The Professional Photography Course

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

Benefits 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 10,000 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 9.2 out of 10 based on 230 reviews.

  • RDMB

  • 21 hours ago

Fantastic course

Fantastic course, I am learning so much. It is no mean feat to turn absolute beginners into professional photographers over...

  • Antonino Curatola

  • 5 days ago

The most comprehensive

The most comprehensive, friendly and professional online photography course you will ever find! Highly recommend!!

  • Simon Beedie

  • 6 days ago

Informative, motivational and inspiring.

The course is truely excellent. The modules are really informative and also inspiring. Allowing just the right balance of technical...

  • Mr Michael Burns

  • 6 days ago

Challenging But fun course!

Having only picked up a camera and took the odd family shot I began to get curious about photography after...

  • Sandra Shaw

  • 15 days ago

It’s a great course

It’s a great course. Just stick with it and it all makes sense. Helps to build your confidence in photography.

  • Sandra Farrell

  • 15 days ago

Excellent & Inspirational

As a novice, this is the first photography course I have ever done and I have found it so enjoyable....

  • Harrison M

  • 19 days ago

Great course

Great course, flexible no need to go to college great if you want to be self employed.

  • Chris Hooke

  • 33 days ago

A good course for any level of photographer

Very well structured course. Has very experienced Tutors who are always there to help and a large Facebook community where...

  • Robert Keegan

  • 38 days ago

Fantastic Course

I would recommend this course to anyone. This course has not only given me the skills to take better photos...

  • Elif Stewart

  • 40 days ago

Professional & helpful I’ve learnt a…

Professional & helpful I’ve learnt a lot.

  • mavis w

  • 53 days ago

Excellent course

This is an excellent course to help you develop your skills. Lots of useful information and good tasks to practice...

  • Mark Brooks

  • 54 days ago

After two years since graduating with PI

After two years since graduating with the Photographic Institute, my photography has continued to progress and I am now selling...

  • Joanna Kargol

  • 54 days ago

Invaluable advice and amazing people!

This course has taught me so much about photography that I can without any reservations recommend it to anyone -...

  • Emma Sowler

  • 59 days ago

Improved my skills. Would recommend.

Due to ill health, it took my just under 2 years to complete. I paid to have it extended which...

  • Jon Parke

  • 62 days ago

Excellent course.

An excellent course that hit exactly the right spot in enabling me to develop the technical and creative skills to...

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 also have the opportunity to delve deeper into areas of Photography through the purchasing of Advanced Modules that are available to students who have demonstrated a strong foundation knowledge of Photography. These are specially formulated materials to challenge motivated students to achieve more.

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The Institute

The Photography Institute 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 a partnership with UNICEF, we at the institute are donating £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.
Matthew Evans

Matthew Evans started photographing professionally in 2002 having been a keen amateur for some years prior to that.

Ian Laker

Ian Laker was formally trained in Graphic Design and Photography at Canterbury College of Art in the UK, and has more than 35 years’ experience in these 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.

Student Testimonials

Take a moment to read some of our graduate testimonials.
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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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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Francesca Thorpe

Manchester

It took me about 8 months to complete the course and I now feel that I have the confidence, skills and knowledge to go it alone.

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Don Jordan

London

This is a well-structured course designed for the Photographer that wants to unleash the real potential of his/her camera, and work at their own pace.

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Helen Field

Gloucestershire

As a result of this course I now have an in-depth knowledge. I have set up a studio, am building my website and most importantly have the confidence to get out there and promote my work.

I would urge anyone with a keen interest in photography to enrol in this course.

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John Knight

Kent

I was always amazed at the speed that my questions were answered by my tutor when I got stuck and also the speed of the marking process which drove you onto the next stage. Plenty of feedback is always given on each assignment and no generic replies are to be seen - ever!

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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 payment options to make your enrolment easy

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Weekly Plan

24 Weekly Payments

£649.00

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Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

£649.00

£108.17

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Money Back Guarantee

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The Photography Institute

90, Long Acre
Covent Garden
London WC2E 9RZ

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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