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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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We offer our course in over 30 countries around the world.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long do I have to complete the course?

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?

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.

Do I have to attend any classes?

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.

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.

When can I start?

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.

What equipment do I need?

Our course is compatible with both PC and Mac devices, and there are no specific software requirements.

What if I need more time?

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.

Will I be able to chat with other students?

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.

Does the course include the Advanced Modules?

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.

Can I purchase the Advanced Modules as a stand-alone course?

No. Unfortunately, we do not offer our Advanced Modules to the public. Only students enrolled in our course can purchase them.

Do you mail any course notes or materials out?

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.

What device is required?

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.

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Rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 262 reviews.

  • Shameera

  • 1 day ago

In depth yet perfectly understandable!

This course thus far has offered me a detailed understanding of photography. It has successfully found the perfect balance of...

  • PIERRE VAN ROOYEN

  • 14 days ago

The best course in photography online…

The best course in photography online on the web currently.

  • Marlon Lakey

  • 34 days ago

This is a really Great course

This is a really Great course, The course tutor is really intelligent and gives really good feedback - I really...

  • Matankiso Lemphane

  • 38 days ago

Highly satisfied student

Wow! I have been taking photo's since I was pre-teen and I have always thought I was quiet competent. Little...

  • Tersia Roberts

  • 85 days ago

Extremely glad I have come across this…

Extremely glad I have come across this specific learning institution, it is by far unique and ticks all the boxes...

  • Johannes

  • Thursday 20 August 2020 at 23:47

Im having a great time doing this…

Im having a great time doing this course. Its been a excellent learning experience for me.

  • Birgit Savini

  • Monday 17 August 2020 at 04:52

The course has been incredibly…

The course has been incredibly informative and I have learnt a lot. My tutor Gary Wallis is great and has...

  • Ruan van Wyk

  • Tuesday 11 August 2020 at 12:39

This is a very detailed and in depth…

This is a very detailed and in depth coarse, perfect for someone that wants to pursue either a career in...

  • Anna-Marie Potgieter

  • Saturday 08 August 2020 at 20:54

Be a better photographer

This course learned me a lot about photography. I learn new things in every module and I enjoy myself.

  • Lizanne Eksteen

  • Thursday 06 August 2020 at 19:17

Since starting my course with The…

Since starting my course with The Photography Institute, I have not had any problems or negative comments or feelings towards...

  • Brendin Hoffman

  • Monday 03 August 2020 at 08:29

Excellent to further your passion

This is a very in depth course with personality and freedom of perspective. You do have to come with a...

  • Coreen Kuhn

  • Thursday 30 July 2020 at 15:23

I am a very happy 46 year old student…

I am a very happy 46 year old student at The photography Institute. The modules are written casually and informative. One...

  • Hester Gerbrechda Deetlefs

  • Wednesday 15 July 2020 at 08:23

Excellent

A long time ago I studied photography, when it was still film based. The reason for me doing this course...

  • Samantha de la Rey

  • Wednesday 08 July 2020 at 06:53

i am loving the course

i am loving the course really good and it pushes me as a photographer to think outside the box

  • Marielise Derbyshire

  • Sunday 05 July 2020 at 15:24

The best choice.

No matter if you are the expert or the beginner this course is for all. The tutors are amazing and...