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Camera & Photography Basics

In order to take a great photo, you need to know your own camera! In this course you will be taught, how to set up your camera, as well as understand and use your camera controls correctly. You will also learn about the fundamentals of photography including composition, light, depth of field and shutter speeds. You will learn how to use your camera to capture great photographs.

Agenda:

Week 1 Introduction – Outline – Menus and Camera Set Up
Week 2 Understanding Camera controls and different camera modes and playback controls
Week 3 Focusing set up, focusing correctly and getting it sharp and close up photography
Week 4 Composition, framing, thirds & Point of View
Week 5 Aperture and Depth of Field
Week 6 Shutter Speeds Action & and Panning
Week 7 Light and Exposure
Week 8 How to use your built in flash / flashgun

Essential Materials:

  • Your instruction book/manual in a paper booklet, quick guide or digital format on your tablet or phone
  • Any adjustable digital DSLR, 4/3rds, mirrorless with RAW / JPEG image capability, adjustable ISO / film speed settings and adjustable exposure settings; shutter, aperture and manual exposure ie S or TV, A or AV and M
  • Any lenses you have for your camera; Wide to telephoto lens(es) / zoom(s) and or standard lens(es) with manual / auto focus.
  • Spare batteries and memory card(s)
  • Any other items if you have them, such as cable release or button remote, flashgun, etc

Additional note:

Please ensure your camera has a fully charged battery for class. You can also bring your battery charger with you if you wish, just in case.

What to bring:

  • Your own camera and equipment as per details above
  • Own food and water (although there are a few vending machines and a coffee cart on site where you can purchase food/drinks)
  • Note pad and pen
$212 Limited inc GST / $201.40
Camera & Photography Basics

<p><p>In order to take a great photo, you need to know your own camera! In this course you will be taught, how to set up your camera, as well as understand and use your camera controls correctly.

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