Take your photography skills further and discover the world of digital cameras

Whether you want to take pristine product pictures for your next marketing campaign, sensational shots for your blog or striking snaps on your next globetrotting adventure – you’ve come to the right place. The Photography Essentials course will teach you the basics of cameras and photography for any purpose.

You’ll hit the ground running in this workshop-like course, which will cover camera basics and tackle crucial concepts like exposure, focus and depth of field on Day 1. On Day 2, you’ll learn about planning your frame, image composition and the use of lens filters to enhance your photos.

While we’re at it, we’ll touch on mobile phone photography and even shooting for Instagram and other social media.

This excellent balance of theory and hands-on exercises, presented to you by an experienced lecturer, will set you on the road to becoming a world-class photographer.


This short course is packed with theoretical and practical training that includes:


What Are The Course Requirements?

Bring your own camera

What Are The Course Requirements?

Any type of camera (even mobile phone cameras) you want to use.
For the second day please wear appropriate clothing according to the weather conditions.

How Much Does The Course Cost?


How Much Does The Course Cost?

Cost includes VAT and a 2GB Flashstick.

Friends of Design Full Time students will also receive a 15% discount.


What Do You Receive At The End Of The Course?

21 & 22 September 2019

Saturdays, 10h00 – 16h30

Classes on a public holiday will shift to the next available date, arranged by the lecturer.

What Do You Receive At The End Of The Course?

Certificate Of Completion

What Do You Receive At The End Of The Course?

You will receive a Friends of Design Certificate of Completion showing the Apple and Adobe logos, as well as your details and the details of the course you completed.

Photography Meet Your Lecturer

Meet Your Lecturer.


Lars Espeter is a passionate photographer focusing on landscape, nature and street photography among other subjects.

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Who We Are Testimonials

What people say about usTestimonials from students and industry.

Studying at Friends of Design is like being part of a secret society, where they teach you how to “hack the system”. I can’t believe people actually get paid to design and live out their creativity in this way. I highly recommend FOD to anyone interested in a career in design.

Rona Lochner
Graphic Design + Web Design & Motion Graphics, 2016 – 2017

My journey I spent with Friends of Design was both intimidating and an edifying experience. Powered by consistent creative thinking, FOD helped me to build up and expand on my existing skillset and portfolio. Not only did they teach me how to be a great designer, but also a better person. I am truly grateful to carry the name of the college and to be a proud ambassador.

Gavin Morison
Graphic Design, 2016

Being one of the students who applied straight out of high school,I have no regrets about my decision. I love it here at Friends Of Design! The lecturers are all lovely, the location is amazing, and the coffee is delicious. I am amazed at how far I have come as a designer in such a short time and all the opportunities I have received thanks to the college.

Amber Pitcher
Graphic Design + Web Design + Game Technology, 2016 – 2018

Almost everything I did while at FoD has helped my career, from design to video editing. I’m now a full-stack web developer preparing to start my own game studio in a year or two.

Kenny Web
Graphic Design + Web Design + Game Technology, 2014 – 2016

I’m a front-end developer at an advertising agency, which isn’t the career I thought I’d be in. It was Friends of Design that opened my eyes to the possibilities of development, and studying there was the best decision.

Dominica Wannenburg
Graphic Design + Web Design + Game Technology, 2014 – 2016

FoD ‘aka’ School of Digital Wizardry. An infectious ethos of creative exploration where tutors and learners are more like creative peers. I learned more in my one year at FoD with industry standard lessons and complimented practical projects. This compared to the prior 2-3 years of attempted self-teaching and research for game design and development. True to its name; I have also made incredible bonds with amazing individuals that I now call my friends.

Lee Ann Davids
Game Graphics & Multimedia Technology, 2016

Friends of Design’s educational secret sauce has equal parts serious hard work, crazy fun and good industry exposure.

Murray Walker
Game Graphics & Multimedia Technology, 2016

I’m really enjoying and appreciating the amount of time I get to explore this side of my creativity. Exploring my ability to draw, which previously I greatly underestimated. This course is building my confidence on the daily.

Sasha Bing
Graphic Design + Concept Art, 2017 – 2018

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