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IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY

If you want to take better photos, but don’t have the time to read the camera manual and figure out all the settings, this is the course for you! For only R950, you’ll get to know your camera, master the basic principles of photography and grow your confidence as a photographer.

KNOW
YOUR CAMERA

A guide to the most important knobs and buttons

MASTER
THE BASICS

Learn about the key principles of photography

UNDERSTAND
COMPOSITION

Let professional photographers show you how

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course will help you get the most out of your camera, whether you have a D-SLR or a point-and-shoot, and inspire you to take photos of your family, travels and the world around you. You can work through the six modules at your own pace and get valuable feedback from our team of experts.

MODULE 1

THE BASICS

Every camera has a different layout, but they all have similar functions. Here’s a guide to the most important buttons and dials to help you and your camera get better acquainted. We also explain terms like exposure, aperture, shutter speed and ISO.

MODULE 2

COMPOSITION & FRAMING

If you follow the basic rules of composition, you can turn an ordinary scene into something special, whether you have a D-SLR or a point-and-shoot. Lines, patterns and perspective are just some of the elements you can use to draw the viewer’s eye.

MODULE 3

CELLPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY & WHAT THE JARGON MEANS

Your smartphone is the Swiss Army knife of modern life. And its finest function is its camera. Why? Because it’s always with you! In this module we’ll explore cellphone photography and explain the lingo you hear in photography circles, like RAW, JPEG and pixel length.

MODULE 4

POST-PRODUCTION

They say the one difference between a professional photographer and an amateur is that a pro only shows his or her best shots. Digital photography has brought the darkroom to your desk. Editing your photos and improving them using software are crucial skills to learn. Here’s what you need to know.

MODULE 5

TIPS, TRICKS AND TIME-SAVERS

Now that you know how to work your camera and understand the basic principles of exposure, it’s time for the fun part – taking photos! The more you practise, the better you’ll get. Use these handy tips to take your photography to the next level.

MODULE 6

SOCIAL MEDIA & PRINTING YOUR PHOTOS

Don’t let your photos gather dust on your hard drive. Post on Instagram or print a coffee table book. In this module we’ll show you a few ways to share your photos with others.

STUDENT GALLERY

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Reader photo: Jan’s flower

Photographer: Jan Putter

JAN WRITES: A flower popped up in our garden in the Free State.

 

SHELLEY CHRISTIANS SAYS: Jan found this beautiful spring flower in his garden. The colour really pops against the green leaves.The shallow depth of field ensures that the leaves do not draw any attention away from Jan’s lovely subject.

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Reader photo: Water trough

Photographer: Zander Erasmus

Equipment: Nikon D7000; Nikon 18 – 140mm lens

ZANDER ERASMUS WRITES: I took this photo near Fouriesburg in the Free State when we stayed there on our way to the coast. I had already taken the obvious photo of the sandstone cliffs outside town when I came upon this water trough. There were no animals to disturb the surface of the water – not even a breeze – and it reflected the sky like a mirror.

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