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Advanced Photography Course 2017-10-17T13:04:25+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 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 photographic 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 finish your course.

Read what our students say…

“I would like to give a huge shout out to DPC, Danie and John Fox. I have done almost every course DPC had to offer and just finished the advanced course. WOW! This was by far the best and most inspiring, laugh till you cry, fun and interesting course I have ever done. I thought it was going to be a long course but it flew by so quickly and I truly wish it was longer. My photography has improved so much since starting this course and it has taken a whole new direction. Guys….listen to me. If you are serious about your photography, do the advanced course…after you’ve done the Basic-Intermediate Course. The Developing your Personal Style Creative Course will also help a lot. Be like Nike…Just do it. You won’t regret it.”

Nicolene Theunissen, 2017-10-02

Key Aspects Covered

  • Advanced camera settings and shoot preparation
  • Advanced exposure, shooting in Manual-mode, 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, minimising 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, Hyper-focal 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

Cost

R4, 400 per person.

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.

Venue 

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 and shows you how to focus on more complex camera techniques and thinking processes. It will help you achieve a much higher quality output.

Requirements

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!