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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.

Excellent

Rated 9.1 out of 10 based on 240 reviews.

  • Ralph

  • 4 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

  • 6 days ago

Learning lots

Learning lots

  • Carrieanne cook

  • 20 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

  • 22 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

  • 25 days ago

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...

  • Amy Bryant

  • 30 days ago

Learnt a lot

This course was very interesting and I learnt a lot, I particularly appreciated the feedback I received from my tutor,...

  • Mabel Q

  • 30 days ago

Would recommend this course!

The course is very detailed and also informative. The reading module is a breeze to read through and the assignments...

  • RDMB

  • 33 days ago

Fantastic course

Fantastic course, I am learning so much. It is no mean feat to turn absolute beginners into professional photographers over...

  • Antonino Curatola

  • 38 days ago

The most comprehensive

The most comprehensive, friendly and professional online photography course you will ever find! Highly recommend!!

  • Simon Beedie

  • 39 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

  • 39 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...

  • Sandra Shaw

  • 47 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.

  • Sandra Farrell

  • 48 days ago

Excellent & Inspirational

As a novice, this is the first photography course I have ever done and I have found it so enjoyable....

  • Harrison M

  • 52 days ago

Great course

Great course, flexible no need to go to college great if you want to be self employed.

  • Chris Hooke

  • 66 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...