Sharing my knowledge and expertise with fellow photographers to help them succeed in their own journey is a very rewarding experience for me! I am passionate about teaching and I take great pride in the fact that every student I have ever worked with have walked away a much richer person with a skill set that lifts their brand to the next level. I am a Digital Photography Courses affiliated tutor and specialize in Weddings and On-Location lighting. Be sure to check out the vast curriculum of courses available at DPC.
The most extensive wedding photography workshop in the country! Covering Business, Creative and Digital Workflow processes from two of South Africa’s Top Wedding Photographers!
Day 1: Wedding Inspiration, Styles, Equipment, Wedding Photography A-Z
Inspiration: View the work of top international wedding photographers, 3 distinctive styles of wedding photography you should know, Essential equipment you should have, The photographer’s A-Z for wedding photography (from Marketing to Delivery), Pre-Wedding Day Issues, Wedding Day Issues, Post Wedding Day Issues.
Day 2: How to Shoot the Wedding Day and common Lighting Setups
Tips and tricks pertaining to Posing, the Preparation, shooting the Ceremony, Detail shots, Group shots, the Portrait session, Reception shots… The art of combining natural light with artificial light and Practical Demonstration.
Day 3: Practical Shoot: The Wedding Day
One Day Practical Shoot, covering the wedding day under the guidance of both Trompie and Warren
Day 4: Digital Workflow Part 1
The digital workflow: Importance of working effectively, popular and industry software, Lightroom Preset System, Digital adjustments: Exposure and Colour, Tagging and Photo Selections etc. Timeless and contemporary retouching techniques: Skin softening, dynamic lighting, Black and White, Sepia, Vignette, etc (Photoshop and Lightroom). Making ready for delivery: Advice about printing and exporting images for printing, Cropping, Sharpening, Introduction to Coffee Table Books, Wedding Album Design.
Day 5: Digital Workflow Part 2 and Presentation
Workflow Continued… Constructive evaluation and photo critiques of the students’ photos taken during the practical shoot
ON-LOCATION LIGHTING WORKSHOP
Learn how to use Reflectors, Diffusers, Continuous Lights and Speedlights On-Location to set yourself apart from the crowd and give you a critical tool set.
- Small groups with a maximum of 10 attendees who each get to work personally with the equipment and directing a location shoot.
- Day 1: Class presentation covering fundamental aspects of artificial light in all it’s forms with hands-on demonstrations on various aspects of indoor and outdoor lighting. Demystifying the use of equipment and techniques such as on-camera flash, off-camera flash, what kit to buy and how to use it, continuous light such as the Ice Light and Lume Cubes, using reflectors and diffusers correctly, utilizing good ambient light to it’s full potential, creative lighting techniques and much more!
- Day 2: You get to participate and direct a practical shoot, covering all the most important portrait lighting setups. I emphasize typical problems you may encounter when shooting on location and how to solve them. We start the shoot in the worst light possible, midday sun and I teach you how to get fantastic results using various methods leading on to the golden hour.
- Exclusive access to the Strobist Group on our social network Photo Critic for ongoing support even after you have finished your course.
FROM MY STUDENTS
Don’t take my word for it, let my students speak for themselves…
+ YOU SAID
WOULDN'T TRADE THE EXPERIENCE FOR ANYTHING
TROMPIE YOU ARE A ROCKSTAR!
WHAT AN AWESOME EXPERIENCE!
THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR KNOWLEDGE!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
LEARNING FROM THE BEST IS JUST AMAZING!
STUDENTS PER YEAR
“Had ‘THE’ best photography course EVER!… Well, until my next DPC course that is. I highly recommend the Wedding course with Trompie. I thought I was going to do an easy brush up course and got brought back down to Earth hard… I learned so so much more than what I bargained for and my head is bursting with new info. Thank you very much for a truly valuable experience!”
“I have attended Trompie’s recent DPC On-Location Lighting Course and would like to bring to your attention my full appreciation for the high standard presented over the two days.There are three aspects of the course that I would like to emphasize here. The first being an appreciation of Trompie’s witty and very informative comments that was coupled with his outstanding topical insight and excellent presentation style. Trompie succeeded in capturing the full attention of all attendees over the two days and by sharing his experiences and insights into photography in general, he succeeded in kindling in me a renewed enthusiasm towards photography. It is also appropriate to make a special mention of the appreciation that needs to be given to Jenna who not only actively addressed the course administration issues, but who was solely responsible for organising and assisting a very professional Tanya Kroon as our model. Both Jenna and Tanya contributed to the overall success which enabled Trompie to focus on sharing with us the technical aspects of on-location lighting. In this way, each attendee was presented with ample opportunities to actively participate in the practical aspects of the course.”
“This course is a must do for anyone who thinks that a flash is that thingy that only goes on top of the camera once the light goes really bad. Trompie Van der Berg class! Both the theory and practical is just an awesome experience. Its a pleasure learning from you guys – the DPC team always deliver.”
“Trompie is a house of knowledge with a fresh outlook on outdoor lighting skills and technique, to me this was a breath of fresh air. His communication skills and class interaction made me comfortable and learning was fun. This I say without a hint of ‘sarcasm’ for the first time in my life I felt like a pro photographer. Thank you Trompie I look forward to doing more classes hosted by you..u are without a doubt an asset to DPC, I stand humbled.”
“I’ve recently attended the On-location Lighting workshop. The first day was a theoretical presentation, which was set out brilliantly, and no stone was left un-turned! The second day we went out to a paintball range… what a wonderful setting! With the help from Trompie showing us how to set up the lights and to think outside the box, all I can say is the photographs we took was extraordinary!
A special thanks to Trompie with his vast amount of experience in strobism and the helpful hints he gave us. I have learnt so much!!! The day was really something that every serious photoghrapher should experience.”