9 Month PHOTOGRAPHIC CAREER COURSE.

2023 Priya and Hestrie -sharing a photo at NanHau Temple

2024 Career Course

STUDENT FEEDBACK

HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING YEARS OF MY LIFE!

 

It was such a warm and lovely environment, I made friends for a lifetime this year. I've learnt so much. The laughs and fun were endless. I loved the fact that you are taken and accepted the way you come ‘vibe that was given off by everyone this year.


Making me believe that it’s okay to try and fail – you learn from your mistakes. For staying later with me and giving me amazing photos. There will never be enough thank you’s to express how thankful I am to the both Clarissa and you. Even though I had no idea what I was doing most of the time, you still supported me. The constructive criticism and tips have helped me way more than you know. I love you both.


 Thank you Paula for always making me feel like I will always have a place at Getpix. For always motivating and admiring my work. For always being soft with me and taking amazing photos of me. And thank you for sweet talking my mother into letting me go here.

 

I thoroughly enjoyed my 2018. I am grateful for everyone who made my experience at Getpix a memorable one.

Love

Bee

I will def be back to visit.

The foundation for your photographic career

Is your goal to become a full-time photographer? Our GETPIX Photography course is the most friendly, comprehensive, easy to learn and truly hands-on practical course. Train with Paula Rutherford (owner and photographer), other instructors and photographic experts, using our “works-every-time” curriculum.



STUDENT FEEDBACK

Michaela 

I got to face my two biggest fears. I got to bond with the other students and got to know them better. We learned how to work better in teams and on your own 


Course overview

Picture this:

Wildlife Module – we take you to the Lion and Rhino Park and Rietvlei Nature Reserve.

Students, armed with cameras, venture into the heart of nature's theatre with their instructor. Nearby, a solid, dusty rhino shuffles across the landscape, framed against a canvas of clear blue (f/16) sky. You photograph it.

Hidden in the grass, a majestic lion watches us. You photograph it. It moves to drink. We follow it. You photograph it.

As a student photographer, we take you to where the action is. Let your lens unravel the narrative, igniting a passion for the captivating world that exists beyond our studio.

 

GETPIX Photography- 9-month course develops highly skilled professionals in the photographic industry. Our course has specifically been developed to provide vocational skills and qualifications required to make it in the industry. In addition, where possible, we recommend our students to others within the field that are requiring additional staff.

 

Theory training is held at our photographic studio in Benoni, South Africa. Practical training is held at a variety of relevant based venues across Gauteng. Days are spent learning your camera, which will become your best friend, as well as the very important, easy to understand theory, studying, going out on location to practise all types of photography, learning new skills and putting knowledge into practice. Train with expert and award-winning instructors as you learn wildlife, portrait, baby, studio, architectural, wedding (where all the $$$ are made) black and white, nature, still life, product and so many more genres of photography.

 

The practical experience allows you to come to grips with your camera and to know which buttons and dials to use under different genres of photography. The all important, How to Manage your Business module, ensures you understand how to confidently quote and how not to undercut the industry. You create your own invoicing templates, business card, and oh yes, I almost forgot, your company identity, name and branding.  

 

Of course, a module on Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom editing is included, to convert your great image into perfection.

 

No photographer would be complete without setting up Business Social Media Facebook and Instagram. You will be posting your images and offering your services before you know it.

 



Your goal as a photographer  

This will be to either work for yourself or secure a permanent position working for a photographic organization around the globe.

Remember - Photography is global.

 

Award winning trainers

The GETPIX team includes award-winning staff, including the owner, Paula Rutherford, Top 10 CANON Portrait of the Year, N3 Cover Image of the Year, Chairman of Camera Club, JAP qualified photographic judge.

 

STUDENT FEEDBACK

Alex

Clarens was such an amazing experience because “our family” were together making new memories and taking thousands upon thousands of photos. I will cherish all the memories and the friendships made on that tour for a lifetime. The quad biking, hiking on a “flat hike” and Paula going around the circle seven times were the best experience.


Guidance at every click

Feel safe and supported throughout your time with us.

We have taught more than 1700 students, teaching short and career courses.

Our classes are small - a maximum of 5 students per 9-month course.

You have so much time to ask all your questions and concerns.

No question is ever silly- other students will learn from your initiative to have asked a question.

When you need help, we are there- always.

 

PSSSSST……

At GETPIX, we embrace diversity by offering courses for everyone, including those who faced challenges in high school. Did you know that our brains are all wired in different ways?  If you struggled to learn, due to ADHD, Dyslexia etc. please do not worry. If photography is your passion, we can teach you, and we have historically had students from many different types of high schools and home schooled students.

