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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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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I take longer than 24 weeks?

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.

How do I communicate with my tutor?

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.

Do I have to attend any classes?

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.

Do I have to have a background in photography?

No. The course is designed to allow for students who have had little or no experience in photography.

What equipment do I need?

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.

When can I start?

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.

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Rated 9.2 out of 10 based on 253 reviews.

  • J sinclair

  • 6 days ago

Very informative course

Very informative course, gets you using the camera and gives inspiration to take photos. The support and facebook pages also...

  • Lori Miller

  • 14 days ago

Really interesting and enjoyable course

Really interesting and enjoyable course. It does push you out of your comfort zone but in a good way as...

  • Tracey

  • 22 days ago

Excellent course

Excellent course! Given me all the knowledge I needed to become a photographer. I love the fact that you can...

  • mavis w

  • 29 days ago

This has been a great course

This has been a great course, helping me to better understand how to create great photos. I would recommend this...

  • Andrew Demetriou

  • 33 days ago

Excellent Course

This course is everything I hoped it would be. It starts off nice and gentle but then begins to challenge...

  • Zoe

  • 45 days ago

Great course

Great course, modules are really informative and the assignments enable you to develop your skills. Great feedback after each assignment...

  • Stephen

  • 47 days ago

Highly recommended

Highly recommended. Completely professional attitude and delivers excellent course material and tutor feedback.

  • Margaret McGinn

  • 48 days ago

I have been very impressed with the…

Photography Institute I have been very impressed with the content of the course so far. The Assignment turn-around has been very efficient...

  • Richard Pawlyszyn

  • 56 days ago

1st class photography course

I am genuinely enjoying the course. I just can't believe how much I am learning so quickly. I could not...

  • Mr Brian Morgan

  • 57 days ago

A very good course

A very good course. I'm now shooting professional looking images in the space of just over 3 months

  • Ralph

  • 69 days ago

Course may change your life

What a fantastic course! Studying at my own pace, learning from someone who has been there and done it, encouragement...

  • Anette Barker

  • 70 days ago

Learning lots

Learning lots

  • Carrieanne cook

  • 85 days ago

Supportive tutor

Always a delight to sit down and get reading to improve my knowledge. My tutor is very supportive with constructive...

  • Allan Bell

  • 87 days ago

Detailed & Informative

Signed up for this photography course at the end of 2018 to allow me to develop my knowledge and technical...

  • Susan

  • Monday 25 February 2019 at 13:23

I find this course very interesting

I find this course very interesting, tutor is very helpful answers my questions very quickly, I would also recommend to...