Training

We have a selection of courses ranging from Beginners Photography to mastering Photoshop. If you need more specific attention we offer 1-on-1 training where we focus on your specific needs and your camera. Our training studio is located in Brackenfell and we limit our classes to maximum of 4 people to ensure personal attention. We provide a training video cd/dvd for most of our courses which you will receive free on the day. This will be your course notes making it easier to learn by watching a video.

For more information, or to book for one of these courses, please contact Marius at 073 214 6813 or complete the following form and we will get back to you.

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Understanding exposure will turn your auto happy snaps into well exposed images with the consistency to shoot it right, time and time again.

In this 1-on-1 photographic course you will leave behind the green auto mode and learn the importance of your camera’s shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings.

The course is divided into 8 sessions so that we can be with you every step of the way as you become the master of your camera. You will receive homework to be completed before the next session so that we can follow up on your progress.

motionDuring the course you will learn how to capture movement by either freezing action, or creating a misty water effect. Photography is all about story telling, the movement in your photograph will tell the story the way you want to share it with the world, and not the way “Auto” on your camera decides to capture the image. This skill will make you a more creative photographer.

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You will learn the importance of focus. If your image is about a flower, your focus needs to be on that flower and not the rock behind it. Once your focus is correct you learn to control depth of field. You can then decide how much information you want in your image. Very shallow depth of field and your focus is only on your subject with a blurred background. Very deep depth of field and your image will be sharp from the grass in the foreground to the mountains and the clouds in the background.

you canIncluded in your sessions will be Photoshop training teaching you step by step how to enhance the colour and contrast in your photography. You will learn how to create proper black and white images. Cropping and re-sizing as well as cloning unwanted objects from an image and much more.

You will also learn to work in Layers for non-destructive editing.

You will receive homework to complete to make sure you properly understand all the work covered. Video training files will be supplied as your course notes.

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Follow me on this photographic journey and become the master of your camera!

Course Fee: R4 200 (Save R800, Normally R5 000)

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Beginners Photography Course

 

Are you stuck on Auto?

Have you purchased a new camera but feel lost in the haze of camera terms and techniques?

Are you frustrated because you do not feel in control of your camera?

In this course our focus is to help you become the master of your camera by covering the following:

* The Importance of Light
* How your camera works
* Exposure Modes
* Shutter Speeds
* Aperture
* Why use Manual?
* White Balance
* ISO
* Taking better pictures

Included with the course is a high definition DVD with videos covering everyhing learned on the day.

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Date: 1-on-1 only (contact us for more info)
Venue: Protea Village, Brackenfell

Course Fee: R1500-00

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Beginners Photoshop Course

 

Photoshop CS & Elements

This course is presented as simple as possible by only teaching the tools and techniques that the club photographer or amateur photographer will use. The course will be presented in both Photoshop CS and Elements.

With the course you will receive a Training Video cd that was especially made to assist you if you struggle. You don’t need to have any previous experience of Photoshop. You will be be able to apply these skills immediately and see a big difference in your photography. The following will be covered in the course:

• Photoshop Menus
• Levels
• Hue Saturation
• Black and White
• Cropping for Prints
• Cropping for Digital
• Resizing for Digital
• Straighten Horizons
• Removing Red Eyes
• Spot Healing with content aware
• Healing Brush
• Patch Tool
• Sharpen – Smart Sharpen
• Typing on your Images (Copyright)
• Free Transform Tool
• Borders

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Date: 1-on-1 only (contact us for more info)
Venue: Protea Village, Brackenfell

Course Fee: R1200-00

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Advanced Photoshop Course 

 

Photoshop CS

This course builds on the Beginners Photoshop Course by working in layers, learning to use layer masks which are crucial to edit an image in a non-destructive manner. Making an image black and white and only leaving certain objects in colour, editing it in a manner which can easily be changed at a later stage.

Learn to blend images to achieve a higher dynamic range. Write your own actions to save time as well as batch process a ton of images on the go. Learn new handy shortcuts. Included with the course is a cd with videos explaining how everything is done so you’ll have a 24 hour tutor on hand.

Course Outlay:
Levels Advanced
Vignetting
Black and White
Dodge and Burn
Advanced Layer Styles
Content Aware Scaling
Layer Masking
Black & white and colour images with layer masks.
Blending Exposures – Getting a higher dynamic range
Learn to write your own actions
Save time – batch process

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Date: 1-on-1 only (contact us for more info)
Venue: Protea Village, Brackenfell

Course Fee: R1200-00

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Lightroom Workflow Course

 

In this beginners course we will look at the importance of Lightroom as a powerful workflow tool. Explore catalogs and demystify the Library and Develop modules.

As always included will be a training video cd which will cover everything learned on the day. An invaluable reference tool for future references.

The following will be covered:
∙ Filing System
∙ Importance of your Catalog file
∙ Importing your images
∙ The Library Module
∙ Develop Module – Tool Strip
∙ Develop Module – Tone Curve and Basic Panel
∙ Develop Module – HSL, Black & White and Split Toning
∙ Develop Module – Sharpening, Noise Reduction and Vignetting
∙ Editing Workflow
∙ Exporting your images

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Date: 1-on-1 only (contact us for more info)
Venue: Protea Village, Brackenfell

Course Fee: R1200-00