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 can be purchased if extra time is 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.

Completing the course has given me an extra step ahead in pursuing my career. The theory behind photography is much clearer and I now realise that photography is not just a click of a button but so much more.

Jeannie Celeste Kenney

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Rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 314 reviews.

  • Melodie Job

  • 25 Oct 2021

I thoroughly enjoy this course

I thoroughly enjoy this course. I have learned so much from my Tutor Gary Willis. He is excellent in guiding...

  • Kean Chris Swanepoel

  • 16 Sep 2021

I love studying at The Photography…

I love studying at The Photography Institute..! The coarse is great and very recourcefull. It teaches you as Photographer either...

  • Christopher Erwee

  • 09 Sep 2021

This is a fantastic course which has…

This is a fantastic course which has aready taught me me more than I thought I would learn and im...

  • Theresa Moore

  • 25 Aug 2021

Thank You

There are so many things that I never thought about as a start up photographer that I am so great...

  • LAURETTE VAN ZIJL

  • 17 Aug 2021

A wonderful photographic learning curve

I find the Photographic Institute basic course extremely informative. It is a demanding course but I am loving every minute...

  • Aaron Human

  • 10 Aug 2021

Excellent service and tutoring.i have valued and enjoyed the excellent guidance that i have received from lecturers.They are top notch.

I have studied through other colleges and comparing this institute i can state that i have received excellent guidance and...

  • Jonathan Campbell

  • 06 Aug 2021

Amazing course!

I have learnt so much from The Photography Institute. They cater for both professionals and for those who wish to...

  • Shantha

  • 04 Aug 2021

Outstanding course!

Outstanding course!

  • Kayla Leigh Shepherd

  • 20 Jul 2021

Very Helpful and Informative

The course provides a lot of help with feedback from a professional which has helped improve my skills tremendously.It can...

  • Amma

  • 08 Jul 2021

Learning so much

Learning so much! Transforming the way my eyes see everything. Thank you for an excellent course.

  • Etienne

  • 06 Jul 2021

This in-depth course has expanded my…

This in-depth course has expanded my view of visual creativity, with experts passing down their knowledge in their fields respected...

  • Monique

  • 05 Jul 2021

What an excellent course

What an excellent course. It has been a challenge and I'm enjoying every stage of this journey. Every cent worth...

  • KS

  • 05 Jul 2021

Outstanding Course!

This course is outstanding. The modules are filled with incredible knowledge - you don’t just learn how to take a...

  • Malorie

  • 03 Jul 2021

Amazing course

I started the course and I didn't know much about Photography, I didn't even know how to use the camera...

  • Zantoné Bloem

  • 02 Jul 2021

Best place to learn!

I have learned so much thanks to the Photography Institute. I always enjoy sharing what I've learned with other people...