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JANUARY - JUNE 2013


CONTENTS ABOUT PART-TIME COURSES & WORKSHOPS 01 INTRODUCTORY COURSES & WORKSHOPS Compact Photography Digital SLR Photography I Black And White Film Photography Lomography Photoshop Lightroom

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02 INTERMEDIATE COURSES & WORKSHOPS Digital SLR Photography II Creative Process Studio Lighting Photography Product Photography Macro Photography Flash Photography

03 ADVANCED COURSES Creative Photography Documentary Photography

FRIENDS OF CTSP EXHIBITIONS AT CTSP


INTRODUCTORY COURSES Our beginner courses are designed to provide you with the technical and compositional skills required to create a strong photographic image. These courses are practically orientated and include weekly assignments.

INTERMEDIATE COURSES Once you feel comfortable with your camera and are keen to further develop your photographic skills and knowledge, we suggest you enrol for one of our intermediary courses or workshops.

ADVANCED COURSES We recommend that students complete both an introductory and an intermediate course before enrolling for one of our advanced courses. These are high level courses and require students to be committed to their own creative process.

ABOUT OUR PART-TIME COURSES & WORKSHOPS WORKSHOPS The workshops we offer are mostly genre specific and designed to enable students to focus on a particular aspect of photography and acquire the related skills in a short space of time.

ONE-ON-ONE CLASSES If for any reason our courses do not suit your schedule, you are welcome to book hourly one-on-one sessions with a lecturer that will suit your specific needs. These sessions are charged at an hourly rate.


INTRODUCTORY COURSES AND WORKSHOPS These fun and interactive courses are designed for those who want to learn how to take better digital photographs with their compact camera. We will discuss different camera settings and functions and how they are applied to taking digital photographs. Topics include resolution, exposure, the visual effects of aperture and shutter, shooting modes, light, flash and composition.

COMPACT


FIVE 3-HOUR SESSIONS COMPLETED OVER 5 WEEKS

COMPACT

CLASSES: This course combines lectures, demonstrations, slide shows, practical workshop and feedback sessions. The course is presented in weekly 3-hour classes, over a period of 5 weeks.

WHAT YOU NEED: To do this course you need a digital compact camera.

JANUARY - MARCH DATES: 14 Feb – 14 Mar, Thursday 18h00-21h00 APRIL - JUNE DATES: 16 May – 13 Jun, Thursday 18h00-21h00

COST R1 950 (includes tuition and lecture notes; excludes printing costs).


A 4-HOUR WORKSHOP

CLASSES: The course is presented as a 4-hour workshop and combines theory lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions. JANUARY - MARCH DATES: 07 Feb, Thursday, 17h00 - 21h00 09 Mar, Saturday, 09h30 - 12h30 APRIL - JUNE DATES: 02 May, Thursday, 17h00 - 21h00 08 Jun, Saturday, 09h30 - 12h30

COMPACT WORKSHOP

WHAT YOU NEED: To do this course you need a digital compact camera. COST R700 (includes tuition and lecture notes; excludes printing costs).


INTRODUCTORY COURSES AND WORKSHOPS This entry level course combines theory and practice enabling you to take better digital photographs with your digital SLR camera by increasing your technical understanding of photography and exploring your creative side. The course covers camera anatomy, resolution, exposure, visual effects of the aperture and shutter, lenses, light, flash and composition. You will also learn basic photo editing and further develop your visual literacy.

DIGITAL SLR 1


TEN 3-HOUR SESSIONS COMPLETED OVER 9 WEEKS

CLASSES: Digital SLR Photography 1 is a 9 week, 10 session course. Classes consist of theory lectures, demonstrations, slide shows, critiques and a supervised practical shoot. The course concludes with the exhibition of your strongest work. JANUARY - MARCH DATES: 28 Jan – 25 Mar, Monday, 18h00-21h00 29 Jan – 26 Mar, Tuesday, 09h30-12h30 29 Jan – 26 Mar, Tuesday, 18h00-21h00 30 Jan – 27 Mar, Wednesday, 09h30-12h30 30 Jan – 27 Mar, Wednesday, 18h00-21h00

