Course Outline

Module 1

Cameras & Lenses

Get to know the author, George Seper, before he introduces you to the world of professional photography as it exists today. This module is an extensive look at the equipment you will use, covering cameras, how they function and when to take advantage of the broad range of lenses available to you.

Module 2

Shutters, Aperture & Their Relationships

Learn how to control your camera and capture the images you have always imagined. George introduces powerful previsualisation techniques and provides an in-depth understanding of the settings available through your camera to achieve what you want, when you want.

Module 3

Exposure & Metering

Accurate exposure is the basis for all photography and this module draws on methods popularised by the great Ansel Adams, modernised to give you an edge in a competitive world. As a professional or advanced amateur you will be able to capture any subject consistently and with growing confidence.

Module 4

The Film & Digital Process

A short step back in time provides the basis for effectively working and photographing in a digital world. In understanding what comes before, we are able to take full advantage of the tools we have at our disposal today for ever improving photographs.

Module 5

Light & Colour

After understanding photographic equipment and exposure, light and colour is explored as defining factors in professional photography. Refine your ability to previsualise, see and think like a camera, then delve into post production techniques for monochromatic images.

Module 6

Lighting

What is the world’s best lighting? This module takes an in depth look at natural and artificial lighting and how you can use these to your advantage. Explored in the context of portraiture, this knowledge is applied to all genres of photography and it is a crucial part of any good photographer’s education.

Module 7

Refining The Image Process

George explains, through his extensive experience, the commercial realities surrounding photography and methods to help produce the best images you can. Learn from photographers you admire, analyse images to improve technique and recognise what they can be used for.

Module 8

Equipment & Software

Where is technology going and what do you really need to be a successful photographer? Develop a clear understanding of the advantages and disadvantages that different equipment provides, for now and in the future.

Module 9

Retouching, Resolution & Printing

Since the dark room, post production and printing has been a defining part of all photography. This module addresses how to get the best out of your images when it comes time to edit and print your work.

Module 10

Photography Business and Studio Essentials

Working in a studio has many advantages for a photographer. Whether this is full time or only a passing requirement of your photographic practices, it is important that you are familiar with a studio space and the equipment it contains.

Module 11

How To Construct A Professional Portfolio

Constructing a portfolio is one of the most important tasks a photographer carries out. This is ever changing and must develop as your photography develops. George explains the process and how to put your best foot forward in all circumstances.

Module 12

Photo Agents - Picture Agencies. How To Get Work & Keep It

As a professional or advanced amateur creating a style to call your own can help set you apart from the masses. Be an individual, work smart as well as hard and photography will be a lifelong passion as well as a rewarding career if you so choose.

Excellent

Rated 9.4 out of 10 based on 387 reviews.

  • Rob

  • 2 days ago

Excellent course

I thoroughly enjoyed the course, and have learned so much. Comparing my photos now to the ones I was taking...

  • Bessie O'Connor

  • 3 days ago

The course provides so many practical…

The course provides so many practical and theoretical opportunities to develop your photography skills and knowledge. It is extremely challenging...

  • Correne Porter

  • 7 days ago

It hasn’t disappointed!

I’m blown away by how much I’ve learnt. And to make it better, I’ve enjoyed each module. The reading is...

  • Mariam

  • 14 days ago

I really enjoyed my photography journey…

I really enjoyed my photography journey in PI and I have learnt lots .. And there is no end for...

  • Warren & Maria

  • 17 days ago

Great materials and flexibility

The materials in the course modules is very informative provide a good basis to further explore and learn about photogragpy....

  • Mikko Robles

  • 22 days ago

Amazing course with amazing support…

Amazing course with amazing support from the technical staffs and tutor! Very thorough course and the extension options are amazing,...

  • Jennifer Turner

  • 30 days ago

This is a great course

This is a great course, it has fantastic support and can be done in the freedom of your own time...

  • Tracy George

  • 31 days ago

I love this course

I love this course, my knowledge of photography is extremely basic and this course has challenged me to learn so...

  • Margie McClelland

  • 35 days ago

I highly recommend The Photography…

I highly recommend The Photography Institute's photographic course. It has given me a better understanding of my camera and lens...

  • Natalie

  • 37 days ago

Quality Online Course

Quality material in the modules, constructive feedback, prompt marking of assignments.

  • Sharyn Gilbert

  • 38 days ago

I have learnt so much!!!

I have learnt so much!!!! I’ve always loved taking photos but the knowledge that I’ve acquired through this course is...

  • Yommyella Brown

  • 40 days ago

I love studying here it’s fun

I love studying here it’s fun and challenging at the same time. This course is design to any camera user...

  • Mohammed Shah

  • 41 days ago

The best course by far.

I have tried other institutions previously but this course is by far the best. Recommend this program to anyone.

  • Sophie Kogos

  • 41 days ago

Fantastic!

I loved this course! Loved the mixture of theory and practical! I had no technical knowledge when I started and...

  • Matthew Dumas

  • 45 days ago

Fantastic course

Fantastic course, learnt lots and am a little sad it's over...