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Photography Stage 1

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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


Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2021 (fees are subject to change in 2022). Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T  1300 300 822

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Semester 1, 2021

Duration 6 Weeks
When Semester 1, 2021
Where Perth
How On Campus Tues 18:00 - 21:00

Semester 2, 2021

Duration 6 Weeks
When Semester 2, 2021
Where Perth
How On Campus Tues 18:00 - 21:00

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