Photography Masterclass

Learning from a Professional Photography Tutor, this Masterclass Course is for Photography students, whom really want to have the opportunity to truly challenge themselves, and their current skillset, to take their Photography beyond any concept or structure, they have already learnt. This Masterclass Course allows students to question, and understand what are the true fundamentals of Photography, and how they began, and how they really make a difference.

Through the Masterclass Method, students will relearn their Photography techniques through; Observation, Advanced Previsualization to understanding, and mastering the principals of The Trilogy of Photography; Light, Composition and Timing. This comprehensive Course includes 2 × 2 hour theory classes, and 3 × 4 hour field trips; The Art Gallery NSW, Sydney CBD, and The Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Skill level:

Please note this Course covers advanced principals of Photography in depth, therefore it is recommended that students should have completed either an;

  • Intermediate Photography Course, and or similar
  • Landscape Photography Course or similar
  • Or an Intermediate Field Trip(s) i.e.; Seeing in Black in White – CBD, Seeing in Black in White – Tram Museum, Action Photography, Night Photography i.e. Luna Park, Macro i.e. Sylvan Grove, Sculpture by the Sea and or similar.

and or

  • Students must have a thorough working knowledge of their camera and all its controls, including their set up of their camera; iso, image size and picture styles, and some of the principals of Photography including; both shutter speeds, and aperture-depth of field, and composition.

What you will learn:

Course Outcome:

The Masterclass Method:

  • Observation
  • Advanced Previsualization
  • The Masterclass Method

The Trilogy of Photography;

  • Light
  • Composition
  • Timing

IN CLASS:

The principles of Straight Out of Camera SOOC CAMERA
Advanced Picture Control and Picture styles

  • Customizing your picture control / picture style to every situation
  • Flat versus contrast
  • Muted / neutral versus Vivid
  • Custom Colour presets
  • Custom Monochrome / black and white presets

Getting the colour right

  • Colour temperature
  • White Balance
  • Manual white balance

High Dynamic Range, and how to achieve it camera.

Your final Photography math lesson

  • You can never cheat the math
  • Behind ISO / f-stop / shutter speed
  • What does bracketing really achieve?

What is the Masterclass Method:

Style and How do I achieve it?

•Modern / Straight Photography style in camera
•Pictorial Creative style, using optical effects, filters and post processing

Planning one the secrets to success in Photography

  • Weather, why is it so important?
  • Photography kit,
  • What do I really need?
  • Be prepared for anything

ON FIELD TRIPS:

The Art Gallery NSW
4 x hours
Masterclass in the Gallery
An introduction to the ancient masters, of light and composition.

  • Masterclass Lighting
  • Masterclass Composition
  • Positive and negative space
  • Review and debrief lunch

Sydney CBD
4 x hours
Masterclass Observation and Advanced Previsualization

  • The Trilogy of Photography: COMPOSITION LIGHTING and TIMING
  • TEXTURE
  • Review and debrief brunch

The Sydney Harbour Bridge
4 x hours
SUNSET / Twilight
Masterclass Storytelling
Storytelling through Photography using the Masterclass Method
Establishing mood

  • The power of black and white
  • The emotion of colour

Optical effects

  • Object / subject centric Photography
  • Object orientated framing

About the tutor:

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."

Neoklis

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.