Amy Wall

Charlottetown, PE

I had dabbled in photography as a hobby for a little while, but only got serious about it when I was in university! I wasn't enjoying what I was studying in school and was convinced by others to pursue my passion and start focusing on photography at a professional level.

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!

The price was also something that stood out, as it is significantly cheaper then attending a college course, and in my opinion, taught me so much more! I loved knowing that you are being taught and mentored by real successful Photographers whom you can look up to! The Facebook group for students was probably my favourite resource as it is so interactive and fun! You can simply get to know people and their work, as well as help each other through the course! There is definitely a huge sense of community there.

This has been an amazing experience for me and has taught me so much! I am excited to have this course under my belt and to move on to what's next!


William J. G. Reilly

St. Catharines, ON

The Photography Institute has an excellent and cutting edge course from beginning to end.

As an intermediate/experienced Photographer, I felt that I might be wasting my money. However, that was not the case! The course offered a lot more than I originally expected and has given me the tools to be a successful Photographer.

I've already noticed a huge difference in my photographs as well as my work-flow. My client's see me as a professional because of the experience I've been equipped with along with the definitions ('photography lingo') I was taught. I recently spent about 6 minutes with a client who asked me where I went to school. I asked them why they should ask me such a question. They responded that I was very knowledgeable and they hired only the best! Take it how you may, I got the contract!

Overall, my experience with this course was great. My tutor was very prompt at answering all of my questions, which was fantastic as I could still maintain my work schedule and of course my income while progressing through the course.

If you ever thought about taking a course but didn't have the time to do so, I recommend The Photography Institute. This is not just because of their well packaged program, educated tutors and really nice website, but because you can work in your own pace, without the fear of missing a deadline and failing the course.

This course helps you build confidence and the skills needed to stand out against the thousands of Photographers out there!

Thanks again to the team at The Photography Institute...

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.

It taught me everything from the very basics like knowing your gears and understanding that light is the most important aspect of photography all the way to the business side of photography.

The author George Seper, has an excellent approach for a novice Photographer and was able to guide me to understand why an image can be labelled as great and another not so great. Not to mention my tutor, David Goldman who was always very helpful especially with his timely answers to all of my questions. I enjoyed David's approach as he gave me his honest opinion on what he saw and he never attempted to"sugarcoat" his feedback, which was very beneficial to my learning style.

The support team was always there when I needed anything and they always responded very promptly to any of my needs.

A sample of some of the images that I have created are published with 'Canada Stock Photo':


My username is "hingikapa".

Good luck to everybody and happy shooting!...

Stephanie Combs

Edmonton, AB

A fun and Rewarding Course!

The Photography institute provided me with the knowledge and understanding to be confident in my photographic career.

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.

Having your own personal tutor answer any questions or concerns was very helpful. Each module and assignment gave me plenty of insight into the topic at hand and although often challenging I didn't find any of the modules to be impossible.

One of the major benefits from this course was the increase in work I received due to what I had learnt.

Whether you are looking to start a photographic career, or just wanting to take up a new hobby, The Photography Institute in my opinion, and through my own personal experience, would have to be one of the best choices you could make.

Thank you to The Photography Institute and my tutor for a great learning experience...

Sabrina Crimeli

Burlington, ON

Years ago I bought a DSLR. I got by taking what I would call "Lucky Shots" but never knew exactly what I was doing. I've always loved photography and finally decided that this year would be the year I take a photography course. I looked online and came across a few online courses but there was something about The Photography Institute that I really liked.

The course outline was great and the modules were very informative and fun to read. My tutor David was such a great help and always got back to me promptly with great direction and tips if I was lost or just needed that little bit extra advice. I can't thank him enough.

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. They not only taught me about Photography they also pointed me in the right direction to get my small business up and running.

I'm so glad that I took this course. I've accomplished more than I thought I could have and I owe it all to The Photography Institute. I highly recommend this course!

Thank you...

Melissa Aschenbrener

Cupar, SK

The Photography Institute is the perfect online course.

I was able to take the course at my own pace and on my own free time, and with two kids (one newborn and one toddler) it is tough to find the time for a face to face course.

