Education is a gift that will last a lifetime.

Studying photography will allow a person to expand their skills as they immerse themselves in the subject whilst surrounded by peers with the same passion for imagery. They will gain confidence as a photographer, learn about all aspects of the medium and its pioneers all while building up a support network of like-minded people.

We offer a variety photographic and video-related courses, from Digital Photography 1 for absolute beginners, to more advanced DSLR courses (namely, 2 and 3). For those who are more interested in the post-production image-management of photographs, we offer Photoshop and Lightroom aimed specifically for photographers to give their shots that edge.

Although we champion digital, we have a budding Film / 35mm and Darkroom community – get hands-on with these courses at our in-house Darkroom and learn to process your own film.

Our courses are offered in Cape Town CBD, although we host a handful of courses at our Bellville Orms store. Upon reception of payment, a beautiful and customized hardcopy voucher will be produced for pick-up at our school.

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See what part-time short courses are offered in 2018

Intro to Photography

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 under the guidance of an established photographer/lecturer.

We are also proud to offer this course perfectly adapted for online learning with small virtual classes and ample one-on-one time with your lecturer, but at a reduced rate! Learn more about this below.

Online Option:

 

Enjoy an adapted version of our hugely popular Intro to Photography short course, from home! Classes will occur weekly through an online video conference call, you’ll receive weekly assignments to complete, and receive one-on-one critique sessions to improve your photographs both technically and conceptually.

Structure

From 18:00 – 21:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Participants will need to complete homework projects in their own time.

Outcomes

  • On completing this course, participants will have:
  •  A practical and theoretical understanding of the useful fundamental concepts of Photography
  •  An understanding of photographic composition and visual literacy

Course Fee Includes

  • 15% discount from Orms Print Lab for the duration of the course

 

In-Contact, On-Campus Option:

 

Our course caters for the enthusiastic beginner to intermediate level photographer and takes a varied approach to teach the fundamental concepts of Photography. Through a combination of theory classes, online resources, supervised practice sessions, and assignments, students learn both the theory and practical application of photographic techniques to take stunning images. 

An introduction to visual literacy supplements the taught technical skills which, in turn, support the comprehensive lecturer feedback provided on submitted practical work. 

This combination helps the learning photographer to develop a sound understanding of the creative opportunities that accompany their evolving technical know-how.

Structure

The course consists of two sessions per week for four weeks.  Classes are held on the Tuesdays and the Thursdays for the duration of the course.

Participants will need to complete homework projects in their own time.

Outcomes

  • On completing this course, participants will have:
  •  A practical and theoretical understanding of the useful fundamental concepts of Photography
  •  An understanding of photographic composition and visual literacy

Course Fee Includes

  • 15% discount on print from Orms Print Lab for the duration of the course
  • Student work curated and printed for an exhibition opening at the school’s gallery.

 

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R2,500.00R4,500.00

Photoshop 101 for Photographers

ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

As an introduction to Adobe Photoshop, this course will teach you the essential fundamental skills
and concepts needed to get the best out of your photographs. Learn how to adjust image tone and
colour, make changes to selected areas of your photograph, repair imperfections, merge multiple
images, apply effects, prepare your images for printing. You will learn how to combine these skills
and others in an efficient, non-destructive workflow.

Structure
5 Sessions. One Session per week.

Included
Book two post-production courses and receive a 5% discount. Book all three courses and receive a 10% discount!

This course is also offered as a 5-Day Intensive Course. Please see the dropdown menu when selecting.

*LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

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R3,500.00

Studio Portraiture One-Day Workshop

Unpack the art of studio portraiture, come to understand essential lighting set-up and manipulation, and work 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 09:30 – 16:00.

Included
Refreshments, gear to play with.

3 hour studio time in the school studio on successful completion of the workshop (Subject to availability and school opening hours).

*LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

 

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R2,999.00

Video Editing: Introduction to Da Vinci Resolve

Make your own Movie

Our video editing course is open to all ! Learn how to assemble, trim and mix video and audio clips, insert graphic files and create your own short film.

Week 1:
Understanding Editing and Post Production Process; Terminology & Workflow
Editing Styles and Skills; Introduction to Da Vinci Resolve User Interface and Workflow; Basic Edit Introduction in Resolve.

Week 2:
Recap on Resolve Interface; Project and Timeline Settings; Importing; Sorting and creating Bins, understanding Keywords and Smart collections; Basics of Tracks and Introduction to Editing with Audio & Video.

Week 3:
Basic Cutting Techniques; Streamlining the editing workflow; Transitions; Replacing Edits; Adding and Basic Audio Adjustments; Understanding the Inspector Window.

Week 4: 
More advanced Editing Tools and skills; Putting Clips into Motion; Titles and working with still images; Retiming of Clips and Keyframes; Open FX.

Week 5:
Finalising an Edit; Color Correction Basics; Working with Sound; Exporting & Delivery; Archiving.

** All content and Media used for Exercises is provided in class.

*LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

CURIOUS TO SEE OUR CAMPUS? BOOK AN ONE-ON-ONE GUIDED TOUR HERE!

This course is also available as an 3 Day Intensive Short Course.

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R3,999.00

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