Acquire photographic skills on a 7 week Basic to Intermediate Photography Course
Rivonia, Johannesburg
At a Glance
Learn to take technically accurate, compositionally perfect photographs. 
 
What you get from the voucher: 
 
  • A 7 week basic to intermediate photography course.
  • Consists of a 4 hour class once a week. 
  • Includes five tutorials, one practical and one assessment. 
  • 24 hours of tuition and theory.
  • Professional and experienced photography tutors.
  • Comprehensive manual provided.
  • Certificate awarded on completion.
  • Top picture from each class will be printed on a stretched A0 Canvas.
Classes take place at Global Photographic Studio, Rivonia, Johannesburg. 
 
We like how the course spans over seven weeks, which gives you enough time to process and practice all that you’ve learnt. We also like how useful acquiring photographic skills is - what you learn in class you can apply in the real world - as a hobby or as a vocation. 
 
We love how you learn about the technical aspects and explore the creative side of photography - a perfectly exposed image is still a bad image if composition is not considered.
 
Great for those who like to capture the daily happenings of life through photographs.
 
Take a look at the details to find out more about the course. 
Merchant Details
Nitty Gritty
  • Expires: 31 May 2017.
  • Available until time indicated or until sold out.
  • Course runs: Tuesday evening 18:00-22:00; Saturday morning 09:00-13:00; Practical Lesson Sunday 08:00-14:00.
  • Must bring your own camera and accessories.
  • Bookings are essential.
  • Duration of lessons: 4 hours long. 
  • Limited to 1 deal per customer.
  • Unlimited deals as gifts, however at a limit of 1 per gift recipient.
  • EFT payments: please note, you have 24 hours after placing your order to make payment.
  • Booking is essential and subject to availability.
  • Present printed deal to redeem.
  • Images may be a representation.
The Details
We live in a digital age where one can’t escape the mass of images circulating social media platforms. 
 
Images are everywhere you look. They’re a necessary accompaniment to any new’s article, and, on their own, photographs are worth a thousand words. We also use them to record every minute of our lives - our glorious holidays, those momentous and unforgettable memories, even documenting what we had for lunch that day (a cheese and pickle sandwich if anyone’s interested). They also promote awareness and bare the stark truth about the world's problems, while also exposing the diverse natural beauty of our universe. 
 
That being said, there are so many ‘wannabe’ photographers out and the truth of the matter is that you can’t just use a filter on Instagram and call yourself a professional.
 
If you love taking photographs but are more often than not disappointed by the end result  - it’s over exposed, the flash makes the image lack depth, it’s blurry, the quality could be better - then we suggest that you take a 7 week photography course to refine your raw talents. 
 
Global Photographic are offering a 7 week basic and intermediate photographic course. 
The course comprises of five 4 hour tutorials, one 4 hour practical and one assessment. During this time, you’ll cover a wide range of topics that’ll help you perfect your photography. 
 
See below for a breakdown of the course:
 
Lesson 1: 
  • Getting to know each other and expectations of the course.
  • Introduction to Photography and its principles:
  1. Technical
  2. Compositional 
  3. Natural eye
  • Photography as a creative expression (of one’s character, personality and emotions).
  • A breakdown of course content, structure and administration.
  • Equipments and accessory evaluation.
  • Hood: functions and proper use. 
  • UV Filter and circular polariser: functions and proper use. 
  • Camera and lens cleaning: do’s and don’ts.
  • Auto focusing system and proper functioning. 
  • Stabilizer: uses and proper functioning.
  • Focal length and its effects on the picture. 
  • Compositional guidelines, rules and tips.
  • How to compose a picture properly. 
Lesson 2: 
  • Lenses:
  1. Focal length.
  2. Optics.
  3. Aperture rating. 
  • Remote use and functioning.  
  • Auto focus assist. 
  • Red eye reduction.
  • Self timer.
  • Shutter release.
  • On/off switch.
  • Memory cards: do’s and dont’s. 
  • Connecting your camera to:
  1. TV.
  2. Computer.
  3. Downloading.
  • Holding your camera properly. 
  • Mode selector:
  1. Fully Automatic (P or Green).
  2. Semi Automatic (Picture/ Scene).
 
Lesson 3:
  • Evaluating pictures taken in assignment 1.
  • Portrait Photography. 
  • Landscape Photography. 
  • Macro Photography.
  • Sport/movement and action Photography. 
  • Night Portrait and Night Landscape Photography. 
  • Architecture.
  • Black and white Photography.
  • Animal and bird Photography. 
  • Tripod and Batteries. 
  • LCD.
  • Six steps to perfect Photography:
  1. Establishing equipment needs. 
  2. Mode or scene select. 
  3. Drive modes/Focusing system/ Focus point selection.
  4. White balance selection. 
  5. Metering mode selection.
  6. Composition 
  • ISO. 
  • Assignment 2. 
Lesson 4:
  • Evaluating pictures taken in Assignment 2.
  • Aperture and its functioning.
  • Depth of field and its principals. 
  • Compositional:
  • How to compose a photo:
  1. Rules, guidelines and tips.
  2. How to evaluate a picture from technical know how and compositional structure. 
  • Assignment 3. 
Lesson 5:
  • Evaluating pictures taken from Assignment 3.
  • Shutter speed (TV/S) and its functioning. 
  • Manual and its functioning. 
  • Sports, Movement and Action Photography. 
  • Composition continued.
  • Entering photographic competitions and how your pictures will be judged. 
  • Painting with light. 
  • Moon photography. 
  • Fireworks and lighting photography. 
  • Summary and conclusions.
  • Assignment 4.
Lesson 6 (practical): 
  • Venue: Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens. 
  • Time:  8am to 2pm.
Lesson 7 (crit session):
  • Evaluating pictures taken in Assignment 4.
  • Menu’s. 
  • Evaluating and critiquing 30 of your best pictures taken from a technical and compositional point of view.
  • Introduction to the advanced course. 
Address:
Shop 20,
Rivonia Village Shopping Centre,
Corner of Mutual Road and Rivonia Boulevard,
Rivonia,
Johannesburg
 
 
Contact number:  011 803 0311 | 083 325 4086
 
Author: BM 
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