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 assignments. The average time required to complete the course is 24 weeks. However, we provide students with 12 months. Extensions are available if needed. 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 4.8 out of 5 based on 280 reviews.

  • Fezile Gaven

  • 22 Feb 2021

Great material and brilliant tutors!!

Great material and brilliant tutors!!

  • Kai

  • 22 Feb 2021

An honest photography course review

Wow! Watching endless YouTube videos wasting many hours and getting nowhere, The PI has certainly helped me understand a camera,...

  • Malcolm Mabota

  • 20 Feb 2021

This Course is very stimulating

This Course is very stimulating, motivating and easy.

  • Gayle Congdon

  • 20 Feb 2021

What an amazing course

What an amazing course. Loved it, loved it, loved it. Would recommend it to anyone even slightly interested in photography....

  • Rene Struwig

  • 17 Feb 2021

Absolutely love this course

Absolutely love this course. I can already see an improvement in my technique and I also love that you get...

  • Skye de Bruyn

  • 12 Feb 2021

The Photography Institute is a…

The Photography Institute is a wonderful help. It has taught me so much and helped develop my photographic skills wonderfully....

  • Emma-Jane Maritz

  • 12 Feb 2021

I loved this course!

I loved this course, I learned so much. The community and tutor is so kind and always helpfull. This course...

  • Xolile Mgaga

  • 05 Feb 2021

I really enjoyed doing this course

I really enjoyed doing this course , but this could be my mistake I was not really connected with other...

  • Emma-Jane Maritz

  • 30 Jan 2021

This is a amazing course

This is a amazing course. It is easy to read and understand and you learn alot. The tutors are always...

  • Melodie Job

  • 28 Jan 2021

Photography course

Not only have I learned a lot so far, but my photography has improved by 100%. This course teaches you...

  • Anthony Scheepers

  • 27 Jan 2021


Amazing course and good way if you want to take your photography to the next level

  • Desni Morland

  • 11 Jan 2021

I have learned a lot so far

I have learned a lot so far. I have honestly learned how to use my camera in manual mode and...

  • Cathrine Van Der Merwe

  • 17 Dec 2020

As I am doing the course in my own time…

As I am doing the course in my own time this is awesome, and a bonus is getting critical advice...

  • Gayle Congdon

  • 08 Dec 2020

Fantastic Course

I was a total beginner when I started the course and what I have learnt is amazing. George not only teaches...

  • Renate Fechter

  • 27 Nov 2020

Excellent Course!

I was a total beginner to photography and I absolutely love this course! I have learned so much by doing...