Colleges and Universities Offering Certificate in Photography(Photography) in South Africa

  • Course Name: Certificate in Photography(Photography)
  • Major Subject: Photography
  • Course Category: Certificate Courses

Institutions Offering Certificate in Photography(Photography)

  • The College of Digital Photography , Johannesburg  
    Course content

    (i) The fundamentals of photography

    (ii) Editing, enhancement, compositing.

    (iii) Specialist disciples

    (iv) Visual design and creative elements

    (v) Visual starting your photographic business.

    (vi) Portfolio and corporate image



    Equipment needed

    (i) DSLR or Mirrorless Camera

    (ii) External Flash

    (iii) Sturdy Tripod

    (iv) Laptop


    Course cost: R37,800 / R39,800



    Program duration: 6 months




    In addition, the institution offers the following types of photography:

    (a) Beginner photography

    (i) Introduction to photography


    Course duration: 2 Hours


    (ii) Fundamentals of photography


    Equipment needed

    (i) DSLR

    (ii) Mirrorless or Bridge Camera

    (iii) Sturdy Tripod


    Course cost: R4,680



    Course duration: 5 x 3-hour Lessons + 1 Practical Outing



    (iii) Kids photography workshop


    Equipment needed: Any Digital Camera




    Course cost: R980



    Course duration: 2 x 3-hour Lessons + 1 Practical Outing




    (b) Advanced photography


    Course content

    (i) Understanding and mastering light

    (ii) Using colour for impact

    (iii) White Balance shifting

    (iv) Managing flare and creating starbursts

    (v) Advanced composition

    (vi) Visual design and communication

    (vii) Macro photography

    (viii) Movement techniques

    (ix) Panning and zooming

    (x) In-and-out of focus

    (xi) Digital pinhole photography

    (xii) Assignment review

    (xiii) Low and high key photography

    (xiv) Digital Black and White photography

    (xv) Painting with light theory

    (xvi) Painting with light workshop


    Equipment needed

    (i) DSLR Camera

    (ii) Sturdy Tripod


    Course cost: R4,680


    Program duration: 5 x 3-hour Lessons + 1 Practical Outing



    (c) Mastering flash photography



    Course content

    (i) Guide Number and manual functions

    (ii) Bounce flash

    (iii) Controlling the characteristics of flash (diffusers and modifiers)

