The Professional Photography Course

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

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

Ask for assistance at any time

Exclusive Facebook Group

Connect 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 165 reviews.

  • J Philpott

  • 8-Nov-2021

It has been a great experience

It has been a great experience. The information and tips are very helpful. The instructors are always there to guide...

  • paul

  • 27-Oct-2021

Information is current and practical

Information is current and practical. Mentors are always quick to respond. My photography has already greatly improved and I have...

  • Natasha Wagar

  • 18-Oct-2021

I am loving my course

I am loving my course, I have learnt so much already and I would highly recommend this course for anyone...

  • shanique graham

  • 24-Sep-2021

Great course

Great course. Very informative and I have learnt alot, with much more to learn. I can now see the differences...

  • customer

  • 31-Jul-2021

What a great program with amazing…

What a great program with excellent mentors/instructors. If you are a self-motivated individual and have a passion for learning photography,...

  • Tara L Ellis

  • 29-Jul-2021

I am loving this course

I am loving this course, I haven't finished it yet and already my photos, my editing, everything is improving.

  • Neda Khoshfam

  • 14-Jul-2021

About the amazing course!

Hello there, I'm an Iranian fan of photography, and I'm here to assure everyone that the course was amazing. That was...

  • Courtney

  • 8-Jul-2021

Amazing in-depth course

This course is one of the most in-depth course out there! All the modules come with a lot of challenging...

  • Jessica

  • 12-Jun-2021

The Photography Institute. Five stars!

The Photography Institute is a self driven program. Great information that gets re-introduced through modules to utilize and practice frequently....

  • Cherie Schreiner

  • 10-Jun-2021

This is by far the greatest course I…

This is by far the greatest course I have taken. There is so much useful information in it and I...

  • Juliana Wilson

  • 27-Apr-2021

The Photography Institute is a Gift

The fact that the PI has been running for so many years is wonderful. I originally registered 10 years ago,...

  • Dana Creswell

  • 8-Apr-2021

Half way there...

I just completed my 6th module and I am very happy with how this course is going so far. I...

  • Courtney

  • 4-Apr-2021

Amazing Course!

This course has brought so much joy to me and figuring out what I’m going to do with my career....

  • Jorge

  • 20-Mar-2021

Great course!

This course opened my eyes to many aspects of photography I didn't think about before. The course is packed with...

  • Kristen Brett

  • 15-Mar-2021

I am halfway through the diploma course…

I am halfway through the diploma course and couldn't be more pleased with everything! I wasn't sure how well I...

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 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.
Yves Gagnon

Calgary, AL

This is not a short-cut approach to photography but a well-rounded photography program to help you grow.

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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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Catheryne Bossé

Golden, BC

The modules were getting easier to read and understand through the course, and my practice behind the camera was getting much more enjoyable knowing what I was doing this time.

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Jorge Sanz

Edmonton, AB

The program helped me get out of my comfort zone, which at the time was wildlife photography. I have now done anything from portrait to product photography, and I feel way more confident with my camera.

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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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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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$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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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.