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General Photographic Course

Did your buy a Digital Camera recently....or maybe received one as a gift?

...........Not always getting the results you expected?

We offer photographic training courses that will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skill to utilize your camera to its full potential. These courses are ideal for the new photographer since it starts of at the very basics and teaches you step-by-step how to use all the functions and modes on you camera, exposure, composition of pictures, how and when to use your flash, etc.

The Entry-level course is meant for the novice that has never worked with a digital camera before. This course will give you thr required knowhow to start taking basic photos and how to use your camera(basic functions) The course consists out of 10 Lessons, complete with applicable practical exercises, presented at our premises. We prefer to spread the lessons over 10 weeks in order to give the student enough time to practice and master the acquired techniques  from each lesson. A Practical assessment will be done after each lesson to assess the competency level before the next lesson is presented. A final assessment will be conducted at the conclusion of the course. (available in Afrikaans as well.)

Entry-Level Photography Syllabus (Kamera Kurses vir Dommies)

Lesson 1

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Batteries (Types, how to charge, How to install)

Lesson 2

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Flash cards /Camera care and maintenance

Lesson 3

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Operation of Camera (How to use Menu's, etc)

Lesson 4

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Image Sizes/Resolutions/Terminology

Lesson 5

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Practical Handling of camera, Focus/Zoom techniques

Lesson 6

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Transfering Images to Disk/Flash disk

The Basic course is meant for beginner photographers that have already mastered the basic skills (how to download photos to a computer, how to operate your camera, etc) and  consists out of 14 lessons complete with applicable practical exercises, presented at our premises. We prefer to spread the lessons over 13 weeks in order to give the student enough time to practice and master the acquired techniques  from each lesson. A Practical assessment will be done at the conclusion of the course.

The course is also available on DVD with email support for distance education, including a preview Wedding Studio shoot, available in Afrikaans as well.

  • DVD 1 - Theoretical Lessons in Microsoft Word format

  • DVD 2 - Practical demonstrations of each module in the form of Video Clips. (Preview of DVD 2)

 

Basic Photography Syllabus

Pre-Lesson

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Practical Camera Orientation - Get to know your camera

Lesson 1

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Digital Terminology & downloading of images

Lesson 2   Understanding Exposure

Lesson 3

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Camera imaging principles - Charged Coupled Device (CCD), Focusing principles & Lens Apertures (Practical Exercises)

Lesson 4

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Light metering & Shutter speed (Practical Exercises)

Lesson 5

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Electronic Flashes & Reflectors (Studio Practical Exercises)

Lesson 6

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Night- & Weather Photography

Lesson 7

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Lifestyle & Wedding Photography  (Practical Exercises)

Lesson 8

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Composition Techniques  (Practical Exercises)

Lesson 9

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Landscape (Practical Exercises)

Lesson 10   Wildlife Photography (Practical Exercises

Lesson 11

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Macro & Micro Photography (Practical Exercises)

Lesson 12

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Adobe Photoshop - Cut & Paste techniques

Lesson 13

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Adobe Photoshop - Basic touch-up techniques

Lesson 14

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Media Storage Methods & techniques

Preview of DVD 2: 

 Preview of DVD 2:

 

Pricing

Entry-Level Photography Course - One-on-One Training

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ZAR 700.00

Entry-Level Photography Course - Distance Training (DVD)

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ZAR  650.00

Basic Photography Course - One-on-One Training

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ZAR  2 000.00

Basic Photography Course - Distance Training (DVD) Autumn Special

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ZAR 1 000.00

Basic Photography Course - Distance Training (Textbook + Practical on DVD)

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ZAR 2 000.00

Information Request : frieda@geminisolutions.co.za

 

 

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