About this course / workshop
Our beginners photography workshop starts with a morning session consisting of three hours of essential camera theory in a class room environment at the State library where we guide you through the key features of your camera. You will learn how to control the aperture, shutter speed and ISO for absolute creative control of the camera and discover how to shoot confidently in the manual mode – no more Auto! After lunch the practical session begins as we will take a casual walk around the South Bank parklands where there will be plenty of opportunities to explore the different techniques discussed in the morning session including controlling depth of field, capturing moving subjects, using shutter speeds creatively and shooting in low light as the sun sets over Brisbane.
What you will learn
Understanding and controlling exposure, shooting in changing light (including night photography), aperture and shutter speeds, what are they and how do they affect the image, the advantages of using the manual versus auto, focusing modes and selective focusing, understanding lens focal length and which lenses should I use and why, depth of field, using and understanding ISO, white balance.
What camera do you need
Digital SLR or Mirrorless / micro four thirds cameras are ideal as you will need to use the manual functions of the camera. The smaller ‘bridge cameras’ may also be used but we do recommend checking with us before booking.
Tripods are also provided on the day if you do not have one.
Also available – Beginners short ‘Simply SLR course’ $99