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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 20 countries around the world.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I take longer than 24 weeks?

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?

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

Do I have to attend any classes?

The course is 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.

What equipment do I need?

All you need for your professional photography 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.

When can I start?

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

Excellent

Rated 9.4 out of 10 based on 98 reviews.

  • Chantal

  • 3 days ago

Very good!

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

  • Michael Thomas

  • 15 days ago

Good course

Honestly I loved every minute of it.

  • Luckey Khenkhamlane

  • 37 days ago

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

  • 52 days ago

Well done.

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

  • Micheline Godbout

  • 61 days ago

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

  • 81 days ago

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

  • 81 days ago

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...

  • Alisha MacNeill

  • Friday 09 November 2018 at 00:21

Excellent course!…

Excellent course with a great group of people to work with. This is a great option for the person who...

  • Kat

  • Tuesday 06 November 2018 at 19:00

Great course

Great course. Learned a lot. The tutors are a great help.

  • Jennifer Wallace

  • Wednesday 24 October 2018 at 00:23

The program was thorough and well worth…

The program was thorough and well worth the money spent. I am happy with my learnings and the input my...

  • Elaine Palmer

  • Sunday 16 September 2018 at 13:09

I am very impressed with how much I…

I am very impressed with how much I learned and the difference over the time of the course in my...

  • Gord

  • Sunday 26 August 2018 at 15:48

Completely enjoyed the course

Completely enjoyed the course. The tutor was very knowledgeable and clearly pointed out my weaknesses. I'm very happy with the...