About the Photography 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.

The Professional Photography Course is delivered online and consists of 12 modules and 12 interactive assignments. The normal time required to complete the course is 24 weeks, although we will allow you up to 12 months if required. During this time you will be educated in all aspects of photography by George Seper; one of the top freelance photographers around. His vast wealth of accumulated knowledge is provided to you, along with the ways to apply this knowledge to the areas of photography that most interest you.

The business of photography is not just about award winning images. It can also be about the right picture at the right time. Newspapers, magazines and websites worldwide are constantly on the lookout for new and interesting material. The opportunities are enormous and always growing.

How to study online?

All the learning is done online in that when you enrol you receive a username and password, which enables you to log onto our secure student site. From there you can download your first module, which you could liken to your textbook as it contains all the information you will need to complete assignment one. Each module is approximately 60 pages in length and is full of detailed technical information delivered in a friendly, conversational manner that is easy to understand. The concepts are further explained by way of diagrams, images and examples.

Once you have completed your assignment (some are just theoretical, but the majority of assignments combine both theory and fun practical tasks) you then upload it onto our site for your tutor to mark. The tutors will give you a grade (out of 10) and a comprehensive evaluation of your work and ideas and help nurture and improve your skills each step of the way.

What makes The Photography Institute so unique is that throughout our course you have access to the safety net and guidance of the team here at Student Support, who you can contact 24/7. It is not simply a case of giving you a textbook and off you go - far from it.

You also have direct contact with your personal tutor who guides you closely through each step of the course, offering personalised and specific constructive criticism on your submitted work. If you ever have any questions in relation to your course or assignments, all you need to do is send your tutor a quick message and they will reply with an answer as soon as they can.

With this close tutor mentorship, you will feel like your tutor is in the same room as you, and all this can be achieved from the comfort of your own home. That is the beauty of our course, you can study when you like and at your own pace.

The tutors who work for us are not just teachers, but the best working professionals in their field. By drawing on their knowledge you will gain an edge that will help you realise your true potential.

Connect with other photography students

We have a Facebook Group that we have exclusively designed for our students. This group contains thousands of our students from across the globe interacting with each other on all topics covered by our course. It provides a great opportunity for students to meet fellow students from all over the world, ask questions, share knowledge and experience, upload work, give and receive feedback, make new friends and talk everything photography!

On successful completion of the Professional Photography Course you will have the skills and knowledge required to become a freelance photographer either as a full or part time career, as a profitable sideline or just as an exciting new hobby.

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.

Sabrina Crimeli

Burlington, ON

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Excellent

Rated 9.3 out of 10 based on 113 reviews.

  • Bobbie Dhar

  • 14 days ago

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

  • 68 days ago

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

  • 69 days ago

Highly recommend!

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

  • Spencer

  • 69 days ago

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

  • 71 days ago

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

  • 77 days ago

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...

  • Samantha Hawthorne

  • Friday 16 August 2019 at 12:25

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...