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Marius from Mwest Photography & Digital Training are offering the following photographic courses. These popular courses in Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom are presented in Brackenfell, Cape Town.




Beginners Photoshop Course - for Photoshop CS & Elements

This course is presented as simple as possible by only teaching the tools and techniques that you will really use to finish your image. The course will be presented for both Photoshop CS and Elements.

With the course you will receive a Training Video cd that was especially made to assist you if you struggle. You don't need to have any previous experience of Photoshop. You will be able to apply these skills immediately and see a big difference in your photography. After completion of this course you can further your studies with the advanced Photoshop course where you learn the skills of non-destructive editing by using layers.

The following will be covered in the course:

• Photoshop Menus
• Levels
• Hue Saturation
• Black and White
• Cropping for Prints
• Adding Canvas
• Cropping for Digital
• Resizing for Digital
• Straighten Horizons
• Removing Red Eyes
• Spot Healing with content aware
• Healing Brush
• Patch Tool
• Sharpen - Smart Sharpen
• Typing on your Images (Copyright)
• Free Transform Tool
• Borders

Date & Time: 1-on-1 Bookings only, contact us to book your session

Venue: Protea Village, Brackenfell

Course Fee: R1200

Feedback from people who attended the course:

“Dankie vir ‘n insiggewende Photoshop aanbieding. Ek glo almal het dit net soos ek geniet. Kan nie wag om the begin ‘speel’ nie. Money well spend!!” Piet van Wyk (Tafelberg Fotografieklub)

 “Thank you Marius for showing me some light on photoshop. I find the CD very usefull to refer back aswell and makes it easier to concentrate in class when you explain something. I find your course direct to the point and will for sure refer other students to your classes!” Nadja Willis (Durbanville Photography Club)

 “Die beginners kursus in Photoshop is ‘n moet vir enige ou wat sy foto’s wil mooi maak. Ek beveel dit hoog aan.” Letitia Willemse.

 “Just wanted to say thanks very much for the course, I feel like I have gone from zero to 100 in just getting past the mystery around photoshop. I recommend that everyone wanting to just get started, should consider attending your course.” Paul Gomes – Creative Camera Club

 “The course was well presented and Marius knows his stuff.  The pace is well suited, even if you have not worked with Photoshop previously.” Ettienne Kotze (Tafelberg Fotografieklub)

 “Wow! Gee whiz! Sjoe! I cannot wait to learn more… I was so proud of myself the next day when I could remove an unsuitable section of a photograph in one go to the great admiration of my staff ;-)”  Marelize van Rooyen (Tafelberg Fotografieklub)

 “Die kursus was aangebied in ‘n maklik verstaanbare styl. Ek het 2 Photoshop CS 3 boeke wat ek gebruik om uit te leer, maar hulle verduidelik dinge asof mens al klaar die basies weet, dan vat iets maklik my 30 minute om uit te figure. Met Marius se aanbieding en cd vat dit eerder onder 5 minute om te verstaan en toe te pas”. Chantelle Grobbelaar (Tygerberg Photographic Society)

 “The course was presented well. The small group was nice in the sense that you were able to receive personalized attention. The price was good value for money given the time of 3 hours.” Johan Benade (Tafelberg Fotografieklub)

 “Big help to starters.” Nico Rossouw (Tafelberg Fotografieklub)

 "Ek het kusrus baie geniet het. Dit is baie eenvoudig en sistematies opgestel. Die DVD is goed om na terug te gaan en weer te kyk as jy onseker is oor iets." Judy Visagie


Beginners Lightroom Course

In this beginners course we will look at the importance of Lightroom as a powerful workflow tool. Explore catalogs and demystify the Library and Develop modules.

Included is a training video cd which will cover everything learned on the day. An invaluable tool for future references.

The following will be covered:
∙ Importance of Lightroom – What its all about!
∙ Shortcuts to make your workflow that much faster
∙ The Interface
∙ Importing images into Lightroom
∙ The Library Module: Speed up your workflow by better management of your images
∙ The Develop Module: Cropping, Retouching, Curves, etc etc
∙ Exporting your images to Photoshop
∙ Exporting your images to the final product

Date & Time: 1-on-1 Bookings only, contact us to book your session

Venue: Protea Village, Brackenfell

Course Fee: R1200





Understanding exposure will turn your auto happy snaps into well exposed images with the consistency to shoot it right, time and time again.

In this 1-on-1 photographic course you will leave behind the green auto mode and learn the importance of your camera's shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings.

The course is divided into 8 sessions so that we can be with you every step of the way as you become the master of your camera. You will receive homework to be completed before the next session so that we can follow up on your progress.

During the course you will learn how to capture movement by either freezing action, or creating a misty water effect. Photography is all about story telling, the movement in your photograph will tell the story the way you want to share it with the world, and not the way "Auto" on your camera decides to capture the image. This skill will make you a more creative photographer.
You will learn the importance of focus. If your image is about a flower, your focus needs to be on that flower and not the rock behind it. Once your focus is correct you learn to control depth of field. You can then decide how much information you want in your image. Very shallow depth of field and your focus is only on your subject with a blurred background. Very deep depth of field and your image will be sharp from the grass in the foreground to the mountains and the clouds in the background.
At  the end of this course you will know how to shoot the following images. All done directly on camera with no Photoshop work. You can become the master of your camera!
Included in your sessions will be Photoshop training teaching you step by step how to enhance the colour and contrast in your photography. You will learn how to create proper black and white images. Cropping and re-sizing as well as cloning unwanted objects from an image.

After each session you will receive homework to complete to make sure you properly understand all the work covered. Video training files will be supplied as your course notes.

Follow me on this photographic journey and become the master of your camera!

Course Fee: R4 200-00


For more information or to book for any of our courses please contact

Marius at marius@mwest.co.za or 073 214 6813 www.mwest.co.za





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