Photography Practicals: Learning Photography By Genre - Sydney Short Courses

Photography Practicals: Learning Photography By Genre

What you'll learn

Learn photography through the lens of different genres with our photography short courses in Sydney!

This photography short course is tailored for students looking to master different genres of photography. The course is designed to be hands-on, taking students to various locations to put their skills to the test, where students will receive significant guidance from an experienced instructor. Throughout the course, students will learn the technical and creative aspects of different genres, such as portrait, landscape, street, etc, by taking their own photographs under the guidance of an instructor. 

This course provides an immersive learning experience that helps students develop their photography skills and understanding of different genres of photography while getting a real-world hands-on approach.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the principles and origins of Straight Photography, also known as Pure Photography, with a focus on the use of deep depth of field as employed by the f64 group.  
  • Master the art of Urban Photography: learning how to capture the elements of the urban environment, including architecture, human subjects, and the dynamics of a streetscape.  
  • Create Narrative Photography: telling a story through the use of composition, light and shadow, shape, and texture, whether capturing movement or evoking emotion and mood through colour or black and white.

Course Content

  • Introduction to Straight Photography or Pure Photography: The first field trip will take you through Sydney's Hyde Park, where you'll learn how to capture the beauty of the Archibald Fountain, the playful chess players, and the sombre architecture of the Sydney War Memorial and Remembrance Pool.  
  • Urban Photography in Sydney CBD: The second field trip will take you through the bustling streets of the Sydney CBD, where you'll learn how to capture the elements of the urban environment, such as architecture, human subjects, and the dynamics of the streetscape. You'll visit locations like George Street, Martin Place, Bird Alley, and Pitt Street Mall.  
  • Narrative Photography: Telling a story through Photography: The third field trip will take you through the textural, open and confined spaces, both old and modern of the Rocks Precinct Sydney where you'll learn how to create a visual narrative through composition, light and shadow, shape, and texture, whether capturing movement or evoking emotion and mood through colour or black and white.

Intended Audience

Who is this practical photography course for?

This photography short course is designed for those who want to take their understanding of different genres of photography to the next level. Whether you're a beginner with prior experience in photography, an intermediate photographer looking to expand your skills, or an advanced photographer looking to perfect your craft, this course is suitable for you. It covers all the key areas of photography such as camera controls, shutter speeds, apertures, picture styles and controls, and ISO. It's for anyone who wants to learn the different genres of photography in-depth and improve their skills in various settings.

Course materials

What to bring to class

  • A DSLR – digital single-lens reflex camera/four-thirds or mirrorless camera with adjustable ISO and aperture settings.
  • Lenses – Bring along any lenses you own.
  • Tripod (Optional)
  • Extra batteries or charger for camera
  • SD card or other storage device for camera
  • Camera manual or guide (if you have one)
  • Notebook and pen/pencil for taking notes
  • Water and snacks
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing and accessories
  • Any other photography equipment or accessories that you may use or need.

Course tutors

Neoklis (Nik) Bloukos has had a passion for photography since the age of 14. With over 48 years of experience in the field, he has spent 25 years as a Press Photographer, over 19 years working...

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