Photography - Intermediate

You will learn how to think like a professional and learn advanced principals and methods of photography. This course is tailored for those seeking a greater understanding of the traditional, artistic and core principles of photography.

Skill Level:

  • Anyone whom has a thorough working knowledge of their camera; aperture, shutter speeds, focusing and the basic principals of photography, or whom has done the following;
  • A Beginner’s Photography course or similar.
  • A Beginner’s Photography course – Intensive or similar.
  • A Basic DSLR / Digital Photography course or similar.

Agenda:

Week 1
Choosing the right lens / focal length every time, advanced point of view. Advanced camera set up

Week 2
Macro and Close-up photography. The difference between close up and macro photography; How to focus manually and automatically, how to use extension tubes, depth of field; shallow focus and deep focus.

Week 3
Filters and picture settings, and what is raw format?
Work flow of processing and archiving images.
Self-evaluation of your own photographs.

Week 4
Intermediate flash, why use flash, understanding the usage of flash, why professionals use flash, when and when not to use flash, how to really get more out of your flash; understanding off camera flash and its advantages, 2nd curtain sync explained, fill flash and panning with flash.

Week 5
Learn how to think like creative and professional photographers.
How to pack like a professional, and be prepared for the weather.

Week 6
Night Field Trip Sydney Harbour and Opera House.
Night Photography; iso, noise and grain, keeping it steady with and without a tripod.
Advanced principles of; composition, negative space, lighting and texture. Landscape and Panoramic Photography.

Week 7
Field Trip to Luna Park; Learn how to shoot handheld and quickly in low light / night, knowing when to use using shutter priority and aperture priority.
Time exposure without a tripod, with a tripod and or mini pod.
Learn how to take intentionally blurred images.
What is intentional blur and what is bokeh.

Week 8
Fine tuning your style; understanding and realizing your style. Famous photographers and their legacies

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 also if your camera has adjustable picture style settings ie monochrome standard, neutral etc.
  • Wide to telephoto lens(es) / zoom(s)
  • Your battery / camera charger, note pad and pen. An off-camera flash and cord, macro / close up tubes or lens if you have any of these.
  • Additional items for night field trip; a mini tripod / tripod / mono pod / cable release if you have any of these items.
  • Please note; An extra battery, and or battery charger, and flash card are strongly advisable as you will be your using your camera, and reviewing your photographs frequently, during class lessons and field trips.

What to bring:

Please bring your own food and water for all field trips.

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

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