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.
You will need to bring
- Your DSLR camera or digital compact camera with manual shutter speed, aperture and ISO controls
- Pen & notepad
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
These fees are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis.
- Fees might differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
- Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
- Fees are payable at enrolment each semester for the units enrolled for that period. Some year-long courses might have a bigger fee load in the first semester.
- Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
- For secondary school aged persons (in 2021, students born on or after 1 July 2003 who are at least 15 years old) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2021 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees.
- Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses (such as short courses), or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.).
- Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms and students personal equipment.
- The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
- VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.
- Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.