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Photography Courses in Cape Town | Unleash your creativity

Welcome to the Martin Osner Photography School, your gateway to mastering the art of photography in the breathtaking city of Cape Town.

Immerse yourself in a world of creativity, guided by an award-winning professional photographer, international exhibiting artist, and renowned art gallery owner, Martin Osner and his talented daughter Samantha Lee Osner, a successful exhibiting photographic artist specialising in Landscape and Fine Art Photography. 

Here are some of the exciting workshops and photography courses in Cape Town.

Why Cape Town for Learning Photography?

Cape Town is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, attracting landscape and fashion photographers due to its exceptional lighting and spectacular scenery. 

  • If you enjoy outdoor photography, consider the Landscape Photography Masterclass, where you get to photograph some incredibly scenic locations on the Cape Penisula and surrounding areas.

  • Book a one-on-one session and experience street photography in downtown Cape Town. Get to photograph the popular areas of Bo-Kaap, Woodstock and District Six.

  • For the creative photographer, Join Martin and Samantha on a four-night breakaway to the beautiful area of Swellendam on the Garden Route, where you will learn art photography techniques on an exclusive four-day art retreat.

New to photography?


It is all about the Basics

Welcome to the wonderful world of photography. If it feels a bit daunting and you are not sure where to start, this course is perfect for you. Start right from the beginning and work your way through the essentials of photography, from understanding your camera to being able to take stunning photographs.

 What you will learn in this online course:

  • Technical aspects such as camera navigation and ISO, Shutter, and Aperture

  • Learn perfect exposure and working with color and depth

  • Composition and visual communication are also covered

  • Processing digital RAW files to achieve high-quality photos without digital editing software

  • Gain confidence in using your camera and take amazing photos to share

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"I booked the beginner photography course before the COVID-19 lockdown, but we could not 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 sceptical 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 can ask questions as needed in a traditional classroom. Given a choice now, I enjoy doing this online, and I don't feel 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


Immerse Yourself in the Scenic Wonders of Cape Town

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Cape Town Landscape Photography: Capture the Beauty

This is one of the best photography courses in Cape Town. Join Martin Osner's one-week masterclass in landscape photography, featuring lectures, workshops, and practical demonstrations in stunning Cape Town locations. Learn advanced techniques for capturing breathtaking photos of forests, landscapes, and seascapes. Get ready for an exciting and inspiring week of creativity and fun!

"So I attended the landscape course with Martin. I had the pleasure of Martin's teaching many years ago, and once again, we received a masterclass on how it should be done. The attention to detail and the techniques employed were correct.
The syllabus was adapted to the class's requirements, and as such, we achieved brilliant results due to the focus.
More importantly, Martins's method of instruction is very hands-on, and his time is spent assisting the students as opposed to him photographing and the class trying to emulate him.
This was a fantastic experience and one of the best photography courses in Cape Town. I have already arranged an updated class in 2022."

- Mark Geldenhuys  |  Johannesburg