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 103 reviews.

  • Brittany Coffey

  • May 9, 2021

ISO in Love!

I already loved photography before, but this course has made me love it even more! I am only half way...

  • S.RAJA

  • Apr 19, 2021

Photography has been my passion from my…

Photography has been my passion from my young days, but could not pursue due to my business priorities. The Photography...

  • Caroline Nijs

  • Mar 23, 2021

Good content

Good content, fast & personal feedback

  • Adrian Loredo

  • Mar 17, 2021

Hands on and easy to understand

The modules are very informative and very descriptive which are very easy to understand. They have images to show examples...

  • Christopher Brown

  • Mar 10, 2021

Amazing Course

I love this course. It drives deep into your camera and gets you real comfortable to go out of your...

  • Jay Newsome

  • Feb 24, 2021

It was an awesome experience and…

It was an awesome experience and allowed me to complete the course on my own time. I give them an...

  • Theodore Czyzewski

  • Dec 18, 2020

Probably the best course for using the…

Probably the best course for using the creative parts of the brain! Excellent classes

  • Larry Moody

  • Nov 27, 2020

Contact and Feedback from the Instructor

What I like the most about this course is the feedback I receive on the Assignment I turn in for...

  • Juanita Thompson

  • Nov 19, 2020

Love this school

Love this school

  • Kaliannan Shanmugasundaram

  • Sep 11, 2020

Excellent Rating…

I am happy to give an Excellent Rating for the Photography Course. 1. The Course Material is very good ,...

  • Jennifer Akkaway

  • Jun 22, 2020

Thoroughly enjoying this course

Thoroughly enjoying this course. In just two and a half months, I went from zero knowledge to being able to...

  • Bárbara

  • Jun 12, 2020

High quality learning

High quality learning and very quick responses from my tutor... I love how detailed is the feedback. Every question is...

  • Scott Beck

  • Jun 8, 2020

I'm loving this course so far

I'm loving this course so far! My mentor is amazing and I've learned more then I ever thought I could...

  • Stephanie Kerscher

  • Apr 6, 2020

The perfect foundation for the world of photography

The course offers an excellent in-depth view of every aspect of photography. It teaches skills and knowledge which I previously...

  • William

  • Jan 17, 2020

I took this course a few years ago

I took this course a few years ago. I was always interested in photography but was never really able to...

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 recognized by

In partnership with UNICEF, The Institute donates $5.00 from each enrollment 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 recognized 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.

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.
George Seper

Internationally respected, George Seper has been photographing food for over 30 years.

Student Testimonials

Take a moment to read some of our graduate testimonials.
Joerg Bachmaier

Los Angeles

During the difficult times of the Corona pandemic, it helped me to 'get out of the house' and my comfort zone as well and to experience this changed world differently. Something I would not have done without the course assignments.

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Scott Beck

Atlanta

By incorporating manual mode, the stories my images tell are more succinct and deliberate and I find myself experimenting with more challenging shots because PI has given me a better understanding of my equipment and my own photographic style.

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Holly Ireland

Carlsbad

I came into this course knowing only to shoot on Auto now I never use Auto. After learning so much and doing the amazing assignments I feel so much more confident to pursue my career.

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Carlos J Meyer

Scottsdale

Finding The Photography Institute among many others was a blessing. It was clear from the beginning that it was going to shine a light in the updated digital world of photography and illustrate the makeup of the industry at a professional level.

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Peg Ropner

Salt Lake City

Without exception my tutor through this course has been by my side and willing to answer and help me in any way he could to bring my dream to realization. The information held in the course has been invaluable, teaching me the technical areas that I would otherwise never have learnt.

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Peter Le

Sarasota

I feel a lot more confident about entering the wedding photography business. At first I was afraid at not having the optimum exposure for a wedding shoot and that my photos would not look as good as others who have taken pictures at a wedding for a long time, but now I can be sure that my shots are up to par, if not better than theirs!

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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

75 Broadway
Suite 202
San Francisco, CA 94111

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.