CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAMME

Photography is a visual language with its own vocabulary and rules. It can tell stories and evoke emotions and imagination without the need for words. With DPC’s Creative Photography Classes your journey has just become more meaningful.

  • Photography master classes suitable for every photographer no matter your skill level. 

  • Learn to create cutting edge works of art, through the seeds of the old Masters.

  • Set your imagination and creativity free while discovering your own personal style and aesthetic.

  • Become more expressive and create thought-provoking and meaningful visual narratives.

  • Cultivate a creative mind through applying creative tools and processes.

  • Gain technical and visual mastery in the art of image making and luxurious print-making.

About the Creative Photography Programme

Our creative photography classes are designed for people who want to discover the multiplicity of styles and approaches in the world of photography. This course consists of separate modules that focus on creative and artistic photography where we emphasise design principles, visual language and storytelling principles. Through a series of visually inspiring classes, we teach our students how to create photos that evoke feeling and imagination. The course culminates in a solid presentation on photography projects and how to best present your work online, or in print. 

Who is this course for?

The Creative Programme is suitable for every type of photographer and skill-level; whether you’re interested in Editorial, Commercial or Fine Art Photography, or simply want to expand your visual intelligence.

Presented by

The creative photography course is presented by Danie Bester and John Fox.

Danie is the founder of DPC and Photo Critic. He is a well-respected photography educator and accomplished fine art photographer who has been hailed by Photo World Magazine, as a “Knight of Photography as Art”. His philosophy about photography is that the camera is just a tool; and that true creativity comes from inside and through studying and applying visual tools and principles.

John Fox is a fine-art and macro photographer who is one of the most detailed and technically apt photographers in South Africa. John’s drive to uplift the standard and appreciation of photography as a credible art form in South Africa has led him to lecture on the subject. He works with DPC to develop and present course material on some of the more specialist subject matter.

A work of art must not be something that leaves a man unmoved, something he passes by with a casual glance. It has to make him react, feel strongly, start creating too, if only in his imagination.

Pablo Picasso

Upcoming Creative Courses

The creative programme consists of four modules focusing on artistic photography. It will inspire you and ignite a creative spark as it deals more with the visual side of pictures and creative processes. It has been designed for people who want to discover the multiplicity of styles and approaches in the world of photography. Throughout these artistic photography classes, we emphasise design principles, visual language and storytelling principles. Throughout the series we teach our students how to create photos that evoke feeling and imagination. The course culminates in a solid presentation on photography projects and how best to present your work online, or in print.

The modules can be completed separately, or you can opt to book for the complete programme in advance. Follow the course links below to learn more about each module.

EXPANDING YOUR VISION (Creative Photography 101)

Expanding your Vision Series by Danie Bester

2-Part Evening Classes (6 hours class time)

Danie Bester covers the foundational aspects of vision, visual composition, and developing a visual vocabulary. In the process of dissecting a series of eye-opening photos created by some of the world’s most renowned photographers, he shows how we can drastically improve our own photos by following similar principles and processes. Cost: R900.

  • Centurion 08, 15 April
  • Bryanston 06, 13 May

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VISUAL STORYTELLING (Creative Photography 102)

Visual Storytelling Course

3-Part Evening Classes (9 hours class time)

This series elaborates on aspects briefly introduced in the “Expanding your Vision” series. It will enable photographers to tell better stories through thoughtfully applying the key principles of storytelling and visual language. It takes you beyond the mere aspects of visual composition and will help you to get your intended message across to the viewer and create images with impact and feeling. Cost: R1 100. 

  • Centurion 19, 26 June, 3 July
  • Bryanston 01, 08, 15 July

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DEVELOPING A PERSONAL STYLE (Creative Photography 103)

Developing a Personal Photography Style

2-Part Evening Classes (6 hours class time)

Danie Bester covers the aspects of conceptualising a personal photography style. He elaborates on how to use photography projects as the vehicle to create a unique visual style. A highlight of the series is a set of sophisticated tests, which are completed afterwards and will help each student to discover and fine-tune their personal styles. Cost: R900.

  • Centurion 09, 16 September
  • Bryanston 07, 14 October

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PORTFOLIO, PRINTING AND PRESENTATION (Creative Photography 104)

Creative course on photography portfolios and printing

2-Part Evening Classes (6 hours class time)

John Fox resumes where the Developing a Personal Style series ended, with an in-depth coverage of the photography portfolio. He discusses the principles and philosophy of photography portfolios and creative ways to show off your best work. The highlight of the course is a detailed discussion and demonstration about the art of printing and framing. Cost: R900.

  • Centurion 24, 31 October
  • Bryanston 20, 27 November

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Book for the complete Creative Programme and Save!

Book for any of the modules individually by visiting the above course links, or you can save 25% by registering for the complete Creative Programme in advance. See details below:

Course duration

  • Nine evening classes spread through the year

 

Cost

  • 25% Off! If you book in advance for all nine classes
  • R3 800 R2 850
  • Payment in advance (EFT)
  • Snacks and beverages included

Payment details

To book, complete the registration details below. Your registration will be secured only once payment has been received. Payment to be made via EFT or direct bank deposit. You are welcome to call us on 079 520-4436 for payment arrangements. Payments to be made out to:

  • DPC & Photo Tours, Standard Bank Current Account
  • Account no… 021 454 884
  • Branch Code 012645

Proof of payment to be emailed to info@dpc.co.za. Please use your name and “CREATE” as the reference.

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