Basic – Intermediate Photography Courses 2017-12-01T17:39:42+00:00

BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES

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BASIC TO INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY ASPECTS

  • Small, informal, and friendly classes ensure that we focus on your individual needs

  • Learn how to see with a camera and master the fundamental aspects of Visual Composition and Lighting

  • Get off the automatic camera modes and learn to use your camera’s creative modes intelligently and purposefully

  • Take part in 3 practical shoots under the guidance of a professional photographer

  • Exclusive access to our Photo Critic network to ensure you keep on learning, even after you’ve completed your course

  • This course is ideal for beginner and enthusiast photographers who would like to step it up to the next level.

About the Basic to Intermediate Photography Course

The course takes you from learning how to use your camera, to understanding what makes a good photo, through to advanced creative techniques.

To ensure you get the most out of your course, you will have 3 practical shoots with an instructor! Even when the course ends your learning doesn’t. You will enjoy free ongoing critiques from our professional photographers through our Student Social Network: Photo Critic. No other photography school offers the depth of content plus the ongoing support that you will get from us. Whether you just want to do photography for fun, or you want to get on the path to becoming a Professional Photographer, our Basic Photography Course is for you.

Key Aspects Covered

  • Fundamental aspects of good photography (what makes a good photo) 
  • Camera layout, controls and lens aspects.
  • Key Elements of Exposure (How ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed work together)
  • Automatic vs. Manual Camera Modes.
  • Advanced Exposure Control.
  • White Balance and Colour.
  • Focusing and Depth of Field.
  • Portraits: Basic Aspects, Location Lighting, Equipment, Composition and Posing.
  • Portraits | Practical Shoot.
  • Travel and Landscape Photography:  Creative Techniques, Lighting, Composition and Equipment.
  • Visual Composition | Practical Shoot.
  • Sunset and Night Photography | Practical Shoot.
  • Introduction to Digital Workflow and Retouching.
  • Handouts: Printed quick-guide and an e-guide covering the course content.

Cost

R4, 400 per person. Couples or friends joining pay only R3, 900 per person!

Course Duration

The course is run over 7 weeks and 10 sessions, of which 7 are evening classes and 3 are practical shoots on weekends!

We are flexible and should you miss a class or practical shoot; you can always arrange an alternative date.

For whom is this Course

Beginner and enthusiast photographers who would like to learn how to use their cameras intelligently and creatively.

Requirements

You will need a Digital Camera (preferably a DSLR, mirrorless or compact camera, with Manual Settings). You will also need a computer with online access for additional course material.

If you’re in the process of buying a camera we strongly recommend that you read the following article, “Camera Equipment, A Buyer’s Mini Guide“.  If, after reading the article you’re still not sure, we recommend you contact us on 079 520-4436 (Office Hours). We will gladly assist!

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