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

24 hour student support

Exclusive Facebook Group

Exclusive Facebook group 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 4.5 out of 5 based on 92 reviews.

  • Kaliannan Shanmugasundaram

  • 17 days ago

Excellent Rating…

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

  • Jennifer Akkaway

  • Monday 22 June 2020 at 02:28

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

  • Friday 12 June 2020 at 01:21

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

  • Monday 08 June 2020 at 02:45

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

  • Monday 06 April 2020 at 02:59

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

  • Friday 17 January 2020 at 16:42

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...

  • Deanna Johnson

  • Sunday 24 November 2019 at 22:47

Exceptional Photography Course

I am a beginner hobby photographer with enough knowledge to shoot in Manual mode. This course is worth every dollar...

  • Thelma Stevens

  • Sunday 29 September 2019 at 02:34

A Photography Course Worth the Money

I have always enjoyed taking photographs and wanted to one day learn more about photography; that was made possible by...

  • Denise

  • Saturday 21 September 2019 at 11:56

Glad I chose this institute

It's been a great learning experience so far !

  • Eva Todd

  • Tuesday 20 August 2019 at 23:06

Great course and knowledgeable tutors

Great course and knowledgeable tutors. The modules are full of useful information and very thorough! I am enjoying this experience!

  • Kayla Rader

  • Sunday 18 August 2019 at 22:44

I absolutely love this course!

I absolutely love this course!

  • Timothy Rude

  • Wednesday 05 June 2019 at 02:39

I appreciate the foundational information

I appreciate the foundational information along with the practical advice throughout the course. I also really have enjoyed how responsive...

  • Sandra Hale

  • Saturday 18 May 2019 at 22:52

Excellent Photography Course

This photography course is exceptional! George Seper explains in great detail, clear and concise in ever module! My tutor (Steven...

  • Michelle Peterick

  • Saturday 16 March 2019 at 22:07

Great I have taken 17 courses from NYIP…

Great I have taken 17 courses from NYIP and all four courses from National Geographic and I have learned an...

  • Mandy Talbot

  • Sunday 17 February 2019 at 21:06

Great program

My experience at the Photography Institute has been great! I have learned so much that I wouldn’t of ever learned...

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 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.
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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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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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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Weekly Plan

24 Weekly Payments

$1,099.00

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Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

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$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 30 countries around the world.

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