“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson
My Photo School was established in 2014 and offers photography courses and workshops for beginners to advanced photographers in the Durban area.
Our classes are small so you are never left out. Our short courses start from an introductory Photography for Beginners to a comprehensive Basic to Intermediate Course. These photography courses are further supported with Lightroom and Photoshop courses and day-workshops designed to boost a photographers skills and creativeness even further!
Our sister company My Photo Safari offers 3 to 5 day wildlife and scapes workshops.
"Rory finds a good balance between theory and practical application thus making the workshop a great learning experience as well as a lot of fun.” - Geoff
You will be inspired:
You will be exposed you to new ideas and techniques that will propel your photography to another level.
Meet Like-Minded People:
You will meet other photographers and make new friends and be inspired with what they are doing.
Invest in Yourself:
Investing in yourself (continuously) helps to create a strong foundation from where you can build on throughout your life. Investing in yourself as a photographer (amateur or professional) will impact your ability to perform and achieve your goals albeit achieving awards at your club, landing new paid commercial jobs or just completing your annual family album.
Learn new skills:
Firstly, as photographers we all see the same thing with different perspectives. However, on our own we tend to get stuck doing the ‘same old same old’. Attending a workshop is a great way to do things outside of your comfort zone and learn new skills all while being guided by the coaches and benefiting from everybody’s experience.
Refine your style:
Most photographers develop a certain style of photography. By attending a workshop, you can further develop your style with what you learn from the coaches and fresh ideas you see from the other photographers.
Build a Portfolio:
With all the other reasons aside a good portfolio does help you get more jobs and more recognition as a photographer. An organised workshop provides you everything you need to achieve good photos and most importantly the guidance and coaching.
"I met Rory after my family gave me a bird photography session with My Photo School as a gift. We spent the morning at the SAPPI ponds, a great spot for bird photography and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Since then I have done Rory’s basic to intermediate photography course, Lightroom course and have spent a day with him at Tugela and Mtunzini shooting birds and wildlife. Rory’s knowledge and passion for photography has guided me from being a complete novice to where I really understand what I am doing with confidence as I make photography my retirement hobby." - Mike du Trevou