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Digital Photography 101

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA

This entry level 5-week course combines theory and practice enabling you to take better digital photographs with your Digital SLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera by increasing your theoretical understanding of photography and exploring your creative side. Lecturers will be part homework critique session (practice) and theory.

Structure
5 consecutive Tuesday evenings from 18:00 – 21:00

This course is also available as a one-week intensive option – click here to look at those dates and times.

Included
Participation in the Student exhibition, 6×9 photo print for the exhibition, and a supervised shoot outing (over a weekend, as per arranged in class.)

 

R4,400.00
Digital Photography 101 | One-week course

Getting to Know Your Camera

 

This entry-level one-week course combines theory and practice enabling you to take better digital photographs with your Digital SLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera by increasing your theoretical understanding of photography and exploring your creative side. Lecturers will be part homework critique session (practice) and theory.

Structure
5 consecutive days, 5 sessions of 3 hours each. Daily from 09:30 – 12:30.

 

This course is also available as a 5-week, once per week option – click here to look at those dates and times.

Includes

Two 6×9 photo prints for student exhibition.

*LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

 

R4,400.00
Digital Photography 101 Holiday Course

Getting to Know Your Camera With Our One-Week School Holiday Course

 

Join in on the fun with our entry-level one-week course, specifically to fall in the school holidays, which combines theory and practice enabling you to take better digital photographs with your Digital SLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera by increasing your theoretical understanding of photography and exploring your creative side. Lecturers will be part homework critique session (practice) and theory.

Structure
2018: 5 consecutive days, 5 sessions of 4 hours each. Daily from 09:30 – 13:30.

Includes

Two 6×9 photo prints for student exhibition.

*LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

 

R3,600.00
Smartphone Photography

Creativity in your Pocket

This interactive course will provide you with the tools and understanding you need to take your smartphone photography and image sharing to the next level. This course is taught by the talented Lauren Theunissen.

COURSE FEATURES

– In just four weeks you will improve your smartphone photography.
– Learn how to harness the capabilities of your smartphone’s built-in camera.
– Grow your skills in creating and editing photographs which share your personal experience of the world.
– Unlock the full potential of the moments you capture by selecting the appropriate editing applications.
– Discover how to peak interest in your photo or video stories and develop your unique visual language.

Structure:
2018: 4 sessions, for 4 consecutive Wednesday evenings from 18:00 – 21:00.
2019: 5 sessions, for 5 consecutive Monday evenings from 18:00 – 21:00.

*LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

 

R4,200.00
Lightroom 101 | 4-Day Course

Post production and image management for photographers

With the amount of digital images one generates these days, there is no getting away from and editing and general image management software. Editing images, outputting them to various media platforms, keywording, library collections, copyrighting, watermarks, are but a few of the Lighroom 5 features that can be as sophisticated or simple as you need, and an essential tool for any professional or hobbyist photographer

Our interactive and exercise driven 4-day course gives students a hands-on experience of working in this application.

*LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

R3,950.00
Lightroom 101 for Photographers

Adobe Lightroom: Post-production and image management for photographers

 

With the amount of digital images one generates these days, there is no getting away from and editing and general image management software. Editing images, outputting them to various media platforms, keywording, library collections, copyrighting, watermarks, are but a few of the Lightroom 5 features that can be as sophisticated or simple as you need, and an essential tool for any professional or hobbyist photographer

Structure
4 consecutive Tuesdays from 18:00 – 21:00.

Included
Detailed notes on the work covered.

*LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

 

R3,950.00
Photoshop 101 | 4/5-Day Course

 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

As an introduction to Adobe Photoshop, this course will teach you the essential workflow basics to process your RAW files. Learn to optimize exposure, correct colour casts, create borders and double exposures, watermark your work, resize your photographs for various printing formats, work in layers and produce images with the best possible quality.

Structure
Monday to Thursday, from 09:30 – 12:30.

 *LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

 

R3,950.00
Photoshop 101 for Photographers

ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

As an introduction to Adobe Photoshop, this course will teach you the essential workflow basics to process your RAW files. Learn to optimize exposure, correct colour casts, create borders and  double exposures, watermark your work, resize your photographs for various printing formats, work in layers and produce images with the best possible quality.

