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Basic – Intermediate Photography Courses 2017-08-16T09:37:12+00:00


basic to intermediate photography course presented by digital photography courses


  • Small, informal and friendly classes ensure that we focus on your individual needs

  • Learn how to see with a camera and master the fundamental aspects of Visual Composition and Lighting

  • Get off the automatic camera modes and learn to use your camera’s creative modes intelligently and purposefully

  • Take part in 3 practical shoots under guidance of a professional photographer

  • Exclusive access to our Photo Critic network to ensure you keep on learning, even after you’ve completed your course

  • This course is ideal for enthusiasts who would like to step up to the next level. It is an ideal start if you’re considering photography as a new career path

About the Basic to Intermediate Photography Course

The course takes you from learning how to use your camera to understanding what makes a good photo, through to advanced creative techniques.

To ensure you get the most out of your course, you will have 3 practical shoots with an instructor! And when the course ends your learning doesn’t. You will enjoy free ongoing critiques from our professional photographers through our Student Social Network Photo Critic. No other photography school offers the depth of content plus the ongoing support that you will get from us. Whether you just want to do photography for fun or you want to get on your path to becoming a Professional Photographer, our Basic Photography Course is for you.

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Key Aspects Covered

  • Fundamental aspects of good photography (what makes a good photo) 
  • Camera layout and controls and lens aspects
  • Key Elements of Exposure (How ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed work together)
  • Automatic Vs. Manual Camera Modes
  • 10 ways to ensure Accurate Exposures
  • White Balance and Colour
  • Focusing and Depth of Field
  • Portraits: Basic Aspects, Location Lighting, Equipment, Composition and Posing
  • Portraits | Practical Shoot
  • Travel and Landscape Photography:  Creative Techniques and Lighting, Composition and Equipment
  • Visual Composition | Practical Shoot
  • Sunset and Night Photography | Practical Shoot
  • Introduction to Digital Workflow and Retouching
  • Handouts: Printed quick-guide, e-book covering the course content, and trial software

For whom is this Course

Beginner and enthusiast photographers who would like to learn how to use their cameras intelligently and creatively. If you’re considering to make photography a career; then this course is a solid starting point

Course Duration

The course run over 7 Weeks and 10 sessions, of which 7 evening classes and an additional 3 practical shoots on weekends! 

We are flexible and should you miss a class or practical shoot; you can always arrange an alternative date.


You will need a Digital Camera (Preferably a DSLR or Compact with Creative or Manual Settings). You will also need a computer with online access for additional course material.

If you’re in the process of buying a camera we strongly recommend that you read the following article, “Camera Equipment, A Buyer’s Mini Guide“.  After reading the article and still not sure, we recommend you contact us at 079 520-4436 (Office Hours). We will gladly assist! 


R3, 900 per person. Couples or friends joining pay only R3, 300 per person!

Upcoming Basic Photography Courses in your Area

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29 August – 10 October 2017

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21 September – 02 November 2017

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11 October – 22 November 2017

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17 October – 28 November 2017

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23 October – 04 December 2017

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31 January – 14 March 2018

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