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Mastering Landscape Photography & Digital Post Processing

Learn how to master landscape photography and your digital post processing skills with a photography tutor with 42 years of photography experience and 13 years of digital post processing.

Course Outline:

  • Learn how to master landscape photography and your digital post processing skills with a photography tutor with 42 years of photography experience and 13 years of digital post processing.
  • Covering 2 field trips students will learn about landscape photography including comprehensive camera setup, interpreting light, time exposures, filtration, previsualization, depth of field and composition.
  • In 4 classroom sessions, you will learn how to digitally post process both Raw and JPEG formats and how to achieve the highest quality possible of your landscape photographs in both Black & White and Colour using proven techniques by the tutor, with an introduction to HDR – High Dynamic Range.

Skill Level:

Participants should have completed one of the following:

  • This course is suitable for students who have a thorough working knowledge of their camera and controls, shutter and aperture settings and or have completed a beginners and or intermediate photography/DSLR photography course or similar.

Essential Materials – Camera Equipment:

  • 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 also if your camera has adjustable picture style settings ie monochrome standard, neutral etc
  • Wide to telephoto lens(es)/zooms(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 (half clear/half tinted) ie Cokin H250 filter set or similar, a slip in filter holder and ring adaptor to fit your lens.
  • A screw in or slip in 10 x STOP solid neutral density filter known as ND 3.0 or ND1000 (to do time exposures in daylight)
  • A circular polarizing filter known as a C-PL
  • A tripod and a connected electronic cable release for your camera, as timing is crucial.
  • A spare camera body if you have one.

Essential Materials – BYO Laptop:

  • For digital photograph post processing classes; a Laptop or surface tablet with Windows or Mac operating system is required

For Monday classes a Laptop or surface tablet with Windows or Mac operating system is required.

You will also need:

  • Students should have installed or install the RAW processing software that came with their camera ie Canon DPP Digital Photo Professional for Canon, Nikon Capture NX-D or NX2 and or other RAW processing software similar
  • Students will be provided with links to some manufacturer/legitimate free post processing programs for RAW and JPEG format on the first day of the course
  • Photographs that you have taken in RAW and or JPEG format; either on your laptop/SD card/ Compact Flash card/USB flash drive or USB back up drive with corresponding cable/SD Compact Flash card reader
  • Own food & water
  • Note pad and paper

Please note:

  • Students need to have RAW and/or JPEG processing software installed on their laptop prior to the course as there are no WIFI or Internet facility to download or install software during class
  • Students that do not have access to a laptop will have access to a laptop to share, with most programs installed and connected to a suitable card reader for Compact Flash and SD format

Field Trip Details:

  • Week 1 – Cronulla Field Trip

Start: 4.30am
Finish: By 9am
Meet on the promenade at the southern bath/pool
(marker number 33, Cronulla beach).
Tutor will be there with a large black tripod and red covered tablet

  • Week 3 – Cape Solander Field Trip

Start: 9.00am
Finish: 1.00pm

Location to meet:

Meet in the car park at Cape Solander, Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell.
Parking is available at the Cape Solander lookout $8 per vehicle per day applies in the Kurnell area only coin-operated pay and display machines also has credit card accepting payment facilities.
Tutor will be there with a large black tripod and red covered tablet.

Additional items:

  • Weatherproof clothing for Field Trip days- warm clothing/jumper, mini umbrella or light rain jacket, etc
  • Closed in footwear – walking/running shoes with rubber soles (no thongs/sandals)
  • Own food and water
  • Note pad and pen

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

$277 Limited inc GST / $263.20
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