Improve your Photography with DPC | Digital Photography Courses


  • Classes are small and friendly

  • We offer more practical excursions than any other photography school

  • Cutting edge classes by top professional photographers

  • Lifelong access to our Photo Critic student network

  • Free ongoing photo critiques on our Photo Critic network

  • Participate in photography outings and competitions to keep you challenged and inspired


Photography Courses
Basic to Intermediate
Adobe Lightroom
Photoshop 101
Advanced Photography


Portrait and Fashion Photography Courses
Portrait Boot-Camp
On-Location Lighting
Studio Lighting
Fashion Photography
Adv Beauty Retouching
Posing People 101

(Coming Soon)

Night Portraits

(Coming Soon)

Family & Children

(Coming 2016)


Commercial Photography
Wedding Photography
Architecture & Interior
Food Photography

(Coming 2016)

Bussines of Photography

(Coming 2016)


Travel and nature Photography
Macro Photography
HDR Photography
Wildlife Photography
Landscape Photography

(Coming 2016)


Photo Critic Shot of the Month: February 2015

Photo Critic Shot of the Month competition winner for February 2015 is: Kobus Eksteen with "Starry Sky". Kobus' image was taken in the Richtersveld with a Canon 5D Mark III and Samyang 24 mm f1.4 lens. He used a small torch to provide the side-lighting on the quiver tree. Exposure time was 20 seconds at ISO-1600. He used a the "DSLR Controller" app on his android tablet to focus.

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Photographer and Shot of the Year 2014

This is the big day, we all waited for! The Photo Critic Shot of the Year and the Photographer of the Year Competitions for 2014 has finally been decided by our panel of 6 judges. Here they are

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The Masks We Are

My idea for this project actually started out as a simple portrait shoot with some masks that I would source, but it slowly evolved as I planned it out. It became a little more personal as I tried to present little pieces of myself in each idea. This then evolved further when I realized through this process, that I often present myself to people in a manner which corresponds to the situation I am in and that I vary rarely show the real me. From this I decided to twist the mask idea a little, still showing these little bits of me, but in each shot, the mask reveals more than it hides.

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Standard Print Sizes

Photographers are often confused when it come to standard paper sizes. Few people know that we are using two different systems. Firstly, the standard print lab sizes provided by local print shops i.e. the local Fujifilm, Kodak, Foto First etc. Then there is the standard iso sizes offered by modern ink-jet printers. Here's a breakdown of the various print sizes available

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I have been studying photography for just over two years and I have to say that I have learned more through DPC in the last few months than I have for the balance of the two years and through several other institutions and short courses that I have attended in Gauteng.
Mark Horton
“What differentiates Photo Critic from other similar sites is the emphasis on increasing the skills of the members. This starts with the highly professional critiques by Danie, Deon, Trompie and the others that generously give their time.
Mike Tagg
Once again the inexpensive course was detailed and covered systematically, allowing for questions and comments. As always a highlight with DPC is the practical shoot after the theory is learnt, giving us students the chance to test out our new skills and leave with some additions to our portfolios.
Keith Engelbecht
If you want to do a basic photography course or more advanced, I will recommend DPC | Digital Photography Courses in a heartbeat! They are the best!!! I’m loving it and are learning so much. Danie Bester shares his skills and experiences. Couldn’t have asked for a better tutor.
Junita Fourie-Stroh
Thank you so much for a great course Danie. I really enjoyed every class but specially enjoyed the practical classes in Newtown and Arts on Main. Those were just so exciting. You and the rest of your team are awesome teachers.
Amanda Rumney