The Professional Photography Course

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

COVID-19 UPDATE

As our courses are offered 100% online, all of our courses are running as normal during the COVID-19 restrictions and shutdowns.
Our staff is 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.

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 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 4.6 out of 5 based on 310 reviews.

  • Julie Cooke

  • 15 days ago

This course is an excellent opportunity…

This course is an excellent opportunity to learn photography. It is very detailed and manageable. The tutor feedback is speedy...

  • David Ellis

  • 25 days ago

Great course so far I’m halfway through…

Great course so far I’m halfway through and the help given has been tremendous. It’s certainly given me more confidence...

  • Richard S Harvey

  • 28 days ago

World class PI online photography course review

A world class online photography course supported by outstanding tutors with engaging professional material. The PI websites initial quality look...

  • Hannah Williamson

  • 54 days ago

I am so pleased I found this institute…

I am so pleased I found this institute to do my course; it works perfectly around my current work and...

  • Stephen Powell

  • 60 days ago

Highly Recommended

I really do recommend this course if you want to improve your photography skills, I am only half way through...

  • Tom Hacking

  • 63 days ago

A worthwhile course for all photographers no matter what your skill level

As a photographer of many years, I decided I needed some photography qualification and so took the PI course, which,...

  • Belinda Jane Marshall

  • 64 days ago

Brilliant photography course!

I had not picked up a camera before I started this course! I have had a lot to learn so...

  • Penny Maystone

  • 71 days ago

I'm studying the PI online course

I'm studying the PI online course. It has 12 modules and each one takes you through the basics of various...

  • customer

  • 78 days ago

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A great course with plenty of help and information we'll supported by my tutor

  • Emma Firth

  • Monday 18 November 2019 at 20:06

This course is perfect for exploring your capabilities and learning new skills.

This course i perfect for complete beginners and amateurs - wanting to further broaden their knowledge and helps you to...

  • J. Williams

  • Friday 08 November 2019 at 12:05

Fantastic course!

Fantastic course! I've learnt so much. It's really well put together, easy to follow and with highly relevant content. My Tutor...

  • Steven Rabone

  • Wednesday 06 November 2019 at 21:55

Excellent course

Excellent course, quality material plus quick and constructive support from the online tutor

  • William A Ford

  • Tuesday 05 November 2019 at 08:41

Excellent Course

An in-depth course, quite challenging at times but very informative.

  • Michal Kusnirak

  • Tuesday 29 October 2019 at 10:49

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I'm doing the Photograph course and it's amazing. i'm only 6 lessons in and I've already learned so much.

  • Karen McCulloch

  • Saturday 26 October 2019 at 16:08

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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 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 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.
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, 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.
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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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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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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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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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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The Photography Institute

90, Long Acre
Covent Garden
London WC2E 9RZ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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International locations

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

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