The Professional Photography Course

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

Benefits 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

24 Hour student support

Exclusive Facebook Group

Exclusive Facebook group with over 10,000 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 8.8 out of 10 based on 64 reviews.

  • Alfred E. Denno

  • 32 days ago

An outstanding photography course

An outstanding photography course, it starts with the basics and teaches the importance of light zones and how to improve...

  • Abby Robertson

  • 49 days ago

It has been so enlightening!

It has been so enlightening!! My Mentor, Steven Vote has been amazing! So glad I have started this program!!

  • ashley sutton

  • 87 days ago

Awesome experience

I enjoyed every bit of the school. I learned all sorts of new things about the world of photography, taking...

  • Alfred E. Denno

  • Tuesday 03 July 2018 at 09:15

Your photography course is excellent

Your photography course is excellent. I was always interested in photography as a hobby, was not able to obtain the...

  • Luis Espin

  • Tuesday 26 June 2018 at 16:18

Amazing photography course!

I´m very happy with my learning experience through "The Photography Institute", i have learnt a lot of photographic techniques and...

  • Oiama Alvarino Morais

  • Wednesday 23 May 2018 at 17:44

What can I say about this wonderful…

What can I say about this wonderful school? Not too long ago, here is where my photography journey began! As many...

  • Sabrina

  • Wednesday 16 May 2018 at 01:21

Best Photogrpahy School!

This school was and is such an incredible experience! It has taught me so very much on photography but also...

  • Nelson Bansah

  • Wednesday 16 May 2018 at 01:19

Well written and administerd course.

The contents of the course was very good, introducing me to all the concepts of photography. The language was easy...

  • Courtney nuno

  • Wednesday 31 January 2018 at 16:57

I loved this company..

I loved this company... they were always there to answer any questions i had.. it was all straight forward no...

  • Marcie Alavezos

  • Friday 05 January 2018 at 00:11

Excellent way to get my career started

Excellent way to get my career started, my tutor David was amazing and helpful, I would definitely recommend this course...

  • Vasilis Pourgouras

  • Tuesday 12 December 2017 at 19:06

Fantastic course!

Fantastic course!This course gave me tremendous photography skills and knowledge!Highly recommend!!

  • Deborah Breen

  • Thursday 30 November 2017 at 01:50

Great experience

I had a great experience taking this course. It was fun to read the modules and do the assignments. It...

  • Carrie Wedman

  • Saturday 23 September 2017 at 03:47

The Photography Institute offers a comprehensive course of study.

The Photography Institute offers a comprehensive course of study with professionals working in the field to assist you along the...

  • Melissa Klitenic

  • Friday 01 September 2017 at 14:17

This was a great course with an amazing …

This was a great course with an amazing tutor, David and the student support was great. I learned quite a...

  • Kristen LaBelle

  • Friday 11 August 2017 at 16:08

I started this course because I have …

I started this course because I have always loved photography and enjoyed it as a hobby. This course taught me...

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 interactive 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 also have the opportunity to delve deeper into areas of Photography through the purchasing of Advanced Modules that are available to students who have demonstrated a strong foundation knowledge of Photography. These 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 recognized by

In a partnership with UNICEF, we at the institute are donating $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.
David Goldman
David’s captivating work features artists from Madonna to Muse, Blink 182 to Maynard James Keenan.

Steven Vote

Internationally recognized and acclaimed, Steven Vote is a world class photographer, twice published author, fine artist and filmmaker.

Gary Wallis

Gary Wallis has been a freelance photographer for over 20 years working mainly in fashion and portraiture.

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.
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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Mary D. Peña

Orange Park

After completing just a few modules, I was so excited to find that I was able to make my camera do things I hadn't been able to before. My pictures on the screen started to reflect the ones I imagined. It was so much fun!

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Janel K. Semonasky

Tavares

This course is very well put together. It gives you an understanding of every aspect of photography, from learning how the camera works to how to starting your photography career.

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Desirah Cowans

Somerset

The Photography Institute has helped push me in the direction of wanting to turn my passion for photography into a career choice and a way of life.

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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 payment options to make your enrollment easy

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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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The Photography Institute

75 Broadway
Suite 202
San Francisco, CA 94111

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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International locations

We offer our course in over 20 countries around the world.

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