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Beginners Digital SLR, Hybrid or Micro Photography Courses in Sydney


A short introductory course to digital photography


This beginner photography course is run on various Saturday afternoons in Sydney throughout the year.


RUN DURING DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME :  1pm to 5pm 

& FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR :  12pm to 4pm


Designed as an ideal introduction to the exciting world of digital photography, a perfect refresher course, or simply an opportunity to get out and practice under the guidance of a working pro photographer.

In this 4 hour workshop your tutor will take you to better known and also some hidden photographic locations around Sydney. You will learn what all of the different shooting modes of your camera are used for and how they can be applied to essential photographic techniques. Starting at the very beginning, we introduce you to your camera, lenses and other essential items that comprise a good photographic kit.

This workshop then logically progresses to giving you an understanding of the operation of your camera in manual mode where you will gain true creative control.

We will stimulate your creative eye by introducing you to simple compositional techniques as well as developing an understanding of working with various lighting conditions, a main key of photography. We will help you to develop the ability to pre-visualise a photograph and create some amazing images of sights around Sydney.

NOT SUITABLE FOR COMPACT CAMERAS WITHOUT FULL MANUAL CAPABILITY.


Basic overview of some of the topics:

  • Understanding your camera 
  • Introduction to the kit 
  • Lens selection if you have more than one
  • Shooting modes explained 
  • Focus techniques 
  • Aperture & Shutter Priority 
  • Controlling colour 
  • ISO 
  • Developing the photographic ‘eye’ 
  • Understanding & working with light 
  • Portrait & landscape techniques
  • Compositional tips 
  • Controlling exposure 
  • Shooting in manual mode 


This workshop is $150 for 4hrs Tuition


Your fee includes the following:

  • 4 hours tuition with an award winning professional photographer


THIS WORKSHOP STARTS ON THE FORECOURT OF CUSTOMS HOUSE AT CIRCULAR QUAY. MAP AND DIRECTIONS WILL BE SUPPLIED UPON CONFIRMATION OF BOOKING.


No prior photography knowledge is needed for this photography course.

Not suitable for compact cameras without full manual mode.

PLEASE NOTE:  This workshop runs for 4 hours and you will be walking and standing.  An appropriate amount of fitness is required.


You will need:

  • Your Camera(s)
  • Any lenses you have that you would like to experiment with
  • Lens Hood (if you have one)
  • Memory Card(s)
  • Any camera accessories you may have
  • Fully charged camera battery and spare if you have one
  • Your cameras manual - for referencing those hard to find features
  • Dress casual & comfortable with sensible shoes (you may get a little dirty at some locations)


A final weather check will be conducted with the Bureau of Meteorology on the morning of your workshop. This may lead to the workshop being postponed in cases of unfavourable weather reports. We may run in cases of light showers but not in persistent showers or heavy rain.  Should we need to postpone you will be notified via text message to the mobile number supplied to us.

* Images by Tutor Glenn Lockitch
 taken during the actual workshop.

Duration

4 hours

Height Restriction

No minimum height

No maximum height

Wheelchair Friendly

No

Maximum Weight

No maximum weight

Weather Dependent

Indoor - N/A

Customer Guarantee

This product is covered by the Experee Guarantee and Cancellation Policy

Spectators

This experience is not suitable for spectators

Animals Allowed

No Animals Allowed

Toilet facilities

No

Minimum Age

No minimum age

Important Information

Select your group size

Single

Double

Select your date

About the provider

Sydney Photographic Workshops, Sydney, New South Wales

293 Loftus Street,
Sydney,
New South Wales,
2000,
Australia

At Sydney Photographic Workshops, we're passionate about sharing not only the skills, but also the inspiration to create amazing images. Whether you're a beginner, an enthusiast or a working professional there's something in one of our workshops for you.

We live and breathe photography.  Hence, our motto is:  "Photography...we live it!"

Our principal tutor, Daniel Linnet, a Master Photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, is an internationally awarded professional photographer who has drawn on his extensive experience and his photographic network to construct a sensational curriculum of workshops run by some of Sydney's most passionate teaching professionals.

As a team of award winning professional photographers, our tutors draw on current, real-world knowledge to make your learning an experience, not just the presentation or regurgitation of a technical text book material.

It is this commitment to your experience that keeps Sydney Photographic Workshops at the top of the list of Sydney's favourite photography schools.

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