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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 20 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 personalised feedback. They are also available to answer any questions you may have about the 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 suits you. If you enrolled today, for example, you could start straight away.

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Rated 9.1 out of 10 based on 72 reviews.

  • Michelle Peterick

  • 40 days ago

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

  • 67 days ago

Great program

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

  • Shirley Miller

  • 67 days ago

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I am very pleased and excited about being part of The Photography Institute program. I had only used "point and...

  • Holly F

  • 80 days ago

Great course

Very useful information. Tutors provide supplemental information and grade in a timely manner.

  • Felicia Brianne Fillhart

  • Saturday 12 January 2019 at 23:55

It was a great experience

And the staff are awesome. Along with the professor I had. I will definitely keep the college in mind for...

  • Jaclyn Collet

  • Wednesday 09 January 2019 at 14:05

I love this course

I love this course. There are so many helpful tools along with this course. I am halfway but felt like...

  • Abby Robertson

  • Sunday 11 November 2018 at 02:23

This has been such an eye opening…

This has been such an eye opening experience! The course is outlined very well, student supprt was so easy to...

  • Alfred E. Denno

  • Thursday 13 September 2018 at 03:21

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

  • Monday 27 August 2018 at 01:37

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

  • Friday 20 July 2018 at 03:46

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...