LEARN PHOTOGRAPHY TODAY
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.
We have a campus in Saxonwold and a satellite campus in Fourways. Please note that all walk-in enquiries need to be done at the Saxonwold campus. Contact information can be found on the contact us page. The part time courses run either on a weekday evening from 18h00-21h00 or on a weekday / Saturday morning from 9h30-12h30, so no matter what your schedule, we can accommodate you. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal, making for a comfortable learning experience.
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!
Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 086 11 78646 (PHOTO)
PART TIME PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEOGRAPHY, EDITING & ART COURSES
We cater for complete novices, serious enthusiasts and aspiring professionals alike. The courses are fun and informative, and are taught in a relaxed environment. The high practical approach will reinforce what you are taught and get you photographing as much as possible. View the CODP VIDEO to become inspired!
We offer value discounts if you book for more than one part time course in a single order – please note that full payment is required to take advantage of the value discount:
- 7.5% discount for 2 courses
- 10% discount for 3 courses
- 12.5% discount for 4 courses or more
- (Not applicable to the 6 Month Photography Programme, outings or workshops)
It’s not just about learning, but also having fun!
For each course that you enrol on you will receive a full colour digital course manual via the CODP App. This App allows you to access a digital version of the course manual, upload assignments, access the course schedule and much more.
Are you unsure which combination of courses is best for you? For best value please have a look at our COURSE PACKS where we bundle synergistic courses together for maximum value. These can be customised to suit your exact requirements.
- Part time Photography, Videography and Editing courses to amateurs, enthusiasts as well as aspiring professionals in Saxonwold and Fourways
- An intensive 6 Month Photography Programme for those of you looking to get into photography as a career
- One-on-one sessions where you can book time with one of our lecturers to go through any specific camera, software or photography questions you may have
- A variety of photographic Workshops and practical Outings
- A monthly camera club called the Imagination Network that is open for anyone to join and meet like-minded people
- Consulting services to related industries
- Customised corporate photography/editing courses to suit your specific needs and industry – these can be done on-site
- Customised photography/editing courses or workshops for your school to inspire and motivate the kids
Bev Pestana Inacio
I like to think of myself as a visual artist, documenting the world as I see it through my lens. I am a 3rd generation photographer not because my parents or even my grandparents where professional photographers, but because they used a camera to document their lives and mine. Photographing is only part of my final process, I love incorporating fine art techniques into my printed work, as a photographer it allows me to give my clients something unique.
I love my photography but I am passionate about teaching. Though I have been involved in corporate training for the last 25 years, teaching photography to people that are enthusiastic and interested is truly rewarding for me. As far as my photography goes, my primary interest in in conceptual art photography. My commercial photography covers a wide range, mainly with in the area of corporate publicity and portraits, though I also do architecture, product shots and product launches.
I believe that I learn the most from my students. Teaching photography is the best job in the world and the interplay between teaching and learning as a collaborative process, rather than a “do it this way” instruction is the place where I feel at home. After 15 years of teaching there is always something new to learn. As long as you make magic in the end, the varied routes that take you there is what makes photography captivating and addictive. If you’re not enjoying it, you’re probably doing it wrong.
As someone who has always been creative, I found photography to be the best artistic outlet. Always testing ones technical ability as well as creative passion, photography really pushes the boundaries. I enjoy all genres of photography, but really get a kick by trying something new. From teaching Fundamentals to the more advanced courses, I always try to help every student reach his or her potential.
For most, photography is just a form of art. To me, it is a way of documenting emotions, opportunity and creativity. I strive to learn more, and practice new techniques within my own style. Photography has opened many doors and rare opportunities in my life. Being part of the CODP family allows me to share my knowledge and passion with my students. It's absolutely wonderful and inspiring to be interacting with so many people filled with enthusiasm and love for photography.
I have always been into art. Since I can remember, I have been drawing or painting or doing something creative with my hands. Art at school was always my interest. Subjects like business or accounting didn't get a second glance from me.
As a kid I loved nothing more than exploring in nature, turning over every rock and branch, swimming in streams and fishing until the sun went down. Photography has continued to allow me to explore the world with the curiosity of the child! In my spare time I'm an avid studio, wildlife, nature and landscape photographer. More info www.pictureplayground.co.za
I am a freelance photographer who specialises in architecture, food and commercial photography. In my spare time I love teaching at CODP and get great enjoyment from helping people grow as photographers and explore their more creative side.
For those of you who would prefer learning photography during a weekday we will gladly present any of the courses for 8 people or more, either at one of our branches or at a venue of your choice. For companies, social clubs and friends we can tailor make courses to suit your specific requirements or industry – please contact us on email@example.com or 086 11 78646 (PHOTO) for a quote.