Introduction to Digital Photography

Course summary

In this 5-week course, you will gain a basic understanding of the technical aspects of the camera, key composition principles, and different photography genres.  This workshop will encourage you to put theory into practice by taking, reviewing, and learning from each photo.  Familiarity with your camera and manual will bring more joy to yourself!

A great opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the craft and art of taking photos with like-minded people.

Suitable for beginners and those wanting a refresher.

Workshop Outline

  • an introduction to aperture
  • an introduction to shutter speed
  • an introduction to ISO (International Organization for Standardization)
  • an introduction to Histogram
  • an introduction to Focus Modes – single, continuous, and manual
  • an introduction to key composition rules
  • putting the key technical elements together to clear, sharp and pleasing images
  • discussing different photos – landscape, portrait, street & abstract

What you will get

  • gain technical and aesthetic knowledge, skills, and experience
  • gain guidance, support, and encouragement in a safe and respectful environment
  • connect with others with a similar passion and level of skill
  • become comfortable with being curious, creative, and playful
  • an opportunity to take lots of photos

What you need to bring

  • camera(DSR or Mirrorless/Digital)
  • manual for your camera
  • batteries fully charged & spare
  • disk
  • notebook & pen
  • comfortable shoes & clothing
  • water bottle

About the tutor

Angela Mamalis has a background working in the arts, health and wellbeing, and education sectors. Angela’s passion for photography stems back many decades. She is a strong advocate of lifelong learning. She has completed many formal and informal photography courses and workshops and continuously seeks out online courses, podcasts, and photography groups she can hang out with. She loves learning and sharing all things photography. Her role will be one of facilitation, encouragement, and support.  Find her Facebook page here.

Course cost

COST: $110.00

Class availability: 10 PLACES REMAINING

Course dates

Saturday 28 October
11.30am – 1.00pm (5 session)

Book this course

To enrol in this course, fill out the form below. Remember to add the details of any other students who are part of your booking.

Please note: This class requires a minimum number of students to go ahead. For this reason, we encourage students to book at least 5 days prior to the course/workshop. In the unlikely event that we don't get enough enrolments, we may need to postpone to a later date or cancel the course/workshop. You will be advised via email or text prior to the class commencing.


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