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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  • Bernadette

  • 6 days ago

This is a great photography course

This is a great photography course. Photography has always been something I have enjoyed but I have never known enough...

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  • 6 days ago

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  • Alida Venter

  • 11 days ago

The course is well presented and taught…

The course is well presented and taught me how to use my camera. It is an excellent course for beginners....

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  • 14 days ago

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  • Phillip Venter

  • 20 days ago

The course is well set out and taught…

The course is well set out and taught me a lot about how to use my camera. The tutor is...

  • Lynden van Zyl

  • 45 days ago

Positive experience

It's been challenging because I am such a novice but it is exactly what I needed. The reading material is...

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  • 54 days ago

Fantastic Course.

As a keen enthusiast who has mucked around with photography for several years, I was becoming frustrated at not really...

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  • 66 days ago

I'm half way through the course and…

I'm halfway through the course and completely loving it. Its been well set out in each module and the assignments...

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  • Wednesday 17 July 2019 at 00:30

I have learnt so much already from this…

I have learnt so much already from this course, I am glad I enrolled!

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  • Sunday 14 July 2019 at 02:39

Honestly loving it

Honestly loving it! Learning so much , so much to take in but so worth it! Tutor is amazing help!

  • Hayley

  • Wednesday 05 June 2019 at 10:54

As a full time mother this course has…

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  • Tuesday 28 May 2019 at 04:04

This course really is the real deal!

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  • Friday 24 May 2019 at 21:31

I would highly recommend this course…

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  • Tuesday 21 May 2019 at 00:06

Genius.

This is such an excellent course, highly recommended. This was exactly what I needed to get me into photography. Further...

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  • Thursday 02 May 2019 at 11:47

Just simply the best

This course has been an adventure of a lifetime for me, it has enabled me to bring my love of...