Photography in the Field - 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
  • Debrief in a local cafe; assessment of student photos with a question and answer session about photography theory and or equipment. (food/drink purchased at own expense)

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.

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

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 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 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."


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