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.
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.
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.
A sample of our students images
6 days ago
The best in my opinion
I'm happy I chose the photography institute.
Franciscus C.G. Stark
6 days ago
Offering excellent value for money
Offering excellent value for money. Wortwhile course, recommended to all who woyld want to progress in photography.
12 days ago
Thorough, professional, educational and inspirational - highly recommended.
Danica De Beer
15 days ago
Best Photography Course
My tutor, and author of the program, George is incredibly insightful, helpful and gives advice instead of ridicule. He is...
18 days ago
My knowledge and experience in…
My knowledge and experience in photography has never been this good in my life, thanks to The Photography Institute!!
19 days ago
Learned so much
Learned so much. Will recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn more of photography.
Natalie-Celeste van Lelyveld
21 days ago
I am very blessed to have found this…
I am very blessed to have found this institute. I have learned so much already and can't wait for the...
33 days ago
This journey so far has been…
This journey so far has been challenging, insightful and fun. I have to add at some stages, frustrating. However, I’ve...
Willem Johannes Coetzee
40 days ago
I fell in love with light.
"... and (we) will now discuss intangibles such as the quality and feel of light. In a way, I became...
43 days ago
This course is filled with everything a…
This course is filled with everything a beginner needs to know and offers so much support from tutors and the...
46 days ago
Everything is amazing
Everything is amazing. I get all the help I need while at the same time learning so much more!!
52 days ago
I am really enjoying this course
I am really enjoying this course. Lesrning so much about photography and what you can do with your camera equipment
54 days ago
I am loving the course and the course content is challenging me to learning more and take my photography to...
Simon Dale Wilson
73 days ago
Fast and reliable feedback
Fast and reliable feedback. Informative and def something that I would recommend to others
Tuesday 18 June 2019 at 13:02
Best online photography course
I started this course as more or less a complete beginner. During the first module I felt like maybe I...