DIGITAL SLR 1 WHAT YOU NEED: To do this course you need a digital SLR camera. A flash and tripod are recommended. COST R3 900 (includes tuition and lecture notes; excludes printing costs). APRIL - JUNE DATES: 15 Apr – 10 Jun, Monday, 18h00 - 21h00 17 Apr – 19 Jun, Wednesday, 09h30-12h30 17 Apr – 19 Jun, Wednesday, 18h00-21h00 23 Apr – 18 Jun, Tuesday, 09h30 - 12h30 23 Apr – 18 Jun, Tuesday, 18h00 - 21h00


FIVE 4-HOUR SESSIONS COMPLETED OVER 5 DAYS CLASSES: This introductory course is presented in daily sessions of 4 hours each, over a period of one week. Sessions include presentations by lecturers and students, slideshows and critiques. Students are also expected to complete a number of practical assignments in response to a project brief. JANUARY - MARCH DATES: 11 Feb – 15 Feb, Monday – Friday, 13h00-17h00 11 Mar – 15 Mar, Monday – Friday, 13h00-17h00

DIGITAL SLR 1(5 DAY) WHAT YOU NEED: To do this course you need a digital SLR camera. A flash and tripod are recommended. COST R3 100 (includes tuition and lecture notes; excludes printing costs). APRIL - JUNE DATES: 06 May – 10 May, Monday – Friday, 13h00-17h00 03 Jun – 07 Jun, Monday – Friday, 13h00-17h00


A 4-HOUR WORKSHOP

CLASSES: The course is presented as a 4-hour workshop and combines theory lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions. JANUARY - MARCH DATES: 07 Feb, Thursday 17h00 - 21h00 09 Mar, Saturday 09h30 - 12h30 APRIL - JUNE DATES: 09 May, Thursday 17h00 - 21h00 08 May, Saturday 09h30 - 12h30

DIGITAL SLR 1 WORKSHOP

WHAT YOU NEED: To do this course you need a digital SLR camera. A flash and tripod are recommended. COST R700 (includes tuition and lecture notes; excludes printing costs).


INTRODUCTORY COURSES AND WORKSHOPS Photoshop is an introduction to the world of digital image manipulation. This four week course aims to provide students with a sound understanding of the digital format. Students will learn how to download, organize, manipulate, store, email and print their digital files. Central to this process is learning to utilize the digital darkroom; navigate around Photoshop and employ the necessary tools to process, crop, re-touch and enhance digital photographs.

PHOTOSHOP


FOUR 3-HOUR SESSIONS COMPLETED OVER 4 WEEKS

CLASSES: Photoshop is currently presented as a four session course. Sessions are 3 hours each and include presentations by lecturers and students, as well as course notes and supervised Photoshop workflows. JANUARY - MARCHDATES: 14 Feb - 14 Mar, Thursday 09h30 - 12h30 14 Feb - 14 Mar, Thursday 18h00 - 21h00 APRIL - JUNE DATES: 16 May - 13 Jun, Thursday 09h30 - 12h30 16 May -13 Jun, Thursday 18h00 - 21h00

PHOTOSHOP

WHAT YOU NEED: A basic understanding of photography, a USB flash drive and a few images (JPEG, Tiff or PSD) to experiment with. COST R 2 250 (this includes tuition and lecture notes).


INTRODUCTORY COURSES AND WORKSHOPS Equip yourself with the necessary skill to tap into the greatest bit of software since Photoshop. Lightroom is the ultimate image managing tool: easy, fast, flexible and affordable. With its user-friendly interface, Lightroom is specifically designed for managing, editing, correcting, re-touching, batch processing, exporting and backing-up pictures. It is the ultimate digital darkroom and facilitates effortless editing.

LIGHTROOM


THREE 3-HOUR SESSIONS COMPLETED OVER 3 WEEKS

CLASSES: This course is presented in THREE sessions and covers all of the above, as well as the establishment of effective Lightroom workflows. Students are welcome to make use of their own laptops. JANUARY - MARCH DATES: 11 Feb – 25 Feb, Monday, 18h00 - 21h00 APRIL - JUNE DATES: 6 May - 26 May, Monday, 18h00 - 21h00

LIGHTROOM

WHAT YOU NEED: A basic understanding of photography, a USB flash drive and a selection of images (RAW, JPEG, TIff or PSD) that you would like to experiment with. COST R 1 900 (this includes tuition and lecture notes).


This practical, fun and hands-on workshop is the perfect introduction to film photography and makes an excellent gift. At the heart of the Lomographic process is the camera: The LC-A, Holga, Action Sampler and Diana to name but a few. Each camera produces images unique to its original design, resulting in alternative and fresh approaches to taking photographs. The excitement associated with Lomography stems from an element of surprise since no two pictures are ever the same.

