The Author

George Seper began his photographic career in New York City in the early 1970's photographing theatrical productions and portraits of actors. He travelled around the world in the seventies and set up his first studio in 1978 after having worked for three years as a photographer's assistant for the Creative Director of Vogue, Patrick Russell. During that time he also assisted the great Swiss photographer Hans Feurer as well as the legendary English photographer, Norman Parkinson.

George's own photographic work was concentrated initially on fashion and beauty and George was a regular contributor to Vogue, Mode Magazine, Cleo, GQ and Cosmopolitan. George photographed both men's and women's wear, as well as many Magazine covers. His advertising clients included the best fashion designers in the country.

Looking for other means of creative expression George began shooting food photographs for Vogue Magazine in the Early 1980's with Carolyn Lockhart; who was then both menswear editor and food editor of Vogue. His food photography revolutionized the way food was photographed, as he approached food with the eye of a fashion photographer and often worked with 35mm cameras hand held in natural light. This was a huge departure from the convention in the early 1980's. In the late 1980's George pioneered the short depth of field look in his food photography that has become the worldwide standard of how food is still photographed today.

His food photographs have since appeared in over 30 countries in publications such as Vogue Italia, Madame Figaro Paris, Gentleman's Quarterly, Martha Stewart Living, Gourmet, Gourmet Traveller, Vogue Entertaining and Travel and an array of Vogue and other magazines from Russia to Brazil. He has photographed many cookbooks and his advertising clients include Wedgewood, Royal Doulton, McDonalds, Sara Lee, Continental food products to name a few. He has worked extensively in London, Paris and New York over the course of his long career.

As well as a booming career in food photography, having left the fashion world behind in the mid 1980's, George also began shooting interiors for Vogue Living magazine in the late 1980's. He achieved great success in this area and has shot extensively for Belle Magazine, House and Garden, Home Beautiful, Better Homes and Gardens as well as for commercial clients like the Ritz Carlton Hotels, The Hilton Hotels, Qantas and Air Lanka airlines.

George took time off in 2000 and went on several extensive sailing trips on his yacht and returned to work in 2005 refreshed and inspired. He is currently working photographing a series cookbooks for Murdoch Books.

George is currently represented around the world by the Stock Food photo agency.

www.georgeseper.com

www.stockfood.com

George has trained an army of photographic assistants over the years; many of which now have very successful careers of their own. He has decided to write this course in order to pass on his enormous wealth of knowledge on photography and on the business of photography. We are extremely excited that he has chosen The Photography Institute as the venue for teaching his unique skills.

My passion and confidence soured and I really liked looking at other peoples work on the Facebook page, it felt like a real community and it was great to share work and get feedback.

Catherine Brown

Lancashire

Save £50.00
Now only £699.00

Or enrol for as little as
£31.21 per week

Enrol

Student Images

A sample of our students images

Excellent

Rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 333 reviews.

  • Marie Elizabeth Donaghy

  • 8 days ago

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

  • 35 days ago

A comprehensive course that covers…

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

  • Laura Evans

  • 44 days ago

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

  • 46 days ago

Highly recommended

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

  • Julie Cooke

  • 47 days ago

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

  • 51 days ago

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

  • 61 days ago

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

  • 67 days ago

my review experins

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

  • Lisa

  • 73 days ago

Great course content and tutor feedback.

Great course content and tutor feedback.

  • Torill Aas

  • 78 days ago

A very good Experience

I was very happy with the course. It taught me how to improve my photography and a good way of...

  • Fiona Jackson

  • 81 days ago

Enjoying the course PI Diploma

Enjoying the course . A lot of content & you need to concentrate . Tutors always there to help &...

  • Helen Ampofo

  • 82 days ago

Content well written

I find the material easy to digest and the feedback constructive and helpful.

  • Tim Jones

  • 89 days ago

Since starting the online course my…

Since starting the online course my skills and knowledge of photography has grown from strength to strength. The course material...

  • Hannah Bailey

  • Thursday 14 May 2020 at 04:41

Excellent course so far!

I chose this course as I really wanted to pursue a career in photography. Before I started the Photography Institiute,...

  • David Cadogan

  • Monday 11 May 2020 at 06:55

I find the photography institute…

I find the photography institute fantastic. My tutor is quick to reply to my questions and offers sound advice and...