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.

When I came across this course I was very excited about it as I had the freedom to do it at my own pace. The second thing that drew me to the course was that I did not have to attend classes or write any exams... This is really great as I live in the middle of the bush and would not be able to attend any classes.

Rihann Van Wyk

Limpopo

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Rated 9.3 out of 10 based on 152 reviews.

  • Claudia Holtzhausen

  • 2 days ago

Definitely a course to consider

Definitely a course to consider. Wasn’t easy but so worth the effort and time. I was pregnant and already a...

  • Bonita Janse van Rensburg

  • 5 days ago

The Photography Institute learned me…

The Photography Institute learned me alot and I would truly recommend it to any one that loves photography. It learned...

  • Jennifer Austin

  • 7 days ago

I can honestly recommend The…

I can honestly recommend The Photography Institute to all . I learnt so much, had so much fun and made...

  • Zelda Ventura

  • 22 days ago

Expectations Exceeded !!

The Photography Course has exceeded my expectations !! I would like to thank George Seper for this incredible journey; his wealth...

  • Anandi

  • 37 days ago

I am learning so much...

I am learning so much and I try and apply what I have learned so that way I am improving...

  • Bradley Jason Upfold

  • 39 days ago

Highly recommend!

Highly recommend!

  • Ilze vd Merwe

  • 39 days ago

I have really enjoyed every module thus…

I have really enjoyed every module thus far. As a novice photographer the course has extended my skills and I...

  • Ray

  • 41 days ago

Best online course with great support…

Best online course with great support from tutors

  • Ewald Human

  • 55 days ago

One of The Greats

One of the best online diploma courses in the world by far. You will not go wrong in going here....

  • JM

  • 59 days ago

A wonderful and absolute banger of a course.

A wonderful and absolute banger of a course. Loved everything thus far and have learned a lot.

  • Trish Becker

  • 80 days ago

Everything about this course is fantastic

Everything about this course is absolutely amazing, To actually have a school that actually cares about their students and their...

  • Mervyn Grant Hartley

  • 81 days ago

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I have never had a moments problems with The Photographic institute. I highly recommend them

  • Robyn Leigh Wessels

  • Thursday 21 June 2018 at 18:22

Simply amazing.

This course has been amazing so far. Who knew there was so much to learn about photography. I can honestly...

  • Lee-Ann Marais

  • Saturday 16 June 2018 at 16:30

I have been studying for a lonnnng time

I have been studying for a lonnnnng time and no one has judged me or made me feel bad because...

  • Genevieve de la Rouviere

  • Friday 15 June 2018 at 19:03

My epic experience

This course has helped me in so many ways. Its much more in depth than other courses in the same...