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

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


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 - Choose Your Course

  • Select the non-accredited short course you are interested in.
  • Find a day and time that suits your schedule.

Note: Enrolment is open to anyone 18 years or older.

Step 2 - Enrol and Verify

  • Click ‘Enrol Now’ after selecting your course and schedule.
  • Enter your details on the enrolment page.
  • Verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address.
  • Complete the secure checkout and payment process.

Ensure you read the Terms and Conditions available at: Macquarie Community College Terms and Conditions. For assistance, call customer service at 1300 845 888.

Step 3 - Receive Your Enrolment Details

  • You will receive an immediate enrolment confirmation email upon successful enrolment. Check and read the attached Terms and Conditions.
  • The payer of the enrolment will receive a tax invoice immediately after processing.
  • You will receive a course reminder email a day before your class begins.
  • For Online Zoom classes, a Zoom link and password will be emailed the day before class. Use the same link and password for subsequent sessions if applicable.