If you’ve just bought a DSLR, Mirrorless or Bridge camera, or have a camera with full manual control, then get to one of our campuses & enrol for this beginner's course. A passion for capturing the world around us is something that many of us share, but often our photographs do not turn out the way we expect them to. This course is offered in Johannesburg at Saxonwold, as well as Virtually using Zoom.
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FUNDAMENTALS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
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R4,980.00 | On-campus Course
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This beginner’s photography course is designed specifically for a DSLR, Mirrorless or Bridge camera with full manual mode. It will ween you off that silly Auto mode and help you master all the buttons and functions – you will be shooting in manual mode in no time.
As advanced as modern cameras are, they will never be able to replace the need for personal choices that great photographs require. This course will teach you all the basic principles of photography and will help you make the correct choices to immediately improve your photography.
This part time photography course is presented on one evening or morning a week over five consecutive weeks, with an early morning outing with your lecturer on the Sunday before the last lesson. You are required to complete practical assignments on the course which will become an important part of your learning curve. To do the course you need a DSLR or Mirrorless camera with full manual control and a stable tripod. A range of DSLR cameras are available for hire, or if you are unsure what to buy then please feel free to contact us for advice.
* SCHOOL HOLIDAY COURSE
The Fundamentals of Digital Photography course is also offered as a condensed course during the SCHOOL HOLIDAYS. This 5 lesson school holiday course will run over a 1 week period on a daily basis from 9h30-12h30. Please click on the “View Brochure” link below to see the exact course dates.
** EXPRESS COURSE
The Fundamentals of Digital Photography course is also offered as an EXPRESS course, which is identical to the normal course, the only difference being that it runs twice a week instead of once a week (meaning it is completed in 3 weeks instead of 5 weeks). Please click on the “View Brochure” link below to see the exact course dates.
5 LESSONS + 1 PRACTICAL OUTING
LESSON 1 (3 HOURS)
- Understanding your camera functions and menu options
- Mastering the photographic controls:
- ISO, aperture, shutter speed, light
- Manual light meter readings
LESSON 2 (3 HOURS)
- Understanding lenses
- Choosing and using different lenses
- The human eye vs the camera
- Understanding light
- White Balance
- Managing Contrast
LESSON 3 (3 HOURS)
- Taking control in your photography:
- ISO, aperture and shutter speed choices
- Common choices for everyday situations
- Using your camera in manual mode
- Getting your exposure right
LESSON 4 (3 HOURS)
- Understanding and improving your flash photography
- Getting the most out of your pop-up flash
- Flash exposure compensation
- This is a practical early morning outing under the supervision of your lecturer/s
LESSON 5 (3 HOURS)
- Making the right choices
- Alternative exposure techniques
- Digital image editing
- Taking your photography further
WHAT DO YOU GET?
The cost includes digital course notes, where you will receive all of the course material in digital format, accessible from any computer, laptop, phone or tablet via the CODP App. Here you can access a digital version of the course manual, upload the course assignments, access the course schedule and much more!
We offer value discounts if you book for more than one part time course in a single order – please note that full payment is required to take advantage of the value discount:
- 7.5% discount for 2 courses
- 10% discount for 3 courses
- 12.5% discount for 4 courses or more
If you have any queries please feel free to call the College of Digital Photography on 086 11 74686 (PHOTO) or email@example.com.
Please click on the “View Lesson Outline” link below (to the right of the campus name) to view a detailed lesson plan for each course date listed.
Please note that due to the uncertainty regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, certain start dates for any of the contact courses at the Saxonwold campus may be postponed or cancelled.
Upcoming CoursesView Lesson Outline
|Wed, 29 Jul 2020||18:00 - 21:00 (Evenings)||R4,980||Book|
|Wed, 02 Sep 2020||9:30 - 12:30 (Mornings)||R2,980||Book|
|Tue, 29 Sep 2020||18:00 - 21:00 (Evenings)||R2,980||Book|
|Tue, 03 Nov 2020||18:00 - 21:00 (Evenings)||R2,980||Book|
|Sat, 07 Nov 2020||9:30 - 12:30 (Mornings)||R2,980||Book|
|Tue, 17 Nov 2020**||18:00 - 21:00 (Evenings)||R2,980||Book|
|Mon, 07 Dec 2020*||9:30 - 12:30 (Mornings)||R2,980||Book|
* This is a school holiday course which will run over consecutive days
** This is an express course which runs twice a week