This course was very informative and my tutor was very helpful and wasted no time getting back to me on my questions. My tutor went above and beyond expectations to ensure I received the correct information, on the topics or questions I had, he made sure I felt comfortable with my knowledge as I was progressing throughout the course.

This course has helped me in so many ways, from getting to know my camera and how to use it, to different lighting situations, where to find work, and making my portfolio, just to name a few. I was able to get some jobs as I was progressing, and I just finished registering my business name. I have multiple clients and this is just the beginning.

The course goes into depth and has great links to further your knowledge and is extremely fun in the process. I had a great time and I cannot thank my tutor, the team and George Seper enough.

I look forward to learning more, about the different areas of photography, and I can’t wait for more courses from George Seper. I will definitely be going through The Photography Institute again! Thanks, The Photography Institute!..

Renee Frost

Whitby, ON

This has honestly been the best photography course I have taken to date. I have taken both online and in class courses in the past and nothing compares to this one. George's instructional text, is written in the perfect sequence to help all levels understand and learn photography concepts. The course is very well structured, taking you from start to finish with very well thought out instruction and assignments to really get students using and more importantly applying the information they learned in the module.

The assistance provided from having my own personal tutor for the duration of the course was absolutely invaluable. My tutor was always prompt in responding to my questions, and continuously provided constructive criticism and encouragement.

This course gave me the knowledge I needed to turn a hobby into a career. I have and will continue to recommend this course to friends and colleagues...

Mark C. Springate

Whitby, ON

As a Land Surveyor, I wanted to improve the quality of the digital images I was providing to my clients. Many shots required tricky exposure and expert settings to wring out every descriptive nuance - 'one chance' shots in rugged environments with challenging lighting.

After careful research, I was satisfied that The Photography Institute would be the perfect match for a busy professional. I needed flexible, online learning with fast one-on-one tutor support. In short, the course delivered as promised.

You’ll benefit from decades of industry insight as George takes you on a journey, teaching you great photography, pausing to illustrate 'getting an eye' and visualizing for the shot, or expounding on the essence and beauty of light.

The course is a good read with a balance of technology, essential techniques, foundational concepts and art. You’ll absorb it as if chatting with a knowledgeable friend. Be prepared for your tutor’s honest, articulate and constructive comments. The Facebook Group is also a great way to connect with 1000s of fellow students globally.

I’m very pleased with my improved technical photography skills. Now I 'have an eye' for the shot and I’m ready to supply industry field images for the unquenchable magazine and web marketplace.

Whatever your reason for following up on this opportunity, know that this course is truly set apart from others, whether self-taught or institute-based. The Photography Institute will not disappoint. If you’re short on time, this is definitely the one to suit your hectic calendar!

Thanks to the PI Team ! ...

Jennifer Dow

Trochu, AB

I really liked the flexible schedule the course offered, the payment plan was also just as flexible.

I feel the course has helped improve my technical abilities as a Photographer. I really liked the tutor system. Anytime I had a question the response was quick and easy to understand. Signing up was easy and I suggested the course to a friend who is now enrolled!

The system for completing and submitting assignments was so easy to use and I found the feedback from my tutor on my work very helpful.

I have just started a photography business with two partners and i'm sure this course will help me succeed.

I would recommend this course to anyone seeking a career in photography!...

Andrew Mills

Flesherton, ON

Before I started this course, I had passion for photography, but I felt that to move to another level I would need some help.

The Photography Institute was exactly what I was looking for. It offers very detailed modules on very specific topics to do with photography. The amount of valuable information you get in each lesson is truly remarkable.

My tutor David was most helpful throughout the entire process for me. He always offered valuable advice and criticism. David always got back to me right away and was always so very supportive.

The skills I've learned have been directly responsible for generating more paid assignments for me. I will use everything I've learned here to continue to improve and keep generating more work...

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Rated 9.4 out of 10 based on 111 reviews.

  • Kevin W

  • 17 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

  • 18 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

  • 18 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

  • 20 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

  • 26 days ago

Excellent course

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

  • Dawn Bergevin

  • 51 days ago

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

  • 60 days ago

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

  • 64 days ago

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...

  • Micheline Godbout

  • Thursday 21 March 2019 at 22:47

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...