Photography Courses Overview

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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 emphasise 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

BASIC TO INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE

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 3 practical outings where we shoot Portraits, Landscapes and Nightscapes. 

7 Weeks evening and weekend classes

ADOBE LIGHTROOM COURSE

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

2-Day Weekend Workshop

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP 101 COURSE

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

1-Day Weekend Workshop

ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE

If you already understand the basic aspects of photography and are familiar with the capabilities of your camera but you want to bridge the gap to advanced techniques and creativity, then the Advanced Photography Course will get you there. We go beyond the basics; focus on more complex camera techniques and thinking processes and how to achieve a much higher quality output.

8-10 Weeks evening and weekend classes 

PORTRAITS, FASHION AND BEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHY

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY BOOT CAMP

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 guidance of an instructor.

2-Day weekend workshop

ON-LOCATION-LIGHTING COURSE

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

STUDIO LIGHTING COURSE

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 guidance of a pro! 

2-Day weekend workshop

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE 101

An introduction to Fashion Photography, highlighting the difference between Commercial and Editorial Fashion Photography. This workshop focus on the philosophy related to Nolan’s expressive style rather than technical aspects.

1-Day weekend workshop

FASHION AND BEAUTY RETOUCHING

 An Advanced Photoshop Course where you will learn how to do high-end, fashion and beauty retouching following industry standard techniques like frequency separation. 1-Day weekend workshop

POSING 101 (Coming Soon)

NIGHT PORTRAITS (Coming Soon)

FAMILY & CHILDREN PORTRAITS (Coming 2016)

COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE

Focusing on the business, creative, and digital aspects of wedding photography to set you on the way to become a successful wedding photographer. We cover aspects like marketing, developing you personal style with a strong emphasis on digital workflow

5-Day weekend workshop

ARCHITECTURAL & INTERIOR PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE

 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

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE (Coming Soon)

STARTING A PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS (Coming 2016)

APPRENTICESHIP / MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME (Coming 2017)

TRAVEL AND NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE

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

1-Day weekend workshop

HDR PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE

 Learn how to create fantastic HDR images; from shooting it right to creating different styles with a strong emphasis on digital workflow and batch processing. We focus strongly on issues related to time management, working smarter and not harder

1-Day weekend workshop

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY, TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

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

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY (Coming 2016)