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

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long do I have to complete the course?

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.

How do I communicate with my tutor?

You can contact your tutor at any time through our secure student site, which you will gain access to once you enrol. Your tutor's role is to assess your assignments and provide you with feedback. They are also available to answer any questions you may have about the course.

Do I have to attend any classes?

No. The courses are completed online. This means there are no classes to attend. You can study in your own time and at your own pace.

Do I have to have a background in photography?

No. The course is designed to allow for students who have had little or no experience in photography.

When can I start?

As the course is provided online, you have the flexibility to start when and where it suits you. If you enrolled today, for example, you could start straight away.

What equipment do I need?

Our course is compatible with both PC and Mac devices, and there are no specific software requirements.

What if I need more time?

If you need more time, you can purchase one of our affordable extensions. We currently offer 3, 6 and 12 month extensions. Alternatively, you can purchase an Advanced Module, which will come with a 6 month extension.

Will I be able to chat with other students?

Yes. We have a dedicated student Facebook group. This group allows you to connect with other like-minded photographers where you can discuss your assignments, the course and all things creative.

Does the course include the Advanced Modules?

No. When you purchase our course, the Advanced Modules will not be included. Our Advanced Modules are short courses and are optional for those who wish to further their studies. They will be available to purchase for students who are enrolled in our course and have completed the first two modules. They are comprised of one module and one assignment and you are mentored by a specialist in the topic selected.

Can I purchase the Advanced Modules as a stand-alone course?

No. Unfortunately, we do not offer our Advanced Modules to the public. Only students enrolled in our course can purchase them.

Do you mail any course notes or materials out?

Our courses are delivered online and all information is provided digitally. As soon as you enrol, you will gain access to our online student site. You can download the course materials as you proceed through each module. As the modules are provided in PDF format you can keep them for future reference and print if you wish. The only time we mail something out is when you successfully graduate our course.

What device is required?

All you need for the course is a camera. A digital SLR or mirrorless is best; but certainly not essential. We also recommend a recent version of Adobe Photoshop. However, you may use other photo editing programs.

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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...