Photography (101) - Digital Photography for Beginners Class

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$399 Limited GST free / $199.50 / $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 / $199.50 / $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’

...
$399 Limited GST free / $199.50 / $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’

...
$399 Limited GST free / $199.50 / $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:

  • Wendy said: I really enjoyed the course and Yve was a great tutor, friendly and generous. Having tried to dabble in teaching myself photography using youtube videos, reading a book from the library and attended a one on one one off one hour photography class (don't bother with this), coming to attend the class was the best way to solidify and learn. Personally I find the weekly over time way of learning to be best, interspersed with background reading and research. This course gave me a great foundation and starting point, enough to stand on my feet and know what to look up (e.g. I can now look up metering and tie it back to what I learnt in class and know how to extend out from there) and I'm not jumbled and distracted by lenses that I simply won't need (like the fish eye or macro as I know that's not the photography I'm after). It's like learning the ABCs so that you can start to learn how to read and write! This was a mixture of technical knowledge and practical. Mind you because this is a wide subject, you can't get through every single thing but you definitely cover and have a good intro to all the basics.

  • Julian said: Very knowledgeable instructor with real life experience. The class was a diverse group but very enjoyable to be around. Would 100% do the next level of courses on offer.

  • Richard said: I got what I wanted out of the course. I now understand all those camera settings and how to they can be used to take much better photos!