6-Month Programme

6-Month Programme




The 6-Month Programme is a great way to gain a huge amount of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, whilst still being able to juggle having a part-time job or just being busy with the other part of your life. The programme focuses on technical photography skills, together with the all-important image management, post-production and image output. You will complete this programme as a competent photographer, able to show off a varied and comprehensive portfolio, and ready to face the challenges which the entry into the photography world poses.

Throughout the duration of this course you will be eligible to sit in on other part-time courses hosted by the Orms Cape Town School of Photography, be encouraged to attend all our lunchtime lectures, special events and will be expected to participate in the relevant exhibitions.

You will be required to submit work for exhibition purposes mid-course, as well as at the end of the course, in conjunction with the end-of-term show. You will receive a 15% discount on Photobooks, printing and framing of your coursework at Orms.


Course Outcomes

  • Proficiency in technical camera work
  • Develop your own website
  • Proficiency in image management, post-production and image output
  • Photography portfolio book
  • Custom designed website and online portfolio
  • Exhibition experience
  • Business Development
  • Skilled in studio lighting

This course is designed with an emphasis on technical skill.

Course Agenda: 3 sessions of 3 hours each per week, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 09:00 – 12:00


Foundation in digital photography | Advanced camera work | Business development | Post production in both Lightroom and Photoshop | Development of your own website


Introduction to studio photography | portraiture | food photography | product photography | fashion photography | DSLR videography | DSLR video editing | exploration of established photographic genres: architecture, interiors, sports, and events | portfolio development

Course dates:

9 July – 16 November 2018

09h00 – 12h00
3 sessions per week, 3 hours per session

Cost: R40 000
(Payment options are available)


Please note that we limit the number of students enrolled in this programme and applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

STEP 1: Apply
STEP 2: To complete the application, submit R5000-00 non-refundable deposit to secure the booking.  The R5000-00 will then form part of the full fee of R40 000.00.

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  • – Certified copy of the applicant’s ID document
  • – Certified copy of study permit (if applicant is non-South African)
  • – Signed Payment Agreement
  • – Read & Accept the course Terms & Conditions
  • – Payment of the R 5000. 00 to secure your booking

Please note:

  • – Visa requirements are of your own accord and are recommended to be settled well before the commencement of this programme.
  • – Only applicants who submit all the required information will be considered.
Terms & Conditions


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6-Month Course | Pay Application Fee

Download, fill in and send the Payment Agreement to us within 7 business days.

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Only applications with all requested documentation will be considered. The applicant will be notified should he/she be accepted into the course. On acceptance, the applicant will need to register to secure his/her place by following the correct registration procedures and handing in the relevant registration forms due by the registration closing date. Cape Town School of Photography reserves the right to close applications and registrations once all places have been filled.

R5000-00 non-refundable deposit to secure the booking.  The R5000-00 will then form part of the R 40 000 full fee, which is payable before the commencement of the course.

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  1. DSLR camera with 1 or more lenses. The standard zoom(s) are OK to begin with, but you’ll probably want to upgrade them at some point. More advice on this will depend on what type of photography you want to go into in the long run. UV filters to protect your lenses.
  2. Spare battery for your camera, original or generic.
  3. Laptop or standalone PC or Mac. We have a fully equipped Mac Lab with 24″ and 27″ Macs that you will be taught on. You can also make use of them during your free time providing the school is open, and there is no other class in there. Photoshop and Lightroom are installed at the school, but you would need to get your own licenses for us on your personal machine. The latest version is Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC – they come bundled as a subscription @ U$ 9,99 per month. Word or a compatible program are also recommended. An external hard drive for backing up your photos is HIGHLY recommended.
  4. A tripod is essential and it’s a good idea to get one that is in line with the size and weight of your camera & lenses. A cable remote (can be a generic brand, but must suit your camera) is a very very good idea.
  5. Two or more memory cards 16GB or larger.
  6. An external flash (“Speedlight”) that works with your specific camera.
  7. A decent camera bag big enough to allow your gear to grow a bit.
  8. There are lots of small nice-to-have goodies that can be sorted out later, and are often good to chat about in person.
  9. Basic stationary i.e. notepad/book, pens, highlighter etc.

The lecturers are all very informative and make the lessons fun and exciting. In the past 9 weeks I have learnt how to use my camera with all its setting and functions. The techniques I have learnt with light manipulation etc are amazing! I can’t wait to continue the next 9 weeks of my journey! Thank you, Orms Cape Town School of Photography!

Michelle de Nobrega

I’ve gained a vast amount of knowledge and understanding of what photography is in terms of art and creation and recreation, and how photography in itself is a voice and can reach and touch so many people through various arrays of concepts and subject matter. Through this course, I’ve become more aware and conscious of the pictures I take – giving much consideration as to how I’ve perceived a composition and to why I’ve even decided on taking the picture in the first place. Yeah, the theoretical aspects such as post-production management and web/business development have been cool, but for me, having just completed the first half of the course, I can say that the most important things I’ve learned so far are mindfulness and presence, and really just connecting on a very personal level to the art of photography.

Nicole Johnson

Thanks everyone for this amazing journey. Love every one of you. We definitely need to meet up again for a shoot or even just lunch or something. Thanks so much to Frank and Vanessa for everything ♥

Clare Blakey-Milner

Love photography so much! What an awesome six months we have had! This am I was like… 6 months ago I couldn’t understand ISO, aperture and shutter speed!  Amazing lecturers! Thanks guys! Looking forward to growing better! X

Ange Louise