Explore the world of beauty portraiture, with special focus on different models, lighting techniques & set conditions.
The New Year always comes with good intentions to do those things we’ve always wanted to do, so start 2013 with the photographic training you’ve always wanted. Cape Town School of Photography lecturers are available to run One-on-One sessions based on our popular Part-Time curriculum.
“Many photographic enthusiasts come to us looking to improve a gap [...]
De-mystify flash and its terminology in this hands on, comprehensive series of flash modules
This course will demystify Photoshop and provide students with a sound understanding of the digital format. Enter the magical world of digital image manipulation
Learn to work in the wonderful world of 1:1 ration and closer, to capture the wonder of the world around us
You need a camera and a lens. For most of the beginner’s courses we recommend a flash and tripod but if you do not already own this equipment don’t buy it before the course starts. On your course you will learn about what photographic equipment is relevant to the type of photography you want to do as well as what to look for when buying photographic equipment.
We recommend that you buy a DSLR (or SLR) camera as this type of camera gives you complete technical and creative control over the image taking process.
A compact camera is one where the lens, usually a zoom lens, is built into the camera body. Compact cameras may be film or digital.
SLR stands for Single Lens Reflex and refers to the type of camera where the lens is separate to the camera body. A 35mm SLR camera uses traditional photographic film to record photographs while a D (digital) SLR camera uses a digital sensor to record photographs.
You receive a letter of completion detailing the course curriculum and your final grade. In addition to the skills you have gained, you will also leave with a portfolio, an online presence and having completed a business module specifically geared towards working photographers.
No, you would need to register by submitting the registration form together with certified copies of the student’s Matric certificate and the account payer’s ID with contact details, the R5000 deposit plus 2 ID photographs of the student and a certified copy of the study permit if student is foreign.
You will be notified shortly after your application has been received whether you have been accepted or not onto the 2-year programme.
You would need to submit the application form, a certified ID copy of the student, a R300 non-refundable application fee, a portfolio of work (see requirements) and a certified copy of study permit if the student is foreign.
Applications open from March 2012. It is best to apply early to avoid disappointment as the class size is limited to 32 students per year.
No, our photography course is very different from your school subjects. Creative subjects such as art or design will benefit the student in terms of creative and conceptual design but are not compulsory subjects.
No, a Matric exemption is not required, but Matric is still required. Students are offered a place based on the merit of their portfolio submission.
We are a private tertiary institution that specialises in photography courses. Classes are kept small and are taught by photographers. The full-time course offers sound technical training, as well as exposure to the creative process, visual literacy and history of photography.