Manual Camera Settings Workshop

Learn how to take control of your camera with manual mode

4 hours Class size 1 to 10 (public classes), 1 to 2

label $160 (or 4 payments of $40 Afterpay)

Mastering manual mode is the next step in taking control of your camera so you can make informed decisions about your photography style, direction and creative ideas.

In this photography workshop, we’ll look at white balance metering and exposure compensation; how depth of field and understanding light can balance technical mastery with creative mindfulness; and we will explore methods professional photographers use to make informed creative decisions.

You will learn how professionals create expressive images and practise using the characteristics of light to create mood and emotion in your final images. You’ll come away with wonderful new skills that boost your technical and creative confidence.

You will learn:

  • Exposure: shutter speed, aperture and ISO
  • Your camera’s metering system
  • Focus lock and focusing techniques
  • White balance
  • Easy shortcuts to manual settings
  • Observing the quality and direction of light
  • Composition and the point of interest
  • Understanding depth of field
  • Using live view for composition
  • How using manual mode can ignite your imagination

Knowledge required
An understanding of your camera's controls.
What to bring
  • A digital SLR camera or compact camera with manual settings (please make sure you also have 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
  • NB: A tripod for this workshop is not necessary
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


Metropole QVB, QVB, George Street, Sydney NSW

This venue is a short walk from Town Hall station (200m).

Manual Camera Settings Workshop location
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The Aperture Club
The Aperture Club

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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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Sharon McGlinchey May 2023

Darren was an excellent teacher, very patient and the class content means I now feel far more confident about using my camera on ‘manual’.
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