Course Outline

Module 1

Cameras & Lenses

Get to know the author, George Seper, before he introduces you to the world of professional photography as it exists today. This module is an extensive look at the equipment you will use, covering cameras, how they function and when to take advantage of the broad range of lenses available to you.

Module 2

Shutters, Aperture & Their Relationships

Learn how to control your camera and capture the images you have always imagined. George introduces powerful previsualisation techniques and provides an in-depth understanding of the settings available through your camera to achieve what you want, when you want.

Module 3

Exposure & Metering

Accurate exposure is the basis for all photography and this module draws on methods popularised by the great Ansel Adams, modernised to give you an edge in a competitive world. As a professional or advanced amateur you will be able to capture any subject consistently and with growing confidence.

Module 4

The Film & Digital Process

A short step back in time provides the basis for effectively working and photographing in a digital world. In understanding what comes before, we are able to take full advantage of the tools we have at our disposal today for ever improving photographs.

Module 5

Light & Colour

After understanding photographic equipment and exposure, light and colour is explored as defining factors in professional photography. Refine your ability to previsualise, see and think like a camera, then delve into post production techniques for monochromatic images.

Module 6

Lighting

What is the world’s best lighting? This module takes an in depth look at natural and artificial lighting and how you can use these to your advantage. Explored in the context of portraiture, this knowledge is applied to all genres of photography and it is a crucial part of any good photographer’s education.

Module 7

Refining The Image Process

George explains, through his extensive experience, the commercial realities surrounding photography and methods to help produce the best images you can. Learn from photographers you admire, analyse images to improve technique and recognise what they can be used for.

Module 8

Equipment & Software

Where is technology going and what do you really need to be a successful photographer? Develop a clear understanding of the advantages and disadvantages that different equipment provides, for now and in the future.

Module 9

Retouching, Resolution & Printing

Since the dark room, post production and printing has been a defining part of all photography. This module addresses how to get the best out of your images when it comes time to edit and print your work.

Module 10

Photography Business and Studio Essentials

Working in a studio has many advantages for a photographer. Whether this is full time or only a passing requirement of your photographic practices, it is important that you are familiar with a studio space and the equipment it contains.

Module 11

How To Construct A Professional Portfolio

Constructing a portfolio is one of the most important tasks a photographer carries out. This is ever changing and must develop as your photography develops. George explains the process and how to put your best foot forward in all circumstances.

Module 12

Photo Agents - Picture Agencies. How To Get Work & Keep It

As a professional or advanced amateur creating a style to call your own can help set you apart from the masses. Be an individual, work smart as well as hard and photography will be a lifelong passion as well as a rewarding career if you so choose.

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  • Kabo Masakale

  • 22 hours ago

An awesome experience

An awesome experience

  • Tayla Savory

  • 1 day ago

Excellent!

I'm thoroughly enjoying this course! I really think my photography has improved. My tutor is great and has really helped...

  • Petrus Mosa Sikhosana

  • 4 days ago

I have had the best experience thus far…

I have had the best experience thus far with the course. I thought learning photography online would be hard to...

  • Charise Oehl

  • 10 days ago

It is very insightful learning amazing…

It is very insightful learning amazing things

  • Carli van Niekerk

  • 11 days ago

I am 17 years old and find the courses…

I am 17 years old and find the courses interesting, but challenging. Allthough it requires your full attention, it grabs...

  • Andrew Rhodes

  • 12 days ago

Highly Recommended!

I highly recommend this course if you want to turn photography into a career. However, if you just want photography...

  • Rofhiwa Rudzani Ravhengani

  • 15 days ago

I'm blown away

The course unpacks the aspects of digital photography into logical, easy to digest chapters, that cover the technical and practical...

  • Retha Erasmus

  • 28 days ago

Excellent course dealing with a wide…

Excellent course dealing with a wide variety of subjects. Very interesting and informative!

  • Jessica Verwey

  • 31 days ago

Loved it

I absolutely love this course.

  • Sean

  • 40 days ago

Best place to learn about photography…

Best place to learn about photography and the people at the institute is just awesome and very helpful. And the...

  • Mavila Tembe

  • 49 days ago

I have always been interested in…

I have always been interested in photography, the course has helped me dive into photography with confidence

  • Clemence Piano Matthews

  • 57 days ago

Brilliant!

Of course I recommend: this corse is touching all aspect of photography, from the history to the technical and business...

  • Nicole Letcher

  • 66 days ago

Informative and Professional

This course is informative and a really good stepping stone into a photography career. The tutors are extremely professional and...

  • Andrew Johan Barnard

  • 72 days ago

Excellent feedback and support

Excellent feedback and support from your tutor with insightful and relevant content covered in each module to nourish, shape and...

  • Kevin Pearce

  • 74 days ago

Great course will definitely recommend.

This course has has 12 modules. I'm on module 6 of 12 and it has been an amazing journey so...