Advanced Digital Cameras - Beginners to Intermediate

$236.5 Limited inc GST / $186.51 / $201.50
Advanced Digital Cameras - Beginners to Intermediate

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Course description

A comprehensive photography course for people who want to understand and control the key settings on their advanced cameras.

Terry has been teaching photography classes with Adult Education since 2002.

This course includes composition skills and photography techniques and is very hands on, with practical exercises reinforced with classroom instruction.

Students must have a digital SLR camera or an advanced digital camera with full manual override for key settings such as shutter speed and aperture.

The course will include two excursions around Hobart and is suitable for total beginners or more experienced photographers. It caters for a variety of photographic interests, cameras and levels of experience.

What your course will cover

This extensive course considers most types of photography and combines technical camera skills with compositional and lighting skills.

  • A night-time and/or twilight photography shoot refines your skills for working in dim lighting conditions with and without the aid of tripods. During daylight savings this class will start a little later than the advertised time and will be organised by the tutor in consultation with the students. advertised sessions.
  • The tutor will also consult with students about a potential Saturday session to facilitate a daytime workshop in the shorter daylight months. During daylight savings this session can normally be run during as one of the advertised mid-week sessions.

Overview of cameras and photographic equipment

  • Common camera features and settings.
  • Lens types and their uses.
  • Use flashes to improve lighting in photographs.
  • What to look for in buying a tripod.

Using your camera

  • Focusing the camera with both auto focus and manual focus options.
  • Adjusting camera settings to provide correct exposure, colour balance, and picture style.
  • Achieving desired depth of field using various aperture and lens combinations.
  • Effective use of the flash including advanced fill-flash techniques.
  • Selecting and using the best lenses and zoom settings.

Composition and photographic technique

  • Basic composition and image cropping.
  • Night photography.
  • Portraiture lighting techniques and composition.
  • Landscape and macro photography techniques.
  • Demonstration of important computer fixes to apply to images post-shooting to improve exposure and colour.

What to bring

  • Camera: digital SLR or advanced digital camera with full manual override.
  • Fully charged batteries.
  • Battery charger.
  • Spare battery (if you have one).
  • User manual for the camera.
  • Any other photographic equipment and accessories you have (e.g. lenses).

Important information

Please note that children must not attend this class unless it is a specified parent/child activity.

Disability and special needs

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Please note that carers supporting learners with disabilities can attend our classes free of charge. For more information, please contact adult education team:

Refund policy

Cancellations and Refunds
Please choose your course carefully. A full refund is payable in the event that a class is cancelled. No other refunds are considered except for extenuating circumstances which are supported by a written application.

Contact details

For General Enquiries contact

  • (03) 6165 5600

Or for specific enquiries relating to issues in your area, contact your local centre

Terms and Conditions

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