Photography Course in Durban
PHOTOGRAPHY ESSENTIAL TRAINING
Become a photographer by learning how to confidently shoot and edit professional photos in just 7 Saturdays. (Without camera confusion, photoshop phobia or artistic anxiety)
17 Feb '24
9am - 1pm
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is this course for you ?
Have you been dreaming of becoming a professional photographer? Learn to be one through this course.
This course is designed specifically to give you the skills and confidence to start your photography business or side hustle. This is all hands-on training in the field with a professional photographer as your mentor who will guide you through the process of capturing and masterfully editing pro-level photos.
Over the course, we’ll teach you the art and craft of photography but also the business skills you need to communicate effectively with clients and run a profitable photography business on your own terms.
This course is for you if you’re looking for :
the skills you will acquire
As the course progresses you will build a marketable photography skillset, one that empowers you to shoot just about any subject matter, from products to portraits. By the time you graduate you will be able to apply your photography skills in real-world situations to build your business, start a side-hustle or enhance your hobby.
By the end of the course you will be able to :
RECENT SUCCESS STORIES
Lee-anne, the owner of Perfect-Lee Captured, started our photography course with nothing but her camera and a passion for success. One month after the course she opened her own studio, and is booked solid!
Shay started with just her new camera and a desire to become a photographer. Shortly after the photography course, she began her business of shooting portrait photos – just like she has always dreamed.
Ricardo came to us with self-taught knowledge but required the expert training and guidance to reach the next level. Shortly after completing Pixel Craft’s photography course he confidently shot his first wedding
what you will learn
This introductory module introduces the core concepts of digital photography, and prepares you for the course ahead.
This field trip gets you started with the basics of shooting, from camera settings to composing portraits.
• Aperture Priority
• Focal Length
• Depth of Field
• Auto Focus
• Setting Exposure
We expand our knowledge and experience by working with fast-moving subjects, and unpredictable scenes such as spots and events.
On this field-trip we explore advanced topics as well as working with talent to tell stories with our photos.
• Manual Modes
• Compositional Techniques
• Directing Subjects
• Focus Stacking
• White Balance
We begin the photo-editing process with setting up a system to catalog and organise photos.
In this module we “correct” exposure, white balance and framing before enhancing colour.
In this module we create the final look, retouch portraits and export images to be delivered to the client.
EARLY BIRD PROMOTIONAL PRICE
Payment Plan Available
Special Promotion Ends :
R9 900 Thereafter
CAMERA: To do this course you will need a DSLR / SLR camera. It should have a mode dial (with letters P, A, S, M). If you do not have a camera, we have a limited amount camera’s that we hire out for use on practical days (Rental fee : R900 for the course. Cameras are not to be taken home). If you are unsure about the suitability of your camera for this course please call us on 031 207 3900
EXTERNAL HARDDRRIVE : For the editing module you will need an external hard drive (or at the very least a USB 3.0 disk).
why study with us ?
Learn with hands-on training that gives you the practical experience required for the media industry.
Pixel Craft instructors are industry experienced professionals, and certified instructors.
Established in 2013, Pixel Craft in an Adobe Authorised Training Centre and a Seta accredited company.
Learn on industry standard computers, software, photography and video production equipment.
Pixel Craft labs and studios have been designed to simulate the professional design environment.
We guarantee individual attention and a cohesive learning experience with no more than 12 per class.
Our courses are designed to prepare you with the knowledge. skills and confidence to succeed in your career in the design industry.
We provide student support via live consults, email and whatsapp so that you don’t fall behind.
We have a vested interest in your success, and will advise at every turn so that you make the best decisions in regards to your creative career.
We are regularly contacted by design companies for graduates. When these opportunities arise, we recommend our best learners for these positions.
common questions about this course
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Pixel Craft’s photography course is rated as the best photography course in Durban. This course teaches you photography with practical training that ensures you get the skills you need.
You don’t need qualifications per say, but rather attributes such as passion, strong communication skills, creativity, technical know-how and ability to work professionally with subjects. Pixel Craft photography courses instil these attributes.
• We prefer to train you on your own DSLR or mirrorless camera (one that you can change the lenses on).
• We do have a limited amount of cameras that can be rented for course days (Fees and conditions apply).
• If you are purchasing a camera we recommend We recommend a Canon DSLR camera such as the Canon 250D.
An external hard drive is required for the editing module of this course.
• Grade 12
• C+ in English
• Computer Literate
• A passion for photography
You do not need prior photography experience.
You will need to be computer literate (operate a computer, internet, save and transfer files, use a keyboard and mouse) as we do not teach computer literacy on this course.
You are required to complete a photography assignment. Certification will not be issued if the assignment is not completed to a level of competency as outlined.
Yes! Every class is a workshop of new concepts and skills. Attendance is critical to your learning.
We do provide course notes, and do review the previous sessions material. If you are absent for valid reason we may allow you to join an upcoming course to complete the course.
Certification will be issued if you have successfully completed the assignments, and have proven your competency. ( We do not give out participation certificates. )
Pixel craft is nationally and internationally accredited . We are an Adobe Authorised Training Centre, and an MictSeta accredited company.
We limit our classes to 1o students so that we there is a high level of interaction and individual attention.