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

Ask for assistance at any time

Exclusive Facebook Group

Connect 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 4.8 out of 5 based on 365 reviews.

  • Steve Mack

  • 07-May-2021

Photography Institute Learning - develop your skills & learn from the best!

I have been doing the diploma course between other work and personal challenges over a period of time. The course...

  • Ken

  • 12-Apr-2021

I started this Diploma course 2 years…

I started this Diploma course 2 years ago and could not complete it due to personal circumstances. I was delighted...

  • lauren mellett

  • 09-Apr-2021

The course I am doing is very detailed

The course I am doing is very detailed. It ranges from very basic photography techniques to in-depth knowledge more suited...

  • Roger Young

  • 06-Apr-2021

PI Institute Professional Photography Course

I’m halfway through the PI Institute course and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I have learned and developed an enormously...

  • Danielle Needham

  • 05-Apr-2021

Covers all areas from basics to…

Covers all areas from basics to business. Allows you to experiment and learn the functions of your camera. Helps you...

  • Keila Cavalcanti

  • 29-Mar-2021

Very good and serious course.

The course content is in depth and covers a high variety of subject matter. The instructor is well knowledge and always...

  • Andrew Shaw

  • 28-Mar-2021

Really enjoying this excellent course

Really enjoying this excellent course. Great feedback from my tutor. Learnt so much.

  • Jean Foster

  • 27-Mar-2021

Excellent user friendly course

I think this is an excellent course. The modules cover a very wide range of topics. The information is provided...

  • Paul G

  • 25-Mar-2021

Recommended

Excellent content, helpful and timely review of assignments, and good tutor feedback

  • Lucy McCann

  • 20-Mar-2021

Learning through lockdown

I’ve wanted to do a photography course for years but never got round to it, during lockdown I thought it...

  • Dan

  • 14-Mar-2021

Fantastic course

Really enjoying the course. I had that daunting nervous feeling at first before applying not knowing whether or not this...

  • John Mccamley

  • 05-Mar-2021

A walk out of darkness

The Photography Institute provides a course that is both challenging and thoroughly enjoyable. It stretches ones imagination and provokes thinking...

  • 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...

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 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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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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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.