The Professional Photography Course

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

COVID-19 UPDATE

With all our courses being 100% online, we are running as normal during the COVID-19 restrictions and shutdowns.
Our staff are working remotely and tutor/student support is available as usual. We have also modified our learning requirements to allow all students to complete their assignments entirely from home, in isolation or lockdown situations.

We wish you the best of health and safety during this difficult time we are all facing.

Features of the Course

The Professional Photography Course is provided online.
You study at home, in your own time and at your own pace.

Diploma Course

Cutting edge diploma course in Professional Photography

Leading Photographers

Leading photographers contribute their knowledge

24/7 Support

24 hour student support

Exclusive Facebook Group

Exclusive Facebook group with over 20,000 students worldwide

Product Discounts

Discounts on Adobe products

Payment Options

Flexible payment options

Portfolio

Free website portfolio to display your work

Guarantee

7 Day money back guarantee

Personal Tutor

Personal tutor to assist you and mark your assignments

Excellent

Rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 139 reviews.

  • Amanda Royal

  • 7 days ago

Excellent course

Excellent course, very in depth. Tons of information and easy to get help from tutors. Very pleased.

  • Jeziel Pama

  • 22 days ago

PI taught me a lot since I started this…

PI taught me a lot since I started this course. I am so excited to learn more and finish my...

  • Cheryl Mahony

  • 59 days ago

This course is extremely informative…

This course is extremely informative and practical. I am a beginner and really didn’t know much about photography and I...

  • Daniel Tanner

  • 62 days ago

Loving the course so far!

Loving the course so far! Lots of great content in this course.

  • Bibi Ganesh

  • 81 days ago

Amazing course

This course is amazing I have learned so much now I can pick my camera up and use the Manual...

  • Anne Marie Gales

  • Thursday 16 July 2020 at 19:52

Awesome course!

Really enjoying this course so far! Great material and the tutors are very helpful. Would highly recommend!

  • Devyn Dunn

  • Tuesday 23 June 2020 at 00:36

Highly recommend

Very good course. Highly recommend it. Helpful teachers/ tutors and good content in the modules

  • nga yu , Tang (Moselle)

  • Friday 19 June 2020 at 23:13

love it!

I definitely love the Photography institute !Great teaching and guide! You saved a lot of problems for us!

  • Laurie Cross

  • Monday 08 June 2020 at 17:32

Enjoying the course immensely and my…

Enjoying the course immensely and my new found network of enthusiasts!

  • Téa Leblanc

  • Thursday 23 April 2020 at 14:18

I’ve learned a lot from this course and…

I’ve learned a lot from this course and it’s great how it can be completed on our own time.

  • Brooke K

  • Sunday 19 April 2020 at 02:35

I have loved my experience so far....

I have loved my experience so far with the Photography Institute. I am learning endless amounts of information, and I...

  • Carlos Pereira

  • Friday 03 April 2020 at 00:54

Very educational and inspiring course.

Since my spark of interest for photography, I have wanted to enrol in an educational program that would help me...

  • Carrie B

  • Sunday 16 February 2020 at 17:57

Very informative course

As a beginner photographer this course has been very informative and my tutor has been incredibly helpful. Enjoying the course...

  • Devon Warren

  • Sunday 16 February 2020 at 14:03

The PI diploma program is a MUST for any photographer!

This program is truly amazing! It teaches you the technical side as well as the artistic side of photography. The...

  • Ferenc Elo

  • Friday 31 January 2020 at 01:51

This is a good course

This is a good course. I am happy that I did it. My tutor was honest about my mistakes and...

The 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.

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Course Outline

The Professional Photography Course is delivered online, consisting of 12 comprehensive modules and 12 corresponding interactive assignments. The course is designed to be self-paced. Normally you would expect to be dedicating on average about 4-6 hours per week for 24 weeks. However, many students take up to one year to complete their studies because of family or work commitments.

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Advanced Modules

Students have the opportunity to delve deeper into specific areas of interest in photography by purchasing Advanced Modules. These are similar to short courses and are specially formulated materials to challenge motivated students to achieve more.

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The Institute

The Photography Institute offers you the most advanced and comprehensive online solution to learning available today. We offer the most thorough home study course in photography using the very latest online learning techniques. Our commitment to providing the highest quality training program has resulted in unique teaching and student support systems, which produce unparalleled results.

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Accreditation

We are accredited and recognised by

In partnership with UNICEF, the institute donates $5.00 from each enrolment to the children in the Syria crisis. This money will help to provide a safe education to the children in war torn Syria. UNICEF’s aim this year is to assist in providing a formal and safe education for 1.2 million children in Syria. This includes the provision of facilities, school furniture, qualified teachers, rehabilitation, safe learning environments and learning materials. We are very privileged to be working with UNICEF towards this goal.

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The Author

George Seper began his photographic career in New York City in the early 1970's and has had a long and illustrious career shooting in a variety of photography genres. George has an enormous wealth of knowledge in all aspects of photography, both practical and theoretical. George nowadays still shoots professionally while focusing on The Photography Institute as the vehicle for teaching his unique skills.

George's work has appeared in publications in over 30 countries.


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Our Tutors

Our handpicked tutors are not only great teachers but experts in their fields.
Steven Vote

Internationally recognised and acclaimed, Steven Vote is a photographer, storyteller, director, twice published author, mentor, fine artist, and filmmaker.

Gary Wallis

Gary Wallis has been a freelance photographer for over 20 years working mainly in fashion and portraiture.

George Seper

Internationally respected, George Seper has been photographing food for over 30 years.

Justin Aitken
Justin has had his work published in many magazines, books, and websites. He has photographed international & local celebrities and acts, including Metallica, Santana, Dave Dobbyn, Fat Freddy's Drop and Coldplay.

Student Testimonials

Take a moment to read some of our graduate testimonials.
Angela Davies

St. Andrews, PEI

A fantastic course that I highly recommend to anyone looking at improving their photography for personal reasons, or launching a career in any aspect of photography.

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Soichi Murakami

Charlottetown, PEI

The Institute really stretched my limits as far as the art of photography, and also provided much practical guidance in starting a photography career.

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Amy Wall

Charlottetown, PEI

When I stumbled upon The Photography Institute, I could tell it was perfect for my learning style and for what I wanted to achieve as a photographer! I messaged previous students asking their opinion and read through the testimonials and was convinced it was the right move!

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Teddy D. Marron

Scarborough, ON

This course definitely took learning photography to a new level for me. Now, I can proudly say that I am able to create images rather than just snapshots.

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Stephanie Combs

Edmonton, AB

This course is a fantastic way to learn from the basics of photography all the way to the business side of photography. I found it to be a rewarding challenge, which paid off greatly for me.

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William J. G. Reilly

St. Catharines, ON

This course helps you build confidence and the skills needed to stand out against the thousands of Photographers out there!

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Student Portfolios

All of our students are provided a free portfolio website to display their work.

Course Fees

We offer a number of flexible payment options.

Pay in Full

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$999.00

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Weekly Plan

24 Weekly Payments

$1,099.00

$45.79

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Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

$1,099.00

$183.17

per month

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Money Back Guarantee

Not happy? Contact us within 7 days of your enrolment to receive a full refund.

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The Photography Institute

701 West Georgia Street, Suite 1500
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1C6

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For answers to our most commonly asked questions, read our FAQs.

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International locations

We offer our course in over 30 countries around the world.

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