We believe in providing an inclusive and supportive educational environment tailored to individual learning needs.

 


PARENT FEEDBACK

Dear Paula,

I sincerely appreciate all the support you have given all your students and Nkateko in particular. You were awesome and have definitely left an indelible mark in the Nkateko’s mind and ours. Your professionalism has stood up and at no point did I feel you were giving up on your students and that is greatly appreciated. Remember you play a critical community development role and I want to tell you that you have the right attitude and all the requisite credentials to execute on your calling.

Jabu - Nedbank


How do I apply?

First and foremost - We want to get to know who you are and what you want to achieve in your life.

We want to know your parents. While it is important to respect privacy and boundaries, maintaining open lines of communication with parents can contribute significantly to your overall well-being and academic success.

 

We also want to explain how we operate and for you to understand as well, how GETPIX teaches.

 

Give us a call: 072 110 2873 or email paula@getpix.co.za.

 Thereafter, we shall be in touch with you to arrange a meet-up for a coffee and chat (Who can discuss your future without coffee?). We are in no rush, so come in comfy clothes and if you want to meet our dog (he makes a great model in studio) - feel free to ask.  Please bring your parents, family, friends and anyone who cares for you and your future. I can feel you smiling already!


STUDENT FEEDBACK

Josua

I had the most amazing experience in Clarens with Getpix. It was cold but we all enjoyed it so much. The laughter never stopped no matter what.



Accreditation/Certificate/Proof in Print

GETPIX Photography opened in 2007. That is 16 years of, in excess of, 1700 super students.

 

We do not form part of any SETA compliance and we do not offer any financial bursary. At the end of your course, you will have created, and have printed, a legacy of your images, taken during your course, across all modules. This is in the form of a hard cover A4, photographic book. This is a testament to the quality of your work across multiple genres of photography and what you can offer your future clientele.

 

Why do you do this? A certificate (which you obviously will receive on completion of all modules) is just that, a certificate. When your clients ask for your photographic services- what will they always ask? To see your portfolio of your images. They want to ensure that you have the practical experience. It just makes sense.

 

Pop in, to see some of our past students’ portfolios. You may want to call some of our past students (who currently run their own photographic business) to find out how they enjoyed GETPIX Photography Course. Parents are most welcome to call past students’ parents- we will gladly prove to you, what makes us, who we are.

 

PARENT FEEDBACK

Dear Paula

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank You, Clarissa, Sam and all the instructors for all the help, guidance and encouragement that you gave Celine this year enabling her to achieve the awards that were presented to her. She was so excited about College this year and had many memorable moments whilst there, she learnt a great deal about photography and is now equipped with the necessary skills to earn a living doing what she likes.

 I always used to tell her that it was important to make a career out of something that you enjoy doing, and Celine loves her photography, I think she has found her calling in life.  It can't be easy running a business attending to all the issues and challenges that present themselves, but you and your team do a great job. Thanks very much for a wonderful Graduation evening, we will remember it for a long time to come. Best Regards

Warren Trollope.


Why study with GETPIX Photography?

GETPIX was founded by a passionate photographer. After her long and fruitful career abroad teaching and selling her photography in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Mozambique and Turkey, she returned to South Africa in 2015.

She realised there was a need for professional photographers. This passion gave birth to GETPIX in 2016, It’s her passion, and love to photograph that drives her to keep on teaching and updating courses as the photographic industry evolves.

STUDENT FEEDBACK

Sam

I enjoyed seeing the sky filled with stars. I enjoyed all the places we went to and enjoyed being surrounded by the mountains.


What do I need to buy?

Don't buy yet - We will cover with you, all your required equipment on your application.

( Camera/Lens/Tripod/Laptop/Software)

 

Do I need a matric certificate?

A matric certificate is not a prerequisite for GETPIX Photographic Course – it opens exciting possibilities for aspiring photographers like yourself. We will review and discuss your last scholar results and discuss your high school journey with you. We need to make sure that you are dedicated to your studies going forward.


Give us a call: 072 110 2873 or email paula@getpix.co.za.

Studio Tuition

Learning how to capture the best of your model, is covered in our Studio Course, along with posing, clothing choices and so much more.

CAREER COURSE REVIEWS

Feedback from our full time students

Sarah

A fantastic photo opportunity to photograph amazing landscapes. The scenes set the mood for some outstanding HDR images that show the true beauty of Clarens.


Kevin

I loved my swim in the cold lake. I loved taking photos in the morning it was cold but fun.


