Photography (102) - Digital Camera Skills Intermediate Class


$399 Limited GST free / $199.50 / $319.20 / $359.10
Photography (102) - Digital Camera Skills Intermediate Class

<p>Digital camera skills intermediate class in Sydney.</p><p>Learn how to take more creative, dynamic photos and see with new eyes. This course covers the fundamentals of Light and Composition, and


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Course description

Digital camera skills intermediate class in Sydney.

Learn how to take more creative, dynamic photos and see with new eyes. This course covers the fundamentals of Light and Composition, and explores the creative opportunities available. This is a great course for those wishing to build on their basic Digital SLR camera skills. Prerequisite: Camera Skills.

Using a mix of creative techniques, practical assignments and feedback from your tutor and fellow students, by the end of this course you will understand how to use light and composition effectively.

Study the work of leading photographers by observing and practising their styles, techniques and creative approach. Learn how to come up with ideas, experiment with techniques, and how to edit and present your work.

Each week will involve an assignment, either:

  • Outside of class time, or
  • In two practical sessions during class (one of which may 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).

Enrol in Photography Intermediate Skills and learn the fine points of Photography with Sydney Community College your centre for continuing education in Sydney. More affordable than university continuing education or TAFE plus.


  • To have completed Camera Skills or equivalent course
  • Digital SLR Manual Camera
  • The Camera’s Manual
  • Tripod would be great, but not a requirement
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.

  • Brief History of Photography, Looking at the Masters
  • Composition Principles – Angle/Point of View, Simplifying Backgrounds, Framing, Rule of Thirds/5:8 Golden Mean, Dynamic Diagonal, Contrast, Graphic Shape, 3D Form, Pattern/Texture
  • Composition Outside the Box – Tilted Viewfinder, Shooting from the Hip, Edge of Frame, Out of Focus, Deliberate Camera Shake, High Grain/Noise, Negative Space, Blown out Flash, Silhouette Effect
  • Types of Natural and Artificial Light – Direct Sunlight, Overcast, Open Shade, Window Light, Flash, Tungsten, Halogen, Fluorescent
  • Lighting Properties – Quantity of Light, Quality of Light, Colour of Light, Direction and Time of Day
  • Experimental Techniques – Grain & Push Processing, Digital Split Toning, Polaroids, Camera Phones, Toy and “low tech” cameras, Pinhole using SLR Body Cap, Multiple Exposure, Combining Ambient and Flash, Multiple Flash with Long Exposures, High Key, Low Key
  • Editing, Sequencing, Printing Choices, Mounting and Presentation Methods, Online Portfolios

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

  • select the appropriate type of light to communicate the mood and idea of the image
  • identify the different properties of light and use them effectively
  • select the appropriate White Balance and Filters for the light being used
  • understand the principles of composition and how to use them effectively to make images more dynamic
  • know how and when to use experimental techniques to produce more exciting images
  • edit and sequence their images to effectively communicate their idea
  • identify the appropriate method of presenting their work
Other information
  • You will need to pay for printing your own images
  • Except for the practical shoots during class you won’t need to bring your camera in each week
  • 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
Student Feedback

“(The tutor) knows what they are talking about and their advice is very practical.”

"Knowledge of subject, clear explanation. The course was really good and just what I was looking

“The tutor was fantastic. He spent plenty of time explaining in an understandable way. The content was great. I think my photos have improved during the course from everything I learnt.”

“The content was interesting and helpful. I learnt a lot about lighting and composition and my photos improved during the course. The weekly review of images was very helpful feedback for me. The tutors' feedback was very helpful. He gave every individual feedback and had plenty of time to answer questions. his teaching style is very intereactive.”

“Very well prepared, showed us many examples and explained concepts well. Was pitched at the right level - i.e. intermediate requirement meant the teacher didn't have to explain technical elements but could concentrate more on composition.”

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