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Digital Photography FP102 - Part 2 (Techniques)

Soon to be maid available to students external to RSA.

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COURSE OUTLINE: FP102 - Digital Photography

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This course helps you to understand how the digital camera and associated photography hardware actually functions, and teaches you the general techniques of photography. This will equip you with the necessary skills to produce better photographs, even if you don't own or have access to professional photography equipment. The purpose of this course it is not to teach you about one specific digital camera, but to equip you to use any digital camera more effectively.

Note: Some digital cameras may be inadequate for the more advanced concepts covered in the course, but you will still earn credits if you can explain why your photograph is inferior to the request in the assignments. We allow this to:

  • teach you photography BEFORE you go and buy an expensive camera, and
  • to SAVE YOU MONEY by equipping you to make an informed and educated choice when buying camera equipment.

The course starts from novice level and takes you through to freelance level.

The following topics are covered:

Part 1:

  • Theory and Terminology - This section discusses relevant photography terminology, the definition of a photograph, the reasons why we take photographs, as well as different formats of cameras. Digital workflow is also discussed. We also explore the concepts of vision and color.
  • Hardware - This section deals with types of lenses, and types of exposures. The function and use of photographic accessories like lamps, reflectors, filters, flashes, and tripods, among others, are also discussed.

Part 2: (this section)

  • Techniques - This section explores the characteristics of a good photograph. Various techniques like portraiture photography, landscape photography, architectural photography, still life photography, and nature photography, etc. are discussed.
  • Business - This section handles the testing of camera equipment, the home studio, and camera clubs.
  • Be WARNED - This is an intense course with loads of information, which makes this course great value for money.
  • Prospective students must download and complete the course evaluation form (click here) and submit it via couriers to the following address:

Markus Leibbrandt
PO Box 5216
1730 (South Africa)

  • Students must know where and how to set the different buttons on their cameras - mainly aperture, shutter speed, ISO speed, white balance, focus sensor selections, to name the most basic buttons/controls.
  • Register for this course by filling in the course registration form HERE.
  • Students must own (or have access to) their own digital camera. You may use any digital camera you wish. Digital SLR (D-SLR) cameras with manual override functions are recommended.

Very Important:

South African students must do the following to enroll:

1. Pay the money directly into our bank account and not via the online system.

2. Register online via the Kondor Photographic Web Site.

This online course consists of 2 parts. When bought separately Part 1 is R1,400.00 and Part 2 is R1,600.00. However, when you enroll for both PART 1 and PART 2 at the same time it will cost you only R2,500.00. You may also buy Part 1 now and Part 2 later, (or vise-versa, buy Part 2 now and Part 1 later) In both these instances you will automatically qualify to only pay the difference between R2,500.00 an the part that you have already paid for. But remember to use your RSA ID Number as the reference number on the deposits.

Once we have verified your payment with our bank we will send you a discount voucher for the full amount of the course so that you can unlock your module without paying additionally via FEDORA as well. If you are uncertain of teh process or have any questions, please send an email to and I will gladly explain it to you.

Example of payment options:

a. Buy both part 1 & part 2 together and only pay R2,500.00. We will send you 2 discount vouchers to unlock both part 1 & 2.

b. Only Buy Part 1 now and pay R1,500.00. Next month when you buy part 2, you only pay R1,000.00 for part 2.

c. Only Buy Part 2 now and pay R1,500.00. Next month when you buy part 1, you only pay R1,000.00 for part 1.

Your Instructor

Markus Leibbrandt
Markus Leibbrandt

Owner of Kondor Coaching and Kondor Photographic. During my time as a freelance photographer I have photographed many weddings, corporate events, parties, family photographs. Some of my work was also published in Fashion Ensemble Magazine, local news papers and school publications and yearbooks.

My passion for photography is so big that I started teaching photography and presenting various workshops - currently I have more than 15 workshops for YOU to to choose from, frequently adding more. Today I have incorporated various other courses and workshops that will add even more value to YOUR hobby or business.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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