The Professional Photography Course

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

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.

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 342 reviews.

  • David Harrison

  • 3 days ago

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

  • 44 days ago

Go for it

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

  • Ingrid

  • 53 days ago

Great course!

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

  • Lea

  • Tuesday 01 September 2020 at 04:30

Brilliant Diploma Course

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

  • Fergus Quinn

  • Tuesday 25 August 2020 at 12:37

Thoroughly recommend the Diploma course

Thoroughly recommend the Diploma course

  • Ian Parker-Moore

  • Monday 24 August 2020 at 11:04

Diploma in Professional Photography

Hi I have been on a few courses but with my years in photography ive felt that i have not...

  • Marie Elizabeth Donaghy

  • Thursday 06 August 2020 at 19:01

The content process and expectations of…

The content process and expectations of the course where clear from the outset. Each module was detailed in it's content...

  • Miss Brooks

  • Friday 10 July 2020 at 06:28

A comprehensive course that covers…

A comprehensive course that covers everything a professional photographer should know.

  • Laura Evans

  • Wednesday 01 July 2020 at 15:42

This course is amazing

This course is amazing, would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an online photography course, the tutors are so helpful...

  • Usman Ahmed

  • Monday 29 June 2020 at 22:02

Highly recommended

If you wish to study photography in your own time and space, with high quality teaching material, and an expert...

  • Julie Cooke

  • Sunday 28 June 2020 at 21:17

This course will take you on a journey…

This course will take you on a journey that will enable you to grow your knowledge of photography. It is...

  • Mrs Sylwia Stefanko

  • Wednesday 24 June 2020 at 09:42

It’s really good course and I learn a…

It’s really good course and I learn a lot even I need lot of time because of my other work...

  • Alex Watts

  • Sunday 14 June 2020 at 07:25

The PI Diploma is good for all photographers

I found the course to be well constructed and suited equally to those wishing to pursue a professional career in...

  • Abdulhameed Al emadi

  • Monday 08 June 2020 at 15:39

my review experins

i love it the learnd and i had fun it was i very good experins

  • Lisa

  • Tuesday 02 June 2020 at 16:42

Great course content and tutor feedback.

Great course content and tutor feedback.

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.

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Course Outline

The Professional Photography Course is delivered online, consisting of 12 comprehensive modules and 12 corresponding interactive 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Weekly Plan

24 Weekly Payments

£749.00

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Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

£749.00

£124.83

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Money Back Guarantee

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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.

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International locations

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

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