About the Photography 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.

The Professional Photography Course is delivered online and consists of 12 modules and 12 interactive assignments. The normal time required to complete the course is 24 weeks, although we will allow you up to 12 months if required. During this time you will be educated in all aspects of photography by George Seper; one of the top freelance photographers around. His vast wealth of accumulated knowledge is provided to you, along with the ways to apply this knowledge to the areas of photography that most interest you.

The business of photography is not just about award winning images. It can also be about the right picture at the right time. Newspapers, magazines and websites worldwide are constantly on the lookout for new and interesting material. The opportunities are enormous and always growing.

How to study online?

All the learning is done online in that when you enrol you receive a username and password, which enables you to log onto our secure student site. From there you can download your first module, which you could liken to your textbook as it contains all the information you will need to complete assignment one. Each module is approximately 60 pages in length and is full of detailed technical information delivered in a friendly, conversational manner that is easy to understand. The concepts are further explained by way of diagrams, images and examples.

Once you have completed your assignment (some are just theoretical, but the majority of assignments combine both theory and fun practical tasks) you then upload it onto our site for your tutor to mark. The tutors will give you a grade (out of 10) and a comprehensive evaluation of your work and ideas and help nurture and improve your skills each step of the way.

What makes The Photography Institute so unique is that throughout our course you have access to the safety net and guidance of the team here at Student Support, who you can contact 24/7. It is not simply a case of giving you a textbook and off you go - far from it.

You also have direct contact with your personal tutor who guides you closely through each step of the course, offering personalised and specific constructive criticism on your submitted work. If you ever have any questions in relation to your course or assignments, all you need to do is send your tutor a quick message and they will reply with an answer as soon as they can.

With this close tutor mentorship, you will feel like your tutor is in the same room as you, and all this can be achieved from the comfort of your own home. That is the beauty of our course, you can study when you like and at your own pace.

The tutors who work for us are not just teachers, but the best working professionals in their field. By drawing on their knowledge you will gain an edge that will help you realise your true potential.

Connect with other photography students

We have a Facebook Group that we have exclusively designed for our students. This group contains thousands of our students from across the globe interacting with each other on all topics covered by our course. It provides a great opportunity for students to meet fellow students from all over the world, ask questions, share knowledge and experience, upload work, give and receive feedback, make new friends and talk everything photography!

On successful completion of the Professional Photography Course you will have the skills and knowledge required to become a freelance photographer either as a full or part time career, as a profitable sideline or just as an exciting new hobby.

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

Stephen Elliott

Cape Town

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Rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 224 reviews.

  • Wesley Vogel

  • 64 days ago

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

  • 86 days ago

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!

  • Michelle Sutton

  • Sunday 27 October 2019 at 02:14

Excellent service

Excellent service received.

  • Anneke van der Westhuizen

  • Wednesday 23 October 2019 at 09:00

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

  • Wednesday 16 October 2019 at 08:48

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

  • Tuesday 24 September 2019 at 16:34

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

  • Saturday 21 September 2019 at 09:12

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...