The Professional Photography Course

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

Benefits 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 10,000 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 9.3 out of 10 based on 105 reviews.

  • Dawn Bergevin

  • 17 days ago

Great course overall!

Great course overall! The content is thorough, and the assignments are challenging, but easy to follow and well-suited to the...

  • Shelley Marshall

  • 25 days ago

Loving the course

Loving the course! It offers great course content and it has made me look at the various topics more thoroughly...

  • Samantha Hawthorne

  • 30 days ago

Great experience

Great experience. I’m very satisfied with what I’ve learnt and the time frame is very reasonable.

  • Mark Wilkinson

  • Wednesday 12 June 2019 at 22:13

Perfectly Structured Course

This course fitted in around other commitments in my life which was ideal for me. I took longer than most...

  • Samantha Hawthorne

  • Thursday 23 May 2019 at 14:04

I’ve had such a great experience!

I’ve had such a great experience with the photography institute and have learnt so much to bring forward into pursuing...

  • Chantal

  • Sunday 19 May 2019 at 01:51

Very good!

I really enjoyed taking this course. Learned a lot and recommend this to anyone.

  • Michael Thomas

  • Monday 06 May 2019 at 19:12

Good course

Honestly I loved every minute of it.

  • Luckey Khenkhamlane

  • Sunday 14 April 2019 at 04:26

Enrolling for this course has been one…

Enrolling for this course has been one of my proudest decisions. The past 12 modules have been an amazing journey,...

  • Lorie

  • Saturday 30 March 2019 at 22:34

Well done.

Well done! The time flexibility of online learning was my primary consideration when signing up for this course, but I...

  • Micheline Godbout

  • Thursday 21 March 2019 at 22:47

Integrated approach to the road of photography

The various modules and their graduated application allowed for a consistent and clear progress with respect to the technical aspects...

  • NANCY G

  • Friday 01 March 2019 at 19:10

The Photography Institute helped me…

The Photography Institute helped me become more confident in my skills as a photographer as I learned so much. My...

  • Milinca Sablici

  • Friday 01 March 2019 at 15:00

Thank you PI Team

As an Engineer, I studied a lot in my life, but I never had such an comprehensive training like PI....

  • Brenda Cardinal

  • Monday 28 January 2019 at 17:09

New at Photography

I started the photography course knowing only how to click the button on the Auto setting. As I completed each...

  • Tyler

  • Friday 25 January 2019 at 13:15

I can't stress how good this program is!

I can't stress how good this program was, through and through. It helped a great deal with my photography and...

  • Kate Kieswetter

  • Wednesday 16 January 2019 at 00:19

The Photography Institute of Canada…

The Photography Institute of Canada deserves a 5 Star rating! The course covered every aspect of digital Photography along with...

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 also have the opportunity to delve deeper into areas of Photography through the purchasing of Advanced Modules that are available to students who have demonstrated a strong foundation knowledge of Photography. These 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 a partnership with UNICEF, we at the institute are donating $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.
David Goldman
David’s captivating work features artists from Madonna to Muse, Blink 182 to Maynard James Keenan.

Steven Vote

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

Matthew Evans

Matthew Evans started photographing professionally in 2002 having been a keen amateur for some years prior to that.

Gary Wallis

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

Student Testimonials

Take a moment to read some of our graduate testimonials.
Amy Wall

Charlottetown, PE

At the time there were no schools offering photography courses in my area so I decided to do some research for online courses. 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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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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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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Sabrina Crimeli

Burlington, ON

When I started the course I never thought that I would have ever actually started my own business, but I have and I am doing really well in it. The Photography Institute gave me all the tools and direction that I needed to understand the functionality of my camera and take a great photo.

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Melissa Aschenbrener

Cupar, SK

This course has helped me in so many ways, from getting to know my camera and how to use it, to different lighting situations, where to find work, and making my portfolio, just to name a few. I was able to get some jobs as I was progressing, and I just finished registering my business name. I have multiple clients and this is just the beginning.

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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

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24 Weekly Payments

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Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

$1,099.00

$183.17

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Money Back Guarantee

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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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