Photography Courses | Overview 2018-08-12T11:58:46+00:00
overview of courses presented by digital photography courses

  PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES OVERVIEW

FIND THE RIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE FOR YOU

  • Starting a hobby or career in photography? We have the right photography courses for you

  • Learn photography with courses that suit your schedule

  • Inspirational and practical courses by some of SA’s top photographers

  • Small and friendly classes with a strong focus on practical learning

  • Master the visual and technical aspects of photography

  • Where students become family

DPC offers students the opportunity to learn photography under some of the most talented photographers in South Africa. Our curriculum covers many genres; from basic to advanced, fine art, and commercial photography courses. We only work with small groups and emphasize practical learning, rather than just theory. Our commitment to our students reaches beyond the classroom through our online student network, where students keep on learning, even after they have finished their courses.

FUNDAMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES

Master the fundamental aspects of photography and so much more. Learn how to see with a camera and use the advanced program modes to creatively capture photos. Take part in three practical outings where we shoot Portraits, Landscapes and Nightscapes.

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Learn how to use Lightroom, top to bottom. We cover all the most important aspects of digital workflow and portfolio management from importing, sorting, managing and retouching, to exporting images for print and online applications. Retouch different types of images, from portraits, landscapes, architecture, wildlife etc.

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This course is ideal if you already understand the basic aspects of your camera and want to step up your technical skills and master your camera completely.  We go beyond the basics; focus on complex camera techniques and processes, as well as creative and visual aspects. 

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Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop for photographers. Covering all the most important aspects for creative retouching; from basic retouching tools to advanced retouching tools; including working with selections, layers and masks.

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PORTRAITS AND FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY

Learn how to use reflectors, Speedlights and portable strobes as an extension to your camera and eye when shooting portraits on location. Covering all the aspects pertaining to Speedlights like TTL, Manual flash for on-camera and off-camera shooting.

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Posing is perhaps one of the most neglected and challenging skills any portrait photographer could have. Improving your posing skills and finding a posing system that works will improve your self-confidence dramatically when directing a model, or a couple.

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This practical hands-on course is ideal for photographers who would like to learn how to shoot portraits in the studio. Covering all the most important aspects of the studio environment, camera settings and lighting equipment. You will personally get the opportunity to set up the lights, direct, and shoot a model under the guidance of a pro!

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Step up your portrait photography to the next level. A professional photographer spends the day with you; shooting models on location.

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COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

This extensive and practical course is presented by two of SA’s top wedding photographers. Focusing on the business, creative, and digital aspects of wedding photography to set you on the way to becoming a successful wedding photographer. We cover all the aspects pertaining to wedding photography, like branding, marketing, developing your personal style with a strong emphasis on digital workflow. 

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Learn to shoot Commercial Properties and Real Estate. Covering all the important aspects from planning your shoots, specialist equipment, lighting techniques, composition, digital workflow, and retouching. The highlight of the course is two days on location, shooting Architecture and Interior Spaces.

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TRAVEL AND NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

We will help you understand the terminology, equipment and accessories involved in shooting macro and close-up images. We cover everything from advanced shooting techniques and lighting through to post-processing including a practical session at the end of the day.

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The wildlife photography course is for the wildlife enthusiasts who would like to make the most of their time in the wild and turning their Snapshots into Great Shots. We offer tips and techniques on photographing wildlife / avian, supported with practical sessions.

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Learn how to create fantastic Travel and Landscapes Photos; from shooting it right to retouching and exporting your work for print. We cover various industry leading software suites to help you create breathtaking images in accordance with your preferred style; from artistic colour to black and white, and natural looking HDR images. We will instil sound habits that will enable you to produce high quality and large format prints.

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CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES

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.

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This creative workshop further elaborates on aspects briefly introduced in the “Expanding your Vision” series. It will enable photographers to tell better stories through thoughtfully applying the principles of visual language and communication. 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.

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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.

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John Onderstall 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, while showing actual samples as well as creative ways to show off your work. The course further elaborates on the printing process, with practical tips on choosing the best papers and printers. The series concludes with the topics of Presentation and Framing.

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We offer tailor-made photography classes for individuals and groups

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