If you like traveling, photography and learning from the best, read this!

This year Yuri Arcurs Photography is putting together an elite international academy program in the hope of producing the most competent and gifted photography class of 2015. This private funded program runs for three years, during which participants will be given a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience travel to exotic locations, a first-class photography education from some of the industry’s leading experts, and working experience through interactions with real projects, clients and top models.

We are looking to recruit 10 – 15 candidates, who will have to prove they are motivated, ambitious and bright. You will be given the opportunity to prove you have what it takes at our two-week long photography boot camp in January 2012. Very little photography knowledge is needed, we will equip you with what you need to know.

During the 3 year education you will have exams in the following subjects:
• The technical skills required to use all Nikon, Canon and Hasselblad cameras.
• Video recording and editing with SLR camera’s, RED epic and others.
• Basic and advanced photoshopping.
• Advanced RAW processing.
• Advanced digital image theory.
• Shoot planning and execution planning.
• Creative research, Image Critique.
• Branding, Client managing, Invoicing, Legal aspects.

How to qualify:
In order to qualify for the program, you must pass a 2 week boot camp in Cape Town, South Africa. The boot camp offers all it’s participants an opportunity to receive first-class photography training, even those who do not get accepted into the program.
To be considered for the photography boot camp you must:
• Manage your own accommodations and travel into Cape Town for the boot camp duration.
• Bring your own digital SLR camera that can produce at least 16 mega pixel images.
• Bring at least one 50mm or 85mm lens that can shoot no less than 2.0 in aperture.
• Bring at least 16 Gb of memory for your camera (CF preferred).
• Be able to stay 2 weeks in Cape Town for training and assignments from January 3rd 2012.
• Be able to dedicate 3 years of your life for this education starting from January 23rd 2012 and have no problem spending up to half of the year in all parts of the world with the primary base in Cape Town, South Africa.
• Have no criminal record or any other criteria that would not allow you to travel to Europe or other places.
• Agree to potentially being part of a TV production about the boot camp for reality TV.

How to apply:
Contact us no later than DECEMBER 1st on jobs@arcurs.com and make sure to mark the mail “Photography student” and include ALL of the following to be considered for the education:
• Motivation letter – tell us why you are interested in this education.
• Your CV.
• Any reference letter from previous employers.
• Something about yourself.
• A photograph of yourself.
• A statement showing a clean criminal record.

The final class candidates will be announced on JANUARY 17th 2012. The best candidates will be offered a job at Yuri Arcurs Photography after graduation.

Click here to see the flyer!

NB: PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY ATTEMPT TO CONTACT YURI HIMSELF DIRECTLY WILL DISQUALIFY YOU FROM BEING CONSIDERED!

(191) Comments...What do you think?

  1. Kelly Pollock

    Sofie, Laneishia, if you can get in your emails today, we will still consider you!!

  2. Kelly Pollock

    Melanie, yes we do have your application! We’ll be getting the last confirmation emails out today.

  3. I have everything ready to go, just a quick question: would you like all items split into separate PDF attachments, or pasted right into the email? Thanks! :)

  4. Taylor T

    Hey guys- I’m on the west coast in the USA. Is the submission open still? If so, is it open until midnight MY time or is it closed when the people who are reading the submissions get to their local midnight?

  5. Kelly Pollock

    Hillary, attachments would be better :)

    Taylor, it is currently 11am on 1 December here – but we will be accepting applications that come in today due to time differences!

  6. Ok starting to freak out a bit now… So close yet so far away…

  7. Glenn Bloch

    When? And how will we be notified if we are slected?

  8. Hi Guys, Kelly and I are busy going through all the applications (we started yesterday) and it is taking really long :) we are getting there though and will hopefully have the list of people next week. Everyone will be notified by email if they have made it or not :)

    Good Luck guys, there are sooo many great applications, it’s really not easy!

    When? And how will we be notified if we are slected?

    When? And how will we be notified if we are slected?

  9. Heading to africa… in my mind… see you soon guys. Love & Peace teresaarias.com

  10. brittany lowe

    getting so excited about this! could change my whole life! next week then? cant wait!!! :D

  11. lezigzag

    it’s really nice of you to le EVERYONE know, selected or not what will happen. I am sure everyone is as exited as me : )
    good luck everyone!

  12. Iriana seems to have caught the idea. To all of mentioned above I would add that with Yuri’s resources and experience it would be logic to start personal photostock imho.
    Hope we will be allowed to take part in this great project!

  13. Hi Guys

    I have managed to get a good deal for you guys we need accommodation, the hotel across the road from the bootcamp office has 14 rooms and can give us them for R100 per night, per person sharing, which is an awesome price plus there will be no traveling costs then. It is in town centre so there are lots of shops, clubs and tourist attractions nearby. We will have the results very soon, you will have to let us know ASAP about the accommodation so you can book your spot!

