90, Long Acre
London WC2E 9RZ
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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.
Your tutor's role is to assess your assignments and provide you with personalised feedback. They are also available to answer any questions you may have about the course. You can communicate with your personal tutor at any time through your secure student site, which you will be given access to once you enrol.
The course is completed online. This means there are no classes to attend. You can study in your own time and at your own pace.
No. The course is designed to allow for students who have had little or no experience in photography.
All you need for your professional photography course is a camera. A digital SLR or mirrorless is best; but certainly not essential.
We also recommend a recent version of Adobe Photoshop. However, you may use other photo editing programs.
As the course is provided online, you have the flexibility to start when and where suits you. If you enrolled today, for example, you could start straight away.
4 days ago
The most comprehensive
The most comprehensive, friendly and professional online photography course you will ever find! Highly recommend!!
5 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
5 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...
14 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.
14 days ago
Excellent & Inspirational
As a novice, this is the first photography course I have ever done and I have found it so enjoyable....
18 days ago
Great course, flexible no need to go to college great if you want to be self employed.
32 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...
37 days ago
I would recommend this course to anyone. This course has not only given me the skills to take better photos...
38 days ago
Professional & helpful I’ve learnt a…
Professional & helpful I’ve learnt a lot.
51 days ago
This is an excellent course to help you develop your skills. Lots of useful information and good tasks to practice...
52 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...
53 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 -...
58 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...
61 days ago
An excellent course that hit exactly the right spot in enabling me to develop the technical and creative skills to...
80 days ago
I have enjoyed doing this course. It’s a very good mixture of fun and challenging. My tutor has been brilliant...