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

One Day Only

In this unique 4 x hour pop up class, with the help of a Professional Photography Tutor, you will get to know and how to adjust your Digital camera properly, whether it is an Optical DSLR, Mirrorless Digital camera or Digital compact camera. This class 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 class precedes the Beginners Photography Course, which is offered every term through the College.

Skill Level:

  • This Class is especially suitable for students who have just purchased a camera, or upgraded to another camera, or anyone who needs a refresher with their current camera, to restart their Photography properly.

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; DSLR / 4/3rds / Mirrorless with;

  • RAW / JPEG image capability
  • 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

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.
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

What to wear:

As we will be doing some practical lessons outside the classroom

  • Wet weather – Weatherproof clothing / weatherproof footwear / mini umbrella/rain jacket
  • Cooler weather – Warm clothing; / jumper / beanie / hat / scarf
  • Warmer weather – comfortable clothing/hat/sunglasses
  • NO LARGE UMBRELLAS for safety reasons

Closed in footwear for your safety:

  • Sensible shoes / closed walking/running shoes/hiking boots with rubber soles

Please (NO thongs/sandals / high heels etc)

Other additional items:

  • Bug repellent/sunscreen
  • Water
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Disposable gloves
  • Antibacterial wipes (camera)
  • Camera (LCD) screen cleaner
  • Face mask – strongly recommended
  • Seat cushion
  • Notepad and pen
  • Glasses if you need them


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


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


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.

Please note: Maximum time allowed in the cafe is 1.5 hours, we then go out in the Oatley Town Centre for the rest of the day, 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. 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 prior to the commencement and you will be informed.
$110 Limited inc GST / $104.50
Photography - Getting to Know Your Camera - Pop Up Class Oatley

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