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Photography Stage 1

State ID: SC-PPH-V0745

Get the most out of your digital camera

Learn the fundamentals of using a DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera with this short course that demonstrates the advantages of using a DSLR in manual mode thus harnessing the creative potential of the camera.

The course is a blend of:

  •     Helpful theory in easy to understand formats.
  •     Clear demonstrations of how to put the theory into practice.
  •     Practical activities, including a shoot on location.
  •     Ample opportunities for questions and further clarification.
  •     Lecturers who are keen to assist you with taking your photography to the next level.
Course outline

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Getting to know your DSLR camera and how they work
  • History of photography
  • How to control the camera using manual modes
  • Shutter speed, aperture & ISO controls, focusing, light meter
  • Understanding exposure
  • Choosing the right lens for the job
  • How to best use light: ambient and flash
  • Qualities of light, composition, when to shoot
  • Photographing your family, friends, babies and toddlers
  • Shooting flowers and other close-ups
  • Portraiture made easy
  • Travel photography, landscapes, cityscapes and other scapes
  • File formats – convenience versus quality
  • Making the most of your photos - sharing, printing, books and the wall
  • How to choose imaging software and the digital workflow
  • Constructive feedback – student image reviews


You will need to bring


  • Your DSLR camera or digital compact camera with manual shutter speed, aperture and ISO controls
  • Pen & notepad

How to apply

How to apply

Please check our website later for our next course dates.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Semester 1, 2020

Perth (Northbridge) - On Campus Tues 18:00-20:30


Fees and charges


Duration 8 week/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Perth (Northbridge)
How On campus

Course enquiry

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Page last updated March 23, 2020