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 4.8 out of 5 based on 314 reviews.

  • Melodie Job

  • 25 Oct 2021

I thoroughly enjoy this course

I thoroughly enjoy this course. I have learned so much from my Tutor Gary Willis. He is excellent in guiding...

  • Kean Chris Swanepoel

  • 16 Sep 2021

I love studying at The Photography…

I love studying at The Photography Institute..! The coarse is great and very recourcefull. It teaches you as Photographer either...

  • Christopher Erwee

  • 09 Sep 2021

This is a fantastic course which has…

This is a fantastic course which has aready taught me me more than I thought I would learn and im...

  • Theresa Moore

  • 25 Aug 2021

Thank You

There are so many things that I never thought about as a start up photographer that I am so great...

  • LAURETTE VAN ZIJL

  • 17 Aug 2021

A wonderful photographic learning curve

I find the Photographic Institute basic course extremely informative. It is a demanding course but I am loving every minute...

  • Aaron Human

  • 10 Aug 2021

Excellent service and tutoring.i have valued and enjoyed the excellent guidance that i have received from lecturers.They are top notch.

I have studied through other colleges and comparing this institute i can state that i have received excellent guidance and...

  • Jonathan Campbell

  • 06 Aug 2021

Amazing course!

I have learnt so much from The Photography Institute. They cater for both professionals and for those who wish to...

  • Shantha

  • 04 Aug 2021

Outstanding course!

Outstanding course!

  • Kayla Leigh Shepherd

  • 20 Jul 2021

Very Helpful and Informative

The course provides a lot of help with feedback from a professional which has helped improve my skills tremendously.It can...

  • Amma

  • 08 Jul 2021

Learning so much

Learning so much! Transforming the way my eyes see everything. Thank you for an excellent course.

  • Etienne

  • 06 Jul 2021

This in-depth course has expanded my…

This in-depth course has expanded my view of visual creativity, with experts passing down their knowledge in their fields respected...

  • Monique

  • 05 Jul 2021

What an excellent course

What an excellent course. It has been a challenge and I'm enjoying every stage of this journey. Every cent worth...

  • KS

  • 05 Jul 2021

Outstanding Course!

This course is outstanding. The modules are filled with incredible knowledge - you don’t just learn how to take a...

  • Malorie

  • 03 Jul 2021

Amazing course

I started the course and I didn't know much about Photography, I didn't even know how to use the camera...

  • Zantoné Bloem

  • 02 Jul 2021

Best place to learn!

I have learned so much thanks to the Photography Institute. I always enjoy sharing what I've learned with other people...

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

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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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

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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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.