Structure
5 consecutive Tuesday evenings, from 18:00 – 21:00.

This course is also offered as a 5-Day Intensive Course. Check it out by clicking here.
 *LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

 

R3,950.00
Photoshop Advanced

THE PROFESSIONAL EDITING TOUCH

Take your Photoshop skills to the next level with our advanced course. Learn how to expertly retouch photographs, mask with accuracy and create image composites. Work with image overlays, produce multi-layered images seamlessly and learn to use a Wacom Tablet.

Structure
5 consecutive Tuesday evenings

*LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

R3,950.00
Video Editing

Make your own Movie

Our video editing course is open to all formats! Bring the footage off your phone, digital compact camera, digital SLR, and camcorder and learn how to assemble, trim and mix video and audio clips, insert graphic files and create your own short film.

Structure
5 consecutive Wednesday evenings. Please note that no class will occur on Monday 1 May due to it being a public holiday. Suitable times will be discussed in-class.

*LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

R4,500.00
Videography

This 8-week course focuses on exploring and utilising the video function of your DSLR camera. This will be achieved through a series of theoretical and practical hands-on lectures.

The final project will be a project of your choice. (This will afford you an opportunity to put into practice all the elements taught on the course.)

Course Outcomes

  • Learn how to use the manual video functions on your DSLR.
  • Compose and capture professional footage on your DSLR.
  • Understand how to use light to create mood and help tell your story.
  • Perform basic editing skills using Adobe Premiere Pro to finish a video production.

Structure
8 consecutive Monday & Wednesday evenings for 3 hours per session.

R6,000.00
35mm Black & White Film Printing

SHOOT ON FILM

 

Dedicated to students working with 35mm black and white film cameras, this course will teach you how to shoot and keep working with black and white film in mind. Learn how to process film, make contact sheets, problem-solve particular areas in your photographs and print your own pictures whilst developing a small body of work for exhibition purposes.

Structure
8 consecutive Wednesdays from 18:00 – 21:00. Only 8 places available.

Included
Chemicals for each session, participation in the Student exhibition, two 8″x12 Mounts for the exhibition.

 

R5,800.00
Alternative Print Week With Janus Boshoff | Van Dyke Brown and Salt print processes

Janus Boshoff, in conjunction with Orms Cape Town School of Photography, will present a weeklong workshop covering two historical photographic processes, the Van Dyke Brown and Salted Paper. The Van Dyke Brown process, characterised by strong and contrasty chocolate brown hues, was mainly used as a proofing process during the turn of the 20th century. The historically important Salted Paper process, invented by Henry Fox Talbot in the 1830’s, consists of delicate tones of red-brown, and is often referred to as the ‘poor man’s platinum print’. During this practical workshop, chemistry, paper choices, coating techniques, processing, and toning techniques will be covered. Participants will produce at least 6 images. Negative production and options will also be covered.

Structure
Daily from Monday – Friday.

Included
All chemicals and materials.

*LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

R4,500.00
Creative Darkroom Techniques

Explore the darkroom as a place of material wonder and play

Discover the photogram, create your own transparency negatives and dabble with montage. Our Darkroom Photography course is the place for students to experience photography as a process subject to the human hand, and develop an understanding of light, time and the very necessary kindling of your creative intuition in relation to the materials you work with.

Structure
5 consecutive Tuesdays from 18:00 – 21:00

Included
Chemicals for each session, participation in Student Exhibition, two 8″x12 Mounts for the exhibition, 15% off printing & framing, R600 off our Darkroom Membership Club which includes up to 6 hours of printing time per week.

 

R4,950.00
Cyanotype Workshop

Cyanotype is a historic printing process that has regained popularity recently with artists and photographers alike. This five-day course explores the cross-over between printmaking and photography. Students produce their creation to exhibit at the Orms Cape Town School of Photography.

Structure
Daily from Monday – Friday, consisting of 4 hours per session.

Included
All chemicals for in-class use, supervised practice sessions, exhibition experience.

*ONLY 8 SPACES AVAILABLE. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

R5,000.00
Darkroom Membership

Become a member of our Darkroom Club and get time in the Darkroom to develop your analogue prints.

Structure

Available upon booking on Mondays – Fridays between 08:30 and 17:00.

