Photography - Getting to Know Your Camera - Pop Up Class Oatley St George & Sutherland Community College

Photography - Getting to Know Your Camera - Pop Up Class Oatley

One Day Only

In this unique and comprehensive class you will get to know and how to adjust your Digital camera properly, this includes any Digital camera, whether it is; A Digital compact camera / Advanced compact camera / Bridge camera / Superzoom camera or a digital interchangeable lens camera i.e; an Optical – Digital Single Lens Reflex known as a DSLR (see through the actual lens) or Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera known as a DSLM (see through an electronic viewfinder EVF).

This comprehensive class also includes an introduction to the fundamentals of Photography; Focusing, shutter speeds, aperture-depth of field and composition, all of which are the cornerstone of taking brilliant memorable photos. In a relaxed, but informative manner will get to know your camera in-depth, this class includes; Comprehensive set-up, mastering the menus and controls, and one to one individual help with your camera. This Getting to Know your Camera class precedes the Introduction to Photography Course, which is offered every term through the College. This class is a maximum of 6 students for a greater learning experience, and more one on one time with the tutor.

Skill Level:

  • This Class is especially suitable for all levels of student; Novice / Beginner / Intermediate or anyone whom has just purchased any digital camera, or upgraded to another camera, or anyone who needs a refresher with their current camera, or to restart their Photography journey.

Class outcome:

What you will learn:

  • Setting up your camera in depth
  • Focusing Set up
  • Understanding menus
  • Getting to know the control dials on your camera
  • Taking a photograph properly
  • To focus and recompose
  • Using composition to take a photograph properly
  • Different camera modes; Program, Manual, Aperture and Shutter speeds
  • Apertures – Depth of Field explained
  • Shutter speeds – speed of shutter opening and closing explained
  • How to use your built-in flash properly
  • Playing back your photograph(s)
  • One to one individual help with your camera

What to bring:

Please bring your camera instructions/guides;
In Paper Booklet form (preferable):

  • Your instruction manual
  • Your quick guide

and or
In the digital form on your tablet or phone i.e. PDF format

  • Your instruction manual
  • Your quick guide

Camera Equipment:

Any adjustable digital camera;
A Digital compact camera / Advanced compact camera / Bridge camera / Superzoom camera
or
a digital interchangeable lens camera i.e;
Optical – Digital Single Lens Reflex known as a DSLR (see through the actual lens)
or
Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera known as a DSLM (see through an electronic viewfinder EVF)

Lenses;
Any Zoom lens(es) you have
18 – 55 mm , 18 – 135 mm , 16 – 35mm , 28 to 80 mm , 10 – 20mm , 40 – 150mm , 70 – 200 etc
and or any
A Prime lens(es) if you have them 20 mm, 35 mm, 50 mm, 85mm, 135mm etc

  • A spare camera body if you have one
  • Batterie(s) charged and ready x 2 if you have them
  • Memory card(s) x 2 if you have them

Please note; An extra battery and memory card are strongly advisable as you will be using your camera, and reviewing your photographs frequently, during class lessons and exercises.
Batteries
Ensure your battery/batteries are fully charged whether they are half full or not, as your camera will be on for the entire first-class lesson, and to charge your battery/batteries before each class.

Memory cards
An extra memory card is strongly advisable, the Tutor will advise students of what and how to purchase a second/extra high-quality memory card

Other additional items:

  • Water
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Antibacterial wipes (camera)
  • Camera (LCD) screen cleaner
  • Face mask – Personal preference
  • Notepad and pen

Weather:

This class will run regardless of the weather, to allow participants to photograph in fine or wet weather.

Special notes:

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

Field trips:

  • All classes are subject to venue changes, students will be notified if there is a change before this class
  • Please note;

General photography is permitted, but; (close up photos of families/adults and especially identifying children under 18 years old, should not be taken or be published, unless a model waiver has been signed)

Please note;
Coffee/drinks/food/dinner/snacks/etc, transport to and from and any other expenses are not included in the cost of this course

Location:

Oatley Town Centre

Time and where to meet:

Meet the Tutor at 10 am in front of Poveli Deli Cafe 15 Frederick St, Oatley

As seating is available and instructed by cafe staff, we can then sit down to buy our own tea/coffee etc and continue with the class, around midday we will then go in the Oatley Town Centre for the rest of the class, to learn and do practical Photography.

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 40 plus years of in Photography includes; 25 years as a Press Photographer, over 19 years of Digital Photography & post processing, and now 8 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.'

Neoklis

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.
$115 Limited inc GST / $109.30
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