Photography - Intermediate

This Photography Course is tailored for those seeking to learn both technical and creative techniques of Photography, and whom wish to seek a greater understanding of the traditional, artistic and core principles of Photography. Through the guidance of a Professional Photography Tutor, you will be able to build on and increase your technique and skillset, and take your Photography beyond what you can see, through the technique of previsualization – the true cornerstone of Creative Photography.

This comprehensive 8 x week Course includes 2 × 2 hour night Photography Field Trips to Circular Quay / Opera House and to the Sydney Harbour Bridge / Luna Park Sydney precinct and Lavender Bay and 6 × 2 hour Classes. This Course precedes the Photography Masterclass Course, which is offered every term, through the College.

Skill level:

This field trip is suitable for students who have a thorough working knowledge of their camera and controls, shutter and aperture settings and or have completed either a;

  • Beginner’s Digital Photography Course or similar
  • Basic DSLR / Digital Photography Course or similar
  • Intermediate DSLR / Digital Photography Course or similar

Course Outline:

  • Advanced camera set up
  • The steps of photography
  • Thinking before you press the shutter button
  • Choosing the right lens / focal length every time, advanced point of view, composition and lighting.
  • 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 depth of field and deep depth of field.
  • Picture control / Picture style how do they work?
  • What is raw format? , how does it differ from Jpeg?
  • What is a RAW processor?
  • Organising and backing up your photographs;
  • Back up methods; Physical drive HDD, digital – SSD / NAND, archival optical disk and cloud back ups
  • 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.
  • Previsualization – How to see before you actually take a photograph
  • Planning – How to pack like a professional, and being prepared for the weather.
  • Introduction to filters and filter technique
  • Night Field Trip to Circular Quay and Sydney Opera House
  • Night Photography; iso, noise and grain,
  • Keeping it steady – How to photograph; handheld at night / low light
  • Advanced principles of; composition, negative space, lighting and texture
  • Storytelling through photography
  • Night Field Trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, Luna PArk Sydney precinct and Lavender Bay
  • How to photograph; handheld at night / low light, knowing when to use using shutter priority and aperture priority.
  • Learn how to take intentionally blurred images;
  • What is intentional blur and what is bokeh.
  • Zoom effects
  • Time exposures; without a tripod, and with a tripod / mini tripod.
  • Masterclass; Influential photographers, that made photography what it is today, and their legacies, and how it is even more important in the fast world of digital photography

Field trips;

  • Circular Quay / Opera House
  • The Sydney Harbour Bridge, Luna Park Sydney precinct and Lavender Bay
  • Field trip details will be emailed after the beginning of the Course

About the Tutor:

"My name is Neoklis Bloukos and I have had a passion for Photography since I was 14 years old. With over 45 years of experience with camera equipment, 25 years as a Press Photographer and over 16 years of digital post processing.

I am now a Professional Photography Tutor, teaching the whole spectrum of Photography from Buying a Camera, Getting to Know your Camera, Beginners, Intermediate and Masterclass (Advanced) Photography at SGSCC.

I am passionate about Photography, and I 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, Classes and Field Trips 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."


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.
$225 Limited inc GST / $213.80
Photography - Intermediate

<p><p>This Photography Course is tailored for those seeking to learn both technical and creative techniques of Photography, and whom wish to seek a greater understanding of the traditional, artistic

Creative Kids – Minimum age for this course is 15

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