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. 

Interactive Online Sessions

The Developing a Personal Photography Style series is presented online via Zoom, in real-time, and the classes are highly interactive. Students will also have access to a class recording, notes, and additional materials for self-study afterwards.

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 30% by registering for the complete programme in advance by following this link:

Click HERE to book for the full Creative Photography Programme

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.

Collaborative Zoom sessions

The online classes are presented via the Zoom platform. These classes are collaborative and allow our instructors to do real-time demos or jump between class presentations, videos, software apps, etc. for a more comprehensive experience. Attendees can participate in discussions, ask questions, complete polls or even share their work for immediate feedback. Students will get access to class notes and a video recording via our online platform.

Course duration

2 Online evening Zoom classes (6 hours class time)

Cost

R900 per person paid in advance (EFT)

Requirements

Attendees should have access to the Internet and the Zoom App, using a computer or tablet with sound and a microphone to participate in classes. To enjoy the interactive experience fully we suggest you use a webcam as well.

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.

How to join the Zoom classes

We will send you a Zoom invitation link via email and WhatsApp at least one or two days before the course begins and your payment has been confirmed. Take note that if you have never used Zoom before, we will provide you with some basic training as soon as the class starts. Please download, install and test the Zoom app on your computer or tablet.

Classes will start strictly at the scheduled times, so please ensure that you join the class at least 15 minutes before to avoid missing out on any class time.

Upcoming Personal Photography Style series for 2020

ZOOM CLASS

  • 19:00–22:00

  • Part 1: 30 September

  • Part 2: 07 October