Essentials Photography Class for Beginners

Learn the fundamentals of photography for beginners



4 hours Class size 1 to 10

label $185 (Afterpay available)
Modern digital cameras offer a daunting array of functions and possibilities. In this photography class, we won’t bombard you with loads of facts and technical information; we’re photographers ourselves, and we prefer a hands-on approach.
This class combines a little theory with lots of practical demonstrations and group exercises. The journey begins with understanding your camera and learning how to navigate the controls and functions.
You’ll learn about aperture, shutter speed, how to select the right lens and how to use it to create spectacular images. We’ll show you simple composition techniques to improve your photographs.
Then we will look at colour balance and how to produce different moods using the direction
of light. We explain about ‘quality of light’ and how to use it to create mood and emotion. You’ll see results by the end of the workshop and will finish the class with confidence about how to handle your camera to create images that go beyond the snapshot.
You will gain an introduction to your camera, which includes learning about:
  • Essential equipment
  • Selecting the right lens
  • Aperture settings
  • Shutter speed settings
  • ISO settings
  • Colour balance
  • Manual mode settings
  • Composition rules and tips
  • Learning to see with a photographer’s eye
  • Light: the main ingredient and how it works
Detailed Aperture Club course notes will be emailed to you on completion of each workshop.
Knowledge required
No knowledge required. Beginner-friendly.
 
What to bring
  • A digital SLR camera or compact camera with manual settings and a built-in flash. You can also bring a smartphone with appropriate apps to control settings. Please make sure you also bring the user’s manual.
  • A lens hood if you have one
  • A cleaning cloth
  • At least one empty memory card
  • At least one set of spare batteries (make sure they’re fully charged)
  • Your camera manual
Location

Sydney, NSW (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

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Sharon and her team of professional photographers are passionate about meeting people, travelling and of course photography. The Aperture Club runs photography workshops and tours that allow you to develop your creativity, with like-minded people.
We believe that experimenting and playing with your camera will enable you to master it quicker than studying books or trawling the internet watching videos. Our workshops are designed to give you the mindset which will open up your creativity and inspire you to use your camera. All our workshops, tours, day and weekend trips are designed to help you think like a photographer and sharpen you observation.
Discover your passion or just becoming more knowledgeable with your camera.

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