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Photography: Beginners & Basic

$189 Limited inc GST / $¤,170
Photography: Beginners & Basic

<p>This course will give you a basic understanding of your digital camera’s features and explain how to use your Aperture Priority mode to control background sharpness, and Shutter Speed Priority mode

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This course will give you a basic understanding of your digital camera’s features and explain how to use your Aperture Priority mode to control background sharpness, and Shutter Speed Priority mode to blur and freeze movement. Topics such as camera care, ISO, white balance, image quality, flash, focussing, lenses and exposure compensation will be simply explained so you gain creative control of your image. Your camera must have aperture priority & shutter speed priority modes. Classroom notes and slides will be combined with practical exercises.


Please bring your camera, camera manual (or handbook equivalent eg “Dummies” edition of your camera’s model), memory card, fully charged battery, notebook and pen. Printed notes will be distributed.


COURSE OUTLINE
Week 1

  • Caring for your camera and saving your images.
  • Discovering your camera’s controls and shortcuts.
  • Explanation of image quality and resolution.
  • Understanding the advantages and differences of your various automatic modes.
  • Practical exercises in classroom.

Week 2

  • Review of photographs from practical exercises.
  • Operating your camera in Aperture Priority mode.
  • Selecting correct ISO.
  • Creative control of depth of field and apertures will be discussed.
  • Practical exercises in Hyde Park, if weather permits.

Week 3

  • Review of photographs from practical exercises.
  • Revision.
  • Hand-holding the camera for sharpness.
  • Creative control of movement and shutter speeds will be discussed.
  • Continuous shooting and panning for capturing movement.
  • Practical exercises in classroom.

Week 4

  • Review of photographs from practical exercises.
  • Revision.
  • Explanation of exposure compensation and highlight alert.
  • Using your pop-up flash for natural results.
  • Practical exercises in Hyde Park, if weather permits.

Week 5

  • Review of photographs from practical exercises.
  • Revision.
  • Explanation of white balance.
  • Discussion of lenses for subject matter, perspective and aesthetic choice.
  • Demonstrate when and how to use a tripod.
  • Practical exercises in classroom.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand their DSLR camera’s basic operations.
  2. Gain an insight into composition and lighting.
  3. Recognise the uses for different white balance settings, exposure modes, image quailty and ISO ratings.
  4. Identify the perameters of working within Automatic and Program settings.
  5. Operate their camera on Aperture and Shutter Speed Priority settings.
  6. Operate their camera’s pop-up flash for a more natural look.
  7. Recognise the correct use for different lenses and their importance to perspective and aesthetics of the image.
  8. Use continuous shooting and panning to capture movement.
  9. Expand their creative expression and range of photographic techniques.