Photography - Introduction

Photography - Introduction

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Photography – Introduction – Sydney Course

Online learning option now available
Join our online classes with livestream video classes over Zoom.

If you’re interested in getting more out of your pictures than just snaps from a Smartphone or Compact – then this course is for you.

Designed for users of DSLR (or Mirrorless SLR) cameras, this course will provide a comprehensive explanation of how to get the most from these cutting-edge cameras to execute your creative vision.

You will learn SLR operation and control, exposure, focus, composition as well as ‘silver bullets’ or trouble shooting tips needed for successful photography in travel, landscape, portrait, close-up, event, and sport photography.

The Photography – Introduction course is suitable for people at the beginner and intermediate levels, as well as those looking to do a refresher course of prior learning.

Online learning for this course is at scheduled class times and sessions. It could include:

  • Livestream video classes online;
  • Interaction with your tutor and other students during livestream video sessions.

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Face-to-face classes may resume at one of our campuses before the end of the course, depending on discussions between the tutor and students as well as the Government’s recommendations at the time, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Ryde, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

Comprehensive overview of the Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera and how to get the most from it.

Topics include:

  • SLR operation and controls
  • Exposure, focus, composition, timing, perspective
  • The ‘silver bullets’ or trouble shooting tips needed for successful travel, landscape, portrait, close-up, event, family, and sport photography
  • Digital aspects; including image sizing, B&W, saving to computer, RAW conversion, and basic editing
  • Photography methodology – simple steps to ensure the capture of great pictures – every time
  • Familiarisation and operation of SLR camera

Course Outcome

At the end of the course, you will have more confidence in using your DSLR (or Mirrorless SLR) camera to capture your creative thoughts and ideas.

What to Bring

  • Digital camera supporting interchangeable lenses (DSLR or Mirrorless) and at least one lens to every session
  • Recording media (memory cards)
  • Batteries for camera

Important Information

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Prerequisite: Desirable

The Photography – Introduction course is suitable for people at the beginner and intermediate levels, as well as those looking to do a refresher course of prior learning.

Delivery Mode

Online learning for this course is at scheduled class times and sessions. It could include:

  • Livestream video classes online;
  • Interaction with your tutor and other students during livestream video sessions;

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Face-to-face classes may resume at one of our campuses before the end of the course, depending on discussions between the tutor and students as well as the Government’s recommendations at the time, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols.

Course testimonials:

  • Michael said: I found the online sessions in this course very helpful and very clear. It was very convenient for me to be able to take the Zoom sessions from home. Chris was always punctual and prepared. He is an excellent and patient teacher who instructs and listens well. He heard and responded to what we wanted to learn and review, as well as teaching what he knew we needed to learn about our cameras and about photography. This was an excellent introductory course, and I was delighted that it was possible for us to complete the course with a morning of practical experience (at a very stunning location to which I will soon return.) I am very pleased that I took the course and very satisfied with what I learned. I would gladly recommend this course, and certainly Chris as a tutor, to any friend interested in beginning photography with DSLR cameras.

  • Elizabeth said: Christian is a great tutor who provided just the right mix of theory and practical to help us learn the basics of photography. I would definitely come back if he is taking an intermediate-level class.