It takes a while to come to the conclusion that photography is about community and that learning takes on new impetus when we do so together.

Sometimes though, we do need to draw aside for a short season to improve our skill levels in certain aspects of photography: attending workshops, learning more about your camera, and editing.

This is what we are here for, to ensure that you are up to scratch and that the joy of this amazing art form is not impeded by a lack of knowledge and skill.

Contact us for more information.

Cliff Weston - ​​​​​​​
Cape Town, South Africa
Thank you Charles Mercer for taking me through the walk into photography. Thank you for your patience, time and expertise and most of all for the amazing person you are. I have learnt so much from you and beyond photography. You are a life coach. God bless you!
Katja Forster 
Business Executive and part-time photographer
 Cape Town, South Africa
The course Charles offers gave me a fantastic technical grounding and creative direction. The course itself was stimulating and fun and created a great support network that I still enjoy and derive benefits from to this day. My interaction with Charles and his course gave me the confidence to finally pursue my lifetime passion of starting my own part-time photography business. 
Thank you Charles for guiding me on this journey.
Christine Schmidt   
Graphic Designer and Photographer
Zurich, Switzerland
I found Charles through my friend Jill who also lives in Hout Bay. During my 4 weeks vacation in Cape Town, I wanted to improve my camera skills and photography technique. I booked the Three Locations Course and I loved it. Charles is a great, creative and patient teacher. Shutter speed, ISO, f/stop, I finally understood what it’s all about. All these buttons on my camera make sense now.
He has such a creative eye, he helped me a lot with composition. Charles also encouraged me to take photography to a professional level, which I did back in Switzerland and my new little business is growing.
Charles, thank you so much for your encouragement!
I highly recommend booking a course with him!
Keith Reid
Professional wildlife and landscape photographer
Cape Town, South Africa
Doing Charles’ photo course was the best professional investment I've made. I learned so much from him. The course has greatly improved my photography and the weekly interaction with the PhotoCoach community continues to inspired me. 
Keith Reid, Cape Town, South Africa

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