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 4.7 out of 5 based on 353 reviews.

  • Lea

  • 15-Feb-2021

The PI Diploma is an excellent course

The PI Diploma is an excellent course, with lots of photography background, technical data and practical. The constructive criticism along...

  • Patricia Beale

  • 13-Feb-2021

This course has been incredible it has…

This course has been incredible it has not been easy but making me work hard has produced great results. I...

  • Jeremy

  • 10-Feb-2021

The best thing I have ever done

The best thing I have ever done. This course is brilliantly written. It’s informative, helpful and easy to understand. My...

  • Danielle Needham

  • 08-Feb-2021

Wide variety of subjects

Wide variety of subjects, from basics to professional level. Something for everyone!

  • Bertha Saayman Laughlin

  • 08-Feb-2021

Stimulating and enriching course

This is a wonderful course to help you to understand the basics of photography but also to stimulate you to...

  • William Caldwell

  • 03-Feb-2021

Professional Photography Course

I am now half way through the Professional Photography Course and have found it to be very well structured and...

  • Jonathan Prosser

  • 25-Jan-2021

Yes I am finding the course enjoyable…

Yes I am finding the course enjoyable and I am practising some new ways to be creative as well as...

  • Tom Morris

  • 10-Jan-2021

This is a fantastic course and I highly…

This is a fantastic course and I highly recommend it to anyone, complete beginners all the way to experienced photographers......

  • Mrs E

  • 03-Jan-2021

An excellent course

I am really enjoying the course and learning so much. The feedback on the assignments is very useful. The content...

  • Nigel Doherty

  • 26-Dec-2020

Essential structured learning.

I signed up for this course with some prior knowledge, but plenty of knowledge gaps, which I wanted to fill....

  • Patrick Canny

  • 15-Dec-2020

I'm on Module 4 now

I'm on Module 4 now, really enjoying the course, I can see improvements in my pics allready. I think differently,...

  • David Harrison

  • 30-Nov-2020

Excellent Course, happy to recommend

I've thoroughly enjoyed the course so far. The course content strikes a good balance between technical improvement and creative challenges....

  • Jemima J

  • 20-Oct-2020

Go for it

I am halfway through The Photography Institute diploma course and am so pleased I decided to do it. Already I...

  • Ingrid

  • 11-Oct-2020

Great course!

If you are looking for a great quality and thorough course to do online, this is it. I've leaned a...

  • Lea

  • 01-Sep-2020

Brilliant Diploma Course

The Diploma course is excellent. Brilliant interesting course content. Excellent feedback and prompt reply from the Tutor. I would well...

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.

Read More

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.

View Module Outlines

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.

View Advanced Module Outlines

The Institute

The Photography Institute is registered with the UK Register of Learning Providers: UK Provider Reference Number is 10027300 and 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.

Read more about the Institute

Find us on social networks

Accreditation

We are accredited and recognised by

In partnership with UNICEF, the institute donates £3.00 from each enrolment 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.

Read more about the partnership

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.


Read more about the Author

Our Tutors

Our handpicked tutors are not only great teachers but experts in their fields.
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.
Steven Vote

Internationally recognised and acclaimed, Steven Vote is a photographer, storyteller, director, twice published author, mentor, fine artist, and filmmaker.

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.
Stephen Powell

Rochdale

I was looking at a few photography courses and I did not really know which one to choose but I am so glad I chose The Photography Institute and would highly recommend this company for any up and coming photographer who wishes to find employment in photography or just improve your skills as an amateur.

Read More
Sandra Martin-Amor

London, United Kingdom

I was looking for a course that I could fit in around my busy life, so an online course was the obvious choice, however, I didn't know what to expect, would it practical enough? Would I learn enough? Having just completed it, I can tell you definitely yes! I have learned lots, I have been stretched and challenged and it has made want to learn even more!

Read More
Michal Kusnirak

Edinburgh Scotland

The course I have just successfully completed at The Photography Institute has clearly enhanced my understanding of the subject. Over the duration of 12 months, it has helped broaden my thoughts into deeper technicalities and channelize my ideas into more successful and profitable revenue streams.

Read More
Natalie Smart

Brighton and Hove

When I started the course I didn’t know what field of photography I wanted to work in but this course broke down all the potential categories which helped me decide which photography path to take.

Read More
Craig Evans

Reepham, Norwich

I would 100% recommend this course to anyone wanting to go into photography whether as a career or just a hobby. Like me, you just might surprise yourself!

Read More
Emil Christopher Ludwick

Stevenage

I highly recommend anyone who loves photography to do this course, it will give you the foundation you need to take your photography into any direction you choose, on any level you choose.

Read More

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

Save £50.00

Now Only

£699.00

Enrol

Weekly Plan

24 Weekly Payments

£749.00

£31.21

per week

Enrol

Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

£749.00

£124.83

per month

Enrol

All prices are displayed in GBP

Money Back Guarantee

Not happy? Contact us within 7 days of your enrolment to receive a full refund.

Contact Us

Complete the form below, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please ensure you have entered your name, a valid email address and message.
Please enter your fullname. Please enter your fullname.
Please enter a valid email address. Please enter a valid email address.
Please enter a short message. Please enter a short message.

By providing your email address, you agree to receive further email communication relating to our course.

Message Sent

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. One of our team members will be in contact shortly.

To ensure you receive all communication from our team, please add to your email contact list.

The Photography Institute

South Quay Building
189 Marsh Wall, 1st Floor
Canary Wharf
London E14 9SH

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

View the FAQs

International locations

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

View our other international locations

COVID-19 UPDATE

With all our courses being 100% online, we are running as normal during the COVID-19 restrictions and shutdowns.
Our staff are working remotely and tutor/student support is available as usual. We have also modified our learning requirements to allow all students to complete their assignments entirely from home, in isolation or lockdown situations.

We wish you the best of health and safety during this difficult time we are all facing.