PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES OVERVIEW

Overview of DPC's Photography Courses

FIND THE RIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE FOR YOU

  • We focus on practical training, rather than just theory

  • We believe in small group dynamics and personal interaction

  • Cutting edge material and techniques by top professional photographers

  • Continue learning through our Photo Critic student network

  • Free ongoing photo critiques on our Photo Critic network

  • Where students become family…

DPC offers students the opportunity to learn photography under some of the most talented photographers in South Africa. Our curriculum covers many genres; from basic to advanced, fine art, and commercial photography courses. We only work with small groups and emphasize practical learning, rather than just theory. Our commitment to our students reaches beyond the classroom through our Photo Critic student network, where students keep on learning, even after they have finished their courses.

FUNDAMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES

Master the fundamental aspects of photography and so much more. Learn how to see with a camera and use the advanced program modes to creatively capture photos. Take part in three practical outings where we shoot Portraits, Landscapes and Nightscapes.

7 weeks evening and weekend classes

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Learn how to use Lightroom, top to bottom. Covering all the most important aspects of digital workflow and image management; from importing, sorting, managing, retouching, to exporting your images for print and online sharing. Retouch different types of images, from portraits, landscapes, architecture, wildlife etc.

2-day weekend workshop

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Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop for photographers. Covering all the most important aspects for creative retouching; from basic retouching tools to advanced retouching  tools; including working with selections, layers and masks.

1-day weekend workshop

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This course is ideal if you already understand the basic aspects of your camera and want to step up your technical skills and master your camera completely.  We go beyond the basics; focus on complex camera techniques and processes, as well as creative and visual aspects. 

8 weeks evening and weekend classes

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PORTRAITS, FASHION AND BEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHY

Step up your portrait photography to a professional level. Day 1 you get to shoot 2 styled models in studio and on location. Day 2, you get to retouch your images under the guidance of an instructor.

2-day weekend workshop

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An Advanced Photoshop Course where you will learn how to do high-end, fashion and beauty retouching following industry standard techniques like frequency separation; advanced dodging and burning etc. 

1-day weekend workshop.

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Learn how to use reflectors, Speedlights and portable strobes as an extension to your camera and eye when shooting portraits on location. Covering all the aspects pertaining to Speedlights like TTL, Manual flash for on-camera and off-camera shooting.

2-day weekend workshop

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This practical hands-on course is ideal for photographers who would like to learn how to shoot portraits in the studio. Covering all the most important aspects of the studio environment, camera settings and lighting equipment. You will personally get the opportunity to set up the lights, direct, and shoot a model under the guidance of a pro! 

2-day weekend workshop

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COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

This extensive and practical course is presented by two of SA’s top wedding photographers. Focusing on the business, creative, and digital aspects of wedding photography to set you on the way to becoming a successful wedding photographer. We cover all the aspects pertaining to wedding photography, like branding, marketing, developing you personal style with a strong emphasis on digital workflow. 

5-day weekend workshop

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Learn to shoot Commercial Properties and Real Estate. Covering all the important aspects from planning your shoots, specialist equipment, lighting techniques, composition, digital workflow, and retouching. The highlight of the course is two days on location, shooting Architecture and Interior Spaces.

4-day weekend workshop

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TRAVEL AND NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

Learn how to create fantastic Travel and Landscapes Photos; from shooting it right to retouching and exporting your work for print. We cover various industry leading software suites to help you create breathtaking images in accordance with your preferred style; from artistic colour to black and white, and natural looking HDR images. We will instill sound habits that will enable you to produce high quality and large format prints.

2-day weekend workshop

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We will help you understand the terminology, equipment and accessories involved in shooting macro and close-up images. We cover everything from advanced shooting techniques and lighting through to post-processing including a practical session at the end of the day.

1-day weekend workshop

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We focus on all the most important aspects of wildlife photography including intelligent use of gear and camera equipment, shooting techniques and basic workflow issues related to wildlife photography. You will get ample opportunity to practise what you have learned with personal feedback and advice from the instructors. 

2-day weekend workshop

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FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES & CREATIVE MASTER CLASSES

Part-time modular course, focusing on the creative aspects of photography

This intensive program focuses on Visual Creativity. It is suitable for every type of photographer; whether you’re interested in Editorial, Commercial or Fine Art Photography, or simply want to expand your visual intelligence. Classes take place throughout the year, with expert feedback and deliberation throughout, which will help steer and gauge your growth as a photographer and visual artist.

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INDIVIDUAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES

We offer tailor-made photography classes for individuals and groups

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