Camera Equipment Buying or Upgrading

This class is suitable for anyone who is either; buying a camera for the first time or upgrading either to an Optical DLSR Digital camera, or a Mirrorless Digital camera. You will have a great opportunity to learn from a Professional Photography Tutor and benefit from the Tutor’s vast knowledge of digital camera equipment. Learn about the unique differences between both types of digital cameras, understanding camera systems, lenses, related accessories and photographic equipment, some of which will be on hand, to demonstrate through Camera Warehouse Tempe, which will have an experienced staff member on hand, whom will be able to show a selection of digital cameras; both optical DSLR and Mirrorless, and their associated lenses, and accessories.

In the last hour, students will be able to ask about camera equipment and photography-related questions, in an open chat session, at a local cafe in the Jannali shopping precinct. Take your time, learn and know exactly what you need and make an informed decision, about your first or next digital camera, this class enables students to purchase their camera before Our Getting To Know Your Camera Class, which is offered every term through the College.

What you will learn:

  • Students will learn about the main differences and features, between both Optical DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) and Mirrorless cameras.
  • What is a camera system?
  • Weatherproof sealed cameras versus non-sealed cameras
  • Introduction to camera controls and camera modes; Aperture, shutter speed and manual, and why they are the most relevant modes.


  • Everything you need to know about sensor sizes
  • Is a full-frame sensor necessary for better photos?
  • What does crop factor mean?
  • What is noise?

What will I be using my camera for?

  • What do I need for the camera for?
  • How do I know if I like a camera, and it is suitable for me?
  • What is the difference between a consumer and a professional Camera?
  • What is a prosumer camera?


  • What is a kit lens?
  • What is a zoom lens?
  • What is a fast lens?
  • What is a prime lens?
  • What is a macro lens?
  • What focal length lens(es) do I need?
  • Why do I need a lens hood?
  • Extension tubes

An introduction to cameras, lenses and accessories for;

  • Close up / Macro
  • Landscape
  • Sport / Action
  • Portraiture
  • Astro Photography
  • Videography

Photography accessories including:

  • Memory cards / Memory cardholders
  • Batteries
  • Filters

*Tripods, tripod heads, fluid heads

  • Monopods
  • Cable and wireless shutter releases
  • Camera bags
  • Off-camera flashguns
  • 5 in 1 reflector

The advantages of buying from a retail bricks and mortar store

  • An experienced staff member representing Camera Warehouse Tempe, will be on hand to answer your detailed queries about the digital cameras and related photographic equipment on hand and to help you with your exact needs.
  • A special discount code will be offered to students on the day, who will have the opportunity to use the code after the class, exclusively at Camera Warehouse Tempe, (details and conditions of the code(s) will be given to students on the day).

Special notes:

  • Disclosure: The Tutor, neither SGSCC, will not receive any commissions of any kind, from any purchases if made, through this class at Camera Warehouse Tempe.

What to bring:

Additional items:

  • Note pad and pen
  • Money – cash is preferable for coffee / snacks / lunch / brunch

Other additional items:

  • Bug repellent/sunscreen
  • Water /snacks
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Disposable gloves
  • Face Mask (if needed personal preference)
  • Money / cash for coffee / snacks / food /drinks for our debrief question and answers

For classroom sessions other additional items:

  • Seat cushion
  • Notepad and pen
  • Glasses if you need them

Special notes:

Safety precautions:
Please note hygiene safety precautions, and Government advisory will be in place

What to wear:

As there will be demonstrations outdoors these additional items are strongly recommended
Weatherproof clothing/clothing for warmer or cool weather

  • Cool / wet weather warm clothing/jumper, mini umbrella (no large umbrellas for safety reasons) and rain jacket
  • Warmer weather – comfortable clothing, hat and sunglasses, sunscreen, bug repellent


Please note; as there are some uneven and loose surfaces, enclosed footwear is recommended, no open footwear i.e. sandals can be worn for this field trip.
For safety purposes acceptable footwear is as follows; walking shoes, running shoes, bushwalking shoes or hiking boots, (weather-proof footwear is advisable).

Time and where to meet:

10 am at the SGSCC Jannali Campus
127-129 Sutherland Rd
Jannali NSW 2226
Westside of Jannali, closest cross street is Louise Street

Getting there:

Public Transport
From Jannali Station walk to the Westside along Jannali railway (heading towards Sutherland), the fourth street on the right is Louise Street.
The Jannali Centre is at the end of Louise Street

By Car
Onsite and on-street parking is available

Accessible toilet and ground floor wheelchair access available

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 who 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 before the commencement and you will be informed.