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.
The Professional Photography Course is delivered online and consists of 12 modules and 12 interactive assignments. The normal time required to complete the course is 24 weeks, although we will allow you up to 12 months if required. During this time you will be educated in all aspects of photography by George Seper; one of the top freelance photographers around. His vast wealth of accumulated knowledge is provided to you, along with the ways to apply this knowledge to the areas of photography that most interest you.
The business of photography is not just about award winning images. It can also be about the right picture at the right time. Newspapers, magazines and websites worldwide are constantly on the lookout for new and interesting material. The opportunities are enormous and always growing.
All the learning is done online in that when you enrol you receive a username and password, which enables you to log onto our secure student site. From there you can download your first module, which you could liken to your textbook as it contains all the information you will need to complete assignment one. Each module is approximately 60 pages in length and is full of detailed technical information delivered in a friendly, conversational manner that is easy to understand. The concepts are further explained by way of diagrams, images and examples.
Once you have completed your assignment (some are just theoretical, but the majority of assignments combine both theory and fun practical tasks) you then upload it onto our site for your tutor to mark. The tutors will give you a grade (out of 10) and a comprehensive evaluation of your work and ideas and help nurture and improve your skills each step of the way.
What makes The Photography Institute so unique is that throughout our course you have access to the safety net and guidance of the team here at Student Support, who you can contact 24/7. It is not simply a case of giving you a textbook and off you go - far from it.
You also have direct contact with your personal tutor who guides you closely through each step of the course, offering personalised and specific constructive criticism on your submitted work. If you ever have any questions in relation to your course or assignments, all you need to do is send your tutor a quick message and they will reply with an answer as soon as they can.
With this close tutor mentorship, you will feel like your tutor is in the same room as you, and all this can be achieved from the comfort of your own home. That is the beauty of our course, you can study when you like and at your own pace.
The tutors who work for us are not just teachers, but the best working professionals in their field. By drawing on their knowledge you will gain an edge that will help you realise your true potential.
We have a Facebook Group that we have exclusively designed for our students. This group contains thousands of our students from across the globe interacting with each other on all topics covered by our course. It provides a great opportunity for students to meet fellow students from all over the world, ask questions, share knowledge and experience, upload work, give and receive feedback, make new friends and talk everything photography!
Overall the course has many advantages over some of the full time academic courses out there as George really has a world of knowledge built up from a lifetime of photography. A lot of the information that the course teaches are things that 'cannot be taught', yet through Georges unique mentoring, they are.
Since starting the course I am now a Semi Professional Photographer trading on a regular basis.
A sample of our students images
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...
39 days ago
Professional & helpful I’ve learnt a…
Professional & helpful I’ve learnt a lot.
52 days ago
This is an excellent course to help you develop your skills. Lots of useful information and good tasks to practice...
53 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...