The Beginners Course is an 8 week part time course for those would like to learn how to operate their camera’s manual function settings, the basics of photography theory and visual analysis. By the end of this course you will be equipped with basic portraiture and visual narrative making skills that provide a solid foundation for an exciting journey into photography. 

The course is part time, allowing plenty of time for independent research and practice. Class times are ideal for those already committed to a full time study or work schedule. 

The course includes modules on:

Technical Practice

Technical Practice/ Basic Camera Technique

Introduction to Critical Theory, History of African Photography

Visual Literacy and Image Analysis

Introduction to Visual Narrative

Image by Arsène Mpiana Monkwe


-Your own DSLR (Digital Camera with manual control function ability)

-A Laptop/ Home PC for independent work

-Secure Internet Connection for online Zoom classes


Duration: 8 weeks weekends                                                                                                                                                    

Dates: 10 February 2024

Times:   10 am to 1 pm

some classes may be on zoom



1) Payment in Full ( Incl. registration fee)

2) 2 Payments ( registration fee and 50% of balance + remaining balance)

3) Monthly payments ( registration fee + 50% of balance + remaining balance)

NB. Registration fee is payable upon registration, all outstanding fees to be paid before course end date.

Abigail Nel 

I have thoroughly enjoyed learning with Michelle Harris and Michelle Loukidis. They are passionate, proficient and inspiring mentors. My experience of the Beginners Course has been incredibly worthwhile. TTLC values getting to know students individually to best guide each student through their journey. Their Beginners Course provides a substantial foundation on the basic functions and techniques for using a DSLR camera, the origins of photography, the history of photography in Africa, and visual analysis.  

Meme Mathobela    

I went into the Beginners Course mainly to understand my camera and maximize on its functions. Little did I know I was embarking on a journey of self-discovery. Michelle and Michelle were professionals throughout and made the experience an unforgettable one. 

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