Beginners Photo Course: Learn how to use your camera, how to recognise light, understand composition basics and take better images. Aimed at the beginner photographer no matter how large or small your camera, this course will introduce the basic principles of photography so that you can head out with confidence to take better, more striking images with greater impact.
Intermediate Photo Course: Learn how to apply more control over your camera and your images. Control aperture Shutter speed, depth of field and ISO. Discover the creative applications of your camera; Improve your images with better composition techniques- complimenting background and fore grounds, patterns in nature and seeing in black and white.
Photo Workshops: Each of our photo workshops provide excellent opportunities for you to join in with fellow photographers and study, learn and gain new knowledge on wildlife and nature photography. Each workshop is divided into game drives, taking photos of wildlife, tutor sessions, informal discussions and feedback sessions.
Fast Forward offers a range of short photography courses in Cape Town, to equip aspiring photographers with sound technical know-how & to explore your latent creativity.
Fast forward offers the following courses:
Basic & Extended Basic Short Photography Course
NEW: Advanced Studio Photography Course
NEW: Basic Architectural Photography Workshop to be held over one weekend.
The Extended basic photography course offers 2 extra Saturday workshops at a minimal extra cost. This course consists out of 12 sessions, incl. 2 x Basic Saturday morning workshops, 2 x Extended Saturday morning workshops (foodshoot and environmental fashion portrait) and an exhibition.
For more information about open days, please contact Mareli Directly on 072 469 6219
Mareli completed a National Diploma in photography in 1999, whereafter she traveled abroad and finished her B-Tech Degree in 2003 with Cum Laude. During her studies she has won the AGFA-Award for Best Portfolio and the EPSAC Annual Exhibition for Best on Show. Since then she has been part of numerous group-exhibitions in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg, including the Sasol New SIgnatures Exhibition in Pretoria. Her Debut-Show was held at Dirt Contemporary in Cape Town, 2005. More of her work has been featuring in publications like De Kat, Itch and One Small Seed. She is currently teaching photography at Ruth Prowse School of Art, managing Fast Forward whilst planning & working on her next exhibition.
On Thursday 27 August Cape Town School of Photography will be officially opening their photographic exhibition titled, Childhood. Work on show includes an installation and visual presentattion accompanied with music by Jodi Bieber, a series of prints by Terry Kurgan, Nikki Rixon and Sara Gouveia, as well as an iconic image produced by Sandy Bailey.
Not only will we be exhibiting the work of professionals, but also work produced by various high school learners from the Frank Joubert Art Centre, Vanessa Cowling’s group of Fezeka students and work from our Subliminal Vision Workshop.
The walkabout will be hosted by Annabelle Wienand,currently lecturing at UCT and will also be an opportunity for you to hear first-hand, from learners and lecturers contributing to the show.
This invitation is open to all. Students wanting to attend must please contact Jorina Kriel and confirm your attendance by no later than Wednesday.
Friends of CTSP – Free
Date: Thursday, 27 August
Time: 18h30 – 20h00
To all those committed CTSP Friends attending their events, they have something special in store for you.
This month, Marlene de Villiers will be hosting a seminar on Wedding Photography. The seminar will be presented as TWO three hour sessions, scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, 17 & 18 August.
The content she will be exploring is particularly related to the challenges facing emerging wedding photographers, wanting to launch into a professional career.
- How to start your business
- The necessary equipment and accessories
- Communicating with your client
- Creative problem solving
Students attending the seminar are urged to bring a selection of their work for feedback as well as a series of questions you would like to pose to Marlene.
Apart from addressing the above mentioned content, Marlene will also share a selection of images from her portfolio, addressing location, lighting and posing.
Marlene has been shooting weddings all over South Africa and in some cases abroad, full time, for the past 12 years. We are thrilled to have such an experienced photographer hosting our opening seminar.