Included

  • Receive a dedicated locker and key to store your equipment/chemicals on campus (Refundable R50 deposit required)
  • Membership includes 5% discount on chemicals and paper from Orms
  • If you have already completed an analogue photography course with us, you can apply and qualify for an R600 discount off your Darkroom Membership.

NOT SURE IF YOU ARE READY FOR THE FULL MEMBERSHIP? Receive supervised or unsupervised Darkroom sessions at an hourly rate. CLICK HERE to learn more. 

*LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

R3,000.00
Creative Digital Photography

Creatively explore photography with new techniques is the focus of this course. Throughout this course, you will learn to create double- and multiple exposures, create the illusion of motion and make, instead of take, photographs from now on.

Structure
5 consecutive Tuesday evenings, of 3 hours each.

Included
One 6×9 print for the Student Exhibition.

 

*LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

R3,950.00
Documentary Photography

Learn to unravel the techniques and approaches to documentary storytelling

 

Our Documentary Photography course endeavors to guide photographers towards developing a narrative for a story they wish to tell. On the course, you will unravel the techniques and approaches to documentary storytelling. You will be exposed to the work of other photographers and their process as well as debate important issues such as truth, objectivity, subjectivity, ethics as well as tips to navigating the industry of documentary photography.

Structure:
10 classes over 8 weeks.

Includes:
Exhibition participation and print thereof.

*LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

R6,000.00
PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT

UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF VANESSA COWLING

 

Collating a photographic portfolio can be a daunting experience. Many have the intention to create one, or even get as far as collecting materials, but believe that their work isn’t good enough and don’t know how best to present it. Portfolio development provides weekly mentorship that is customised to your photographic body of work. With the guidance of the lecturer, you aim to produce a high-quality and considered portfolio.

This 10-session course will provide you with the necessary time, space and mentorship to set and achieve your photographic-portfolio goals.

Course Features

  • Develop or fine-tune an existing body of work
  • Critically reflect on your photography
  • Work at a comfortable yet progressive pace
  • Submit work for feedback and critique
  • Produce a portfolio in the format a hard copy book or agency portfolio from concept to end-product
  • Exhibit your work.

Structure
Occurring on 10 consecutive Wednesdays.

*LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

R6,500.00
Remote Pilot License | Fly Your Drone Safely & Legally in SA

Facilitated by Heli-X Cape Town (Pty) Ltd – CAA/0163

Our Remote Pilot Licence (RPL) course provides pilots with the knowledge and practical skills that are necessary to safely and efficiently operate unmanned aircraft commercially.

The commercial drone industry is regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which is the government department responsible for safe aviation practises and standards in South Africa. The RPL gives the license holder the background and skill level to operate RPAS drones within the framework of the law with emphasis on safety. In addition, the RPL holder will need to operate under a Remote Operator Certificate (ROC) to conform to CAA legislature.

8 sessions / 4 consecutive weekends = Theory sessions at the Orms Cape Town School of Photography
10 sessions = Practical sessions in Constantia, times to be arranged directly with Heli-X Cape Town. (18 sessions in total, excluding examinations.)

THEORY:
The Course Material consists of 14 Modules covering the subjects below and you will be required to pass 6 examinations:

• Air Law
• Principles of Flight
• Aircraft Technical & General
• Meteorology
• Human Performance
• Flight Planning & Navigation

In addition to the 14 Modules, you are required to obtain a Restricted Radio License.  This is covered within the 8 days theoretical training. You will be required to write an online CAA examination and pass a practical test with the Radio Examiner.

COURSE PRE-REQUISITES:
Please note that you are required to obtain a Class 4 aviation medical which is not included in the course price. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from obtaining a Class 4 medical, you will not be able to obtain a Remote Pilot Licence. Therefore, we recommend that you complete your medical as soon as possible.

COURSE COST: R 24 000
DEPOSIT: R 5000 (non-refundable, forms part of the total fee)
REGISTRATION COST: Free

SELECT COURSE & REGISTER BELOW:

 

Beyond the Basics | Color Grading in DaVinci Resolve 15

An intermediate course aimed at those who have completed the introductory course or who are familiar with the basic layout of Resolve.

