About DPC2018-10-08T13:10:05+00:00



DPC was founded in 2010 by Danie Bester, one of South Africa’s foremost Fine Art Photographers. Danie has been lecturing extensively on photography throughout South Africa and has earned the reputation as one of the country’s top photography educators with a natural ability to teach. Over the years, Danie has gathered a team of world class lecturers with varied specialist skills to serve the photography community.

DPC has since become one of South Africa’s top photography institutions. We present an array of photography courses and genres; covering basic photography aspects for beginners to more sophisticated topics aimed at advanced and professional photographers. We believe in small group dynamics and focus on individual needs. Class presentations follow a hands-on approach and our courses offer more practical class time and excursions than any other photography school in South Africa. Students get access to online student platforms where they receive ongoing support and photo critiques; even after they completed their courses.

Thank you so much to Danie Bester for yet another wonderful class, can’t wait for next week’s class!! Also thanks to Trompie Van Der Berg for your advice and help, you guys are the best teachers and mentors! DPC is an outstanding group of people, I admire and appreciate you all so much!

Ilona Müller

It’s the most amazing feeling when you sit in a class listening to Danie Bester and suddenly realise…..”I made the right decision attending this course”. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. I am very excited!

Mari-Lize Bezuidenhout,
I have attended a few courses from other vendors in the past. But what separated this course from the others was Deon’s deep knowledge of the application of Lightroom based on solid practical use of the tool-set.
Mike Murray
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
Mark Horton
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
What blew us away is that we could clearly see that there was a lot of planning and organising that went into these sessions. That is why we both felt that this affordable course is well worth every penny spent and has added undeniable value
Lee Lahner
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
Thanks again for an AWESOME weekend! Geez, I don’t recall when last I had so much fun! Teaching photography comes so naturally to you – your passion and dedication certainly comes through very clearly!
Paul Drews



Danie Bester

Founder & Director of DPC, Fine Art Photographer


Bruna Mentrup-Nortje

Travel & Wildlife Photographer, Adventurer


Warren James

Wedding Photographer, Fujifilm X-Photographer & Brand Ambassador

John FoxJohn Fox

John Fox

Fine Art Photographer, Art Curator

Trompie van der Bergtrompie van der berg

Trompie van der Berg

Wedding Photographer, Fujifilm & Profoto Brand Ambassador

meagan lubbe of lumia studiomeagan lubbe of lumia studio

Meagan Lubbe

Lumia Design Studio, Photoshop Expert


Michael Tree

Architecture & Wedding Photographer

Andre BadenhorstAndre-Badenhorst

Andre Badenhorst

Conceptual & Commercial Photographer


Antoinette Reinecke

Portrait & Family Photographer


Robyn Prevost

Baby & Maternity Photographer


Pieter Uys

Kaimara Studio, Video & Corporate Photographer

Nolan-ListerNolan-Lister-Fashion Photographer

Nolan Lister

Fashion & Fine Art Photographer, Film Enthusiast

Jenna-Besteradministrator of dpc jenna bester

Jenna Bester

Student Admin, Stylist

Shawn-Marranweb administrator of dpc shawn marran

Shawn Marran

Web Administrator, Blogger

Vicki-NovaisVicki Novais

Vicki Novais

Graphic Artist, Mentorship Programme

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