Advanced Fine Art Photography Course


Going Further | Lessons 7 - 12 | One Lesson a Week

This exciting advanced course follows from the previous six lessons and explores the creative world of art photography even further. 

Although taught in the same format as the previous course, these "advanced" lessons break away from decorative art into emotive prints where deeper meaning, social commentary and storytelling becomes essential. You will be shown how to come up with and develop creative ideas and unlock creativity. Attributes in the art such as shape, distortion, colour, texture and juxtaposition are now explored to their maximum, as students are mentored towards creating a themed portfolio of exhibition prints.

These advanced lessons are presented as an extension to the first course and cannot be done without completing lessons one to six. 

This program also consists of six lessons comprising of two and a half hour lessons, taught once a week. Classes are presented live over Zoom, and video recordings are screened to demonstrate techniques. Classes are small in size, interactive and workshop orientated.

Traditional art techniques like encaustic wax and ink are combined with heat and image projection to create stunning artworks.

COURSE OVERVIEW                    


Lesson 7     

A Creative Mindset / Coming Up with Ideas / High & Low Key Minimalism


Lesson 8   

Rear Projection


Lesson 9     

Front Projection

Lesson 10     

Heat and Emulsion

Lesson 11     

Encaustic Photo Art

Lesson 12     

Evaluation of Session / Printing and Presentation


The only thing that has disappointed me about your advanced fine art photography course is that there is no advanced, advanced course offered to continue on this wonderful journey.
What am I going to do without your weekly creative input of creativity Martin?
This was my sanity during lockdown!
Incredible experience.
Thanks again!


Peter Raeburton   |  New York

Fine Art Photography Course | Going Further

Photograph by Ana Pedreira

Consider doing this course if you ...

  • Have completed the first six lessons and want to go further.

  • Are needing to expand your portfolio from decorative to emotive.

  • Art struggling to come up with concepts and ideas.

  • Wanting to approach art galleries for possible representation.

  • Needing to create an art portfolio.


R 9500  (APPROX. $650)




R 10500 (Approx $720)

15h00 until 17h30 (GMT +2)


Session 1

11 February '22


Session 2

18 February '22

Session 3

25 February '22


Session 4

04 March '22

Session 5

11 March '22

​Session 6

18 March '22



Frequently asked questions

What platform do you use to teach this online course on?

At the moment we are using ZOOM

Is this course only taught online or do you still offer face to face classroom teaching?

This fine art photography course is now designed to be taught online and presents really well. Classroom taught options will only be offered once COVID 19 has run its course and it is safe to offer classroom teaching.

What is the difference between the content of the online course and a face to face classroom presented course?

The course content is identical.

How many students do you accept on a course?

We accept no more than eight students per course. We keep the class size small to promote interaction and enchourage mentorship and relationship.

What camera equipment will I need to do the course?

You can use any camera, but we recommend either a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera or a digital mirrorless camera.

What happens if I miss a lesson?

Ideally, it would be better if you were able to attend the course without missing a lesson. But we do understand that life happens. When a student is missing from a class, the lesson is recorded, so you will be able to catch up before the next module is presented.

Do you issue a certificate on completion?

On request, we would be able to issue a certificate of attendance on completion.

Is the online course taught live, or is it pre-recorded?

Martin Osner teaches the course live.

I am an acomplished artist, will this course be of value to me?

If you are looking for fresh ideas, techniques and starting points, and inspiration then absoloutely.

Besides a camera and a computer, what other equipment will I need?

Firstly you will need a small work area. Then beside a camera, the following equipment is required.

  • Propane torch.
  • Hot plate.
  • A4 size inkjet printer.
  • A4 size laser jet printer (optional).
  • A4 - A3 size light table.
  • 2 x Study lamps.

What software will I require to do the course?

We suggest you subscribe to Adobe Creative Cloud and sign up for the basic photographers package which will give you access to: (Approx $12 per month) 1. Photoshop CC 2. Bridge CC 3. Lightroom CC 4. Adobe Camera Raw CC Exposure software, previously known a Alien Skin is recommended but not essential.

What art materials will I need?

You will require;

  • Encaustic medium
  • Ink
  • Alcolhol ink (Optional)
  • Watercolour / Acrylic paint
  • Chalk pastels
  • Watercolour paper
  • Water pencils
  • Spray paint




" I so enjoyed the first six lessons, but I found the additional workshops very inspirational and challenging, but in a good way. Honestly, I did not realise that I was capable of creating such interesting work. Thank you to the class, you guys are awesome, and a big thank you, Martin, for guiding us through a creative wonderland! I will never forget this course."
Jo-Ann Naude - Santa Monica USA




Ana Pedreira | Brasil
Malcolm Levinkind | UK
Ghail Binneman | Johannesburg SA
Debbie Basson | Cape Town SA
Ann Baret | Cape Town SA
Gabriele Schmidtsdorff | Germany
Petra Seiz | Germany
Vee Harel | Cape Town SA
Ghail Binneman | Johannesburg SA
Ghail Binneman | Johannesburg SA
Vee Harel | Cape Town SA
Vee Harel | Cape Town SA
Ann-Marie Davis | UK
Ann-Marie Davis | UK
José Senna | Brazil
Gabriele Schmidtsdorff | Germany
Debbie Basson | Cape Town SA
José Senna | Brazil
Ann-Marie Davis | UK
Simon Gillate | UK
José Senna | Brazil
Simon Gillate | UK
Marco Leone | Italy
Petra Seiz | Germany
Petra Seiz | Germany
Lesley Spiegel | Canada
Malcolm Levinkind | UK
Lesley Spiegel | Canada
Gabriele Schmidtsdorff | Germany
Lesley Spiegel | Canada
Alida van Deventer | Port Elizabeth SA
Alida van Deventer | Port Elizabeth SA
Coralie Sneddon | Australia
Coralie Sneddon | Australia
Ann Baret | Cape Town SA
Alida van Deventer | Port Elizabeth SA
Ana Pedreira | Brasil
Ana Pedreira | Brasil
Coralie Sneddon | Australia
Debbie Basson | Cape Town SA