Get Creative!

“Creativity is intelligence having fun” – Albert Einstein

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Are you creative?

Take a look at the questions below, and answer them for yourself:

  1. Are you a curious/inquisitive person?
  2. Do you enjoy being unique?
  3. Do you like to take risks?
  4. Do you observe things around you?
  5. Do you often find yourself daydreaming?
  6. Do you appreciate art and beauty?
  7. Do you have a good imagination?
  8. Are you good at expressing yourself?
  9. Are you adaptable?
  10. Do you like new challenges?

If you answered YES to most of these questions, then you are a creative individual!

Don’t let your creative genius go to waste! How about taking up a few Creative Courses to stimulate and enhance your creative potential?

College SA offers a wide variety of valuable Creative Courses. What’s more, these courses are all offered through distance learning – allowing you to study from a location of your choice.

This is perfect for a creative individual like you. We understand that you need to be in an environment that you are comfortable with in order for your creativity to blossom. And with distance learning, you have this freedom of choice! You can choose to study from the comfort of your home, from your favourite coffee shop, or even at the beach!

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Did you know?

Doing aerobic exercises (such as running) can increase your creative potential.

Studies have shown that people are at their most creative 2 hours after taking part in aerobic exercise. So when your mind is feeling muddled and foggy, try going for a run, or playing your favourite sport.

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What’s great about Creative Studies is that it offers something for every personality type – from introverts to extroverts.

College SA is bound to have a course that is perfect for you!

We offer Creative Courses (ranging from short courses to diplomas) in the following fields:

If you think you would enjoy studying a Creative Course, you are most welcome to contact our friendly Course Experts for more information.

They are looking forward to hearing from you and answering any questions that you may have.

Contact us (toll-free!) on:

0800 21 23 22

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Are You an Aspiring Photographer?

“Photography is a love affair with life.” – Burk Uzzle

Photography is a hobby shared by many people. It is the science and art of capturing images – either digitally or on film.

It is an exciting field that is constantly growing and changing as technology advances. Advanced technology of this era brings us sophisticated cameras and programs to edit our photographs – so it is no longer difficult for amateurs to produce professional-looking photographs.

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There are many different types of photography to choose from. For example:

  • Nature photography
  • Sports or action photography
  • Aerial photography
  • Commercial photography
  • People photography (school photos, family photos, model shoots, etc.)

…and many more! Photography can thus cater for a wide range of interests.

The best way to learn more about this exciting field is by completing a Photography Course.

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Did You Know?

Photography has come a long way since the summer of 1826, when photography was first discovered. The first person to successfully create a photograph was a man by the name of Joseph Niepce.

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Studying Photography through College SA

College SA offers a fantastic Digital Photography course, as well as courses that deal with the editing side of photography:

  • Digital Photography
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 Basic
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 Advanced (Including Basic)

The Photography course will teach you about digital cameras and its components, photographic techniques and ideas, the digital darkroom, as well as the end results of your photographs.

The Photoshop courses will equip you with valuable skills that are needed to edit your photographs (using the programme Adobe Photoshop). This includes resizing, touching up, adding fills and overlays, and other techniques and effects that can enhance your photographs.

All of these courses are offered via distance learning – which means that you can study from the comfort and safety of your own home.

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What do our students have to say about our Photography Courses?

“I am proud to say that I am currently studying Digital Photography through College SA and I am doing it via correspondence learning. I’ve never been this excited to study. Photography has always been a hobby of mine but I would like to turn this hobby into a business one day and College SA is definitely giving me the opportunity to do so.

The tutors are always ready to help and the support is great; any queries get answered the same day and the study material makes it so easy to understand, especially for a person studying through correspondence learning.

THANKS AGAIN COLLEGE SA!!! YOU ROCK!”

A picture is worth a thousand words

Thanks to social media, and smart phones with their 10 megapixel cameras, everybody can experience what it feels like to be a photographer. What’s more, because we can digitally store our photos, we are able to easily look through hundreds of photos daily. This is especially useful on those days when your mind feels so stuffy, and you just need some visual stimulation or humour.

On one such day, I spent some time looking through old albums on my own Facebook profile. Each picture in these albums told me a different story. The photographs are a depiction of different stages of my life – from pre-school, right through to my university days.

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“A camera is the save button for the mind’s eye” – Rogu Kingston

It felt as if I was going back in time with every click. Forget following the yellow brick road – I was taking a long trip down memory lane. Oh, the memories, the good times, and the adventures…

So when you need to get away from the hustle and bustle, but can’t get up and leave, simply take a few moments to look through your memory book of pictures – which is now just a click away!

In my opinion, the best old photos to look through are those that belong to your parents or grandparents. Who would have thought that your gran, mom, or uncle had no wrinkles back in the day, and wore “fashionable” clothing? Not me – that is for sure! But thanks to some black and white shiny cardboard, they have proof.

“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” ― Karl Lagerfeld

If you have a love for photography, feel free to follow this link.

A wedding must-do

Whether the big question has been popped, or whether it was just a mature decision between two grown-ups to tie the knot, the fact still remains: A wedding is on the way!

Most girls cannot wait to plan their big day. I know that I am definitely one of those hopeless romantics who want every fine detail to be perfect – from the dress, to the music, to the ‘thank you’ gifts. And let’s not forget those beautifully captured moments!

 

I saw someone’s Facebook status the other day that read, “Photographs have a way of remembering those little precious memories, long after you have forgotten them”. Well, thank goodness for technology and cameras!

Some of our best instruments when taking photos are our eyes. Everyone sees and perceives things differently, from details, to colour contrasts, to which moments are camera-worthy. So, when I get married one day, I won’t be having professional photographers at the ceremony or reception. Instead, I have decided that I would like my closest family and friends to capture their favourite moments of my big day.

So, here’s my detailed plan:

Choosing the photographers: A month or two before the special day, my partner and I will decide who will have the privilege of receiving one or two disposable cameras to capture special moments on our wedding day. (Note to self: Remember to choose carefully – our wedding album rides on this decision).

Brief them shortly: I will be sure to brief them shortly beforehand, so that they know what types of moments I would like them to capture. This will be such an intimate and fun experience for the “photographers” on the day.

A week before the big day: At this point, I will already have the perfect image of what my perfect wedding day will look like. I will make a card with keywords on them so that the photographers have an idea of what I am looking for.

 

The big day: If there are particular photos that I would like, I will be sure to inform one of the guests holding a camera. Other than that, I will relax and enjoy every moment. ♥