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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 or in person and consists of modules and assignments. The average time required to complete the course is a minimum of 7 days - 24 weeks, depending on the selection of course. However, we provide students with 12 months. Extensions can be purchased if extra time is required. During this time, you will be educated in all aspects of photography by Methuselah T. Myambo, one of the freelance photographers around Cape Town, South Africa. His vast wealth of accumulated knowledge is provided to you, along with 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 or physically, in that when you enroll, you receive a username and password that enable 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 varies 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 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 they will help nurture and improve your skills each step of the way.

What makes The MTM Academy so unique is that throughout our course, you have access to the safety net and guidance of the team here at Student Support, whom 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 personalized 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-mentee relationship, 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 realize your true potential.


We have a WhatsApp group that we have exclusively designed for our students. This group contains various 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, ask questions, share knowledge and experience, upload work, give and receive feedback, make new friends, and talk about everything photography!

On successful completion of the Professional Photography Course, you will have the skills and knowledge required to become a freelance photographer, either as a full- or part-time career, as a profitable sideline, or just as an exciting new hobby.


The Photography Course is provided online.
You study at home, in your own time, and at your own pace. We also offer offline learning as a traditional counterpart to our online courses and the original mode of learning that allows students to engage with their instructors in a face-to-face setting on a regular basis.

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Learn photography with courses that suit your schedule

Inspirational and practical courses by some of SA’s top photographers

Small and friendly classes with a strong focus on practical learning

Master the visual and technical aspects of photography

Where students become family

Photography Certified Certificate Course

Cutting edge diploma course in Professional Photography 

Leading Photographers

Leading photographers contribute their knowledge

24/7 Support

Ask for assistance at any time 

Exclusive WhatsApp Group

Connect with other students nationwide and worldwide 

Product Discounts

Discount on All Adobe Products and other 

essential products on our digital store

Payment Options

Flexible payment options


Free online portfolio to display your work online

Personal Tutor

Personal tutor to assist you and mark your assignments 

The Online and Offline Photography Course

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.
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Outline Photography Course

The Professional Photography Course is delivered online and offline learning, and consists of 12 comprehensive modules and 12 corresponding assignments. The course is designed to be self-paced. Normally, you would expect to dedicate, 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; some of them take crash-courses of 7 days on average, about 2 hours per day.
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🗣 Do I get access to all the content on the site? Or just the one class I’m interested in?

When you sign up to MTM Academy, you get access to ALL the classes on our site, as well as live shows, member discounts, competitions, and more!

🗣 How do I access classes and live shows?
Once you’re a member of MTM Academy, you can watch our classes and live shows anytime, anywhere in the world, as long as you have an adequate internet connection.

🗣 How long will I have access to the classes?
As a Registered and Verified member of MTM Academy you will have access to all content for as long you are still studying with us till your checkout.

🗣 What format are your classes presented in?
Our courses and live shows are available in Full HD streaming. You can view them on multiple devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops and computers.

🗣 How do I update my account information?
Log in, go to the ‘My Account’ menu at the top-right of the page, click ‘My Account’ and select the option you need.

🗣 Why R400 per month?
That’s as low as we can go! We believe that our photography and visual arts education will be a great benefit and asset to you and your brand in future. We also believe it offers the best value for money you’ll find anywhere.

🗣 Do you offer certification?
Yes! You can get certified with us. Test and certify your knowledge with MTM Academy expertly curated collection of classes and tests. It’s simple: watch the classes. Answer the questions. Finish a level to collect a certificate. Complete a course to earn a certificate. All at your own pace!

🗣 How often do you release new content?
We release new content regularly, aiming to produce one new class and at least two live shows every month.

🗣What payment methods do you accept?
We accept the following payment methods through our secure online checkout:
1) Debit card or credit card
2) PayPal
3) Cash
4)  Instant-money/ cash transfers
For security reasons, we cannot accept payment by email or mail.

🗣What languages are classes available in?
Our classes are currently available in English only. The majority of our classes now have subtitles in a variety of ways. We will consider adding other languages for subtitles if there is sufficient demand, so please get in touch to let us know which language you are looking for.

🗣 Can I download MTM Academy videos?
You are not entitled to download, copy, distribute or share any MTM Academy video content. Your agreement with us is for streaming access only.

🗣 I have a question about one of the classes. Where can I ask it?
You can ask any technical or class-related questions in the comments section under the relevant class video – Methuselah or another member of the team will be happy to help. You can also get in touch by e-mail, or use the live-chat option at the bottom-right of the page.


Upon completion of the enrolment process, you will have access to your student site.

Please note that course materials will be made available to you as you progress through your course and submit your assignments.