About the Personal Photography Style series

Only a selected few photographers ever get to the point where they can say that they have developed a personal photography style. Finding (and refining) a personal photography style is an enormous challenge, even for some of the most experienced photographers out there.

Through this 6-hours course, Danie Bester covers, step-by-step, the aspects of creating and 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.

Handouts: Participants will receive a complete set of notes, worksheets and exercises. 

Presented by

The Developing your Personal Photography Style series is presented by the founder of DPC and Photo Critic, Danie Bester. 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 a camera is just a tool, and that true creativity comes from inside and through studying and applying visual tools and principles.

Here’s the dilemma and the strength of photography. It is the easiest medium in which to be competent, but it is the hardest medium in which to have personal vision that is readily identifiable.

Chuck Close

Key aspects

The most important aspects covered in the Developing a Personal Photography Style series:

Learning about different styles.

What is a personal style?

Refining your style.

Personal philosophy and artist statement.

Developing a personal style and philosophy.

Aptitude and natural gifting.

Conceptualising your ideas.

Photography projects; the complete cycle.

The artist’s biography.

Preparing for an interview.

Curating, analysing and reviewing your work.

Introduction to the photography portfolio.

Workflow: Concept to Presentation.

Book for the complete Creative Photography Programme

The “Developing a Personal Photography Style” series is one of four modules which can be completed separately or as part of the whole Creative Programme. Save 25% by registering for the complete programme in advance by following this link:

View the complete Creative Photography Programme

Course duration

2 Evening Classes (6 hours class time)


R900 per person paid in advance (EFT) 

Snacks and beverages included

Who is this course for?

This workshop is for everyone who would like to establish their own authentic photography brand; whether you’re focusing on commercial photography, shooting for clients, or working on your personal artistic vision.

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 the course name as the reference.

Upcoming Personal Photography Style series for 2020


MCademy Training Institute

1034 Saxby Ave, Centurion

  • 19:00 – 22:00

  • Part 1: 17 August

  • Part 2: 24 August


The Campus

57 Sloan Street, Bryanston

  • 19:00 – 22:00

  • Part 1: 16 September

  • Part 2: 23 September