Landscape Photography Course
One Week Landscape Photography Masterclass with Martin Osner
Join Martin Osner for a unique experience in learning the art of landscape photography on our most popular courses. a one week course, presented from Martin Osner's studio in Hout Bay, consists of a series of lectures and on-location workshops & practicals. If you are looking to learn advanced techniques for shooting exceptional images of forests, landscapes and seascapes then this course is a must! Specifically presented during a change of season, or in winter when the weather is at its best, which presents incredible mood and natural lighting opportunities conducive to spectacular landscape photography.
Most of the teaching is done on-location, as Martin firmly believes that one-on-one‘over shoulder' instruction is the best way to teach this genre of photography. You will be taken to some of the most interesting locations in and around the Cape Peninsula, where you will be able to practice the techniques taught. Prepare yourself for a week of inspiration and intensive creative photography.
What sets Martin's teaching apart, is that he gives every student their own space to photograph their vision, with over the shoulder guidance. Unlike many instructors he also does not take his camera with on location, but rather gives his undivided attention to his students.
The program of the week will change according to the weather, but over the week the following will be taught:
Finding a composition
How to work with natural light
Panoramic shooting and stitching
RAW file control and processing
Design elements in the composition
A creative approach
Identifying locations and pre-planning for a shoot
Upcoming Course Dates 2021
Student Showcase | 2020
Frequently asked questions
What equipment do I need in order to attend the landscape photography course?
What you will need is either a Digital SLR or a Mirrorless camera with full manual control and lenses or zoom lenses that cover around 16mm - 200mm. You will also need a good quality, stable tripod and a backpack style gadget bag. Recommend by not essential would be neutral density filter/s. An detailed itemised list or other smaller items will be sent through once you have finalized you booking.
What level of photography do I need to be at to do this course?
It is recommended that you have an intermediate to advanced understanding of photography understanding in order to participate in this course, as the basics of photography are not covered. You will also need to be proficient with the settings of your camera.
What computer and software will I need on this course?
You will need a laptop computer (PC or Mac) loaded with Adobe Photoshop CC and Bridge CC or Lightroom CC), plus a portable memory stick or hard-drive. The software must be loaded and functing before starting the course.
Do you offer this course any other time of the year?
No, it is only offered during winter as the weather and the light at this time of the year is optimum for landscape photography.
Will I be expected to hike on the course?
Yes, there are some excursions which will require a short hike.
Do you offer accommodation?
No we do not, but there is quite a few guesthouses and bed and breakfasts nearby which we can recommend. There is also a hotel in Hout Bay about four kilometers away.
Will I require to get around with my own vehicle?
Only for getting around Cape Town after hours. On the course itself, we will arrange transport to escursions and back.
What is the cancellation policy for this course?
If the course is cancelled for whatever reason, the full deposit or payment/s received will be refunded. Cancellation outside one calendar month before the course commences is subject to a full refund. Cancellation within one month of the course commencing is subject to a 50% levy on the deposit payment. Cancellation withing two weeks of the course commencing is subject to a levy of the full deposit.
How is the course presented during this time of COVID-19
The course is still taught as before, except, the following protocols will apply.
Face masks must be worn.
Most teaching will be done on location, but for the presentations done indoors, the lecture room will be sanitised on a daily basis.
The desks will be placed at 1.5-meter spacing and the class size has been reduced to accommodate this.
Temperatures will be taken on a daily basis on arrival.
Any person who displays flu-like symptoms will not be permitted to continue on the course.
We will attempt to do as much of the teaching in the field.
Sit down lunches will not take place, students will be asked to bring their own packed lunch.
We will provide tea and coffee, which will be available in take-away disposable cups.
Students who have their own transport are requested to travel alone to and from location shoots.
click on group picture to view pictures taken by the students on the course