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In conjunction with the prestigious tutorials of Lights Camera Action and with the great support of the highly-respected Photographic Repairs & Sales here in Cape Town we are running a series of courses in the coming months aimed at models and photographers from beginners to intermediate level of interest and careers aimed at taking your creativity to the next level!

Modelling Course


Photographic Courses

Here at RSPS we offer an exciting range of courses for both models and photographers.  

Aimed at those with a beginners to intermediate level of understanding we aim to take your hobby, passion or career to the next level with these intense, all-encompassing workshops carefully catered to popular demand and individual creative needs.  

Our friendly tutors combine a depth in knowledge with a friendly and inclusive style of teaching that doesn’t stop once the course is complete.  Because at RSPS we truly care that what you learn translates into personal creative growth for you outside our studio as an amateur or professional.  

For more info email us at or call on: 021 461 2664


Current course educators:

George Philipas

George’s commercial portfolio includes extensive work in the advertising sector mainly in Nairobi, Kenya where he has worked with internationally acclaimed agencies such as Ogilvy & Mather, and Y&R. He has undertaken a wide-range of commercial projects for multinational companies, National Governments and international bodies including Shell Oil, Old Mutual, British American Insurance, British American Tobacco, UNAIDS, WHO, UNHCR, Clinton Foundation, the UK Government (Committee on Climate Change) and the South African Government with agencies such as SAHRA (South African Heritage and Resources Agency) and SKA (Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope) amongst others.

He has undertaken a number of fashion editorials working for publications such as True Love, QZ Magazine in Kenya and locally for the now defunct One Small Seed Magazine in SA. Working from a photographic studio in Cape Town CBD He has collaborated extensively with acclaimed South African fashion collections including Kluk & CGDT, Pink Ant and Stiaan Louw and modelling agencies such as Boss, Fusion, Topco International and Ten Artist Management.

He was a Nominee at the 10th Annual International Color Awards in the Fashion Category for an image from a Swinging 60’s editorial.


George’s other work includes work as a photojournalist.  After completing a postgraduate diploma in photojournalism at the London College of Communication (formerly London College of Printing) in 2001, he signed with Polaris (US), and AMO (Africa Media Online) in South Africa and have previously worked as a Reuters stringer.

Work has been published in the New York Times, Independent (UK), Observer (UK), L’Express Magazine, Grazia, Essence Magazine (US) amongst many others mostly published and commissioned through agencies.

He has achieved varied success on the international awards circuit as well.  Photographs taken during the Kenyan Election Upheaval received an Honourable Mention at the Prix de la Photographie Awards (2009) and work undertaken during the FIFA World Cup 2010 and in conjunction with UN-OCHA Somalia in Somaliland in 2011 received Merit Awards at the International Aperture Awards (2010) in recognition of Excellence in Photojournalism for work undertaken.

Work undertaken in Mogadishu, Somalia in conjunction with AMISOM (African Peace-keeping mission in Somalia), UN-WFP, work in a Mental Home in Mogadishu (La Presse Newspaper – Canada) as well as a long-term personal project ‘Everyday Life on an African Housing Estate’ in Mombasa, Kenya in 2012 received Merit Awards at the International Loupe Awards (2012) in recognition of Excellence in the People and Portrait and Photojournalism categories.

He was also a Nominee at the 6th Annual Photography Masters Awards (2012) in the Children of the World, Photojournalism and Portrait Categories and achieved 3rd Place and an Honor of Distinction at the 7th Annual Photography Masters Awards (2014) in the Children of the World Category.

5 Images from South Sudan also received 5 nominations in the Children of the World, Portrait and Photojournalism categories of the 8th Annual International Color Awards (2015).

‘The Other Side’ – a long-term 3-year focus on a colored community in South Africa and a more general look at how barriers of race and wealth affect the community and landscape received a number of nominations and honourable mentions at the International Loupe Awards in 2013 and at the 7th and 8th International Color Awards in 2014 and 2015 in the People, Photojournalism and Children of the World categories.

5 images from a long-term project ‘A Changing Landscape’ looking at the archaic communities of the Karoo in the Northern Cape of South Africa and the unprecedented changes looming and the uncertainty that modernity has brought with it, received nominations at the 10th Annual International Color Awards (2017) in the People Category.

Jarryd Tiltman

Jarryd has completed a foundation diploma course at a recognised international college Shaw Academy in 2015. He proceeded to finish his studies with a distinction pass rate where his knowledge has driven him to execute his work with numerous shoots and campaigns.

As a freelance, Jarryd has worked for international brands including Google and a Danish company for child accessory labels. Jarryd has also undertaken a wide range of commercial assignments & campaigns with a wide variety of South African bodies including Government agencies, NGO’s and editorial throughout his career including but not exlusive to SKA -(Square kilometre array) , SAHRA, Bay side magazine ,YOU specatular awards ,Nia Masi clothing labels, Innovators Club , Deloitte, Ambassador Advisory, CANSA -Steel Magniloa womens calander.

Jarryd has also worked 1.5 years for a well established Cape Town based modelling agency called The Model Company , where he undertook an extensive number of modelling portfolios. During his time there he setup the studio space and arranged all the lighting and story boards & briefs for each models portfolio.

Since then he has joined up with RSPS (Roeland street photo studio) as a studio photographer where he has expanded the range of his work that includes the aforementioned commercial assignments to portfolio work with SA Govt agencies, a South African and international Muay thai champion fighter and extensive work with other leading modeling agencies in Cape Town such as , Icon Models , Topco International, Ten Artist Management , Base Models.

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