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Many people have them. Yes, your camera which you got for Christmas or your birthday.  Well, now it is the perfect time to learn the basics on how to use this wonderful tool.

North West School of Design offers a four (4) month PART TIME course in teaching students the following;

  • Camera Basics (ISO and Aperture settings),
  • Photography Basics,
  • Getting to know your camera,
  • Choosing of subjects and a whole lot more.

This class get presented by Salomé Kotzé, which is an award-winning photographer and editor the Klerksdorp Record.  And she will teach students in practical and theoretical all aspects of photography.


This very popular course is a four month (4) part-time course and gets presented on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 17:30 – 19:00 at North West School of Design.

The dates for the class are from 3 March – 29 June 2020.  (dates might change)

There will be a TERM break for the class, during Easter and public holidays, but it will be discussed with students by lecturer to schedule their classes accordingly.

Students who successfully submit their portfolios in NOVEMBER 2020 will receive a certificate of the North West School of Design, at the Platinum Fashion Festival of North West School of Design.   

Friends and family are welcome to come and view the various portfolios.  North West School of Design, will also have an external moderator to judge the various photographs in their respective categories;

  • Best Landscape,
  • Best Portrait,
  • Best Black and White Photograph and
  • Best Overall Portfolio, but to name a few.

Please note, that no certificate will be issued to students who not display their portfolios at the Platinum Fashion Festival.


A notebook and pen will assist students, to take down additional notes, but student hand-outs will be issued to students by North West School of Design.

Students who complete this course need a DSLR camera.

DSLR – Digital Single Reflex Camera.

Unfortunately, no compact cameras or cell phones can be used by students.  Any brand of camera, Nikon, Canon etc … could be used. 

Should you wish to enquire more about the camera specifications, please do not hesitate to contact, North West School of Design, and we will guide you in accordance.


All classes are presented on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 17:30 – 19:00.

Should classes fall on a public holiday, the lecturer will inform students accordingly of changes in their class schedule.

Term breaks will also be discussed, as there will be no classes during school term breaks.

The address for the classes;

1 B Joe Slovo Road, (Oudorp Pharmacy Complex), next to Unie School on the N12 highway.



Payments for class fees and other fees can be directly into the banking account of North West School of Design via EFT.

Alternatively, cash can be paid and NWSD will issue a receipt for students.

Fee Breakdown

(please note, that this is subject to change, and NWSD will inform in accordance.)


Registration Fee

R 400-00

This is your booking fee, which ensures your seat in class.  This should be paid as soon as possible, and remember it is non-refundable.

Course Fee

R 920-00 x 4 months

= R 3 6800-00

This is class fees, and it is payable at the beginning or end of every month.  This can be paid via EFT or directly at NWSD.

Exhibition Fee

R 200-00

Students who receive certificates, have to exhibit at the Platinum Fashion Festival of NWSD.

Class Notes

R 400-00

Notes are handed out to students at the beginning of every module.  Students can put these notes in a flip-file for easy reference


R 4680-00