Photography (101) - Digital Photography for Beginners Class

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$399 Limited GST free / $319.20 / $359.10
Photography (101) - Digital Photography for Beginners Class

<p>Learn digital photography in Sydney. Photography courses for beginners. Learn Digital DSLR photography.</p><p>Beginners photography can be daunting tasks, you have a brand new camera, perhaps you’

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$399 Limited GST free / $319.20 / $359.10
Photography (101) - Digital Photography for Beginners Class

<p>Learn digital photography in Sydney. Photography courses for beginners. Learn Digital DSLR photography.</p><p>Beginners photography can be daunting tasks, you have a brand new camera, perhaps you’

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Course description

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

Beginners photography can be daunting tasks, you have a brand new camera, perhaps you’ve seen some beautfiul images you’d love to create yourself but when you click the shutter your results aren’t exactly the quality you want. Thats where you’ll need a bit of instruction to take some of the mystery out of mastering your DSLR, using a mixture of technical skills and creative skills this course will help the beginner up their skill level to take beautiful images to share with the world. Are you ready to move from autopilot to total control? Beginning with the fundamental principles of composition then moving to how the settings on your camera achieve different photographic results, students will be given practical assignments & will be taken out of the classroom to harness their new skills and get 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 in combination with the funadamental principles of photography as well as the rules of composition and when to break them.

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 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 note

  • 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).

  • 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.
  • This course is not for Compact Digital Cameras (manual or automatic).
  • This course serves as a prerequisite to our more advanced classes.

Please bring to class

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

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.

Course testimonials:

  • Alex said: The course content was great - I learnt a lot about my camera and how to use it. However, I feel like the presentation of the course was not as per the outline. The outline refers to practical experience and peer and tutor feedback/review of photographs. Our course was 5 night classes of being talked to about the principles of photography, and how to use the camera (we did not take any photographs during these 5 sessions), and then a 1 day session where we put that information into practice. At no stage, did the tutor ask to look at the photos that I took, to tell me what I was doing well or not well. The one day session was not followed by another night class, so again no opportunity to review the images that we took. The lack of practical experience is my biggest disappointment with the course, because while I feel I learnt a lot, I feel like I need to to additional work now to be able to successfully implement what I have learnt.

  • Ashleigh said: Tamara was very down to earth and her teaching style was very involved and easy to understand. The excursions were great and taught us real life skills. Would highly recommend.

  • Catherine said: Able to learn a new skill It would be beneficial to have a smaller class size- the amount of different camera brands makes it difficult for the teacher to get around to everyone I did a Tuesday evening course because it is difficult to get weekends off. So advertising the day time excursion when the class is advertised would be my suggestion- I paid for 6 classes and could only attend 5 because of the weekend day class.