The College of Digital Photography

The College of Digital Photography (CODP) is a leader in providing high-quality part time photography, videography, editing & art courses and is the place to discover or refine your photographic skills. Our lecturers are professional photographers, so irrespective of the question, one of them knows the answer (and probably wrote the manual too). With numerous courses, workshops and outings on offer, you can dip a toe or dive right in.

CODP also offers a 6 Month Photography Programme if you’re looking to master photography as a career or profession. This intensive programme has two intakes a year, one in January and one in July, and is offered at the Saxonwold campus. Our promise to you is that it will change your life!

Courses Offered At The College of Digital Photography

BEGINNER PHOTOGRAPHY

FREE INTRO TO PHOTOGRAPHY

Come hang out with us at one of our campuses, for a free introduction to photography. Bring along your mirrorless, compact, cell phone, tablet or Polaroid camera. This free intro is offered in Johannesburg at our Saxonwold campus.

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FUNDAMENTALS OF PHOTOGRAPHY

If you’ve just bought a DSLR, Mirrorless or Bridge camera, or have a camera with full manual control, then get to one of our campuses & enrol for this beginner’s course. A passion for capturing the world around us is something that many of us share, but often our photographs do not turn out the way we expect them to. This course is offered in Johannesburg at Saxonwold and Fourways.

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KIDS PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Kids are all about exploring, adventure and imagination! What better way to put these to good use, than learning the creative art of photography. The CODP Kids Training Camp will give your kids superpowers as well as providing an outlet for all that holiday energy. This course is offered in Johannesburg at Saxonwold.

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ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY

ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY

If you’ve completed the Fundamentals course then this is the ideal next step! You will learn advanced photographic techniques that enable you to create images that stand out, and capture the attention and imagination of the viewer. These tools help you create professional looking images in any situation. You will also learn a number of amazing creative techniques that will help you express your personal artistic vision of the world. This course is offered in Johannesburg at Saxonwold and Fourways.

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MASTERING FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY

Flash is probably the #1 thing that strikes fear into a photographer’s heart! If you are not confident about using your pop-up or hot shoe flash, then this course is for you. This course is offered in Johannesburg at Saxonwold and Fourways.

BUY NOW – 2780.00

NIGHT SKY PHOTOGRAPHY

Capturing the magnificence of our universe is a challenging, yet exciting and rewarding experience. You’ll learn to master numerous in-depth techniques used by professionals to ensure you get the best results possible. This course is offered in Johannesburg at Saxonwold and Fourways.

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PHOTOGRAPHY – THE BUSINESS END

Photography is a multi-faceted industry and each discipline requires a tailored approach to achieve financial success. On this course you are taught the ins-and-outs of setting up your photography business, marketing methods and developing the required business skills to succeed in a competitive market. This course is offered in Johannesburg at Saxonwold and Fourways.

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OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY

We live in a beautiful country and indeed a beautiful world with many incredible subjects just begging to be photographed. This course will inspire you to create great landscape, wildlife, nature and travel images. You are taught techniques used by professionals as well as numerous handy tips and tricks. This course is offered in Johannesburg at Saxonwold and Fourways.

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PEOPLE PHOTOGRAPHY

People, whether they be friends, family, adults or children are one of the most photographed of all subjects, but they can often be incredibly difficult to capture properly. This course covers all you need to know to be able to capture people in their everyday surroundings – indoors or outdoors. Each week you walk away with practical knowledge that you can easily apply to everyday situations. This course is offered in Johannesburg at Saxonwold.

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STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY

If you are thinking of getting more serious about your photography you may want to explore the intricate world of studio photography. This course helps you make informed decisions when buying lights and accessories, and teaches you how to set them up and use them in a variety of different situations. This course is offered in Johannesburg at Saxonwold and Fourways.

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WEDDING & EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY

If you are looking to become a wedding or event photographer, or if you’ve been asked by friends and family to photograph their event, then this course is for you. Wedding & event photography is one of the most stressful and technically difficult jobs in photography and should never be taken lightly. You will learn how to prepare for and make sure that you capture all the amazing moments. This course is offered in Johannesburg at Saxonwold and Fourways.

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VIDEOGRAPHY

DSLR VIDEOGRAPHY

This videography course is targeted at those of you with a DSLR camera. You will learn to use your DSLR as a video camera, with practical exercises & examples that create better visuals, audio & engaging stories. This course is offered in Johannesburg at Saxonwold and Fourways.

