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Join 20,000+ other learners and improve your photography skills online with expert feedback

The Institute of Photography was founded by photography and online course experts to help people increase their skills from the comfort of their own home. We don’t believe that you have to sit in a classroom to take part in valuable learning and the internet has made online learning a viable option for everyone.

It is our aim to enthuse everyone about the possibilities of photography. You don’t need any special skills or qualifications to take a beautiful picture and once you have completed this course, you should be taking photographs that will impress your family and friends.


  • I think that the feedback is most important. The final assessment comments were particularly good because it addressed some subtle issues that are easily overlooked .

    Martin Smith 28 April 2015 Advanced Diploma in Photography
  • I really enjoyed the whole course but I think I liked the assignments the best!

    Susan Young 23 April 2015 Advanced Diploma in Photography
  • This course has improved my understanding and fleshed out my existing knowledge, while introducing a number of new terms and ideas.

    Daffyd Hopkins 27 April 2015 Diploma in Photography
  • An interesting and well presented course. I really enjoyed each video. I would recommend to friends and family.

    Helen Barron, 12 July 2015 Introduction to Digital Photography
  • Great course with easy to understand videos that help out get to grips with the underlying concepts of photography.

    Sam Ratcliffe Introduction to Digital Photography

Diploma in Photography Lighting

Are you ready to take your photography to the next level? Take amazing photos with just basic gear – all you need is an on-camera flash and this great course from IOP®. We teach you everything you need to know about lighting using an on-camera flash from the ground up. IOP® use an innovative technique which will immediately make sense of lighting and help improve your photos immediately. Learn more

Gain a Diploma in Photography

With expert feedback and 14
in-depth units, our most popular course can help you be a better photographer
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