INTRODUCTORY COURSES AND WORKSHOPS LOMOGRAPHY


THREE 3-HOUR SESSIONS COMPLETED OVER 3 DAYS

CLASSES: Sessions consist of presentations by lecturers and students and a 3-hour supervised practical walkabout. JANUARY - MARCH DATES: Thurs 21 Feb, 18h00 - 21h00 Sun 24 Feb 09h30 - 12h30 (photowalk) Tues 26 Feb 18:00 - 21:00 APRIL - JUNE DATES: Thurs 23 May, 18h00-21h00 Sun 26 May 09h30 - 12h30 (photowalk) Tues 28 May 18h00 - 21h00

LOMOGRAPHY

WHAT YOU NEED: Any lomography camera and film is recommended but not essential. COST R1 600 (includes a Diana camera, roll of film; excludes processing/printing costs).


This practical wet-darkroom course explores traditional black and white film photography. Students will learn how to process their film, make contact sheets and print their own pictures. Special attention is paid to composition and the development of your creative vision. Although you will need a film SLR camera to do this course, it is suited to students who are familiar with the technical aspects of either film or digital SLR cameras. Second-hand film cameras are readily available at very affordable prices for students who have a digital photography background and wish to experiment with the creative aspects of traditional darkroom processing.

INTRODUCTORY COURSES AND WORKSHOPS BLACK & WHITE FILM


NINE 3-HOUR SESSIONS COMPLETED OVER 9 WEEKS

CLASSES: The course is presented in weekly sessions of 3 hours each, over a period of 9 weeks. Practical darkroom work will be combined with theory lectures, slide shows and demonstrations. Students are expected to complete a number of practical assignments in their own time. JANUARY - MARCH DATES: 30 Feb – 27 Mar, Wednesday, 18h00 - 21h00 APRIL - JUNE DATES: 17 Apr – 19 Jun, Wednesday, 18h00 - 21h00

BLACK & WHITE FILM

WHAT YOU NEED: To do this course you need a film SLR camera and the ability to use it. COST R2 900 (includes tuition and lecture notes; excludes film and paper costs).


Light is the raw ingredient of every photograph. Having a good understanding of how light behaves and how to use it in a way that best suits your photographs can add a whole new dimension to your images. The new DSLR Photography 2 course is built around a foundation of understanding light and how to work with it. Starting from the general characteristics of available light, and covering topics such as light painting, flash and lighting for challenging subjects, the course teaches a variety of easily accessible approaches to lighting your photographs. Each week’s session includes a practical demonstration on how to implement a specific approach to lighting. The weekly projects will pair these approaches with appropriate photographic genres.

INTERMEDIATE COURSES AND WORKSHOPS DIGITAL SLR 2


EIGHT 3-HOUR SESSIONS COMPLETED OVER 8 WEEKS CLASSES: Digital SLR Photography 2 is presented in weekly sessions of 3 hours each, over a period of 8 weeks. Sessions include presentations by lecturers and students, a supervised practical shoot around the topic of discussion, slideshows and critiques. Students are also expected to complete a number of practical assignments in response to a project brief. JANUARY - MARCH DATES: 29 Jan – 19 Mar, Tuesday 09h30-12h30 30 Jan - 20 Mar, Wednesday 18h00-21h00 APRIL - JUNE DATES: 23 Apr – 11 Jun, Tuesday 09h30-12h30 23 Apr – 11 Jun, Tuesday 18h00-21h00

DIGITAL SLR 2 WHAT YOU NEED: A digital SLR camera with a solid knowledge of camera techniques. A basic understanding of digital imaging workflow would be useful. A tripod is recommended and an external flash would be useful but is not necessary. COST R 3 400 (this includes tuition and lecture notes; excludes printing costs).


INTERMEDIATE COURSES AND WORKSHOPS CREATIVE PROCESS This seven session course aims to provide students with the opportunity to delve into their personal creative process by means of constructive and supervised photographic play. As it provides students with the opportunity to create, without restriction, and become assertive and comfortable with their own process, Creative Process is the ideal precursor to Creative Photography.


SEVEN 3-HOUR SESSIONS COMPLETED OVER 6 WEEKS

CREATIVE PROCESS

CLASSES: Creative Process is a practical course consisting of demonstrations, tasks, slideshows, critiques and class discussions. The course is presented in weekly sessions of three hours each, over a period of six weeks and includes one Saturday morning class.