Alex

Clarens was such an amazing experience because “our family” were together making new memories and taking thousands upon thousands of photos. I will cherish all the memories and the friendships made on that tour for a lifetime. The quad biking, hiking on a “flat hike” and Paula going around the circle seven times were the best experience.


Josua

I had the most amazing experience in Clarens with Getpix. It was cold but we all enjoyed it so much. The laughter never stopped no matter what.


Sam

I enjoyed seeing the sky filled with stars. I enjoyed all the places we went to and enjoyed being surrounded by the mountains.


Armand

I enjoyed the fun activities that we had to do. The accommodation where we stayed was beautiful. I enjoyed talking to everyone and getting to know everyone.


Mitchell

Clarens was a beautiful scene to shoot. The air was fresh, the stars were bright and the company was awesome. Clarens was fun.


Michaela 

I got to face my two biggest fears. I got to bond with the other students and got to know them better. We learned how to work better in teams and on your own 

Getpix Photography - photographers silhouette

Dear Paula,

I sincerely appreciate all the support you have given all your students and Nkateko in particular. You were awesome and have definitely left an indelible mark in the Nkateko’s mind and ours. Your professionalism has stood up and at no point did I feel you were giving up on your students and that is greatly appreciated. Remember you play a critical community development role and I want to tell you that you have the right attitude and all the requisite credentials to execute on your calling.


Jabu - Nedbank

Hi Paula

Thank you for the feedback.

David is loving it .. I haven’t seen him this excited for anything.

His words “you are amazing and I am loving it” he is already convincing me for other courses.

Last night he showed me what he learnt and the photos. And he has already phoned me today to tell me what he did for the day. All that I can say is thank you.

Angelique Thomson | Advertising Co-Ordinator Technical Sale & Support | Customer Support & Marketing/UK


Getpix Photography - young photographer in training
Getpix Photography - young photographer in training

Hello Paula,

You know, that without lectures of your calibre, we all would certainly not learn as much.

So, thank you again for your participation, we would have been the poorer without you being there.

Regards,

Mo

Hi Paula

We are very proud of Armand, it is his dream to work on the ships I know he will do good work and enjoyed it.

Thanks to you and all the other instructors for everything you do for him and all the help and support , we appreciate it.

Merry Christmas and all the best for the new year

Frieda and Gerrit Wessels


Good day,

Long time that I have heard from you guys! It all goes well on this side I'm working as a graphic designer and taught myself now, how to do coding for web sites now currently busy building one.... Very hard work and lots of patience, my photography is going well still doing shoots here and there when I have the time.

Missing you guys alot!! Lots of love

Marinda-Lee Cloete



  Dear Paula.


I wanted to take this opportunity to thank You, Clarissa, Sam and all the instructors for all the help, guidance and encouragement that you gave Celine this year enabling her to achieve the awards that were presented to her. She was so excited about College this year and had many memorable moments whilst there, she learnt a great deal about photography and is now equipped with the necessary skills to earn a living doing what she likes.

 I always used to tell her that it was important to make a career out of something that you enjoy doing, and Celine loves her photography, I think she has found her calling in life.  It can't be easy running a business attending to all the issues and challenges that present themselves, but you and your team do a great job. Thanks very much for a wonderful Graduation evening, we will remember it for a long time to come. Best Regards

Warren Trollope.


Hi Paula

Thank you for the feedback. David is loving it .. I haven’t seen him this excited for anything. His words “you are amazing and I am loving it” he is already convincing me for other courses. Last night he showed me what he learned and the photos. And he has already phoned me today to tell me what he done for the day . All that I can say is thank you 

AngeliqueThomson@flysaa.com


Morning!

How are you? Hope things are well. So our photography lecturer is finishing at the end of the month and the big boss thought of me as a replacement. I'm in training now until the end of June and if they are satisfied with my services I will be appointed as the photography lecturer! I will be teaching my first class on Wednesday. I'm so excited and I'm feeling positive about it. Just wanted to let you know. Kind regards

Sarize


Hi Paula!

Thank you for the report, Inge showed me. I would just like to say thank for this opportunity you gave my daughter, she is exited and inspired again, due to your commitment and very high standards. I will definitely recommend your college in future , thank you once again to you and your team, you are fantastic people.

Kind regards

Soritha du Plessis

 

Thank you so much Paula!

You have no idea how much this means to me.

Leago Khauoe leago.khauoe@gmail.com


How are you Paula? 

So I'm very excited to hear from JSE today that iv got a 6 months contract with them for all there events. The meeting with the manager and director of marketing went very well and funny enough I wasn't so nervous. Yes, I dressed formal which was out of my comfort zone but I think it made a good impression on them.

