The Photography Course

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career in Photography

Features of our online Photography Course

The Photography Course is provided online.
You study at home, in your own time and at your own pace.

Photography 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 online portfolio to display your work

Guarantee

7 day money back guarantee

Personal Tutor

Personal tutor to assist you and mark your assignments

The Best Online Photography School

This is a cutting edge professional photography course written 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.

Photography 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.

Photography 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.

Photography Workshops

Expand your knowledge and skills with our online, live workshops. As a student enrolled in our course, you’ll gain exclusive access to our exceptional lineup of online sessions, carefully curated to empower you on your learning journey.

The Photography Institute, USA

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

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The Photography Course 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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The Photography Course 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.

Photography Online Course Reviews

Take a moment to read some of our graduate testimonials.

Autumn Gorzik

Bourbon

What a wonderful online photography class! It makes you understand all of the fundamentals of photography!

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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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Photography Course 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.

Pay in Full

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$999.00

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Weekly Plan

24 Weekly Payments

$1,099.00

$45.79

per week

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Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

$1,099.00

$183.17

per month

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Money Back Guarantee

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The Photography Institute

1160 Battery Street East
Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94111

International locations

We offer our course in over 30 countries around the world.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For answers to our most commonly asked questions, read our FAQs.

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Photography Blog

Inspiration, Student Showcases, and Expert Tips.

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