Creative Photography Techniques - North Cronulla St George & Sutherland Community College

Creative Photography Techniques - North Cronulla

This comprehensive course is now set amongst the beautiful Pacific Ocean, along the famous Esplanade at North Cronulla, and Cronulla. This course is tailored to learn both Creative Photography and Photography Techniques, to truly create dramatic photographs, and to really put that wow factor in your Photography. You will be able to build on, and increase your techniques and skillset, and take your Photography beyond what you can see – “Seeing Beyond” the true cornerstone of Creative Photography.

Depending on the weather, it will be held in North Cronulla, and also Cronulla, to maximise greater opportunities to learn Creative Photography techniques, through various lighting and weather conditions, in these different locations.

A maximum of 8 x places for a greater learning experience, and more one to one time with the Tutor. Please note: for week 4, the Tutor has 3 x tripods for students to share, to enable this class for all students. Each week we will meet at North Cronulla Life Saving Club, at the Sandstone blocks (seating), on the Esplanade.

The Tutor will send an email to advise what to bring, meeting point and parking prior to course start, and comprehensive course notes, once the course has started.

Where to meet:

North Cronulla Life Saving Club at the Sandstone blocks (seating), on the Esplanade, a Google pin for your convenience to our exact meeting point
Parking: Closest is North Cronulla Beach car park

Course Outline:

Week 1 North Cronulla:

Creating dramatic photographs in Colour and Black & White
Comprehensive Set up, in depth theory and tuition of how to see and Photograph in both Colour and Black & White (monochrome)

Creating dramatic Light and Shadow Effects;
Silhouette, over and under exposure, extreme lighting and flare effects

Week 2 North Cronulla:

How to use any lens to create dramatic photographs;
Point of View – POV, Using lenses creatively, lens magnification, and Zooming with your feet.

Week 3 North Cronulla:

Creating dramatic composition;
Framing, Composition, Negative Space and, Aspect Ratios; I.e., square, rectangular and panoramic

Week 4 North Cronulla:

Long / Time exposures and Light painting
At Cronulla’s famous 33 Rockpool; learn time / long exposures, and the creative art of Light Painting.
Please note: The Tutor has 3 x tripods for students to share

Week 5 North Cronulla:

Creating dramatic Special Effects; Creative Bokeh Effect – intentional out of focus effect, Zooming effects, Intentional Camera Movement – ICM

Week 6 North Cronulla:

Capturing the moment and telling a story through Photography

Low light Photography and Flash Photography capturing the moment – using slow and fast shutter speeds to freeze or intentional blur through movement.

Skill Level:

This Photography course is suitable for anyone whom has a good working knowledge of their camera and its controls, and an understanding of exposure; shutter speeds, apertures or anyone whom has done Beginners / An introduction to Photography Course / DSLR Photography course or similar.

What to bring:

Camera Equipment;
Any adjustable digital camera; DSLR / 4/3rds / Mirrorless / Superzoom / Bridge camera / Advanced Compact camera with;

  • RAW / JPEG image capability (JPEG only is fine)
  • adjustable ISO/film speed settings
  • with adjustable exposure settings; shutter, aperture, and manual exposure i.e. S or TV, A or AV, and M,
  • With manual/autofocus capability
  • Also if your camera has adjustable picture control/picture style settings i.e. monochrome standard, neutral, etc
  • A spare camera body if you have one
  • Battery(s) charged and ready x 2 if you have them
  • Memory card(s) at least x 2 if you have them

An extra battery and memory card, are strongly recommended, as your camera will be ON, for most of the field trips, and also reviewing your photographs frequently
Lens(es) for interchangeable cameras:

Any Zoom Lenses you have

Any Prime lens(es) if you have them
If you have any lens with a fast aperture of f1.4 / f1.8 / f2.0 / f2.8 etc these will be very useful for night time photography
Some night photography is done at close quarters + so make sure you also bring your widest zoom lens and or widest wide-angle prime lens or + fisheye lens if you have one.
For night classes / flash Photography:

  • Your internal camera flash is fine for night classes, but if you have a separate camera flash, please bring that too
  • With necessary batteries; fresh alkaline or fully charged – rechargeable batteries

For week 4
If you have one any of these;
A Tripod / Tripod plate and a cable / electronic release for camera
Please note: The Tutor has 3 x tripods for students to share

What to wear:

Weatherproof clothing for Field Trips

  • Cool / wet weather warm clothing layers / jumper / rain jacket
  • Warmer weather comfortable clothing, hat and sunglasses
  • Mini umbrella only, no large umbrellas for safety reasons


  • Closed in footwear for your safety, as we will be doing some practical lessons outside the classroom as well as for field trips. Acceptable; closed walking / running shoes/ hiking boots with rubber soles (no thongs / sandals / high heels etc)

Additional items:

  • A torch – LED and a cob-lamp / headlamp are essential to adjust set up your camera in the dark
  • Own food, snacks and water
  • Note pad and pen
  • Bug repellent
  • A small towel for yourself /camera,
  • A face mask (personal preference) is recommended especially for feedback
  • Handkerchief, Tissues
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitiser
  • Antibacterial wipes Camera (LCD) screen cleaner
  • Money for coffee, snacks, food, drinks etc on our field trips


All field trips will run regardless of the weather, to give participants an opportunity to photograph in fine or wet weather. A class will only be postponed to a future date if heavy weather / thunderstorm is forecast or it is continuously raining.
Coffee/drinks / food/dinner / snacks /etc, transport to and from and any other expenses are not included in the cost of this course

About the Tutor

'My name is Neoklis Bloukos, and I have had a passion for Photography since I was 14 years old. My experience of over 50 + years of Photography includes; over 20 years + of Digital Photography & post processing, and over 9 years + as a Professional Photography Tutor, teaching all levels of Photography.

I am very passionate about Photography, and I love to teach and share, my knowledge and practice of both classic and modern; Photography genres and techniques in the field, and I believe it is the most significant visual medium on this planet.

It is not just about teaching Photography, it is also about 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.
$315 Limited inc GST / $299.20
Creative Photography Techniques - North Cronulla

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