Tech Savvy Seniors – Introduction to Photography for Android Smartphones and Tablets

Course Overview

Discover the full potential of your Android smartphone or tablet’s camera with our Introduction to Photography for Smartphone and Tablets!

Once you have a smartphone or tablet, you can take as many photos as you like, without any additional cost. So what new opportunities does this offer? Have you considered how to handle the mass of photos this may result in? What if you lost your phone with all your holiday snaps on it?

Whether you’re gearing up for a holiday or contemplating the transition to a more powerful camera, this workshop is tailored for users seeking to enhance their Android tablet and smartphone photography knowledge.

Learn the art of capturing impressive photos, effectively managing your digital photo album, and grasp the essential techniques for downloading and storing images. This course is also ideal for those deciding between their device’s camera and investing in a more advanced SLR or DSLR.

This course is for those who have an Android Smartphone or Tablet (eg Google Pixel, Samsung, HTC, Huawei, Nokia, LG, Lenovo, Razer, OnePlus, Sony and more). For those who have an Apple iPad or iPhone, please attend our ‘Tech Savvy Seniors – Introduction to Photography for Apple iPhones and iPads’ course.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

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What you will learn

Course outline

New photographic opportunities that Android smartphones or tablets offer

The course will cover how to:

  • Take a photograph and view it
  • Back up your photographs (if you lose your smartphone or tablet, it is not the end of the world!)
  • Edit your photographs (to get the best out of them)
  • Publish your photographs (that’s why you took the picture)
  • Archive/store your photographs (culling photos and long term storage)

Note: This class will not teach photo editing techniques using software such as Photoshop etc

Camera/photographic alternatives

What the relative merits and demerits are between different devices and a consideration of which may be more suitable for your specific needs. We will discuss:

  • Smartphones
  • Tablets
  • Small digital cameras
  • Single lens reflex (SLR) cameras
  • Digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras

Course outcome

After this workshop, you should be able to handle photography using a smartphone or tablet without fear. You will also understand which device is most suitable for your photographic needs.

What you need to know

Entry requirements

Prerequisite: Essential

Participants must be over 60 years old. Tech Savvy Seniors is an initiative of the NSW Ageing Strategy and is funded in partnership between the NSW Government and Telstra.

Prerequisite: Desirable

This workshop builds on knowledge covered in other Tech Savvy Senior workshops. It would be useful, but not essential, if you had attended some of the other Tech Savvy Seniors classes listed below.

What you need to provide

  • Notepad and pen
  • An Android Smartphone or Android tablet that can connect to the internet.

Class details

Start Date30 May 2024
End Date30 May 2024
Time10:30am - 1:00pm
TutorDavid Vasey
Location Epping Campus


Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


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