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

Teen Photography Course Schedule – Midstream

Introduction to Photography 15:00 – 18:00 Friday, 03 May
Exposure: ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed 15:00 – 18:00 Friday, 10 May
Advanced Exposure Control 15:00 – 18:00 Friday, 17 May
White Balance, Focusing and Depth of Field 15:00 – 18:00  Friday, 24 May
Creative Landscapes and Night Photography 15:00 – 18:00  Friday, 31 May
Practical Shoot: Visual Composition 09:00 – 12:00 Saturday, 01 June
Practical Shoot: Sunset and Nightscapes 17:00 – 20:00 Sunday, 02 June
Creative People Photography and Portraits 15:00 – 18:00 Friday, 07 June
Practical Shoot: Portraits on Location 15:00 – 18:00 Saturday, 08 June
Introduction to Digital Workflow 15:00 – 18:00 Friday, 14 June


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.

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.

To be announced