    (iv) Managing contrast using flash

    (v) Synchronizing multiple external flashes with built in triggers

    (vi) Radio triggers for external flashes

    (vii) High speed Flash

    (viii) Controlling DOF using flash in bright light

    (ix) How flash differs from continuous light

    (x) Controlling the pop-up flash

    (xi) Understanding the flash controls

    (xii) Understanding the external flash menu and functions

    (xiii) Flash controls in your camera menu

    (xiv) Red eye reduction

    (xv) Exposure principles for flash

    (xvi) Exposing for flash

    (xvii) Exposure for mixed light

    (xviii) The inverse square law; using distance and aperture

    (xix) TTL

    (xx) High speed triggers

    (xxi) Strobe effects

    (xxii) Rear sync flash

    (xxiii) Controlling movement effects using flash in low light

    (xxiv) Manipulating colour using WB, gels and light colour temperature

    (xxv) Strobism and lighting effects



    Equipment needed

    (i) DSLR Camera

    (ii) External Flash

    (iii) Sturdy Tripod


    Course cost: R2,780



    Course duration: 3 x 3-hour Lessons




    (d) Night sky photography


    Course outline

    (i) Useful software

    (ii) Basic RAW editing steps

    (iii) Editing techniques for star trail and milky way images

    (iv) Reducing noise in the final image

    (v) Compositing the foreground and the sky

    (vi) Camera settings

    (vii) Using an intervalometer

    (viii) Techniques and settings for amazing Star trails

    (ix) Techniques and settings to capture the Milky Way

    (x) Painting with light

    (xi) Tips and tricks

    (xii) The challenges of night sky photography

    (xiii) Equipment

    (xiv) Lens choices

    (xv) Other gear and accessories

    (xvi) Planning your trip

    (xvii) Location, weather & lunar considerations

    (xviii) Useful Apps

    (xix) Composition

    (xx) Focusing techniques


    Equipment needed

    (i) DSLR Camera

    (ii) Sturdy Tripod

    (iii) Laptop

    (iv) Intervalometer



    Course cost: R3,280



    Course duration: 3 x 3-hour Lessons + 1 Practical Workshop



    (e) Photography-The business end



    Course outline

    (i) Deciding on your business name

    (ii) Principles of logo design

    (iii) The psychology of colour

    (iv) Branding your business

    (v) Business stationary

    (vi) Marketing your business

    (vii) Social media marketing

    (viii) Website and print marketing

    (ix) Niche vs mass marketing

    (x) The marketing plan

    (xi) Sales

    (xii) Writing a business plan

    (xiii) Income and expense budget

    (xiv) Cash flow projections

    (xv) Determining your start-up costs

    (xvi) Pricing your offerings

    (xvii) How to set up your business

    (xviii) Running your business efficiently


    Course cost: R2,780


    Course duration: 3 x 3-hour Lessons



    (f) Outdoor photography


    Course content

    (i) Travel photography

    (ii) Equipment and accessories

    (iii) Lens choices

    (iv) Using flash

    (v) Camera bags

    (vi) Planning your time away

    (vii) Tips and tricks

    (viii) Wildlife photography

    (ix) Equipment choices

    (x) Camera settings and technique

    (xi) Focussing

    (xii) Composition and styles

    (xiii) Underwater and nature photography

    (xiv) Tips and tricks

    (xv) Landscape photography

    (xvi) Understanding and using dramatic light

    (xvii) Camera settings and techniques

    (xviii) Gear and accessories

    (xix) Lens choices

    (xx) Tackling difficult exposure situations

    (xxi) Composition and styles

    (xxii) Panoramas and HDR

    (xxiii) Tips and tricks



    Equipment needed

    (i) DSLR Camera

    (ii) Sturdy Tripod



    Course cost: R3,280



    Course duration: 3 x 3-hour Lessons + 1 Practical Outing



    (g) People photography


    Course outline

    (i) Posing groups

    (ii) Candid

    (iii) Sports / Action

    (iv) Stage and theatre photography

    (v) Alternative Portraiture

    (vi) Digitally enhancing your images

    (vii) Mastering indoor lighting

    (viii) Posing couples

    (ix) Photographing babies and children




    Equipment needed

    (i) DSLR Camera

    (ii) Sturdy Tripod


    Course cost: R3,280



    Duration: 3 x 3-hour Lessons + 1 Practical Workshop



    (h) Studio photography


    Course content

    (i) People and fashion photography

    (ii) Theory and workshop

    (iii) Practical student shoot in class

    (iv) Commercial photography

    (v) Theory and workshop

    (vi) Still life photography

    (vii) Theory and workshop

    (viii) Understanding and using studio equipment

    (ix) Backgrounds and other accessories

    (x) Properties of studio light

    (xi) Exposure


    Equipment needed

    (i) DSLR Camera

    (ii) Sturdy Tripod



    Course cost: R4,380


    Course duration: 5 x 3-hour Lessons


    (i) Wedding and event photography



    Course content

    (i) Marketing your business

    (ii) Social Media and Marketing

    (iii) Website and Print marketing

    (iv) Writing a business plan

    (v) Pricing your offerings

    (vi) Branding your business

    (viii) Albums, printing and archiving your images

    (ix) Working with people

    (x) Posing, expression, non-verbal communication, eyeline

    (xi) Timing, composition considerations for photographing people

    (xii) Objective vs subjective camera/subject interactions

    (xiii) Understanding your external Flash

    (xiv) Using remote triggers, diffusers and modifiers

    (xv) Synchronising multiple flash units for Strobist portraits

    (xvi) Equipment considerations

    (xvii) Lighting techniques for window light portraits, external flash and portable studio lights

    (xviii) Portrait lighting styles

    (xix) Photographing Functions and groups

    (xx) Corporate portraiture

    (xxi) Wedding styles and trends

    (xxii) Planning and preparation for location portrait shoots


    Equipment needed

    (i) DSLR Camera

    (ii) External Flash

    (iii) Sturdy Tripod



    Course cost: R4,980



    Course duration: 5 x 3-hour Lessons + 1 Practical Workshop
  • Nikon School, Johannesburg  
    (a) Fashion and Portraiture Photography with Jo Splice


    Fees: R 1 299,00


    Course duration: 4 hours


    (b) Learn Adobe Lightroom with Mbali



    Course cost: R 899,00


    Course duration: 6 hours



    (c) Fitness Photography with Sean Levitt



    Course cost: R 1 299,00


    Program duration: 4 hours


    (d) Fashion and Portraiture Photography with Mbali


    Fees: R 1 299,00


    Course duration: 4 hours


    (e) Learning to shoot in manual


    Fees: R 599,00



    Program duration: 4 hours




    (f) Manual Exposed



    Course cost: R 599,00



    Duration: 4 hours



    (g) Lowlight and Long Exposure Photography Workshop


    Course cost: R 599,00


    Duration: 3 hours



    (h) Building your Photography Business with Emma O’Brien



    Course cost: R 1 299,00


    Course duration: 6 hours



    (i) D7500/D500 Camera Training


    Course cost: free


    Duration: 3 hours


    (j) D3000 series Free Camera Training


    Course cost: Free


    Course duration: 4 hours



    (k) D5000 series Camera Training


    Course cost: free


    Duration: 4 hours



    (l) D7000 series Camera Training


    Course cost: free


    Duration: 4 hours



    (m) Bridge Camera Training



    Course cost: free


    Duration: 3 hours


    (n) Full Frame Camera Training



    Course cost: free


    Duration: 3 hours



    (o) One-on-one training
  • Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography , Stellenbosch  
    What you will learn:

    (a) Cruise Ship Photography


    Entry requirements

    (i) A keen interest in photography

    (ii) Age: 21-35

    (iii) Fluent in English

    (iv) Excellent communication skills

    (v) Sales/customer service experience

    (vi) No criminal record

    (vii) No visible tattoos( some exceptions apply)

    (viii) A valid holder of a permanent South African passport


    Program duration and cost

    (i) Full-time 3-week course-R17050,00

    (ii) Two week course -R11550,00( this course is approved photographers with certified photographic and Photoshop training at an accredited institution.


