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Photography (101) - Digital Photography for Beginners Class

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$399 Limited inc GST / $¤,199.50 / $¤,319.20 / $¤,359.10
Photography (101) - Digital Photography for Beginners Class

<p>Learn digital photography in Sydney. </p><p>Photography courses for beginners and the more advanced. Learn Digital DSLR photography. Are you ready to move from autopilot to total control? This

...
$399 Limited inc GST / $¤,199.50 / $¤,319.20 / $¤,359.10
Get in early for 15% discount until 31 Dec! Use code EARLYBIRD-18 at payment page. Please note that a payment plan is available for this course. Please call the office on 8752 7555 for details
$399 Limited inc GST / $¤,199.50 / $¤,319.20 / $¤,359.10
Photography (101) - Digital Photography for Beginners Class

<p>Learn digital photography in Sydney. </p><p>Photography courses for beginners and the more advanced. Learn Digital DSLR photography. Are you ready to move from autopilot to total control? This

...
$399 Limited inc GST / $¤,199.50 / $¤,319.20 / $¤,359.10
Get in early for 15% discount until 31 Dec! Use code EARLYBIRD-18 at payment page. Please note that a payment plan is available for this course. Please call the office on 8752 7555 for details
$399 Limited inc GST / $¤,199.50 / $¤,319.20 / $¤,359.10
Photography (101) - Digital Photography for Beginners Class

<p>Learn digital photography in Sydney. </p><p>Photography courses for beginners and the more advanced. Learn Digital DSLR photography. Are you ready to move from autopilot to total control? This

...
$399 Limited inc GST / $¤,199.50 / $¤,319.20 / $¤,359.10
Get in early for 15% discount until 31 Dec! Use code EARLYBIRD-18 at payment page.

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Course description

Learn digital photography in Sydney.

Photography courses for beginners and the more advanced. Learn Digital DSLR photography. Are you ready to move from autopilot to total control? This Course teaches you how to use your Digital SLR camera manually, with skill and confidence.

Using a mix of technical theory, practical assignments, looking at Photographer’s work and feedback from your tutor and fellow students, by the end of this course you will understand the manual functions of your camera and how to apply them effectively. This course is designed to teach you the fundamental principles of Photography, and is designed as a foundation course to allow you to move on to the next course level of Creative Skills.

Each week will involve an assignment, either

  • Outside of class time, or
  • In two practical sessions during class

(one of which will involve shifting the class to accommodate a night shoot or a weekend shoot, the day and time to be negotiated with students).

This course is not for Compact Digital Cameras (manual or automatic).

Please note

  • As most professional Photographers work mainly with Canon and Nikon cameras it is not possible for your tutors to know every single function location on every single brand and model of camera. For this reason it is imperative that you bring your manual to class each week so that your tutor may refer to it or request the student to refer to it on the odd occasion.
  • It is not advisable to miss the first and/or second week of class as these weeks are providing critical information that is required for the rest of the course.

Short courses and training open to everyone. Enrol in Camera Skills and Photography Techniques with Sydney Community College your centre for continuing education in Sydney. More affordable than university continuing education or TAFE plus. If you want to learn about Digital SLR photography in Sydney, then this course is for you.

Need:

  • No experience required
  • Digital SLR Manual Camera
  • The Camera’s Manual
  • Tripod would be great but not a requirement

Next:

  • Creative Skills

Course content

During this course the intention is that the following topics will be covered, but not necessarily in the order given. Due to the variable nature of Adult Education classes, parts of the curriculum may be adapted to suit the needs of the class.

  • How an SLR works
  • Aperture and Depth of Field, Aperture Priority
  • DoF Control – AP, Distance, Lens, DoF Preview, DoF Scale
  • Shutter Speed and Movement, Shutter Priority
  • Camera Shake, Tripods Mirror Lock Up and Self-timers, Bulb and Night Photography
  • Built in Flash, Flash Compensation, Red Eye, Front Vs Rear Curtain
  • The Photographic Triangle AP/SS/ISO, What is a Stop
  • The Light Meter – Correct, Under and Over Exposure
  • Focusing – Manual, Auto, Focus Points, Single/Continuous
  • ISO – sensitivity, Film Speed grain and Noise
  • Contrast and the0 Tonal Range
  • Metering Systems – Matrix, Centre Weighted, Partial, Spot
  • Exposure Systems – General, Grey Card, Incident, Skin Tone, Shadow, Highlight, Bracketing, Auto Bracketing
  • Situations that give inaccurate light readings
  • The Histogram – Dynamic Range and Exposure Latitude
  • Lens Types – Prime, Zoom, Bright/Fast Lenses, Length, Angle of View, Magnification, Perspective and Distance Control, and Distortion
  • Digital Lenses, Sensor Size, Crop/Multiplication Factor and DoF issues
  • Resolution and File Types – Bits, Bytes, Dots and Pixels – Film Types, Grain
  • White Balance
Outcomes