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VIDEO EDITING IN PREMIERE PRO

The demand for video has exploded over the last few years and many DSLR photographers have added video to their skill-set and offering. This course is offered in Johannesburg at Saxonwold and Fourways.

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6 MONTH PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAMME

The course is divided into six components, each designed to provide the student with a well-rounded and diverse foundation in photography. Each of these components follows a structured process from in-class lectures, through workshops and outings to final delivery of relevant and practical assignments. Assignment reviews centre around providing helpful and constructive criticism with a focus on highlighting areas in the students understanding that require more development.

The aim of this programme is to help you build a diverse professional photography portfolio. At the end of the day a prospective client will ask to see your portfolio, not your certificate, to determine whether your style fits the look they’re going for.

A FEW SAMPLE VIDEOS OF 6 MONTH PROGRAMME WORKSHOPS
  • Car Workshop
  • Wedding Workshop
  • Videography Workshop
COMPONENT 1: THE FUNDAMENTALS OF PHOTOGRAPHY

In this component you will learn the basics of digital photography in order to provide you with a foundational understanding upon which advanced principles are based. During this component students will develop the required skills to capture well-exposed, structured images that are technically superior and artistically driven. Major concepts such as camera operation, colour and contrast management, lighting conditions and studio methodologies provide the student with the tools needed to maximize their skill as a photographer. You will also learn to master the intricacies of TTL and manual exposure flash, as well as how to bounce your hot shoe flash and use it off-camera with confidence.

COMPONENT 2: EDITING, ENHANCEMENT, COMPOSITING

In this component students will be taken on a digital journey; from how digital images are captured in the camera to their final destination on a website, a magazine, an app or on a billboard. In this process students will learn how to capture, edit and manipulate images using the latest version of Adobe Photoshop, in such a manner as to allow for the greatest degree of creative expression. Once you have learnt the basics you will be taught advanced editing techniques used by professional photographers. You will also be introduced to Adobe Lightroom which has been designed to assist you to manage and edit large quantities of digital images in a streamlined way.

COMPONENT 3: SPECIALIST DISCIPLINES

In this component students will learn about the various specialist disciplines such as landscape, travel and wildlife photography. You will also be introduced to the exciting world of people and fashion photography, as well as what it takes to become a successful wedding and studio photographer. To top it off you’ll learn the challenging art of Photojournalism where you speak to your audience through pictures, that are worth a 1000 words.

COMPONENT 4: VISUAL DESIGN AND CREATIVE ELEMENTS

In the professional arena achieving technical excellence is a required standard, but artistic flair is what separates success from failure. In this component we delve into the creative aspects of composition, visual design and aesthetics. During this process students will be taught to pursue their creative instincts through creative photography.

COMPONENT 5: STARTING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC BUSINESS

In this component, students will be taught marketing methods and develop the required business skills to operate a photographic business in a competitive market. Photography is a multi-faceted industry and each discipline requires a tailored approach to achieve financial success.

COMPONENT 6: PORTFOLIO AND CORPORATE IMAGE

In practice, the skill of a photographer is judged on the quality of their images. The final component of this programme is the development of the students own brand identity and the final submission of their images in a portfolio layout of the student’s choice, to provide a kick-start into the photography industry.

DetailsTimeCost 
Mon, 20 Jan 20209:30 – 12:30 (Mornings)R39,800BOOK
Mon, 06 Jul 20209:30 – 12:30 (Mornings)R39,800BOOK

* This is a school holiday course which will run over consecutive days

PAYMENT PLAN OPTION

  • 25% Deposit upon Enrolment = R9,950.00
  • 5 Monthly Installments = R5,970.00 per month

For more information please contact us on 086 11 74686 (PHOTO) or photo@codp.co.za.

Contact Us

SAXONWOLD CAMPUS

The College of Digital Photography
91 Oxford Road
Saxonwold
2196
Johannesburg
Gauteng
South Africa

Tel: 086 11 74686 (PHOTO)
photo@codp.co.za

Office Hours: 9h00-17h00 Mon to Fri

FOURWAYS CAMPUS

Norscot Manor Recreation Centre
16b Penguin Drive,
Norscot, Fourways
2055
Johannesburg
Gauteng
South Africa
GPS Coordinates -26.0356° / 28.0073

Tel: 086 11 74686 (PHOTO)
fourways@codp.co.za

Office Hours: Satellite campus – only operational when courses are running

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