    (b) Basic digital photography


    Entry requirements: One must own a digital Camera


    Fees: R1595



    (c) Comprehensive photography


    Entry requirements: One must have a basic understanding of photography and be able to use a DSLR camera


    Fees: R5490
  • Orms Cape Town School of Photography, Cape Town   
    Digital photography

    Course content

    (i) How to setup your camera in different modes

    (ii) How to manipulate and use aperture and metering modes

    (iii) How to use shutterspeed

    (iv) What are lenses and their relationship with aperture

    (v) Work with onboard flash and speedlight


    Course cost: R4,400.00


    Smartphone photography


    Course content

    (i) Storage and Battery saving tips. Manual camera and video settings. Taking control of exposure

    (ii) Creative uses of the panorama camera function and introduction to image editing via Snapseed

    (iii) Hands-on ‘additional gear’ session: Mini tripods, lenses, filters and creative hacks. Unpacking Instagram as a platform to create, edit, share and network.

    (iv) Practical session with a recap of skills learnt and Selecting work for exhibition, still and/or video selections.


    Course cost: R4,200.00
  • Berea Technical College, Durban  
    Duration: 1 year

    Minimum entry requirement:
    -Communication at NQF Level3.
    -Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 3.
    -Visual Art or Design elements and principles or
    -equivalent at NQF Level2.

    Course Overview:
    -Interpret and analyse general principles and concepts of photographic assignments.
    -Pre-visualize,conceptualize and analyse approaches according to the given specifications.
    -Capture a range of images through the use of photographic equipment and light sensitive materials.
    -Select, edit and render photographic Images according to specific criteria.
    -Range: Render could also include display,present and portray.
    -Document,manage and archive photographic work.
    -Develop own career opportunities In photography.
  • North West School of Design, Klerksdorp  
    (a) Photography


    Course content

    (i) Principles of photography

    (ii) Camera basics

    (iii) lighting for photography

    (iv) Choosing your subject

    (v) Types of photography

    (vi) Basic editing


    Course duration: 1 week



    (b) Fashion Photography


    Course content

    (i) Camera basics

    (ii) Styling for the shoot

    (iii) Directing the model

    (iv) Getting the right shot

    (v) Model portfolio shoots

    (vi) Commercial fashion shoots

    (vii) Bridal photography

    (viii) High fashion shoots


    Course duration: 1 week


  • Getpix Creative College, Benoni  
    (a) Beginners photography

    (b) Studio photography

    (c) Wedding photography

    (d) Lightroom

    (e) Photoshop essentials



    Required equipment

    (i) Studio photography-DSLR camera

    (ii) Wedding photography- DSLR camera

    (iii) Lightroom-Laptop with Adobe lightroom software

    (iv) Photoshop essentials- laptop with Adobe photoshop software

    (v) Beginners photography-Any digital camera


    Mode of study

    (i) Part time

    (ii) Study at home

    (iii) Full time


    Fees: R67 000


    Course duration: 1 year
  • Cityvarsity School of Media and Creative Arts, Cape Town   
    Basic photography

    Course outline

    (i) Basic camera operation (exposure, lenses, ISO, light metering, aperture, shutter speed, depth of field), and “making VS taking photographs”.

    (ii) Visual communication and visual literacy, composition and context, white balance, angle, shape, texture and the subject.

    (iii) The camera menu, portraiture, reflections and silhouettes, overview of genre photography (fashion, documentary, commercial/advertising among others)

    (iv) Final test and class trip (gallery visit or class shoot).



    Fees: R 3 995,00



    Program duration: 4 weeks
  • Photography Institute , Johannesburg  
    Course content

    (i) Cameras and Lenses

    (ii) Shutters, Aperture and Their Relationships

    (iii) Exposure and Metering

    (iv) The Film and Digital Process

    (v) Light and Colour

    (vi) Lighting

    (vii) Refining The Image Process

    (viii) Equipment and Software

    (ix) Retouching, Resolution and Printing

    (x) Photography Business and Studio Essentials

    (xi) How To Construct A Professional Portfolio

    (xii) Photo Agents - Picture Agencies. How To Get Work and Keep It
  • The Independent Institute of Education,Vega, Pretoria  
    Course name: Photography in Practice Short Course


    Course content

    (i) Developing a personal photographic style

    (ii) Practical proficiency across the basic field of photography

    (iii) Understanding digital imaging, processing and workflow

    (iv) Understanding the basics of technical photographic processes

    (v) Using photographic composition



    Entry requirements: An SLR or DSLR camera


    Fees: R3 500


    Program duration: 4 weeks




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