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Introduction to Manual Mode

(3 Hour Evening Session)

Is your high-tech camera with all its complex bells, buttons and whistles leaving you quite perplexed?

Join us on this session where, in layman’s terms, you’ll be guided through the basic camera functionalities.

Be informed on which functions photographers use and which ones to disregard and receive advice on good housekeeping and general camera settings with this course which is designed to get you nice and comfortable with your device, regardless of brand or model.

This is the perfect course to start your photographic journey on!

The course covers:

  • A look at the modern camera and how it functions
    • Ensuring correct initial set-up for optimal quality and performance
    • Accessing the necessary functions on your particular model
    • Focussing modes
    • File size settings
    • Colour Settings
  • Shooting modes explained
  • Introduction to Manual Mode
    • ISO
    • Aperture Settings
    • Shutter Speed Settings
    • White Balance Settings
    • Using the TTL lightmeter for basic exposures

The course fee includes:

  • Workshop
  • Course notes
  • Instruction by a professional photographer
  • Tea, coffee & biscuits

Course Fee: – R750

Introduction to Editing

(3 Hour Evening Session)

Need to learn the basics of image editing with Adobe Photoshop? Then this Introduction to Image Editing is just for you. Learn about minor edits and adjustments which are used in preparing most images. This course is a great opportunity to “test-drive” the software before purchasing.

The course covers:

  • Workflow:
    • Efficient downloading from the camera
    • Organising a Digital Library
  • Editing:
    • Brightness & Contrast adjustments
    • Colour adjustments
    • Black & White conversions
    • Basic Borders
    • Watermarks
    • Photographic Signatures & Copyright
    • Cropping & sizing for prints, website & e-mails

The fee includes:

  • Workshop
  • Course notes
  • Instruction by a professional photographer
  • Tea, coffee & biscuits

Course Fee: – R750

Introduction to Strobism

(3 Hour Evening Session)

Start learning how to control your on-camera flash like a professional. This session introduces photographers to various types of flashes and accessories on the market, the important functions and features to exploit and how to take the guesswork out of using multiple flash set-ups.

The course covers:

  • Different types of on-camera flashes and their uses
  • Important functions & features
  • Exposure methods for flash photography
  • Control the flash light
  • Colour options when using flash
  • Demonstrations on:
    • Wireless syncing
    • Remote triggering
    • Multiple flash set-up
    • Manual exposures

The fee includes:

  • Workshop
  • Course notes
  • Instruction by a professional photographer
  • Tea, coffee & biscuits

Course Fee: – R750

Fundamentals of Photography

(6 Week Part-time Course)

The ideal starting point for anyone who would like to have a complete understanding of fundamental photographic principles and practises. With a three hour session once a week over six weeks, this course will have you immersed in photography with exciting classes, assignments, feedback sessions and practical experiences. This course is recommended to every enthusiast wanting maximise their photographic skill.

The course covers:

  • The Introduction to Manual Mode
  • Understanding & exploiting contrast
  • Exposing like a professional
  • Whitebalance & Colour Temperature
  • Lens characteristics & lens selections
  • Dynamics governing movement, quality, noise & colour rendition
  • Dynamics governing depth of field
  • On-camera flash photography
  • Composition & visual design in images
  • Practical location shoot
  • Review & feedback sessions

The fee includes:

  • Workshop
  • Course notes
  • Instruction by a professional photographer
  • Tea, coffee & biscuits

Course Fee: – R3950

Impact of Light

(4 Week Part-time Course)

Great images are created by photographers who can read and understand light, a skill which can transform a mundane subject into a powerful photograph. This 4 week course introduces photographers to the characteristics of light and how to manipulate these with lighting equipment and light shaping tools.

The course covers:

  • The characteristics of natural light
  • The characteristics of artificial light
  • Manipulating light
  • Light shaping tools
  • High-key and Low-key photography
  • Creating mood with lighting
  • Painting with light

The fee includes:

  • Workshop
  • Course notes
  • Instruction by a professional photographer
  • Tea, coffee & biscuits

Course Fee: – R3300

Portraiture Photography

(4 Week Part-time Course)

Inspiring portrait photographs are created with a combination of technical knowledge and understanding of light as well as a knack for dealing with subjects. This 4 week part-time course teaches photographers the techniques used for ensuring great portrait photographs.

The course convers:

  • Equipment:
    • Cameras
    • Lenses
    • Lighting equipment
    • Studio / location equipment
  • Lighting set-ups:
    • Natural light
    • Studio lighting
  • Directing:
    • Posing
    • Styling
    • Props
    • Backgrounds
  • Editing techniques for portraits

The fee includes:

  • Workshop
  • Course notes
  • Instruction by a professional photographer
  • Tea, coffee & biscuits

Course Fee: – R3300

Photoshop for Photographers

(6 Week Part-time Course)

This course is specifically designed for photographers who need to get the most out of their digital images by understanding image editing principles as well as the great tools available for use in Adobe Photoshop.

The course covers:

  • Digital housekeeping:
    • Acquiring images from the camera
    • File structures for archiving
  • Adobe Bridge:
    • Organising the workspace
    • Identifying, sorting, labelling and tagging images
  • Photoshop:
    • The workspace
    • The general workflow
    • Processing in Camera RAW
    • Image navigation
    • Tonal Corrections
    • Colour Corrections
    • Re-touching tools & principles
    • Selection tools
    • Introduction to layers
    • Photographic techniques
      • Black & White conversions
      • Toning
      • Vignettes
      • Soft Focus
      • HDR
    • Stitching
    • Text effects

The fee includes:

  • Workshop
  • Course notes
  • Instruction by a professional photographer
  • Tea, coffee & biscuits

Course Fee: – R3950

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