WHAT YOU NEED: Students will receive a comprehensive list of practical materials prior to starting the course. A digital or analogue SLR is however essential.

APRIL - JUNE DATES: 23 Apr – 28 May, Tuesday 18h00 - 21h00 Including Saturday 11 May, 09h30 - 12h30

COST R 3 400 (this includes tuition and lecture notes; excludes printing costs).


INTERMEDIATE COURSES AND WORKSHOPS Macro photography is the photographing of objects extremely close-up and working around a 1:1 ratio and closer. This results in capturing an image that is equal in size or larger than the subject being photographed. The workshop will cover equipment such as cameras, close up lenses, macro lenses, diffusers and flash equipment. Technical considerations such as working distance, use of focus, depth of field, composition, lighting and camera support will also be covered.

MACRO


A WEEKEND WORKSHOP

CLASSES: The course is presented as a TWO day session. Day 1: 4-Hour workshop combining theory lectures, demonstrations and a practical session. Day 2: 3-Hour practical shoot at Kirstenbosch Gardens. JANUARY - MARCH DATES: 16 Feb, Saturday 09h30 - 13h30 17 Feb, Sunday 09h30 - 12h30 APRIL - JUNE DATES: 04 May, Saturday 09h30-13h30 05 May, Sunday 09h30-12h30

MACRO

WHAT YOU NEED: To do this course you need a digital SLR camera, a tripod, macro lens (optional) and flash (optional). COST R 1 100 (this includes tuition and lecture notes) Students to pay their own Kirstenbosch entrance fee.


This is a creative introduction to studio lighting. We will explore the diversity of the portrait by means of using flash and studio lighting in and outside the studio. Key words here are light intensity, quality and direction. Apart from learning how to use studio lighting equipment, students will also learn how to manipulate light in order to set the tone of their shots and create a particular mood. The course will benefit all who wish to creatively explore light and its potential, as well as those wishing to gain a better understanding of lighting equipment and the studio environment.

INTERMEDIATE COURSES AND WORKSHOPS STUDIO LIGHTING


TWO 4-HOUR SESSIONS COMPLETED OVER TWO DAYS

CLASSES: This workshop is presented as a 4-hour daily session, over 2 days and combines slide shows, theory lectures and demonstrations with emphasis on practical sessions. Classes are limited to eight people. JANUARY - MARCH DATES: 16 Feb – 17 Feb, Saturday & Sunday 09h30-13h30 APRIL - JUNE DATES: 08 Jun – 09 Jun, Saturday & Sunday 09h30 -13h30

STUDIO LIGHTING

WHAT YOU NEED: To do this course you will need a Digital or film SLR camera and a basic understanding of photography. Bring film if applicable. COST R 1 750 (this includes tuition and lecture notes).


INTERMEDIATE COURSES AND WORKSHOPS PRODUCT This is an introductory workshop to lighting products in a studio. Students will be taught the basics of lighting techniques for products, and also be encouraged to present challenging product assignments in problem solving sessions. The course is very practical, and students are encouraged to shoot and print images for critique.


TWO 4-HOUR SESSIONS COMPLETED OVER 2 DAYS

CLASSES: This 3-hour workshop is presented over 2 days. Classes include slideshows, theory lectures and demonstrations with an emphasis on practical sessions. Classes are limited to 8 people. JANUARY - MARCH DATES: 12 Mar – 14 Mar, Tuesday & Thursday 17h00 - 21h00 APRIL - JUNE DATES: 07 May – 09 May, Tuesday & Thursday 17h00 - 21h00

PRODUCT

WHAT YOU NEED: To do this workshop, you will need a digital SLR camera and a basic understanding of photography. A tripod and external flash is recommended but not essential. COST R1 200 (this includes tuition and lecture notes).


INTERMEDIATE COURSES AND WORKSHOPS Many of us are intimidated by our flash and unsure about applying our understanding of guide numbers, primary modes and flash intensity to our shooting environment. This workshop addresses all of the above and more. Students can enrol for specific modules exploring their targeted problem areas or alternatively enrol for the whole series of flash workshops.

