Photography in the Field - Sunrise at Cronulla

Students will learn how to take photographs with a minimum amount of available light using the correct setup. Landscape photography, time exposures on auto and manual exposure modes, filtration using filters, previsualization, exposure, composition, negative space and depth of field will also be covered.

Course Outline:

  • Camera set up: Picture settings, ISO (film speed), white balance.
  • How to correctly install and use filter; neutral density and polarizing.
  • Keeping it sharp, level and steady.
  • How to interpret the light and how to do correct time exposures, using a tripod, photographing on both auto, and manual exposure modes.
  • Previsualization and landscape photography.
  • Shallow and deep, depth of field.
  • Composition, framing, thirds and negative space.

Skill Level

This course is suitable to students that have either completed a beginners and or intermediate photography course or similar and or whom have a thorough working knowledge of their camera, camera controls and their lenses.

Essential Materials:

  • Any adjustable digital DSLR / 4/3rds / Mirrorless camera with RAW and or 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 and manual focus if possible.
  • A tripod and a cable release as timing is crucial (releasing with the delayed timer on your camera is not recommended).
  • 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 a ND 3.0 or ND1000 (to do time exposures in daylight).
  • A circular polarizing filter known as a C-PL.
  • A zoom lens with auto / manual focus switch / ability ie 16 to 35mm / 10 to 20 mm / 18 to 55mm / 24 to 70 / 18 to 135 mm or similar focal length and or a fixed fast prime lens with auto / manual focus ie 50mm f1.4 / f1.8 or a 35mm f2.0 or a 20mm 2.8 or a 15mm lens etc or similar would be of benefit.
  • An extra battery and flash card are strongly advisable as you will be using your camera for long exposures and reviewing your photographs frequently during this field trip.
  • A spare camera body if you have one

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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