The Professional Photography Course

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

COVID-19 UPDATE

As our courses are offered 100% online, all of our courses are running as normal during the COVID-19 restrictions and shutdowns.
Our staff is working remotely and tutor/student support is available as usual.

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

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 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 122 reviews.

  • Carrie B

  • 46 days ago

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

  • 46 days ago

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

  • 63 days ago

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...

  • Carol Larochelle

  • 64 days ago

The photography Institute diploma…

The photography Institute diploma course has been worth every cent it cost. I have had a great experience with them....

  • ERMA NARDON

  • 88 days ago

I have learned a lot things with this…

I have learned a lot things with this course, photography is no just simple as to click that button and...

  • Jenny

  • Thursday 12 December 2019 at 12:34

A thorough class giving an all around…

A thorough class giving an all around knowledge of the different aspects of photography.

  • Susan Cote

  • Monday 09 December 2019 at 03:16

Highly recommend!

Flexible payments, online convenience, self-paced, and tutors that are easy to communicate with. I have had nothing but an amazing...

  • Bobbie Dhar

  • Monday 25 November 2019 at 06:13

This is an amazing course

This is an amazing course! The information is timeless and valuable, the teachers are prompt with returning assignments and are...

  • Kevin W

  • Wednesday 02 October 2019 at 11:28

Fantastic Photography Course

This is a fantastic course. I've been playing with cameras for about 33 years, thanks to The Photography Institute I'm...

  • Angela Macneil

  • Tuesday 01 October 2019 at 13:32

Highly recommend!

Highly recommend! I really enjoyed taking this program. When I first started, I had just purchased my brand new DSLR...

  • Spencer

  • Tuesday 01 October 2019 at 00:06

This course was a great foundation for…

This course was a great foundation for photography. It helped me as a student figure out what aspects of photography...

  • Jennifer Vanderplas

  • Sunday 29 September 2019 at 04:15

Great course, excellent community

If you are interested in learning about photography, actual photography and not only the new digital age of composites that...

  • Todd

  • Monday 23 September 2019 at 15:15

Excellent course

Excellent course, excellent support from my tutor, learning a bunch.

  • Dawn Bergevin

  • Thursday 29 August 2019 at 13:01

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

  • Tuesday 20 August 2019 at 18:24

Loving the course

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

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.
Steven Vote

Internationally recognised and acclaimed, Steven Vote is a photographer, 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.
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, 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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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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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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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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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

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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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