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 218 reviews.

  • mandelie stassen

  • 5 days ago

Very well done

Very well done

  • Gail

  • 12 days ago

Amazing experience

Amazing experience! Loved this course so much!

  • Michelle Sutton

  • 49 days ago

Excellent service

Excellent service received.

  • Anneke van der Westhuizen

  • 52 days ago

So far I’m really impressed

So far I’m really impressed. The tutor responds fast, modules are compiled in a clear and direct manner. Would recommend...

  • Marietha Moolman

  • 59 days ago

Should have done this years ago

Should have done this years ago. Now I enjoy my equipment thoroughly. Good to be challenged to do new and...

  • Ilse Carine van den Bergh

  • 81 days ago

Wonderful!

I'm learning a lot and can already see a huge improvement in my photos. I'm excited to check out the...

  • Cynthia Uren

  • 84 days ago

I love the course

I love the course, extremely informative.

  • Yushane Bhagarette

  • Sunday 15 September 2019 at 13:37

The best in my opinion

I'm happy I chose the photography institute.

  • Franciscus C.G. Stark

  • Sunday 15 September 2019 at 12:53

Offering excellent value for money

Offering excellent value for money. Wortwhile course, recommended to all who woyld want to progress in photography.

  • Rung Button

  • Monday 09 September 2019 at 08:54

Thorough

Thorough, professional, educational and inspirational - highly recommended.

  • Danica De Beer

  • Friday 06 September 2019 at 09:05

Best Photography Course

My tutor, and author of the program, George is incredibly insightful, helpful and gives advice instead of ridicule. He is...

  • Tyronne Clarke

  • Tuesday 03 September 2019 at 10:44

My knowledge and experience in…

My knowledge and experience in photography has never been this good in my life, thanks to The Photography Institute!!

  • Liezl Rossouw

  • Monday 02 September 2019 at 18:13

Learned so much

Learned so much. Will recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn more of photography.

  • Natalie-Celeste van Lelyveld

  • Saturday 31 August 2019 at 20:39

I am very blessed to have found this…

I am very blessed to have found this institute. I have learned so much already and can't wait for the...

  • Herculine Swart

  • Monday 19 August 2019 at 12:17

This journey so far has been…

This journey so far has been challenging, insightful and fun. I have to add at some stages, frustrating. However, I’ve...

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.
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

R 8,499.00

Now Only

R 7,499.00

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Weekly Plan

24 Weekly Payments

R 8,499.00

Now Only

R 7,499.00

R 354.13

R 312.46

per week

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Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

R 8,499.00

Now Only

R 7,499.00

R 1,416.50

R 1,249.83

per month

Enrol

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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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