Next Course Begins: TBC 2020
Length of Course: 2 Days
Meet your lecturers_
Lars Espeter is a passionate photographer focusing on landscape, nature and street photography among other subjects.
Please note all our lecturers work as a team, and are booked based on their independent schedules. As such, course allocations are subject to change.
I would suggest these classes to anyone – the lecturer can teach novices to extremely experienced learners. He has good classroom management skills and maintains open communication with all learners. This was an excellent learning experience for me.
Fantastic lecturers who have shown a lot of patience and understanding towards their students.
Great pace and clarity of teaching.
The lecturers supported me in the way I think, and gave me inputs to improve my website.
Good paced course. I had fun learning and participating in this course.
The lecturer had a great sense of humour, passion for his subject, knowledge and interesting inclusion of discussion of other forms of design.
Interactive, fun and confident. The course was loaded with information and ideas.
I greatly enjoyed that the lecturer offered ‘industry secrets and tricks’.
This module has been great fun and very interesting with regards to capabilities.
Good learning environment with a friendly lecturer
The lecturer is great! Very knowledgable and had good insight and experience to share with us.
All in all a great learning experience and definitely money well spent.
Busy doing After Effects with Lodi Paul, what a powerhouse of information and inspirational lecturer. True quality education, knowledge and experience it’s opened my world to another dimension in what’s available in the world of advertising, motion graphics, animation and the like. Thanks Lodi
The course and lecturer was great. When I didn’t understand something I could always ask without feeling bad. The way in which the course was conducted was great. My overall experience was good and I will definitely come back.
Lovely experience, was patiently and thoroughly taught the essentials of After Effects. The course schedule worked perfectly with my work schedule. Everything was easy to understand and helping assistance was always available.
I have done short courses at a different institution before and I must say that my experience at the Academy of Digital Arts was infinitely better. The lecturer was great, very informative and always willing to help. Even though I had a very good understanding and a lot of experience in After Effects before the course I found that I learnt a lot regardless and got and even better understanding of the program which is what I wanted to achieve. I actually wish the course had been a week or two longer just to gain more knowledge but I think I’ll have to come back to the Academy of Digital Arts for a different course.
I greatly enjoyed studying with the Academy of Digital Arts. Great lecturers and atmosphere, I would definitely come back!
Shot Academy of Digital Arts for an awesome course. I thought I knew everything when my company signed me up, but you opened my eyes to some great tricks of the trade and work processes.
Was impressed by the material and lecturing style. The trainer was engaging and knowledgeable, and took us step by step through the process. Well structured and polished.
I have thoroughly enjoyed this course. It has been such a significant experience for me because I have never been surrounded with so many people as excited about Concept Art as I am. I’d recommend this course to as many people as I can.
Great start to begin concept art, really opened my eyes to how objects are created using different values of grey. 10/10. Would recommend to others.
A++ for Andrew being the most enthusiastic teacher and knowing his stuff.
Most focused drawing/painting course I’ve been to, could feel myself improve. Loved it, you’re a brilliant lecturer.
I have done short courses at a different institution before and I must say that my experience at Friends of Design was infinitely better. The lecturer was great, very informative and always willing to help. Even though I had a very good understanding and a lot of experience in After Effects before the course I found that I learnt a lot regardless and got and even better understanding of the program which is what I wanted to achieve. I actually wish the course had been a week or two longer just to gain more knowledge but I think I’ll have to come back to Friends of Design for a different course.
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.
In this course you will learn the following skills:
Understanding Cameras And Exposure | Understanding Digital Cameras | Exposure | Aperture | Shutter Speed | ISO Settings | White Balance | Depth of Field
Image Composition And Planning | Planning the Frame | Essential Lens Filters | Bokeh | Leading Lines | The Rule of Thirds | Diagonals | Framing Subjects | Complimentary Colours
Facts, Figures and FAQ.
Course Requirements: Basic Computer Skills
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.
What do you receive at the end of the course?
You will receive an Academy of Digital Arts Certificate of Completion showing the Apple and Adobe logos, as well as your details and the details of the course you completed.
You will also receive a 2GB Flashstick, which you can keep after the completion of the course.
2019 Course Schedule
21 & 22 September 2019
Saturdays, 10h00 – 16h30
Classes on a public holiday will shift to the next available date, arranged by the lecturer.
Cost: R2 800
Academy of Digital Arts Full Time students will also receive a 15% discount.