or negative comments or feelings towards...

  • Brendin Hoffman

  • 53 days ago

Excellent to further your passion

This is a very in depth course with personality and freedom of perspective. You do have to come with a...

  • Coreen Kuhn

  • 57 days ago

I am a very happy 46 year old student…

I am a very happy 46 year old student at The photography Institute. The modules are written casually and informative. One...

  • Hester Gerbrechda Deetlefs

  • 72 days ago

Excellent

A long time ago I studied photography, when it was still film based. The reason for me doing this course...

  • Samantha de la Rey

  • 79 days ago

i am loving the course

i am loving the course really good and it pushes me as a photographer to think outside the box

  • Marielise Derbyshire

  • 82 days ago

The best choice.

No matter if you are the expert or the beginner this course is for all. The tutors are amazing and...

  • Beverley Govender

  • 83 days ago

Push yourself!

This course is thorough and the assignments push you to put into practice what you have read. I love that!

  • Kabo Masakale

  • 85 days ago

An awesome experience

An awesome experience

  • Tayla Savory

  • 86 days ago

Excellent!

I'm thoroughly enjoying this course! I really think my photography has improved. My tutor is great and has really helped...

  • Petrus Mosa Sikhosana

  • 89 days ago

I have had the best experience thus far…

I have had the best experience thus far with the course. I thought learning photography online would be hard to...

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 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

We are accredited and recognised by

In partnership with UNICEF, the institute donates 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, 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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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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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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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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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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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

per week

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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

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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 30 countries around the world.

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