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dlphoto Photography Course

MODULE 1: CAMERAS AND LENSES

•    Introduction to the different types of SLR cameras and their uses
•    Small, medium and large camera formats
•    The SLR in depth
•    Different camera functions and their uses
•    What is the best camera to use
•    Introducing different types of lenses and their uses
•    Focal length explained
•    What is a normal lens
•    Lens Faults – Aberrations and distortion
•    The telephoto lens
•    What does MACRO mean
•    Different types of specialty lenses
•    Extension rings and their uses
•    Filters
•    How to care for your lenses and camera body
•    How to pick the right lens for the job

MODULE 2: SHUTTER, APERTURE AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP

•    Shutter stop and? F/stop explained
•    The aperture / shutter speed relationship
•    Depth of field explained
•    Sharpness
•    What happens to the performance of the lens at various f/ stops
•    Working with depth of field
•    View cameras and the digital sensor
•    How to select the correct aperture & shutter speed for the job
•    Why use Aperture Priority
•    Shutter Priority or Program Mode
•    How to put it all together

MODULE 3: EXPOSURE AND METERING

•    In-camera light meters
•    What do light meters measure
•    Different methods of metering.
•    ISO and exposure compensation control.
•    What is ISO and what does it do
•    Metering colours
•    Practical exposure methods.
•    Same time same weather exposure
•    Bracketing

MODULE 4: LIGHT AND COLOUR

•    Colour Temperature – white balance settings
•    Using a colour temperature metre
•    RGB for printing quality
•    Photographic filters
•    Useful filters for digital photography
•    Colour filtering for specific purposes
•    Shadows and Highlights
•    Black and white and other effects

MODULE 5: LIGHTING – DAYLIGHT AND ARTIFICIAL

•    Lighting is everything
•    The sun
•    Colour
•    The quality of light
•    How to soften harsh light out of doors
•    Lighting people and other small moveable objects outdoors
•    Filling the shadows in full sunlight
•    Backlighting
•    Lighting objects
•    How to achieve the daylight look inside using flash
•    Bounce light
•    Methods for portrait lighting
•    Lighting men and women

MODULE 6: HOW TO TAKE BETTER PHOTOS

•    A mental shooting checklist
•    What is important in the shot
•    What am I trying to achieve
•    Near enough is not good enough
•    Think like a lens
•    Making a portfolio
•    How to develop a style of your own

MODULE 7: EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE

•    SLR, medium format and large format
•    What camera should I buy
•    Do I buy or rent
•    How many and which lenses do I need
•    Can I use my old film lenses with digital cameras
•    Where is the technology going
•    Lighting equipment
•    What do I really need
•    Which brand should I buy
•    Portability
•    Second hand gear
•    Computers and monitors overview
•    The storage solution
•    The computer tablet
•    Photoshop CS3

MODULE 8: RETOUCHING, RESOLUTION AND PRINTING

•    Photoshop basic overview
•    Resolution and required dpi Working in
•    Colour channels explained
•    File formats Raw, Tiff, Jpg and Psd evaluated and explained
•    Useful retouching tools
•    Using Adjustment settings
•    Levels and Curves
•    Less is usually more
•    Do your prints look like the file on screen -?calibration

MODULE 9: THE STUDIO

•    How big a studio do I need
•    Is daylight really necessary
•    What colour do I paint the studio
•    Poly boards and reflector and skrims an essential tool.
•    Can I work from home
•    The floor and ceiling height
•    List of essential stuff
•    Parking a must
•    Hiring your studio

MODULE 10: HOW TO CONSTRUCT A PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO

•    Look at other photographers work
•    Look at the portfolios of stylists to get ideas
•    Talk to photo agents
•    Think about your presentation
•    Business cards and website as marketing tools

MODULE 11: PHOTO AGENTS, PICTURE AGENCIES AND HOW TO GET WORK

•    How to find a photo agent
•    How photo agents work
•    The photographer / agent relationship
•    Fees and charges
•    Be totally prepared for your interview, you only get one chance
•    Photo libraries and picture agencies in a nutshell
•    Fees and charges
•    The copyright issue
•    How to submit images
•    Going it alone
•    Befriend the art buyer

Fast Forward Photography Courses and Promotion

FastForward 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 is offering a customized Photoshop course at a discounted rate to all students who have completed the Basic or Extended Basic Photography Course.

Discount tokens on a 3 day (mornings only) Basic or Advanced Photoshop course is also available for students after completion of a Fast Forward Course.

C4 Images and Safaris Promotions

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.

WildlifeCampus Promotions and Specials

WildlifeCampus also offers full courses in: Game Ranging  (Field Guiding), Trails Guiding,  Animal Tracks & Signs, The Capture, Care & Management of Wildlife, Geology, Palaeontology & Evolution, Game Lodge Management, Game Ranch Economics, Wildlife Photography.

Wildlife Management, Human – Wildlife Conflicts, Birding by Habitat, Marine Biology for Guides, Divers & Enthusiasts, Mammals of the South African Lowveld, FGASA Exam Preparation,  Snakes & Reptiles of the Lowveld, The Behaviour Guide to African Carnivores, The Behaviour Guide to African Herbivores, The Behaviour Guide to African Primates, Hunting Debate, Astronomy, Survival,  Introduction to Photography,  African Folklore, Elephants: Facts & Fables and The Guides Guide to Guiding.

ALL COURSES ARE DELIVERED ENTIRELY ONLINE AND ARE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR THE DISTANCE LEARNING STUDENT

WildlifeCampus has been offering courses for over 9 years and they are without doubt the absolute best currently offered by any provider anywhere in the world. Nobody can match us for price, convenience, ease of study, academic support, credibility, accreditation, endorsement, quality and fullness of course.

We have no entrance requirements whatsoever, with an open admission policy with no barriers to entry of any kind; anyone may register and begin any course at anytime irrespective of your age,  prior qualifications or schooling.

GET ACCESS TO ALL 28 COURSES FOR R 250 / MONTH

CTSP presents Childhood exhibition 27 August

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.

Cost: R25-00
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.