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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 20 countries around the world.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I take longer than 24 weeks?

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.

How do I communicate with my tutor?

Your tutor's role is to assess your assignments and provide you with personalised feedback. They are also available to answer any questions you may have about the course. You can communicate with your personal tutor at any time through your secure student site, which you will be given access to once you enrol.

Do I have to attend any classes?

The course is completed online. This means there are no classes to attend. You can study in your own time and at your own pace.

Do I have to have a background in photography?

No. The course is designed to allow for students who have had little or no experience in photography.

What equipment do I need?

All you need for your professional photography course is a camera. A digital SLR or mirrorless is best; but certainly not essential.

We also recommend a recent version of Adobe Photoshop. However, you may use other photo editing programs.

When can I start?

As the course is provided online, you have the flexibility to start when and where suits you. If you enrolled today, for example, you could start straight away.

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Rated 9.4 out of 10 based on 168 reviews.

  • Marco van der ryst

  • 1 day ago

This is an Excellent place for anyone…

This is an Excellent place for anyone who wants to do more with there love of photography.

  • Verushka Mari van der Mescht

  • 8 days ago

5 $T@R

Wise knowledge, great assignments, quick marking & response and the best feedback from knowledgeable tutors - Thanks guys!

  • Jean du Plessis

  • 12 days ago

Great course

Great Course! Definitely learned a lot so far and I can't wait to get started with the advance modules. Quick...

  • Juwayriya Docrat

  • 17 days ago

I fell in love with photography because of the PI

I absolutely love The Photography Institute, the fact that’s it’s easy to use and that when I’m stuck I can...

  • Rudi Andre Olivier

  • 35 days ago

Take your photography to the next level.

If you want to take your photography to the next level then this course is for you. Learn more than...

  • Anneke Brandt

  • 35 days ago

Excellent course

This course is highly recommended, Value for money.

  • Heleen Olivier

  • 44 days ago

Amazing Course!

Amazing! This course was easy to follow, gave sufficient detail and background on all subjects. My tutor provided a lot...

  • S Basson

  • 45 days ago

Thank you Photography Institute

What a wonderful opportunity and pleasure it has been to study Professional Photography through The Photography Institute. To anyone interested...

  • Juanita Henriëtta Graham

  • 52 days ago

Excellent I would definitely recommend…

Excellent I would definitely recommend the Photography Institute to anyone.

  • Babette Taljaard

  • 58 days ago

This is the best photography course…

This is the best photography course online. It’s not too expensive and the tutor and support team are always there...

  • Matthew Dane vogt

  • 60 days ago

Great course really recommend it to…

Great course really recommend it to anyone who wants to do an in depth photography online course my tutor was...

  • John Gemmell

  • 75 days ago

Excellent

Excellent. The course is very helpful and interesting and my tutor Gary was very good both in his timeous feed...

  • Estelle Swanepoel

  • 86 days ago

I would like to do another course…

I would like to do another course through The Photography Institute. I've already recommended this course to a few friends...

  • Kevin Chen

  • Monday 15 October 2018 at 07:40

Learned a lot from this course and had…

Learned a lot from this course and had plenty of fun while doing so,I would absolutely recommend to anyone who...

  • Ray

  • Thursday 04 October 2018 at 16:55

Excellent experience

Excellent experience