San Francisco, CA 94111
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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.
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.
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.
No. The course is designed to allow for students who have had little or no experience in photography.
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.
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.
50 days ago
Thoroughly enjoying this course
Thoroughly enjoying this course. In just two and a half months, I went from zero knowledge to being able to...
60 days ago
High quality learning
High quality learning and very quick responses from my tutor... I love how detailed is the feedback. Every question is...
64 days ago
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Saturday 21 September 2019 at 11:56
Glad I chose this institute
It's been a great learning experience so far !
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!
Sunday 18 August 2019 at 22:44
I absolutely love this course!
I absolutely love this course!
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...
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...
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...
Sunday 17 February 2019 at 21:06
My experience at the Photography Institute has been great! I have learned so much that I wouldn’t of ever learned...
Sunday 17 February 2019 at 20:17
Review of the The Photography Institue
I am very pleased and excited about being part of The Photography Institute program. I had only used "point and...