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.

Thank you PI team for making this course available and for sharing so much valuable information with me. Gary, my tutor was absolutely outstanding in every aspect and I am so grateful for his help.

Nikola Medjugorac

Johannesburg

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Rated 9.5 out of 10 based on 216 reviews.

  • Michelle Sutton

  • 22 days ago

Excellent service

Excellent service received.

  • Anneke van der Westhuizen

  • 26 days ago

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

  • 33 days ago

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

  • 55 days ago

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

  • 58 days ago

I love the course

I love the course, extremely informative.

  • Yushane Bhagarette

  • 64 days ago

The best in my opinion

I'm happy I chose the photography institute.

  • Franciscus C.G. Stark

  • 64 days ago

Offering excellent value for money

Offering excellent value for money. Wortwhile course, recommended to all who woyld want to progress in photography.

  • Rung Button

  • 70 days ago

Thorough

Thorough, professional, educational and inspirational - highly recommended.

  • Danica De Beer

  • 73 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...

  • Tyronne Clarke

  • 76 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!!

  • Liezl Rossouw

  • 77 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

  • 78 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...

  • Herculine Swart

  • Monday 19 August 2019 at 12:17

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

  • Monday 12 August 2019 at 21:34

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...

  • Louise Berry

  • Friday 09 August 2019 at 21:20

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...