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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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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I take longer than 24 weeks?

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.

How do I communicate with my tutor?

Your tutor's role is to assess your assignments and provide you with personalized feedback. They are also available to answer any questions you may have about your course. You can communicate with your personal tutor at any time through your secure student site, which you will be given access to once you enroll.

Do I have to attend any classes?

The course is completed online. This means there are no classes to attend. You can study in your own time and at your own pace.

Do I have to have a background in photography?

No. The course is designed to allow for students who have had little or no experience in photography.

What equipment do I need?

All you need for your professional photography course is a camera. A digital SLR or mirrorless is best; but certainly not essential.

We also recommend a recent version of Adobe Photoshop. However, you may use other photo editing programs.

When can I start?

As the course is provided online, you have the flexibility to start when and where it suits you. If you enrolled today, for example, you could start straight away.

Excellent

Rated 4.5 out of 5 based on 92 reviews.

  • Kaliannan Shanmugasundaram

  • 12 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...