Landscape Photography - Japanese Gardens, Auburn

In the magnificent Japanese Gardens of Auburn you will learn the core principles of Landscape Photography in black & white and colour. Exposure, composition, negative space and depth of field will all be taught, as well as how to think and previsualize before actually taking a photograph.

Course Outline:

  • How to interpret the light and how to expose and bracket and interpret your exposures correctly for digital post processing.
  • Methods of Landscape Photography in both black and white and colour using filtration – how to correctly install and use filters; both neutral density and polarizing as well as picture styles.
  • Essentials of Landscape Photography; Previsualization, composition, framing, thirds, negative space and depth of field.
  • Advanced camera set up
  • During our lunch break there will be an open chat session on anything relating to photography theory and or equipment.

Skill Level:

  • This course is suitable for students who have a thorough working knowledge of their camera and camera controls, shutter speeds and aperture settings and or have completed a Photography for Beginners Course and or Photography – Intermediate Course and or Beginners DSLR Photography Course and or DSLR or Mirrorless Beginners Photography Course and or similar course.

Essential Materials:

  • 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
  • Wide to telephoto lens(es) / zoom(s) and or len(es) with a fast aperture of f1.4 / f2.0 / f4.0 etc
  • An extra battery and flash card, as you will be your using your camera, and reviewing your photographs frequently
  • A set of slip in graduated neutral density filters and/or screw in solid neutral density filter; 1, 2 or 3 x stop and or a circular polarizing filter
  • Please note: Tripods are not allowed to be used for safety reasons.

Additional items:

  • Weatherproof clothing – warm clothing/jumper, mini umbrella or light rain jacket, etc (this field trip will be held in wet weather
  • Closed in footwear – walking/running shoes etc with rubber soles.
  • Own food and water
  • Note pad and pen
  • Please note; food and drinks cannot be consumed within the gardens so we will exit the gardens for a lunchtime break.

Special Note:

Permission has been granted to take photographs in publicly accessible areas only.
We will only be allowed to photograph within the Japanese Gardens as long they are not booked out completely ie filming etc (as filming and hire groups have priority access to the gardens) in this case the field trip will be conducted in the Native and Rainforest Garden which is adjacent to the Japanese Gardens.

Location to Meet:

We will meet at the entrance of the Japanese Gardens. Tutor will be holding a red covered tablet pad.

About the Tutor:

"My name is Neoklis Bloukos and I have had a passion for photography since I was 14 years old. With 43 years of experience with camera equipment, 25 years as a Press Photographer and 14 years of digital post processing, I am now a professional Photography Tutor, teaching beginners, intermediate and advanced photography at SGSCC.

I am passionate about photography and love to teach and share both classic and modern photography techniques, and believe it is the most significant visual medium on this planet.

My courses are not just about learning photography, but experiences with like-minded people whom want to learn, share and enjoy the photography learning experience together in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere." Neoklis

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.