With over a decade of experience in the coaching field, Charles and his PhotoCoach courses have helped many budding photographers get off the ground and flourish in the art of photography.
His coaching style encourages you to develop in both the technical and creative aspects of photography, and to help you observe your surroundings in a different way.
After the course is completed, you will become a member of the PhotoCoach community and be able to attend bi-weekly photo walks in Cape Town. You will also be invited to enter weekly challenges, based on a theme of your choice.
I hope you can join in with the fun.
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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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