Photography – Intermediate

Course Overview

The Photography Intermediate course extends a student’s knowledge of basic photography skills that they may have learned by attending the Photography Introduction course or through similar courses or personal experiences.

It is ideal for students with access to an SLR camera with manual controls and interchangeable lenses, which includes contemporary mirrorless SLR cameras.

This course is not designed to support cameras that don’t have manual controls or interchangeable lenses – often referred to as compact or ‘all-in-one’ cameras.

The content is structured to help with technical aspects of capturing pictures – such as use of manual controls for creative effects. The course will also teach RAW image processing, however, it is not designed to teach deep knowledge in image editing or graphic arts.

Students will also have the opportunity to practice their skills during 2 field trips (excursions).

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

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

In this Photography – Intermediate course you will learn:

  • Manual exposure
  • Metering
  • Manual focus
  • Electronic flash
  • RAW image capture and processing
  • Monochrome image capture and digital filters/toning
  • Manual white balance

Course outcome

At the completion of the course, students can expect to be competent in the control of an SLR camera.

What you need to know

Entry requirements

The Photography – Intermediate course is suitable for students with prior experience using a camera system with manual controls and interchangeable lenses.

Students will need access to:

  • SLR camera with manual controls and allows interchangeable lenses
  • Personal computer capable of hosting RAW image editing software (usually the software comes with the camera)

Note: it is not essential that multiple lenses are available to the student – only that the student’s camera system is capable of supporting interchangeable lenses.

What you need to provide

  • SLR camera with lens
  • Tripod for the excursion
  • Suitable clothing for the current Sydney weather
  • Comfortable walking shoes

Other information

The excursions will run conditional on good weather – If raining, excursions will likely be rescheduled for another date within the enrolled term.

Please bring a tripod for excursions.

Coming soon

There are currently no classes scheduled for this course.

Please check back later as classes are added regularly or get in touch for more information.

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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