Take the first step to taking control of your camera. Learn how to use your it off auto and know how to change the settings to get the photograph of the subject as you see it (rather than as the camera thinks it should be)

On location
Classes held at various locations outdoors to aid social distancing.
Locations will be near Blackburn

Winter & Early Spring Classes
These lessons are held once a week for 8 weeks giving you a week between each class to consolidate and practise what has been learned.
Once a week for 8 weeks (Weekdays)  Terms 2 & 3
The classes run from 9.30am - 12pm or 1- 3.30pm

Summer & Autumn Classes
These lessons are held once a week for 4 weeks to help fit in with peoples' busy lives whilst maximising learning rate by having a week between each class to consolidate and practise what has been learned.

Once a week for 4 weeks (Saturdays)  Terms 1 & 4 
The classes run from 9.30am - 3.30pm


Max. 8 people per class

COST

$470
*Earlybird price $450 - Book and pay 2 weeks prior to receive discount

WHAT YOU LEARN

We teach rather than lecture, so you will be taken a step at a time through the workings of the camera, what the manual settings do and how and when to use them. You get to practice them in class, out in a beautiful garden with lots of variety of items to photograph. At the beginning of each class there will be a question time and a discussion of any issues that come up. Lesson 6 is on location where you put all the information together. This is where it all starts making sense. Some of the concepts sound complicated, but we discuss them and use them many times. This all helps to make it work.

Not ready for an 4 or 8 lesson course yet?
If you feel you are not ready for a 4 lesson course and would like to start by having one or two lessons to learn the buttons on the camera, what they do and how to set up the camera - then the Digital Beginners Class is for you. This is also good if you have a new camera and are finding it difficult to navigate (even if you have been taking photos for years!) CLICK HERE for more info on Digital Beginners

Desperate to learn how to use your camera but can't fit in 4 weeks?
Look for the new Pre-Travel 1 Day Crash Course

BACK TO BASICS 1 (4 or 8 LESSON COURSE)

TOPICS

  • Menu set up
  • Exposure
  • Focus & Depth of field
  • ISO & Camera shake
  • White balance
  • Seeing the light
  • Adding light
  • Composition & cropping
  • Choice of lenses

EQUIPMENT

  • A DSLR or Mirrorless camera or similar, or a compact camera with adjustable settings.
  • People wanting to learn to use film cameras can also be accommodated

EXPERIENCE

None required. This course is designed to teach you how to use your digital camera, so whether you are a beginner photographer or have many years experience, you will be able to gain invaluable information.
Because the classes are small, individual attention is available and experience levels can be accomodated.

MISSED CLASSES

Please text or phone if you can't make it to a class. You can catch up on the missed class for free by joining in on the same class the next time it is run (OK for lessons 6 - 8) or you can pay an additional fee of $75 and have a private catch up lesson (normally $150 per hr) before the next scheduled one. This is important for the first 5 lessons as they build on each other and are pivotal to understanding the fundamentals of photography.

Next Courses:

2020
Term 1   completed
February
Saturdays   9.30am -  3.30pm   Starts: 8th Feb - Ends: 29th Feb
This is a 4 week course
Each lesson will be partly in the studio and partly on location nearby (weather permitting).
There will be a lunch break and wind down time in the middle to refresh the mind for the afternoon

Term 2    Cancelled due to COVID19 Pandemic
Apr - May
Fridays  9.30am -  3.30pm   Starts: 24th Apr - Ends: 15th May
This is a 4 week course
Each lesson will be partly in the studio and partly on location nearby (weather permitting).
There will be a lunch break and wind down time in the middle to refresh the mind for the afternoon

Term 3   taking expressions of interest   via phone or email
July - August
Fridays  9.30am -  3.30pm   Starts: Date to be advised
This is an 8 week course
Each lesson will be on location nearby (weather permitting).

Term 4    taking bookings   via phone or email
October - November
Saturdays   9.30am -  3.30pm   Starts: 17th Oct - Ends: 14th Nov
*No lesson Sat 31st Oct (cup weekend)
This is a 4 week course
Each lesson will be on location nearby (weather permitting).
There will be a lunch break and wind down time in the middle to refresh the mind for the afternoon.


 

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