Photography Course for Beginners’ in Johannesburg

Beginners' Digital Photography Course in Johannesburg

  • 5-week beginners’ and intermediary photography course presented by professional and experienced photographers
  • Weekly classes of  3 hours each
  • Weekly assignments to practice the theory
  • Practical in the field
  • Comprehensive manual provided
  • Individual time with the lecturer for feedback on your photos
  • Certificate awarded on completion of the course
  • Classes are limited to a maximum of 20 students so that learners can obtain individual attention.

Classes are held on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

Scroll down for more details and information below.

52.5% discount for Hobby Directory Enthusiasts. 

Course value: R 4,000.00 

You Pay: R 1,900.00 


Payments can be made via direct internet banking EFT or by credit card.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone who is not familiar with their digital SLR cameras
  • Those who want to move on to shooting in full manual mode
  • Photographers who want to refresh and deepen their skills

Course Outline

  • Getting to know your camera
  • Lenses and filters
  • Aperture
  • Shutter speed
  • ISO
  • Depth of field and focal length.
  • Understanding light the way your camera does
  • Using basic flash
  • Composition
  • Portraits
  • Landscape

See below for more details on the photography course contents.

Course requirements

Students must have their own digital SLR camera and the necessary accessories. We can assist with any purchases.

Course Format

The beginner and intermediary photography course consists of a weekly class of approximately 3 hours in length. At the end of the class students are given an assignment to practice the concepts learnt. In addition, a comprehensive manual is provided.

After the 5 weeks, there is a practical of about 5 hours in length which takes place at a public venue such as a park.

During the course students will have the opportunity to sit with the teacher and discuss their photographs and get professional feedback and tips.

Students are awarded a certificate on completion of the course.

Our photography courses are given by engaging and energetic teachers with a passion for their topic and passing on their wealth of knowledge.

The photography course is held in Morningside, Sandton, Johannesburg.

Classes are held on:

  • Tuesday – 18:00
  • Saturday – 9:00

We shift classes to accommodate public holidays and students are welcome to join another class, if possible, to make up any missed sessions.

The course is conducted in English.


Course Dates

Classes with availability start:

Tuesday 2th August and Saturday 6th Aug 2016



Payment Details

Normal fee for the beginner and intermediary digital photography course is R4,000.00


Hobby Directory enthusiasts qualify for a 52.5% discount.

You obtain a full beginner and intermediary photography course for only R1,900.00!

Note: you will need to purchase the course through the Hobby Directory website in order to obtain this discount. Simply click on the “Buy Now” button on this page.

Go from a stroll cellphone-camera-pointer to a fully-fledged frame-aim-and-shoot photographer.

Course value: R4,000.00 

You Pay: R 1,900.00 


 Payments can be made via direct internet banking EFT or by credit card.

More on the Photography Course Content

Trying to find your way around a digital SLR camera can be very daunting. All the buttons, dials, menus and settings!

We systematically take you through each one so that you know what’s what and how to get your settings correct. Learn to shoot on different semi-automatic settings to see the differences and build up confidence as well as realise just how powerful it is to move onto manual mode!

We will teach you about the different lenses and filters so that you know what is preferable to use where and how to get the best results.

In photography we are concerned with the capturing of light and this is controlled by three means: aperture, shutter speed and ISO. We look at each of them in turn and the semi-manual modes that enable you to work with them.

With aperture we learn about the control of “depth of field” i.e. how much of the image is sharp. Shutter speed is what we consider for action photos. ISO knowledge will enable you to improve you photography in different lighting conditions. Learn how to work with light metering.

Once you have an understanding of all of these, we move onto using the manual mode.

Throughout the course we look at composition and provide tips and techniques for the “dos” and “don’ts”. We consider portrait and landscape photography and how to use the tools you have learnt in these areas.

Improve your photography skills with this comprehensive and exciting beginner and intermediary photography course!

5-week Photography Course onlyR 1,900.00 


Payments can be made via direct internet banking EFT or by credit card.


“I thoroughly enjoyed this course. Fantastic, knowledgeable teacher, open to any questions and lots of help. I learnt exactly what I needed and GREAT value for money!”

~ Juliet

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Remember: You need to purchase the course through the Hobby Directory website in order to obtain this discount. Simply click on the “Buy Now” button on this page.

Beginners' Digital Photography Course in Johannesburg


Terms & Conditions

  • Limited space
  • Offer is subject to availability
  • Valid for 6 months from date of purchase
  • No-shows forfeit the course
  • Cancellation policy applies
  • Pictures on this page are representations
  • Hobby Directory Terms and Conditions apply
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