Structure
Two consecutive days, consisting of 8-hour sessions from 09:00 – 17:00.

Included

Taught by an accredited lecturer. Online examination, retakes included at no additional cost. Textbook for future reference.

*LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

R6,000.00
Beyond the Basics | Editing in DaVinci Resolve 15

An intermediate course aimed at those who have completed the introductory course or who are familiar with the editing facilities of Resolve

Structure
Two consecutive days, consisting of 8-hour sessions from 09:00 – 17:00.

Included

Taught by an accredited lecturer. Online examination, retakes included at no additional cost. Textbook for future reference.

*LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

R6,000.00
Introduction to DaVinci Resolve 15

The “Introduction to DaVinci Resolve 15” is a three-day course from Blackmagic Design and run by a certified BMD trainer. It is designed to show students how to use DaVinci Resolve to edit, sound mix and grade their projects, as well as teach them other aspects of Resolve like multi-camera editing, configuring project settings and organising media. The course concludes with an online exam. Rewrites are at no additional cost.

Structure
Three consecutive days, consisting of 8-hour sessions from 09:00 – 17:00.

Included

Taught by an accredited lecturer. Online examination, retakes included at no additional cost. Textbook for future reference.

*LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

R8,000.00
Remote Pilot License | Fly Your Drone Safely & Legally in SA

Facilitated by Heli-X Cape Town (Pty) Ltd – CAA/0163

Our Remote Pilot Licence (RPL) course provides pilots with the knowledge and practical skills that are necessary to safely and efficiently operate unmanned aircraft commercially.

The commercial drone industry is regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which is the government department responsible for safe aviation practises and standards in South Africa. The RPL gives the license holder the background and skill level to operate RPAS drones within the framework of the law with emphasis on safety. In addition, the RPL holder will need to operate under a Remote Operator Certificate (ROC) to conform to CAA legislature.

8 sessions / 4 consecutive weekends = Theory sessions at the Orms Cape Town School of Photography
10 sessions = Practical sessions in Constantia, times to be arranged directly with Heli-X Cape Town. (18 sessions in total, excluding examinations.)

THEORY:
The Course Material consists of 14 Modules covering the subjects below and you will be required to pass 6 examinations:

• Air Law
• Principles of Flight
• Aircraft Technical & General
• Meteorology
• Human Performance
• Flight Planning & Navigation

In addition to the 14 Modules, you are required to obtain a Restricted Radio License.  This is covered within the 8 days theoretical training. You will be required to write an online CAA examination and pass a practical test with the Radio Examiner.

COURSE PRE-REQUISITES:
Please note that you are required to obtain a Class 4 aviation medical which is not included in the course price. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from obtaining a Class 4 medical, you will not be able to obtain a Remote Pilot Licence. Therefore, we recommend that you complete your medical as soon as possible.

COURSE COST: R 24 000
DEPOSIT: R 5000 (non-refundable, forms part of the total fee)
REGISTRATION COST: Free

SELECT COURSE & REGISTER BELOW:

 

Architectural Photography Weekend Workshop

Learn how to take eye-catching photographs of the city around you in a hands-on workshop. The course covers the techniques and lighting relevant to on-site architectural photography and includes an outdoor shooting session (In case of rain, we will arrange an indoor shoot at a location.)

Structure
Saturday from 10:00 – 14:00
Sunday from 10:00 – 14:00

Included
Practical on-location shoot.

*LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

R3,250.00
Boudoir Photography

Celebrate and capture natural beauty with our 2-Day Boudoir Photography Weekend Workshop.

Our experienced lecturer, Greg Liss, will teach you how to deliver tasteful and elegant boudoir photographs.

Saturday: Theory & Studio Work

– Theory presentation Boudoir 101
– Practical assistance with live model
– Learn how to work angles to flatter body types
– Overcome challenging light
– Shoot in both studio & a casual environment
– Real-time Q&A as you shoot
– A reference assignment will be given

Sunday: On-Location

– Practical shoot with a live model on location
– Troubleshooting gear choices for different outcomes
– Learn how to pose a model
– 1 on 1 opportunity to shoot the model
– Experience different lighting environments
– Conclude with feedback on shots taken

R3,250.00
Landscape Photography

 

The Beauty of the World Around You

This course will inspire you to create great landscape photographs that reflect your unique perspective. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about landscape photography, including what type of gear to use, how to understand and work with natural light, and what makes for the most compelling images. Techniques used by professionals and many handy tips and tricks will boost your landscape shots.