I wrote up a quote for the shoot they want next week for 30 workers including management and they replied with the go - ahead. I gave them many options of what I can do during the meeting and they seemed happy with the concept. The manager also told me the reason why there are not using *** anymore, apparently he charged R2900 for 3 photos per person. They also showed me photos they had paid him for and the quality was very bad and they only received the photos after 1 month.

I just wanted to thank you for helping me and giving me advice, it really helped me a lot.

Regards Stephanie


Hi Paula


The wedding was hectic like we expected. The thing I am so grateful for learning( on our wedding course ) was not to promise anything and if the bride is late then so be it...and so we did well with that. Our bride was really running late with her make-up and hair and we had no time for her before photos, but we had no choice, we had to move...made do!!! It is a fast moving day for sure once the service starts and not much time for fiddling...

Have a great day and again thanks for the support!!!

Tracey


HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING YEARS OF MY LIFE!

 

It was such a warm and lovely environment, I made friends for a lifetime this year. I've learnt so much. The laughs and fun were endless. I loved the fact that you are taken and accepted the way you come ‘vibe that was given off by everyone this year.


Making me believe that it’s okay to try and fail – you learn from your mistakes. For staying later with me and giving me amazing photos. There will never be enough thank you’s to express how thankful I am to the both Clarissa and you. Even though I had no idea what I was doing most of the time, you still supported me. The constructive criticism and tips have helped me way more than you know. I love you both.


 Thank you Paula for always making me feel like I will always have a place at Getpix. For always motivating and admiring my work. For always being soft with me and taking amazing photos for me. And thank you for sweet talking my mother into letting me go here.

 

I thoroughly enjoyed my 2018. I am grateful for everyone who made my experience at Getpix a memorable one.

Love

Bee

I will def be back to visit.

 

 

 

THANK YOU FOR THE YEAR!

 

My year at Getpix was amazing. I learnt so much and gained so much.

 The environment was always exciting, creative and upbeat. I know I will always be where I am because of Getpix.

Have fun for the years ahead.

 -Sam -


Hi Paula

 I would really like to thank you and Getpix for all you did for Monique. We saw our daughter flourish and strive for excellence in the career she is destined to be on. We saw a child bloom and be so in her element. She is now being permanently appointed as Junior Graphic Designer at Matrix Head office. Her designs are already gracing the windows of the stores

 Best Regards

 Verlene Olivier


Dear Paula, Clarissa, Chris and all staff at Getpix.

I would like to give my sincere thanks and appreciation for what you have done for Inge in such a short time and amidst the difficulties during this year. You changed Inge’s life, she absolutely LOVES Getpix and all of you. It was wonderful to see her grow and only because of your great support, your fantastic energy, knowledge and positive attitude towards your students and life. I cannot thank you enough, but I definitely tell all my pupils about Getpix.

God bless you all and the wonderful work you are doing.

Soritha and Jan du Plessis

Soritha du Plessis sorithaduplessis@hsbrandwag.co.za


Good day All


A very BIG THANK YOU to All LECTURERS for your amazing Tutoring Skills, it’s been a Challenging but Amazing journey, with Great Value..

Much appreciated,

Thank You

Delmaine Jaipaul DJaipaul@dailysun.co.za


Good Day Paula


Many thanks.

I would personally like to thank you for always keeping in touch with us parents, even through our difficult COVID times. I really appreciate that yourself and your Awesome Team have gone the extra mile of in teaching our Kids the Best of the Best in achieving their Goals. Kaylee has learnt so much that she is actually teaching me now. The knowledge that Kaylee has achieved is both beneficial to herself as well as it play a very big part in my Newspaper business, Print & digital. She is now my right hand in most of my challenges.


The knowledge that Kaylee has achieved will definitely assist her with her Goals going forward. I will definitely see you and your team during January.


Much Appreciated Always.

Kind regards

Delmaine

Dear Paula,


I sincerely appreciate all the support you have landed all your students and Nkateko in particular. You, Clarissa and the teachers were awesome and have definitely left an indelible mark in the Nkateko’s mind and ours. Your professionalism has stood up and at no point did I feel you were giving up on you student and that is greatly appreciated.

Remember you play a critical community development role and I want to tell you that you have the right attitude and all the requisite credentials to execute on your calling.

I wish you, and your staff a well-rested festive period which is COVID 19 free.

Many thanks once again for all the assistance.

Kind regards

Furumele, J. (Jabu) JabuF@Nedbank.co.za