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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.
You can contact your tutor at any time through our secure student site, which you will gain access to once you enrol. Your tutor's role is to assess your assignments and provide you with feedback. They are also available to answer any questions you may have about the course.
No. The courses are completed online. This means there are no classes to attend. You can study in your own time and at your own pace.
No. The course is designed to allow for students who have had little or no experience in photography.
As the course is provided online, you have the flexibility to start when and where it suits you. If you enrolled today, for example, you could start straight away.
Our course is compatible with both PC and Mac devices, and there are no specific software requirements.
If you need more time, you can purchase one of our affordable extensions. We currently offer 3, 6 and 12 month extensions. Alternatively, you can purchase an Advanced Module, which will come with a 6 month extension.
Yes. We have a dedicated student Facebook group. This group allows you to connect with other like-minded photographers where you can discuss your assignments, the course and all things creative.
No. When you purchase our course, the Advanced Modules will not be included. Our Advanced Modules are short courses and are optional for those who wish to further their studies. They will be available to purchase for students who are enrolled in our course and have completed the first two modules. They are comprised of one module and one assignment and you are mentored by a specialist in the topic selected.
No. Unfortunately, we do not offer our Advanced Modules to the public. Only students enrolled in our course can purchase them.
Our courses are delivered online and all information is provided digitally. As soon as you enrol, you will gain access to our online student site. You can download the course materials as you proceed through each module. As the modules are provided in PDF format you can keep them for future reference and print if you wish. The only time we mail something out is when you successfully graduate our course.
All you need for the 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.
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...
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...
25 Aug 2021
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...
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...
06 Aug 2021
I have learnt so much from The Photography Institute. They cater for both professionals and for those who wish to...
04 Aug 2021
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...
08 Jul 2021
Learning so much
Learning so much! Transforming the way my eyes see everything. Thank you for an excellent course.
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...
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...
05 Jul 2021
This course is outstanding. The modules are filled with incredible knowledge - you don’t just learn how to take a...
03 Jul 2021
I started the course and I didn't know much about Photography, I didn't even know how to use the camera...
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...