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Advanced Photography Course 2017-08-02T10:48:52+00:00

Learn to use your camera to better tell your intended story through exploring more complex camera techniques and thinking processes.

  • Take a massive leap forward in the quality and creativity of your work

  • Gain a fuller understanding of how advanced camera techniques should be applied for maximum creative and artistic effect

  • Discover a new and fresh approach to shooting and thinking about your photography

  • Improve your visual intelligence dramatically through learning advanced composition and lighting techniques

About the Advanced Photography Course

After shooting for a while, many photographers feel their growth plateaus. If you want to progress in your work, stop stagnating and take a massive leap forward, consider the advanced course. We will help you understand how to use your camera in order to better tell your intended story through exploring more complex camera techniques and apply new thinking to your photographic processes.

Course Details

  • Part 1: Focus beyond the basics and delve into advanced technical aspects; such as advanced camera settings and lens techniques. Grow your photography knowledge and mastery of subjects such as visual language, advanced composition and lighting. 
  • Part 2: Covers digital workflow processes to ensure maximum accuracy and output quality.
  • The course is outcome based and so you will have class lectures as well as practical assignments with feedback to instil theories learned in class.
  • Exclusive access to the Advanced Photography Group on Photo Critic for ongoing support even after you finished your course.

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Key Aspects Covered

  • Advanced camera settings and shoot preparation
  • Advanced exposure, shooting in Manual, zone System, multiple exposures
  • Advanced exposure time, creative blur, long exposures, time lapse, double exposures
  • Advanced focus techniques, such as hyperfocal distance, back-button focusing, focus stacking
  • Panoramas, brenizer method
  • Lens Aspects, understanding lens compression, minimizing distortion
  • Developing as a photographer, purpose, planning and intention
  • Creative Lighting, chiaroscuro vs high-key lighting
  • Creative composition and visual weight
  • Colour Management and theory
  • RAW Workflow
  • Image preparation for best quality and output

Course Outcomes

After completing this course you will have a full comprehension of the following techniques and aspects of photography:

Shoot in Manual Mode, Zone System, Multiple Exposures, HDR, Bulb Exposures, Hyperfocal Distance, Depth of Field Preview, Lens Compression, Avoiding Lens Distortion, Panoramas, Brenizer Method, Panning, Back Focus Button, Chiaroscuro Lighting, High-Key Lighting, Rule of Visual Weight,  Visual Composition Tools, Colour Management, RAW Workflow, Advanced Camera Settings, Dust Specks, Noise, Lens Corrections, Chromatic Aberration, Sharpening, Printing


R4, 600 per person. R700 Discount for Photo Critic members

Lunch and Refreshments Included

Course Duration

A total of 10 sessions; the course run over 8 weeks with evening classes and a full day practical shoot on a weekend day.


MCademy Training Institute | 1034 Saxby Ave, Centurion (opposite Eldoraigne Village Shopping Centre)

For whom is this 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 DPC Advanced Photography Course will get you there. This course takes you beyond the basics; focus on more complex camera techniques and thinking processes. It will help you to achieve a much higher quality output.


You will need a Digital SLR or advanced mirrorless camera with Manual controls and a Tripod. You will also need a computer with Lightroom and a basic working knowledge of Lightroom, or Camera RAW. Internet access at home is essential to view additional course material, trial software and upload assignments.

Upcoming Advanced Photography Courses for 2017

Follow the link below to view course details, or register for the course…

Further dates to be announced soon!