FLASH


A 9-HOUR COURSE COMPLETED OVER 3 WEEKS

CLASSES: This workshop is presented as a series of three modules. Each module/session targets particular problems associated with flash photography and explores practical applications and creative possibilities of using artificial light. JANUARY - MARCH DATES: 04 Mar – 18 Mar, Monday 18h00-21h00 APRIL - JUNE DATES: 27 May – 10 Jun, Monday 18h00-21h00 MODULE 1: Understanding Flash MODULE 2: Improving your Flash Application MODULE 3: Wireless Flash

FLASH

WHAT YOU NEED: To do this course you will need a digital SLR camera and an external flash. A basic understanding of photography is required. COST R 600 - for attending a single session (this includes tuition and lecture notes). R 1 500 - for attending all three sessions (this includes tuition and lecture notes).


Creative Photography is dedicated to exploring method, concept development and visual language. The course is aimed at the production of a small body of work, curated for exhibition purposes and is designed for students who are already familiar with the technical aspects of either film or digital SLR cameras. Students are encouraged to explore various formats whilst responding to a selection of project briefs and may choose to work digitally, on film, in black-and-white or colour. Course material includes presentations on the work of contemporary photographers, with reference to the history and development of the representation of land, the body, portraiture and documentary photography.

ADVANCED COURSES CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY


EIGHT 3-HOUR SESSIONS COMPLETED OVER 8 WEEKS

CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY

CLASSES: Creative Photography is a process orientated course consisting of critiques, slideshows, practical tasks and class discussions. The course is presented in weekly sessions of three hours each, over a period of eight weeks.

WHAT YOU NEED: Students enrolling for this course must be comfortable with Photoshop (or Gimp) and or Lightroom and are required to be technically sound and experienced with their camera and shooting gear. Any other modes of image making; pinhole, vintage and Lomographic cameras are also welcome.

JANUARY - MARCH DATES: 29 Jan – 19 Mar, Tuesday, 18h00 - 21h00 APRIL - JUNE DATES: 23 Apr – 11 Jun, Tuesday, 18h00 - 21h00

COST R 3 400 (this includes tuition and lecture notes). Students are to bear their own printing costs


ADVANCED COURSES This advanced course is aimed at experienced students wishing to develop a creative and committed working practice within a documentary context. Students will be introduced to current creative aspects of image development and narrative processes internationally. The course will help students to critically engage with their images and the potential progression of their projects. Students will be guided through the process as they develop their own documentary portfolio piece and gain valuable insight into navigating the industry of documentary photography.

DOCUMENTARY


EIGHT 3-HOUR SESSIONS COMPLETED OVER 8 WEEKS CLASSES: The course combines theory lectures, demonstrations and slide shows with practical discussions and critiques. The course is presented in weekly sessions of 3 hours each, over a period of 8 weeks. Students are expected to complete a number of practical assignments in their own time. JANUARY - MARCH DATES: 29 Jan – 19 Mar, Tuesday, 18h00 - 21h00 APRIL - JUNE DATES: 25 Apr – 13 Jun, Thursday, 18h00 - 21h00

DOCUMENTARY

WHAT YOU NEED: To do this course you need a digital SLR camera. COST R3 400 (includes tuition and lecture notes). Students are to bear their own printing costs.


EXHIBITIONS AT CTSP Cape Town School of Photography hosts four major student exhibitions each year, as well as a selection of shows dedicated to presenting the work of local and international photographers. Student exhibitions consist of a selection of work produced throughout the term from enrolled students, as well as work produced by staff and friends of CTSP. Our exhibitions are celebratory events, accompanied by live music and open to the general public.

UPCOMING 2013 EXHIBITIONS Thursday, 4 April 2013 Thursday, 27 June 2013


FRIENDS OF CTSP Friends of CTSP is a photographic community open to the general public. The aim of the monthly meetings is to provide a space where photographers can further develop their skill and knowledge by sharing their varied photographic interests and experience. Friends can look forward to lectures, talks by working photographers, equipment discussions and the screening of photography-related documentaries and films. In addition to the presentation component of the evening, the group also enjoys creative shooting challenges and discussions on local and international photographers. Friends are invited to submit work for the CTSP exhibitions which are held four times a year.

FOR MORE INFORMATION To become a friend, simply call or email us at info@ctsp.co.za. Subscribe to our newsletter or visit the friends’ section on our website for updates


CONTACT 4th Floor, 62 Roeland Street, Cape Town T 021 465 2152 F 021 462 3544 E jorina@ctsp.co.za www.ctsp.co.za

thecapetownschoolofphotography @thectsp


CTSP Part-Time Photography Courses Brochure Jan - Jun 2013  

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