Courses 2017/2018

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½ day or evening. Cost R799.00. In this course you will learn to use your camera correctly u to shooting in manual mode. This course is for beginners, scholars, those who just want to have fun with their photography however want to know how to use their camera correctly. Refreshments supplied during course. Certificate issued. Notes supplied on electronic media. Need a Dslr or a bridge camera.

Off camera flash:
Evening course. Cost R599.00. Learn how to use your flash and to use off camera flash correctly with the settings on your camera. Refreshments supplied, notes given on electronic media. Session is a practical session and notes are taken by students. Course is for persons wishing to understand there flash better and learn how to creatively use there flash off camera. Need a Dslr and a flash.


Full one day courses are from 09.00 to 16.00 and cost is R1900.00 per person.
On these courses certificates of completion are supplied, with refreshments and a light lunch together with notes on electronic media or video. These courses in the case of photoshop and intermediate can be split over 2 mid week evenings of 3.5 hours each.



Intermediate:  From basics to beyond for the person who understands their camera  fairly well and wants to improve to an advanced level. Course covers use of flash and reading a histogram as well as setting a white balance etc. Can be done as one on one during the week.

Studio:  Learn how to set up a studio, Learn the lighting styles. Learn how to pose a model, use different light modifiers. Learn how to use a light meter. ½ day theory and ½ day practical with model supplied. Done as a group only. If wanting to do a one on one will be in your studio and you supply the  model.

Boudoir:  Done in a group with venue and model and make up artist supplied. If wanting a one on one, you supply venue model and make up artist. Learn how to shoot a boudoir session by posing the model correctly and using natural light to create effects. Short theory session and most instruction done during practical session.

Photoshop:  This is not a group session but can do 2 students at a time maximum. Adobe photoshop cc used and can be loaded if you do not have. Additional 3rd party software loaded as part of the course. Training videos also downloaded. This is a practical session taking you through the tools, layers, actions etc.

On request I can also set up a ½ day product photography course at R 799.00 per person.

The following 2 full day courses are also offered :

Wedding photography: This course is offered over 2 full days by Fransie and myself,  at a wedding venue and includes models wedding attire, décor and cake etc as well as full sit down lunches and dinner over the one night at the venue. Here we photograph an engagement session, the wedding and off camera lighting in the evening. Expert suppliers are brought in as guest lecturers. Contracts , seo, admin is dealt with over the course of the 2 days. Price is R3999.00  per person ,

Newborn and Kiddies photography:  Conducted over 2 days at a outside  venue and includes a kiddies shoot the one day and a newborn shoot the 2nd day. Also conducted by 2 facilitators and includes notes and full sit down lunches over both days. Cost is R3999.00 per person.

4 Day and 3 Night Wildlife Photo Workshop:  These workshops are conducted on the private Timbavati nature reserve, at a luxury lodge. Price is R9999.00 per person, and includes 2 drives daily with a guide and a tracker which are off road, all snacks and drinks on drives, 3 meals a day prepared by my private chef and all wines beers and beverages during your stay. Rooms are serviced, have mosquito nets and air cons. All training is conducted at lodge and during drives.  Group is only 6 persons and lodge is exclusively ours.

Mentorship programs:  This program is over 3 months duration and taught over 2 evenings each week during the week as well as some ½ days over weekends for practical sessions. This program includes Intermediate, photoshop, practical outings, off camera flash, flash photography , intro to boudoir and studio, intro to wedding photography as well as wildlife photography. Certificates and notes supplied. Cost is R13000.00 pp, and payment plans accepted. If a lesson missed this can be made up by arrangement. Designed to set you up for serious photography or full time photography.