Practical SLR Course

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
(11 customer reviews)


A follow up to our popular Simply SLR course or for those who are more confident in understanding exposure, aperture, shutter speed and ISO. This short practical SLR  course involves an afternoon of picture taking and trying out different photography techniques including low light and night photography.

Location : South bank parklands Brisbane

Course duration : 4 hours

Class size : 6


About this course / workshop

This is a fun and informative hands-on practical course aimed at digital SLR (or mirror-less / micro four thirds camera) users who have a basic grasp of the fundamentals of digital photography or have previously attended our beginners SLR course. With plenty of photo taking opportunities in the South bank parklands, this course is about putting the theory into practice within a small group ensuring everyone gets plenty of personal attention and questions answered. What you will learn Controlling exposure in the Manual mode (aperture & shutter), when, why and how to change ISO, controlling depth of field, capturing movement, shooting in good light as well as low light, selecting shutter speeds for effect, Camera modes and when to use them.

Tripods are provided if you do not have one.

Please note : To get the most from this course it is recommend that you have a basic grasp of the fundamentals of digital photography, we recommend doing the beginners SLR course first.



Saturday 18th January 2020 3pm-7pm, Sunday 9th February 2020 3pm-7pm, Sunday 16th February 2020 3pm-7pm, Sunday 1st March 2020 3pm-7pm, Saturday 7th 2020 3pm-7pm, Sunday 15th 2020 3pm-7pm

11 reviews for Practical SLR Course

  1. Paul @ Photo Genius

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  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    What a great afternoon. I did the basic SLR course and the practical SLR course. I learnt so much about my camera and how to use it effectively. Paul is patient and a great teacher making sure that everybody gets the most from his courses. I have not stopped raving about this to my friends. I can thoroughly recommend it.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lari Stojcevska (verified owner)

    Absolutely brilliant. Paul is fantastic in how he delivers the course. I got so much out of it and I highly recommend it.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    I’ve been kicking around photography for decades but never really updated myself with new digital cameras. Paul was very helpful in giving me much more control over my camera, and some good ideas to overcome it’s limitations. The small group was good, and was made up of friendly people. Despite the hot day, it all went very well.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Teresa bryant (verified owner)

    I can not rate this course high enough. It was so much fun and finally creating some photos that had the wow factor. Really worth doing . The small class made it so much easier to keep asking and to get it right with practice. Loved it thank you

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karyn and Aly (verified owner)

    We did the Simply SLR course two weeks previous and then followed up with this Practical SLR course. I couldn’t have asked for a better course. We took some brilliant professional photos and really enjoyed understanding what our cameras (and we) could do. We are now looking forward to the ‘Beyond the Basics’ course in a few weeks time.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    Having completed the Simply SLR course earlier this year, I was very keen to put what Paul had taught us into practice – and to try some night photography using a tripod. Because it had been a few months, it was great because I had lots of questions, which Paul was happy to answer, and it was very effective to put the theory into real life practice and to remind myself of how to take better pictures. The group was small, the afternoon very interactive and there was definitely the ‘wow factor’ when we had the chance to take waterfall photos. I look forward to using my camera more and more!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike (verified owner)

    WE had a great time on this course and found it was exactly as described and very informative. We learnt heaps and really consolidated everything we practiced in the Simply SLR course. Got some awesome night time shots and the perfect location to finish the evening with dinner and a few drinks.
    Thanks Paul

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    A Johnson

    Thank you for a wonderful photography lesson. It was so great to put in practice the techniques I learned and to see the results with stunning photos. The small group was fantastic because Paul was able to get around to everyone and offer personal attention and advice. I’d definitely recommend the course and can’t wait for my next one. Thanks Paul

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gordon (verified owner)

    The course was exactly what was promised, well presented, and helped me to learn more about my camera and gave me heaps to practice and develop my hobby…..thanks

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kat & Coral

    On behalf of myself and my friend, we would just like to say thank you for two wonderful courses. It has really helped us tighten up our skills and it has taught me that I can now move outside the square and push the boundaries. Your courses were very helpful and Andrew taught us in a way that all levels would have benifited.

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