COURSE FEATURES

  • Learn about essential and recommended gear for Landscape Photography
  • Understand how to realise the potential when working in a scene
  • Develop an awareness of the different natural lighting scenarios and how to deal with them
  • Learn how to turn your vision into a final visual result
  • Hone your skills for low light and long exposure situations
  • Become more creative in your landscape photography

*LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

 

R3,250.00
Macro Photography Weekend Workshop

Explore the visual world beyond the reach of ‘normal’ photography by working in close-up situations to simplify and abstract what is in front of the camera. This two-day workshop focuses on the miniature to create sharp and exciting images.

Structure

Full-day Saturday and ½ day on Sunday. One 8-hour session and one 4-hour session.

*LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

R3,250.00
Real Estate Photography

Photography is not just an important element of real estate marketing; it’s fast becoming the most essential one. More than 80% of today’s house-hunters use the internet to research properties, and these prospective buyers rank photography as the most important tool in searching for a home online.

Great photography can draw a buyer in. Bad photography can turn them away. Professional photographs will show a property at its very best. Join this unique 2-Day intensive course, available to both DSLR and cellphone camera users, to ensure the properties you're selling looks as beautiful online as they do in real life.

Course Features

  • Open to both cellphone cameras and DSLR's
  • Gain an overview of your camera/phone and the different ways your device allows you to shoot
  • Learn about the basic techniques to improve the quality of your photographs
  • Learn how to expose correctly in different lighting conditions
  • Get some nifty DIY lighting techniques
  • Problem-solve tricky bright light in the day when including windows and open doors in your shots whilst inside a space.
  • No prior knowledge of photography is necessary

 

Structure 
Saturday from 10:00 – 14:00
Sunday from 10:00 – 14:00

 

R3,250.00
Wildlife Photography

The Shots You Have Always Wanted to Take

Enrol in this course if you're passionate about photographing our magnificent wildlife. Learn all about essential equipment, technical considerations and artistic approaches to wildlife photography. Our lecturers will teach you about the fundamental aspects of this genre, as well as passing on tips and tricks from the pros.

COURSE FEATURES

    • Learn about essential and recommended gear and equipment for Wildlife Photography
    • Find out how to compose effectively for photographing animals
    • Understand how to photograph wildlife productively in different lighting situations
    • Hone your skills working with long lenses, and focus modes for moving subjects
    • Learn about exciting and unusual compositions and techniques to uplift your wildlife photography
    • Become more creative in your landscape photography.

 

*LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

 

R3,250.00
From Brief to Billboard with Danillo Turilli | Fashion Photography Workshop

Join us for a rare opportunity to shoot under the guidance of the acclaimed fashion photographer, Danillo Turilli. Learn how to execute a successful and seamless shoot from start to finish, whilst receiving invaluable feedback on how to refine your creative approach with this theoretical & practical 1-Day Fashion Photography Workshop.

 

KEY LEARNING POINTS

 

  • How to use flash, natural light, and a combination of both to deliver dynamic images.
  • Ask the right questions to fully understand client briefs.
  • Mood boarding & effective client presentation.
  • A brief introduction to Identify and hiring your dream team.
  • Castings & respectful management of your models on set.
  • Understand the basics of quoting, invoicing & expenditure allocation.
  • Working with make-up artists and stylists to share a vision.
  • Making curated selections for the client.
  • Basic workflow for grading in Lightroom.
  • Briefing your retoucher.
  • Delivering images to your client.
  • Backing up & image security.

 

R4,500.00
Studio Portraiture One-Day Workshop

Unpack the art of studio portraiture, come to understand essential lighting set-up and manipulation, and work with models in a full studio set-up to face and overcome shoot-day challenges with our unique and compact one-day Studio Portraiture Workshop led by our Academic Head of Photography and technical guru, Eugene van der Merwe.

Structure
One full day session, on a Saturday, from 09:00 – 17:00.

Included
Models, make-up artists, light lunch, refreshments, gear to play with.

*LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

R4,500.00
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