Introduction to Photography

Online Short Course

R10 753.00

Course Fees
8 weeks


When you see the world in a unique way, you want to share that vision. This course will guide you to share that vision. Whether you are an absolute beginner with a desire to learn a new skill or someone who needs to take better photographs for practical purposes, this course will help you gain creative control over your camera.


The modules of this short course have been designed especially with the aim to introduce you to the essential settings of your camera and how to use them. Whether you have experience in photography and want to refresh your basic techniques, or you are an amateur and need to gain foundational knowledge of the principles of photography, this course is ideal for you. You will be equipped with the tools to approach subjects to reflect your personal vision. This course will also introduce you to the tools you can use to edit, store and organise your photographs.

Subject Expert

Julian Goldswain has a B.Tech Photography (cum laude) from NMMU. He is an award winning professional photographer practising in the corporate media space. His social documentary work has been exhibited locally and overseas. Passionate about training, he founded School of Light. Julian won the 2007 Bronze for Documentary, Fuji Professional Award and the 2008 Bronze, Advertising, Sony Profoto Award.

Tutor Support

Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.

The Online Academic Tutor, who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offer advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.

Course and Technical Requirements

To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.

Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software application requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.

Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.

How You Will Learn

Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:

  • Learn through all your interactive course notes
  • Review case studies and supplementary resources
  • Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
  • View a range of course video lectures presented by our Subject Matter Experts
  • Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Course Facilitator via the discussion forum and Zoom webinars


Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will receive the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. Your certificate of competence will be issued in your registered name and will be couriered at no additional cost.

You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our virtual learning environment. Your course handbook will be made available to you once you have commenced with your short learning programme.


  • MODULE 0
    Orientation Module
  • MODULE 1
    Getting to Know your Camera
  • MODULE 2
    Making Visual Decisions
  • MODULE 3
    Composition and Framing
  • MODULE 4
    Light and Exposure
  • MODULE 5
  • MODULE 6
    Basic Editing in Google Photos
  • MODULE 7

Payment options available to you

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EFT/Direct Deposit


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