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Learn digital Photography in Sydney. Photography classes for beginners. Learn Digital DSLR photography.

Photography can feel like a complicated hobby. There’s nothing more frustrating than having a beautiful camera, but not knowing how to get the best from it. If you are beginner photographer and you want to master the manual capabilities of your Digital SLR or Mirrorless camera for hobby, work or to build a new career then our foundational course will help you get started. We aim to deliver a fun, user friendly and practical beginners course that focuses on the functions of your camera first so you can focus on the scene you want to capture.

Ideal for

This course is for participants with any digital camera that has capability of shooting in manual mode. This is not suitable for compact 'point & shoot' cameras or smartphones.

  • Hobbyists: Looking to take better photos for home, travel, Instagram or just for fun
  • Career: Looking for an introduction to start your journey to a new job
  • Work or home business: Your small business or the company you work for needs more photographic content for social media and the web

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Use their Digital SLR Cameras manually with skill and confidence
  • Identify the standard functions and features of a Digital SLR Camera
  • Understand Aperture, Depth of Field and Shutter and Motion
  • Use the appropriate metering and exposure systems to correctly expose their image
  • Identify difficult lighting situations that result in incorrect exposures
  • Understand the basic principle of the Photographic Triangle
  • Select the appropriate ISO, Resolution and White Balance settings
  • Understanding the physical equipment important to a photographer
  • The composition dimension of photography – what looks good in a frame and why

Course content

Introduction: Camera Anatomy & Settings

  • How a mirrorless camera and DSLR work
  • Main features of most cameras
  • DSLR vs Mirrorless cameras
  • Modes of your camera and how they work: Manual Mode, Aperture Priority Mode, Shutter Priority Mode
  • File types: RAW vs JPEG

Exposure, Focus & Depth of Field

  • The Exposure Triangle: Aperture, ISO & Shutter Speed
  • Focusing – Manual, Auto, Focus Points, Single/Continuous
  • DOF Control – AP, Distance, Lens, DOF Preview, DOF Scale
  • Shutter Speed and Movement

White Balance & Colour

  • White Balance
  • ISO and image quality
  • The Histogram – Dynamic Range and Exposure Latitude
  • Contrast and Tonal Range

Light & Metering

  • The Light Meter – Correct, Under and Over Exposure
  • Metering Systems – Matrix, Centre Weighted, Partial, Spot
  • Situations that give inaccurate light readings
  • Direction of Light

Composition

  • Rule of thirds
  • Negative space
  • Leading lines
  • Perspective & angle
  • Backgrounds

Equipment

  • How to build your camera kit
  • Tripods
  • Intervalometers
  • General camera care

Please note that individual teaching styles vary and dependent on the class needs your tutor may not be able to cover all aspects of the content listed above. If there is anything specific you would like covered please ask your tutor at the beginning of class.

Please bring to class

  • Digital SLR Manual Camera + lens & camera manual (the manual is important as it may assist your tutor should they be unfamiliar with your camera)
  • Tripod or monopod for outdoor shoots (Optional)
  • Notepad & pen or tablet

15% Earlybird Discount available on 2021 classes for this course.

Simply enrol before 31 December 2020 using the discount code EARLYBIRD21 at the payments page. (Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other concessions or discounts.)

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Very thorough teacher and information. Inspiring as well as informative. I think it was great that it was catered to the student's needs.

  • said: Very patient, encouraging and engaging teacher. Loved the course.

  • said: I thought our tutor, Stephen Cooper, was very personable and a clear communicator. He was very happy to provide help outside of class hours via email which was much appreciated.

  • said: This is a great course to get a basic understanding of everything related with the camera. Thanks!!

  • said: Yve was a great teacher. Experienced, passionate and patient.