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Photography Classes

 

Free Talk  /  Getting into photography by Martin Osner

If you are thinking about getting into photography or would just like to know more, join Martin Osner for an informative talk to be held at his studio in Hout Bay, Cape Town.
 

Getting Started / Learn Photography in 6 Weeks - Basic | Intermediate Level

This course is ideally suited for those who are just starting out in photography and would prefer to attend weekly classes. The first two lessons cover the basics and the rest of the course will take one to an intermediate level of understanding.
 

Getting Started / Learn Photography in 1 Week - Basic | Intermediate Level

If you don't live in Cape Town, or do not have the time to attend a week by week program, consider taking a week off to learn photography.  This program will take you to an intermediate level of understanding and is ideally suited for those starting out in photography.
 

Going Further - Advanced Lessons (4 week course - 1 lesson a week)

Building on from an intermediate level of understanding, this course is guaranteed to elevate ones photography to a higher level. The advanced programme is a four week course, comprising of a series of short lectures and workshops. The main focus of the lessons, is to impart a greater understanding of light, visual design as well as high and low key photography.
 

Going Further - Advanced Lessons (1 week masterclass)

For those who do not live in Cape Town, or do not have the time to attend weekly lessons, this advanced course is taught over one week. Building on from an intermediate level of understanding, this course is guaranteed to elevate ones photography to a higher level. The advanced programme is a four week course, comprising of a series of short lectures and workshops. The main focus of the lessons, is to impart a greater understanding of light, visual design as well as high and low key photography.
 

Going Further - Creative Lessons (3 week course - 1 lesson a week)

These creative lessons are a break away from technical photography, where the camera, lens and lighting techniques are used more as an expressive medium.  On this course the emphasis is on experimentation and imagination to create images with wonderful artistic appeal.
 

Fine Art Photography - (6 week course - 1 lesson a week)

Ever wanted to use your photography to create beautiful art pieces? This FINE ART Master class is designed to teach practical, "hands on" techniques to do just that. The class is workshop orientated, using the camera as part of a creative process to transform photography into art imagery fit for display and exhibition. It is taught one day a week over a period of six weeks, so it is best suited to those who live in Cape Town.
 

Fine Art Photography - (1 week masterclass)

For those who do not live in Cape Town or do not have the time to attend one lesson a week, this fine art, one week course is just perfect. Ever wanted to use your photography to create beautiful art pieces? In just one week you will learn practical, "hands on" techniques to do just this. The class is workshop orientated, using the camera as part of a creative process to transform photography into art imagery fit for display and exhibition.
 

Landscape Photography - (1 week masterclass)

If you are looking to learn advanced techniques for shooting stunning images of forests, landscapes and seascapes then this course is a must. Specifically presented during winter when the weather is at its best, offering unbelievable mood and lighting opportunities conducive to spectacular landscape photography. Most of the teaching is done on-location, as Martin firmly believes that one-on-one ‘over the shoulder' instruction is the best for 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.
 

Digital Editing and Workflow - (5 week course)

Digital processing and editing is todays modern darkroom. This course will take you step by step through the process of preparing photographs for final presentation and printing. The programme will introduce you to a workflow ethic that will ensure that the maximum quality of your photographs will be realised. You will also learn how to manage your workflow, and present your photography for printing and web use. The course is taught on Adobe Photoshop, Bridge and Camera RAW.  Class sizes are kept small, as personal one-on-one tuition is essential.
 

Lightroom - (3 week course)

Digital processing and editing is today's modern darkroom. This course will take you step by step through the process of importing, processing and managing your RAW digital workflow. The programme will introduce you to an organisation ethic that will ensure that the maximum quality of your photographs will be realised. You will also learn how to import, export, create catalogues, folders and collections, as well as navigate through your workspace and understand your develop panel and its tools.
 

Personal One on One photography instruction

We are so excited to announce that we are now offering one on one photography tuition. In a recent survey that we undertook it became apparent that many people are stretched for time and find it difficult to commit to normal course structures, as well as those who have already learned photography but only wish to hone their skill in a certain discipline. For this reason, Eugene van der Merwe, a fantastic photographer and teacher has joined Martin to provide this much needed service.