SHORT PHOTOGRAPHIC COURSES

THABO, MARIA AND VIV ON LOCATION PHOTOSHOOT

2024 SHORTCOURSES

FACE to FACE SHORT COURSES

1 - on - 1 Student with Instructor

2023- 2024

Some people prefer to learn with the physical presence of a tutor via traditional classes. This allows a student better interaction and collaboration with their tutor. We offer FACE to FACE COURSES, either at your office or home or at our PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO. We progress step by step, ensuring you understand all aspects of the course. We love all questions - that way, we know you are learning.



4 x 2 hour lessons (location -our studio-your home-your office).

Once weekly for 4 weeks.


Face to Face Courses :

Beginners Photography R5200

Wedding Photography R7000

Portrait Photography R6000

Wildlife Photography R6000

Architectural Photography R5500

Estate Agents Photography R5500

Adobe Photoshop R6000

Adobe Lightroom R6000


ONLINE SHORT COURSES

1 - on - 1 Student with Instructor

2023 - 2024

Our Online education is a flexible learning system that allows our students to study solely via the internet, using their camera, on their own computer at home, or wherever they see fit. Any software purchase (Adobe Photoshop or LightRoom), is for the students expense and is required to be loaded and working, prior to commencing the course.

(If you don't know how to upload, we will willingly guide you).



4 x 2 hour lessons via Teams.

Once weekly for 4 weeks during 1 month.


Online courses :

Beginners Photography R5200

Adobe Photoshop R6000

Adobe Lightroom R6000





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.

I have taught Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom for 16 years. I love teaching - and watching people grow as they come to grips with their camera.


Truly - any camera is just perfect. Whether you have an easy to hold point 'n shoot (Muk 'n Druk), bridge camera (the lens doesn't come off the body of the camera), a DSLR or a mirrorless camera. It is not so much about the camera, as it is about the person pressing the shutter button.


More and more hobbyist and amateur photographers ask for private 1 on 1 training. One or two hours, focusing solely on what you want to learn, is highly beneficial. Alternatively, you can enrol to attend one of many, short photographic courses. Each short photographic course, comprises of 4 x lessons. Attending Online or in a classroom with other students is another great way of learning, though most people prefer individual attention.


How do you get started?

I teach you how to shoot on (M) Manual. It is so easy. Once I have taught you ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed, you will wish you had learnt how to shoot on Manual sooner. I always follow each small theoretical section, with you picking up your camera and shooting what we have just learnt.


You can book a lesson on any day or time - weekdays or weekends. Once you have mastered the basics, we go out and really practise - at locations which are close by: at stables, nurseries, lakes and at other photographically stimulating, safe venues.


Currently I am privately teaching Johan ( 64), Liam (21), 2 friends Amanda (61), Sanet (65) , and Joshua (9). Each person is at a different level in their photography. 1 of my current students, is studying at an Online Course with another college, but she requires practical assistance to put into practise what she is learning theoretically. She also requires assistance understanding her projects that need to be submitted. Another past student Kaitlyn (20) is now employed as a ship's photographer and within 3 months has travelled aboard and experienced Auris Borealis in Norway , Mexico and England.

Another of our students want to become an estate agent photographer. After he has finished learning the basics, he then practised under my tutelage, photographing multiple houses and corporate offices - inside and outside, during daytime and during low light. Thereafter he attended our Adobe Lightroom course, so that he can edit his work for his clientele. He currently runs his own business.



REVIEWS - COURSES / PHOTOSHOOTS / TOURS

Paula exceeded our expectations! Her communication skills were exceptional, from the booking process all the way through to receiving our photos. Her infectious energy made the photo shoot so enjoyable, and she ensured that everyone was satisfied before wrapping up. It was great to have her show us the pictures as she took them and she even went above and beyond by staying longer to accommodate our requests. We were thrilled with the stunning images she captured and are already looking forward to booking another shoot with her.

Prenessa Mun

Feedbacks 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 

Good morning Paula

 All I can say is wow! We are absolutely in love with the amazing and quaint pictures you took of our little angel. It is currently talk of the family! Thank you so much not only for the photos and your artistic flair with photography but for making the actual shoot so comfortable and enjoyable for us, being so patient to get the perfect shot no matter how long it took. We really appreciate it so much! We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Kind regards

Cerianne Martin

Paula was great. She helped me so much to learn about the photo studio, managing the lights, poses and dealing with clients. She is always keen to answer any doubts. Excellent experience.

Geri Uauy - Chile

Dear Paula. Thanks for a wonderful day today. Learnt heaps and had awesome fun. I have downloaded the photos from the D7200. Some are okay and some not so good. I can tell immediately where I have gone wrong including too bright (too high an ISO) and some way too dark (too low an ISO). I will have to practice and must learn how to limit movement when using the mother lens. Hope you also had a fabulous day.

Patti

My Special Paula 

Thank you for a really fantabulous day at Rhino Lion Park. It was fantastic. Thanks for imparting your [photographic] knowledge to help me improve. Will let you know how I get on during our holiday. 

From the bottom of my heart ❤ thanks

Linda

I attended 2 course at GETPIX Photography a few months ago and had such an amazing experience. Paula is kind and cheerful and makes every lesson fun and exciting. Her hands-on approach to learning is second to none, which will leave you with a wealth of knowledge when you complete your course.

