The Professional Photography Course

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

COVID-19 UPDATE

As our courses are offered 100% online, all of our courses are running as normal during the COVID-19 restrictions and shutdowns.
Our staff is 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.

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 233 reviews.

  • Sean

  • 6 days ago

Best place to learn about photography…

Best place to learn about photography and the people at the institute is just awesome and very helpful. And the...

  • Mavila Tembe

  • 15 days ago

I have always been interested in…

I have always been interested in photography, the course has helped me dive into photography with confidence

  • Clemence Piano Matthews

  • 23 days ago

Brilliant!

Of course I recommend: this corse is touching all aspect of photography, from the history to the technical and business...

  • Nicole Letcher

  • 32 days ago

Informative and Professional

This course is informative and a really good stepping stone into a photography career. The tutors are extremely professional and...

  • Andrew Johan Barnard

  • 38 days ago

Excellent feedback and support

Excellent feedback and support from your tutor with insightful and relevant content covered in each module to nourish, shape and...

  • Kevin Pearce

  • 40 days ago

Great course will definitely recommend.

This course has has 12 modules. I'm on module 6 of 12 and it has been an amazing journey so...

  • Kayla Wolmarans

  • 45 days ago

The Photography Institute is the best…

The Photography Institute is the best way to learn amazing photography or challenge yourself as a photographer.

  • Kelly-lee De Beer

  • 48 days ago

Loving this course

Loving this course. The tutors are extremely helpful.

  • Marina Hiscock

  • 49 days ago

Pretoria

I enrolled for this course as I had very little knowledge of the technical requirements to produce beautiful images. In...

  • Wesley Vogel

  • Wednesday 05 February 2020 at 02:57

I absolutely love this course!

I absolutely love this course. I'm always excited to start reading the next module. This course has given me a...

  • Thabo

  • Monday 13 January 2020 at 06:13

The content is amazing & very…

The content is amazing & very educational. The interaction with the lectures is helpful too.

  • Monique

  • Sunday 22 December 2019 at 21:26

It was one of the greatest things to…

It was one of the greatest things to studie trough the Photography Institute, it was something I could have done...

  • Jacqueline Mogridge

  • Friday 20 December 2019 at 05:34

I'm only at the half way point but…

I'm only at the half way point but already have learnt so much. I loved the idea of photograph and...

  • mandelie stassen

  • Monday 09 December 2019 at 08:12

Very well done

Very well done

  • Gail

  • Monday 02 December 2019 at 18:26

Amazing experience

Amazing experience! Loved this course so much!

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, 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.
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

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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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

Save R 1,000.00

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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

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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