Learn Photography | Getting Started
Six week online photo course | Learn by completing one lesson a week
Are you interested in photography but need to be more confident with all the technical jargon and advanced camera equipment? Don't worry; getting started with photography is easier than you think!
Our six-week online course covers all the basics of photography, from navigating your camera to understanding the photographic system and how ISO, Shutter, and Aperture work together. You'll also learn to achieve perfect exposure and work with colour and depth in your photos.
In addition to the technical aspects, we'll also cover composition and visual communication, helping you create stunning photographs with high visual impact.
And finally, you'll learn how to process digital RAW files to achieve high-quality photos without relying on digital editing software like Photoshop.
At the end of the course, you can confidently use your camera and take amazing photos that you'll be proud to share. Join us and take your photography skills to the next level!
Lesson 1 - Photographic system. Learn how to setup and navigate your camera.
Lesson 2 - The fundamental basics. Understanding ISO, Shutter, Aperture, EV.
Lesson 3 - Controlling Contrast, light meter readings, and exposure compensation.
Lesson 4 - Depth of field and Colour Temperature. Learning to control the situation
Lesson 5 - Composition and Visual communications
Lesson 6 - Feedback and evaluation session and RAW file processing + Workflow management
I booked the beginner photography course before the COVID-19 lockdown, but we were not able to have a face-to-face course as scheduled. Martin has been a true professional in how he handled this unforeseen uncertainty. He regularly contacted me telephonically to keep me updated, and in the end, he migrated to an online course due to the extended lockdown. Initially, I was skeptical about the online course, but it works very well! Martin visually explains concepts thoroughly with high-quality slides. He has a great sense of humour and engages well. The class is intimate, and you get the opportunity to ask questions as needed as you would in a traditional classroom. Given a choice now, I very much enjoy doing this online, and I don't feel that I am missing out on an in-person class! I enjoy doing this from the comfort of my home. He is a gifted teacher - and this (now online) course is highly recommended to learn how to take great photographs.
Eric Decloedt | Cape Town
Basic to Intermediate Photography Course
What three controls govern photography, commonly referred to as the exposure triangle?
Name the three factors that alter depth of field.
What type of built-in light meter does a single lens reflex or mirrorless camera commonly have.
If you were to use a single lens reflex or mirrorless camera in a fully automatic mode and take a picture of a white card, a black card and a grey card in the same lighting conditions, what results with regards to exposure could you expect?
What do these abbreviations stand for? ISO, Tv, Av, M, & B
What is a "stop" in photography?
A logarithmic measurement for exposure.
Can a RAW file be edited?
What is the fundamental difference between Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom?
What would this marking on a lens indicate? 35-105mm 1:3.5-4.5
Which of these three apertures would produce the sharpest resolution. F2.8 | F8 | F22 ?
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"I was astonished by the quality of the photographs taken by our class at the end of the course. It just goes to show what good teaching, clear practical instruction and enthusiasm can do. Thank you, Martin, the course was a blast, should have done it years ago."