Open up a new world of creativity through the science and art of photography

  • Set your creativity in motion and give yourself a head start through learning photography

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

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

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

  • Master the fundamental aspects of Visual Composition and Lighting

  • Our Online Student Network ensures you keep on learning, even after you have completed the course

About the Teen 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 the course, you will have three practical shoots with an instructor. Even when the course ends your learning does not. You will enjoy free ongoing critiques from our professional photographers through our Online Student Social Network. 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 for Teens is for you.

Presented by

The Teen Photography Course is presented by Antoinette Reinecke and Lynette van der Bijl.

Antoinette Reinecke has deep roots in the creative world as a Jazz pianist and has been teaching music to school children for over 15 years. A few years ago, she discovered photography as an additional creative outlet and is now combining her passion for teaching and photography.

Lynette van der Bijl is a visual storyteller, light chaser, and home-schooling mom who understands that learning should be fun to stimulate the appetite for knowledge.

Learning photography will not only provide you with a creative skill, but it will unleash a world of opportunity and a whole new outlook on life.

Key aspects

The most important aspects covered in the Teen Photography Course:

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, Natural 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.

Who is this course for?

Whether you want to learn photography as a creative outlet, or you’d like to get on the path to becoming a professional photographer, our Basic Photography Course for Teens is for you.


You will need a Digital Camera (preferably a DSLR, Mirrorless or Compact camera, with Manual Settings). You will also need a computer for access to our online student network and course material.

If you are 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.


Our Teen Photography Courses are presented at schools in your area. If we are currently not offering a course near you, please contact us so that we can arrange a course closer to you.


R4 400 per learner. R900 discount per sibling joining.

Course duration

The course is run over 10 sessions, of which seven are in a class environment and three are practical shoots on weekends.

Upcoming Teen Photography Courses

Follow any of the course links below for courses that has already been scheduled:

To be announced