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  • Classes are small and friendly

  • We offer more practical excursions than any other photography school

  • Cutting edge classes by top professional photographers

  • Free access to our Photo Critic student network

  • Free ongoing advice and photo critiques on Photo Critic

  • Participate in photography outings and competitions to challenge and inspire you

We offer a complete range of photography courses; from Fundamental to Advanced and Professional courses that will change your life! Whether you are a hobbyist or a professional photographer, we have a course for you.

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Thank you for an amazing course. I learnt so much, and feel very inspired. The passion and care with which you treat your students is fabulous. I did and do feel that you want us to succeed. The time you take to help us with Photo Critic, your Blog, Facebook etc, is most appreciated. This is truly your calling. I hope to have a long association with you as a student
Karyn Taylor Poole
I have come to a place in my photography where I was not feeling like I was achieving what I set out to do. The ideas are there, but pulling off the final product wasn’t showing it. You are helping us to be more creative and really understanding to feel the emotion beyond the shutter button.I cant wait to start a project or two, and use the knowledge you have passed over
Natasha Booysen
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 Engelbrecht
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you both. The basic photography course I gave Richard as a Christmas present was the best gift ever! He thoroughly enjoyed the class and is sooo enthused [it’s driving us mad], but hey that was the main aim. Thank you to you both for the best Christmas present I could ever have given my husband
Denise Stanley
I see so many training workshops pop up daily with sub-par work and experience from the teachers and then I am so glad about the product we deliver to our students. For us it is more than about the money, it is also a passion and a responsibility we do not take lightly. Our students become part of a family, they get value for money and the teachers truly are masters in their respective fields
Trompie van der Berg
“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. It is also the enthusiasm of the members to advance that adds and so too the quality of their images which is a tribute to the courses they have attended
Mike Tagg


Recent photography articles and tutorials developed by DPC to take your photography to the next level…

Fine Art Photographer, Fan Ho, Dies at the age of 84.

The famous Chinese Photographer, Fan Ho, has sadly passed away at the ripe old age of 84 on Sunday, 19 June 2016.

Photo Critic Shot of the Month: May 2016

The Photo Critic Shot of the Month competition for May goes to Leon Pelser with his picture titled "Companion to the End".

Photo Critic Shot of the Month: April 2016

The Photo Critic Shot of the Month competition for April goes to Roland with his picture titled "On the lookout".

Wedding Photography | How to Shoot Spectacular Wedding Detail Shots

Have you ever shot a bride or grooms' wedding details and thought “let me just get this out of the way so that I can get onto the important stuff”? If so, then this article covers the area of photographing wedding details and might be just for you!

Photo Critic Shot of the Month: March 2016

The Photo Critic Shot of the Month competition for March is shared between Amy McGinley with her picture titled " Sensual Dreamer " in the human category and Nadia de Lange with her picture titled " Endurance " in the nature category.

Download Google’s Nik Collection for free!

Google has just announced that their popular photo software, Nik Collection; have been made available for free download!

Interview with Nolan Lister | Fashion Photographer

Nolan Lister is an extremely gifted South African Fashion and Fine Art Photographer. He recently joined the DPC ranks and we had Deon Coetzee to interview him. Today we will talk mainly about his Fashion Photography. Read all about it...

Photographer and Shot of the Year 2015

This is the big day we all waited for! The Photo Critic Shot of the Year and the Photographer of the Year Competitions for 2015 has finally been decided by our judges. Here they are:

Photo Critic Shot of the Month: February 2016

The Photo Critic Shot of the Month competition for February goes to Ken Jennings with his picture titled " Solitude on misty lake ".