  14. Glenn

    hey jessica, i think we are hoping to hear first if we get in or not before we book accommodation for cape town. hope the selection process isnt stressing you guys out so much. hope to hear from you guys soon.

  15. Stefanie

    Hey Jessica,

    I saw that you said that you were going to send out confirmation emails to everyone to say that you had received their applications. I didn’t receive a confirmation letter, so I wanted to see if you got my application. I sent it on Nov. 29.

    Thanks!

  16. Bo

    Tomorrow is last working day of this week, I’m checking my Email and checking again.
    Adventure!

  17. Emiliano

    Hi Jessica, can you give us an email address where to contact you in case we are selected and we are interested in the rooms you have found?
    Second: can you please let me know how many people would be sharing every room?

    Thank you very much indeed for your time and efforts. Hope to be seeing you in CT in January!!!

    E

    Hi Guys

    I have managed to get a good deal for you guys we need accommodation, the hotel across the road from the bootcamp office has 14 rooms and can give us them for R100 per night, per person sharing, which is an awesome price plus there will be no traveling costs then. It is in town centre so there are lots of shops, clubs and tourist attractions nearby. We will have the results very soon, you will have to let us know ASAP about the accommodation so you can book your spot!

  18. Glenn

    hey sorry to be impatient, but any news on the selections. freaking out here haha. hope its going smoothly and you guys will let us know soon.

  19. Bar

    Hi Jess group of fb already knows. and what about the other?

  20. lezigzag

    RESULTS ARE IN!!
    and I made it! : )
    can’t wait to meet you all in Cape Town!

  21. frank kumalo

    Hi jessica , i’m frank every time when i applaying. i’m always loser such a great opportunities like this but its ok ok

  22. frank kumalo

    Hi jessica , i’m frank m kumalo every time when i applaying. i’m always loser such a great opportunities like this. and i’m so seriouly about photography career but its ok ok its God who knows about my career.

  23. ticks

    whether one of the criteria was to make an idiot of myself on facebook?

  24. MWilson

    Howzit! To all the people that made it through, well done! To those that applied but wont make to the boot camp, don’t despair, opportunities are around every corner. Only roughly 10% of the “boot-campers” are going to make past that stage anyway. So keep your chins up. See the rest of you in Cape Town!

  25. brittany lowe

    bootcamp!!!!! im so excited and grateful for this chance! still cant believe it !!!!

  26. So excited to meet you all!!! First obstacle down, now its time to face the real challenges. Bring it on! I have never been more ready for anything in my life. Thank you at Arcurs productions for giving me this opportunity, I assure you that you will not be disappointed. I will dig to China with my bear hands for this.

  27. sofie

    Er der nogle danskere, der er kommet med??

    Are there any danish people in??

  28. Finally I have not been selected, Congratulations to the people who are in!!!

  29. RANDALL

    THIS IS IT!!!!!!!!!!! World here i come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. .sylva.

    .hey @sofie,
    i will fly from copenhagen [ikke dansker, men jeg har boet i dk i 3 år].
    here is my email: avlys19@gmail.com. maybe we could fly together?. :)

  31. Fannie Hunnerup Jacobsen

    Hej, jeg er også fra Danmark :)

    Er der nogle danskere, der er kommet med??

    Are there any danish people in??

    Er der nogle danskere, der er kommet med??

    Are there any danish people in??

    Are there any danish people in??

  32. Adrian

    Hey everyone. Looking forward to meeting everyone. Any other Irish people going??
    A.

  33. Didn’t here about this until i read it a couple of hours ago on a forum post on Istock! This would have been perfect for me in every single way. Ah well will maybe next time! :) .

    On a happier note i’ll be in Cape Town 31st Jan – 12th Feb for the iKapaLypse event which will be amazing! :) .

    All the best to the lucky chosen ones and to Santa Yuri, i’m sure it will be a great adventure and success for all involed :) .

  34. Leticia Diaz

    Hello, I would like to know if there is an opportunity to find the list of your models??? Thanks :)

  35. This is great information blog , nice post. Thanks for sharing this article , great job . I really like your work..

  36. tolu

    When is the next one coming up?

  37. My daughter studied photography and make up art at SIPS in stellenbosch this year. She is job searching at the moment for next year. Are there any positions available at Yuri Arcurs for 2014. Jocelyn Concer from Bredasdorp recommended that we contact you.

  38. Yuri Arcurs

    Yes. Ask her to send her CV to jobs@arcurs.com

  39. Max

    Hi, some questions:

    1) will there be a new course soon?
    2) how safe is it in Cape Town for the students?
    3) will you publish names of the students? I would like to see their work.

    Max

  40. Yuri Arcurs

    1. There will be a new bootcamp in 2015 first only. About one year from now.
    2. Sales are low here in the start, but will pick up. We are in this for the long term goals and building excellent photographers.
    3. All the students can be found on http://www.peopleimages.com. They have never been secret :)

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