By the end of this course you 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 and put into practice the creative use of Aperture and Depth of Field and Shutter and Motion
  • understand and put into practice the creative use of Wide Angle and Telephoto Lenses
  • use the appropriate metering and exposure systems to correctly expose the 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
Please bring to class
  • Your Digital SLR camera to class with the User Manual if you have one
  • For the practical shoots you will need to bring your own camera, lenses, batteries and tripods. The safety and security of your equipment when on the street is your responsibility
Feedback From Past Students

"The class was small and the instructor was excellent."

"The tutor was down to earth and you could tell they made every effort to explain clearly in plan English for beginners like me what the topic is about. They allowed the class to ask as many questions as possible. They were very friendly and took time to answer questions when asked. They made the course interesting by having 2 sessions outside of the class as in a day and a night class. Also made use of the powerpoint/projector to break up the class and show various photos. The tutor made it clear at the beginning of the course, anyone can contact her via email / phone if there are any questions on the content. To which I did email them asking questions to which they responded to in a timely manner."

"After the 6 lessons feel very comfortable using my camera via the tutor’s teaching and flow of the course module. I think 6 lessons and 3 hours each was great to get an understanding of how to start using your camera."

"I really enjoyed it and found his approach excellent – good pace and heaps of info. I will be implementing what I’ve learnt and when I’m slightly more accomplished I’ll definitely be back for the next Intermediate course. Thanks once again for putting it on it was really awesome."

"I feel that all the basics were covered in this course. The tutor was very accomodating and always happy to help. I look forward to coming back for the next Photography course."

"The tutor was a fabulous, they were fun and gave us some great tips."

"The tutor was very knowledgeable in photography and used many different ways to explain the concepts to ensure we understood them. She was always helpful and friendly. The content was good and was in line with the course description. Good content Great teacher Taught me how to take better photos Put theory into practice through the excursions"

"Last year I was a part of your Photography 101 class at Sydney Community College. I just wanted to touch base and let you know that because of your class I’ve really started to pick up my game! I’m shooting a lot more, and I’m using all of the tools and techniques you taught us. Thank you for helping me figure so much out, it’s been invaluable."

"The tutor was extremely confident in what she was teaching She passed on her knowledge to us in a manner which enabled us to not only understand but also to apply what we had been taught. I obtained all if not more than I had wanted."

"I came to this course as a beginner, not knowing what to do with my DSLR camera, and anticipating I would understand very little. Ms Irena Conomos gave me confidence with her knowledge, great practical exercises and class excursions. At the end of the course I was able to navigate through the use of my camera with confidence. I would like to progress further under her tuition should further courses become available as she’s and awesome teacher."

"The course was informative and the explanations of different concepts was clear and useful. The course helped me to understand the various uses and functions of my camera. Was great fun."

"The tutor was a fantastic teacher, extremely knowledgable, informative and kept each class very interesting. I just want to thank the tutor, she was the best!"

"The tutor was very caring and helpful, who had her students best interests at heart. I leaned about many features of the digital camera and its functions. The exercises between sessions were good too."

"The tutor was a very empathetic lecturer, She encouraged everyone and explained the workings of the SLR’s to all of us regardless of which camera we had."

"Broad offering of subjects,well priced, community based. Excellent."

"Very knowledgable tutor and enthusiastic about her topic. Pitched content well, depending on each person’s prior knowledge. I thoroughly enjoyed the class. We had a great group of
students and the tutor is fantastic. She made the class lots of fun and was always on hand to answer questions and provide guidance and her expert knowledge."

"Thorough knowledge and able to use correct terminology and explain in depth so that I could understand. Friendly & approachable. Never felt that I couldn’t ask a question without feeling stupid. Irena has a way of making everyone feel good about the homework they bring along each week and her passion for photography is infectious."

"Enjoyable way of learning the basics uses of my camera. Fun, friendly, good timetable, no favouritism. Really enjoyed the whole experience."

"The tutor was very knowledgeable and also had a great way of passing that knowledge onto the class without making you feel like a complete novice. Always felt comfortable as there was never a right or wrong it was always about learning and trying to gain the best results you could. Irena left me inspired to delve further into photography."

Other information
  • One evening will be substituted with a weekend practical class which will be discussed in class. This will be negotiated on a consensus basis with all students. If a student is not able to attend the practical class other options can be discussed with the tutor.
  • Digital SLR cameras only
  • You will need to pay for printing your own images

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Additional information