Professional Photography Course

Professional Photography Course Overview

This online photography course is a comprehensive program that will teach you how to take control of your camera. You will learn the secrets of exposure, lighting and lenses. You’ll receive training on proper composition as you learn how professional photographers create the perfect shot in all conditions. The course offers an introduction to a wide variety of different photographic genres – including weddings, nature, landscapes, wildlife, portraits, studio, still life and more.

Throughout the course you will complete photo projects and submit them online to be reviewed and evaluated by a professional photographer. By the time you complete the program, you’ll have the confidence and skills to start turning your love of photography into a full or part-time career.

NYIP Graduates are eligible to become certified by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

Professional Photographers of America

How Our Online Photography Course Works

Course materials online

Access all your course materials online. The lessons are prepared by expert photographers and available anytime, anywhere.

Video Tutorials Professional Photographers

Video tutorials featuring professional photographers who demonstrate the skills you will learn in the course.

One-to-one support

One-to-one support from a professional photographer you can call or email anytime you have a question.

Submit Photo Projects

Complete and submit photo projects that will be evaluated by your mentor. Their advice is critical to your success.

Share your work

Share your work with others and meet aspiring photographers from all over the world in our student forum.

Learn to make money with your photography

Learn how to make money with your photography during our series of business skills lessons at the end of the course.

Earn your Certificate

Earn your NYIP Certificate in Professional Photography after you have completed all of your course work.

certification through the professional photographer of america

Go on to earn your photography certification through the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Optional.

What's Included in Your Online Photography Course

Instant access to online course materials

One-to-one feedback on your photos

Video demonstrations by pro photographers

18 months to complete the course at your own pace

Exclusive discounts on cameras and related gear

Access to a worldwide community of aspiring photographers

Read the Video Transcript

NYIP is complete course and professional photography is the gold standard for enthusiasts who want formal training or who'd like to turn pro. NYIP's state of the art online course platform is easy to navigate, filled with gorgeous photography and jam packed with video lessons by working photographers. From the basics of equipment to capturing the image, you'll develop your photographic eye. Exposure, composition, balance, learn the rules, then how to break them. NYIP will match you with a professional photographer mentor who will work with you one-on-one throughout the course. Explore travel, photography, portraiture, and landscape. Your mentor will review your work and provide feedback. Learn how to shoot in natural and available light. How to use flash and strobes, master workflow, and image editing. Pursue NYIP's online course on your own schedule from wherever you go. With the help of Student Services, you'll navigate NYIP's accredited course and emerge with the skills and confidence to succeed as the kind of photographer you want to be. Get started today.