Photography – Introduction

Course Overview

If you’re interested in getting more out of your pictures than just snaps from a smartphone or compact then Photography Introduction 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.

This 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.

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.

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 you need to know

Entry requirements

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.

What you need to provide

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

Class details

Start Date14 May 2024
End Date18 June 2024
Sessions6
DaysTue
Time6:30pm - 9:30pm
TutorChristian Wright

$270

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

FAQ

How you got questions? Please see our comprehensive FAQ page for everything you need to know about Macquarie Community College, our policies, student support, application and enrolment procedures.

How to Enrol

Step 1

Anyone 18 years or older may enrol into our non-accredited short courses by: • choosing the course you are interested in and; • finding a day and time that is suitable.

Step 2

After selecting your course and class. click ‘’Enrol Now’’ and enter your details. • You will be asked to verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address. • Once you have returned to the enrolment page you will proceed through the secure checkout and payment process. • Alternatively, you can call customer service on 1300 845 888. To view our Terms and Conditions, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/terms-and-conditions/

Step 3

Once your enrolment has been processed, you will receive the following emails: • Enrolment confirmation: you will receive this immediately after your enrolment has been processed. Please check and read your Terms and conditions. • Tax invoice: the payer of your enrolment will receive this immediately after your enrolment has been processed. • Course reminder: you will receive a reminder the day prior to your class commencement. • Zoom link (for remote zoom classes only): you will receive a Zoom link and password the day prior to class commencement. If your course has multiple sessions, use the same link and password to access each session.