Intro to Photography | Online, Self-Paced Course

Master the foundations of photography with our online, self-paced course delivered through accessible and comprehensive video material.

As the world of photography evolves, so do our courses. Introduction to Photography is our cornerstone short course and the place to start your photographic journey. Enjoy an updated, relevant educational experience to master the foundations of photography and explore your creative side.

The emphasis of the course is technical yet we encourage students to make informed creative choices. The course explores how to setup your camera in different modes, and how to manipulate the aperture and metering modes. We explain and explore shutterspeed and the creative control it provides. You will know how lenses interact with the camera body, and their relationship with aperture. We demonstrate and play with different sources of light. The first being natural light such as sunlight but also artificial light such as your camera’s onboard flash and/or speed-light. We end the course with an introduction to Post-Production for photography.


Online, self-paced course. Immediately accessible upon successful purchase.  Take up to 12 months to complete assignments and receive a certificate.


  • Lightroom Classic Course: Get our Lightroom Classic for R300 at checkout!
  • Submission of work to our next Student Exhibition
  • Post your work online for feedback from lecturers and other students!
  • Lifetime access
  • Transcripts of classes
  • Feedback driven assignments: Assignments are issued and marked with feedback given.
  • Certificates of Completion only issued once all work has been completed and the final assignment passed.
  • Verifiable certificate of completion via to add to LinkedIn
  • 15% Discount on printing at Orms Print Room via their website at (T&C’s apply)


Featured Images by Intro to Photography Alumni: Saskie Bullerdieks, Lo-Mari Rauh, Gabriel Bakker, Lauren Theunissen.

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