Are you a newcomer to using a digital SLR camera - or coming back to photography after a few years? Come get a solid understanding of your camera's modes and use them to your creative advantage. Enjoy a mix of theory and practical techniques and get started on your photographic journey.
Learn the importance of shutter speeds, apertures and ISO and how to use them to create photographs – not snapshots.
Mornings. Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
For ages 16+
Learn how to set up your camera to capture images.
Camera maintenance and care.
Shutter speeds – control shutter speeds to affect motion blur and freeze subjects.
Aperture – learn how to isolate and tell stories using aperture.
Using manual exposure and understanding ISO.
The usefulness of tripods and camera releases.
Using polarising and ND filters.
Focal length and how it affects perspective and depth perception.
Learn creative composition.
Focus modes, learn about AF systems and how your camera uses them effectively.
Timers, drive modes and creative white balance.
Metering systems and exposure composition.
How to set your camera for black and white photography.
Using flash creatively.
Out in the field practicing your newly learnt skills.
No prior experience required
To be supplied by participant
Digital SLR camera
Charged batteries and empty memory card
Notebook and pen
Photography is about capturing a moment in time that may never happen exactly the same again. We record our lives, history and emotions through images. So to be ready, learn how to use your camera correctly.
Paul Tidey has worked in the photographic retail industry for the past thirty-five years and started Coffs Camera Training twelve years ago.
Paul is a passionate and inspiring teacher who still gets excited about educating you on the joys of capturing that once-in-a-lifetime image. To make sure when it happens you are prepared and ready to go. Know your camera and have the ability and confidence to create your own masterpieces.
With Coffs Camera Training, Paul offers digital SLR camera courses that cover everything you need to know about your camera.
How your camera works, how to set it up correctly utilising shutter speeds, apertures and ISO’s and how to get the results you are LOOKING FOR! It’s not just about cameras – this is a photography class, where you are taught about reading the light and composition and much much more.