Wedding Photography Course 2018-01-19T09:46:05+00:00


5 day wedding photography course presented by digital photography courses

The most extensive wedding photography course in the country! Covering Business, Creative and Digital Workflow processes from two of South Africa’s Top Wedding Photographers, Trompie van der Berg and Warren James

  • Learn the business aspects of wedding photography: covering branding, marketing, positioning yourself in a competitive market, profit margins and after-sales.

  • Study various top wedding photographers, their styles and techniques. Discover and define your own personal style

  • Cover industry-leading software and digital workflow tools, including Lightroom, Photoshop, album design software, proofing sites, and digital delivery

  • Practical shoot with a styled bride and groom: covering posing, looking for the good light, shot lists, how to develop the confidence of your clients during the portrait sessions, detail shots, night portraits

  • Lighting on-location (natural and artificial lighting), tools of the trade, what to look for in terms of portrait locations

  • Cover practical aspects of the wedding day routine, shot-list and working with an assistant

About the Presenters

This wedding photography course is presented by two of South Africa’s leading Wedding Photographers, Trompie Van der Berg and Warren James. Both Trompie and Warren have worked their way up from the bottom over the last 5 years, going through the various stages that beginner wedding photographers go through.   They are booked a year in advance, working with high-end clients. Throughout the workshop, they will be sharing their experience gained through trial and error, so you do not have to make the same mistakes in your own business!


Trompie Van der Berg has a fashion and commercially inspired wedding style, with emphasis on dramatic lighting. Warren James has a fine art wedding style and places a high premium on artistic impression and aesthetics. Combined, they present the most comprehensive and informative wedding workshop in South Africa!

About the Wedding Photography Workshop

Wedding photography is extremely rewarding in terms of creativity and income. This wedding photography course is aimed at people who already understand the basics of photography and would like to turn their hobby into a creative career, or earn an extra income. Classes are personal, highly practical with sufficient opportunity to address individual questions and limited to 12 people only.

The highlight is a full 1-day practical shoot with styled models under the guidance of our two professional photographers.  After the shoot, we cover the A – Z of Digital Retouching: from importing your images to retouching, presentation and wedding album design. We focus on consistency and effective time-management and cover the best industry software and presets. Attendees are guided with constructive feedback throughout the workshop.

Course Overview


Day 1: Wedding Inspiration, Styles, Equipment, Wedding Photography A-Z

Inspiration: View the work of top international wedding photographers, 3 distinctive styles of wedding photography you should know, essential equipment you should have, the photographer’s A-Z for wedding photography (from marketing to delivery), pre-wedding day issues, wedding day issues, post-wedding day issues.

Day 2: How to Shoot the Wedding Day and common Lighting Setups

Tips and tricks pertaining to posing, the preparation, shooting the ceremony, detail shots, group shots, the portrait session, reception shots… the art of combining natural light with artificial light and practical demonstration.

Day 3: Practical Shoot: The Wedding Day

One Day Practical Shoot, covering the wedding day under the guidance of both Trompie and Warren

Day 4: Digital Workflow Part 1

The digital workflow: the importance of working effectively, popular and industry software, Lightroom Preset System, digital adjustments, exposure and colour, tagging and photo selections etc. Timeless and contemporary retouching techniques: skin softening, dynamic lighting, black and white, sepia, vignette, etc (Photoshop and Lightroom). Making ready for delivery: advice about printing and exporting images for printing, cropping, sharpening, introduction to coffee table books, wedding album design.

Day 5: Digital Workflow Part 2 and Presentation

Workflow Continued… Constructive evaluation and photo critiques of the students’ photos taken during the practical shoot


R7, 300 per person. (R1, 000 Discount for Photo Critic members) / Meals and Refreshments included

Course Duration

  • 5-days intensive class and practical shoot time; over two weeks with homework and practical assignments in between

For whom is this Course

Intermediate photographers who already understand the basic aspects of portrait photography and would like to get into the wedding photography business. If you’re already shooting weddings and would like to drastically improve your wedding photography then this course will help you to be more effective, creative and profitable.


MCademy Training Institute | 1034 Saxby Ave, Centurion (opposite Eldoraigne Village Shopping Centre)


A DSLR camera and speedlight(s) are essential. It is expected that attendees should know the basics of photography such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, metering, focusing etc. If you don’t yet understand the basics, we recommend that you take a look at our Basic – Intermediate Photography Courses. For the digital workflow part; you will need a computer with Lightroom 5, or a newer version installed as well as a working knowledge of Lightroom. 

For the digital workflow part, you will need a computer with Lightroom 6, or a newer version installed as well as a working knowledge of Lightroom. 

Recommended workshops before you consider the wedding photography course are listed below:

Upcoming Wedding Photography Courses for 2018

  • 26 – 28 May & 16 – 17 June (5 Days)


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