Photography Lens Craft @ Barangaroo St George & Sutherland Community College

Photography Lens Craft @ Barangaroo

Whether you have 1 lens or more, the Tutor will teach and help you understand Lens Craft; how to use, and get the most out of your lens or lenses, which can really help take your Photography to another level. Included; 3xhr field trip and 2xhr zoom feedback theory session.

Course Introduction:

Whether you have 1 lens or more, the Tutor will teach and help you understand Lens Craft; how to use, and get the most out of your lens or lenses, which can really help take your Photography to another level. This Comprehensive 5x hour Photography Mini Course starts with a 3x hour field trip progressing through the Agenda modules starting at the edge of Barangaroo Reserve across Stargazer Lawn, and onto Barangaroo Wharf precinct.

Some of the Agenda modules include; How to get most of your camera and lens combination, The difference between lens types, and the actual focal length of lenses, Focal length and magnification, Distance to subject, Zooming with your feet, Point of View – POV, (see Agenda below for all field trip modules).

This Mini Course includes a 2x hour Lens and Focal Length Feedback Theory session on Zoom, (date / evening / night time, to be agreed upon by the Tutor and all students). The Tutor will also demonstrate post processing software; how to straighten your photograph horizon properly / shift – vertical and using tilt (otherwise known popularly as the miniature effect).

Skill Level:

This field trip is suitable for all levels of Photography, or for anyone that has done a basic Photography / Beginners / DSLR short course etc. It is advisable for students to have a good working knowledge of their camera controls, shutter and aperture settings.

Agenda:

The Tutor will explain / demonstrate Lens Craft;

  • The difference between lens types, and the actual focal length of lenses
  • Fisheye, Wide angle, Standard, Telephoto, Macro (incl extension tubes and close up filters)
  • Field of view
  • Distance to subject
  • Focal length and magnification
  • Zooming with your feet
  • POV – Point of View
  • Orientation – vertical or horizontal

Keeping the verticals – straight, and why should my horizon be as level a possible?

  • Framing
  • Composition
  • DOF Depth of field

What to bring:

Camera Equipment;

  • Any adjustable digital DSLR / 4/3rds / Mirrorless camera, with adjustable apertures / shutter speeds.
  • Batterie(s) charged and ready x 2 if you have them
  • Memory card(s) x 3 if you have them

Lens or lenses;
Please note; This field trip can be done with one camera and one lens; zoom or prime, whether interchangeable DSLR / optical / mirrorless / 4/3rds / compact digital camera.

Bring any lenses you have for this field trip;
Any prime len(es) you have of any focal length;

  • (below are example focal lengths only) or lens type including;
  • Fisheye 15 mm,
  • Wide angle 20mm, 28mm
  • Standard 35mm, 50mm
  • Telephoto 200mm
  • Tilt Shift lens TS / Perspective lens PC
  • Macro lens (incl tubes and close up filters).

Any Zoom Lens or Zoom Lenses you have of any focal length;

  • 18 – 55mm, 18 – 135mm, 16 – 35mm, 28 to 80mm, 10 – 20mm, 40 – 150mm, 70 – 200mm etc

Camera note; Any adjustable digital camera / digital Compact camera with a fixed zoom lens, are fine too, as long as you can make some adjustments to the camera; shutter speeds, apertures etc (check your instruction manual for more details).
i.e
Any adjustable fixed lens compact digital / mirrorless camera – with lens adaptors, if you have any.

A superzoom / bridge camera with a fixed prime or zoom lens

Filter;

  • A circular polarizer known as a CPL if you have one

If you wish to use a tripod, you can bring, only if you have a very heavy lens / camera combination (Otherwise, you will not need it, as we are not doing long time exposures).

Tripod gear;

  • A sturdy tripod
  • Tripod plate and spare plate if you have one
  • Tripod head / tripod ball head
  • A connected electronic cable release for your camera, as timing is crucial
  • A spare connected electronic cable release or remote release if you have

Safety Note; Tripods can only be used with the Tutor’s supervision, away from public thoroughfares.

ONLINE SESSIONS NEEDS:

  • ZOOM The Tutor will send all requirements for Zoom, agreed date and time by students and tutor, and Zoom link will be sent after the field trip via email

Additional items:

Lunch/food: We will be having a short break for lunch and help for students during the break

  • It is strongly advisable to bring your ample water at least 1 × 600ml
  • food
  • snacks
  • drinks etc,
  • Bug repellent
  • Note pad and pen
  • A towel for yourself and your camera
  • Mini umbrella (no large umbrellas for safety reasons)

Please be sure to pack any additional safety items you require

  • For your safety, a face mask is highly recommended especially for feedback
  • A handkerchief
  • Tissues
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitiser
  • Disposable gloves Antibacterial wipes (camera) Camera (LCD) screen cleaner
  • 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).
Parking fees / transport to and from, water, drinks, snacks, food etc are not included
Weather:
This field trip will go ahead even if it is raining lightly, keep an eye on the weather forecast BOM website / app

Getting there:

You must provide your own transport to and from Barangaroo Reserve.

The closest Parking is available in Wilsons Barangaroo Reserve Car Park, reasonable weekend rates apply.

Please use google map pin, to ensure your arrival at the meeting location, before we proceed to Stargazer Lawn.

https://goo.gl/maps/S5aae9VgeiSNjEsb6

The Tutor will send detailed field trip instructions via email.

Please check road traffic, transport info for rail or bus information to ensure arrival by 9.00 am.

About the Tutor:

"My name is Neoklis Bloukos and I have had a passion for photography since I was 14 years old. With over 48 years of experience in Photography and camera equipment, 25 years as a Press Photographer and over 19 years of digital photography and post processing, I am now a Professional Photography Tutor, teaching all levels of Photography at SGSCC.

I am passionate about Photography and love to teach and share both classic and modern Photography techniques, and believe it is the most significant visual medium on this planet.

My Short and Mini Photography Courses, Field Trips and Classes 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."

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.
$149 Limited inc GST
Photography Lens Craft @ Barangaroo

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