Marcel Van Jaarsveld

The pictures are absolutely beautiful. - Faheemah

Hi Paula , thank you for the beautiful photos - Stav

Montessori Pre-School Parents

I had the most wonderful experience doing my beginners photography course with Paula. I've been wanting to take a course for years, but couldn't find anything that ticked all the boxes. Paula is a wonderful person, extremely knowledgable and talented photographer and an excellent teacher. I can't wait to do the next course, and keep improving my photography skills. Thanks Paula!

Irene Dryer

You are the perfect hostess Paula and make learning so very enjoyable. Thank you for your instruction, guidance and helping us get the most out of the workshop. I absolutely loved it.

Natasha

I’ve never done a course with anyone where I’ve grasped onto information so fast as the one I did with Paula from GETPIX Photography. It really has opened a whole new world for me and I’m appreciative of that.

Thea Naicker

Hi Paula, thank you so much for your Lightroom lessons. I finally got Lightroom sorted out - I have this in my pocket!! The pictures I have been taking for the last six months look better than I ever thought and I now feel far more confident, Thank you for much for your guidance. Have a great evening.

Wayne -Leapfrog

Hi Paula first thank you very much for a great photo model shoot also for your teaching and advice I learned a lot and I highly recommend anyone who want to do model photography and also who wants to take photos with Paula . Aneska is a great model very natural , photogenic which highly recommend for any shoot. GETPIX Photography has a very good studio Thank you again.

Tony Ferreira

Wow wow wow!! What an amazing experience - Paula is just so kind and warm, she fitted into our environment like a glove. We loved spending the evening with her capturing our memories!! Thank you so much for the value you added to our Event!

FORD - BENONI

Paula is an amazing photographer and an amazing person. She makes you feel so comfortable and good about yourself. I had so much fun doing my boudoir photoshoot with her. I didn't think I could look so good. Paula took stunning photos at my wedding, I will cherish them forever. I highly recommend GETPIX!!

Stacileigh Bradbury

Absolutely phenomenal, super friendly, super talented photographer, absolute privilege to model for Paula

Kimmie Powell Moutsatsos

Hi Paula

Huge thank you for a wonderful hour this morning. Loved your teaching style too. We learnt a huge amount during the hour and Linda and I would like to move forward with the Beginners Course. Thanks a ton.

Patti & Linda

We received great pics from a very memorable and sensitive event-#GreenLightRelationships. Paula was discreet during a very trying interview for me. Thank you Paula.

Getpix Photography - photographers silhouette

Thank you Paula,

Josh had such a lovely time and learnt so much. He was on Cloud 9 the whole day.

Tammy Hamilton


So proud of Josh. He has been telling us how he wants to become an animal photographer and work for National Geographic, so for Christmas we got him a beginners photography course. Today he had his first lesson. 2 and a half hours and he absolutely loved it! Getpix Photography, thank you Paula.

Gary Hamilton

Paula is amazing and very helpful, I never knew how to operate my camera when I first started, she has taught me so much. The photo shoot outing to Rietvlei was loads of fun and we managed to get some really awesome photos. Looking forward to the Kaapschehoop tour in July to photograph the wild horses in the misty forests. Thanks Paula it's going to be awesome!

Beth

We did 2 classes with the bubbliest person, Paula!!!! The learning was so special for practical and theory just jelled together and you only realize how much you have learned when you start going through photos and see what you have achieved !!!!! Teaching never feels overwhelmed and she just has the passion to make each interaction sooooo special. Your style is enhanced by her knowledge and individual attention !!!! Thank you Paula till next time . Your very spesial !!!

Amanda Pienaar

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 Photography Course so far, I did not understand the Exposure Triangle settings until I got onto your course, I became much more confident in taking photos, Thank you for teaching me how to use Manual, I never had an idea that I would be able to use manual, it is so exciting. I am looking forward what I can still learn from your courses.

Johan de Jager

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,

Thank you so much for your critique, I love the way you give such useful feedback. I am going to go back and look at the photos again with your critique in mind – will especially check the post processing for the grey skin…

Linda Carter

Morning Paula

Thank you so much for all your feedback. I will definitely keep at it and experiment more with my flash and night time photography. Thank you once again for a great course, I really learnt a lot!

Kind regards

Taryn Human


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

Thank you yes we are very proud of him 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 site 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


My photos are Sooo beautiful thank u my angel, wow, u r so talented.

Vicky.


Hi Paula,


Thank you for the capturing the beautiful photos of my kids. Thank you,

Candice Kuper.



  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 ever so much for these beautiful images of Kyle. They are absolutely stunning... Thank you.

Jolene


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


Thank you so much for the beautiful picture. It was certainly our lucky day when Juno stopped to admire the cosmos with you. I plan to have it framed and will treasure is for many years. Again, thanks for capturing a special moment. 

Joan


Hi Paula

Thank you very much for our stunning wedding pictures we are extremely happy. Getpix's service was excellent and the photographers were extremely professional, friendly and efficient. We received exactly what we ordered. Kind Regards Dora


Good morning Paula

Apologies for the delayed response. I only managed to get the disc this past week. All I can say is wow! We are absolutely in love with the amazing and quaint pictures you took of our little angel. It is currently talk of the family! Thank you so much not only for the photos and your artistic flair with photography but for making the actual shoot so comfortable and enjoyable for us, being so patient to get the perfect shot no matter how long it took. We really appreciate it so much! We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Kind regards Cerianne Martin


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,

Thanks so much for the photos! They are awesome!!!

Kerry Krauss krauss.kerry@gmail.com


Hi Paula,

The photos and disc arrived this morning, they are brilliant - thank you so much. 

Trish Bell pbell@knightpiesold.com


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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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