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Make Better Friends With Your DSLR | Term One, 2019

Is your digital camera confusing? Holding you up from making great photos? My weekend hands-on workshop will give you greater control of your camera with a series of practical, enjoyable photography tasks plus tutorials which demystify the camera menu and functions. Grow your camera skills and gain confidence by mainly using the manual mode. You will have the opportunity to select tasks that will benefit you the most. This workshop will include basic Photoshop tutorials where you will learn how to improve your photos. As a group we will build a wall of printed images to plot progress and share successes. All levels welcome.

Content

* Common problems encountered when photographing and how to solve them * Setting up the camera menu to suit your subject * Understand what camera effects you can use to your advantage to communicate your idea e.g. blurring subjects during long exposures or using flash * Photoshop tools to optimise and resize your images * Equipment best suited to your photography goals * Demystify digital language

Objectives

* Learn to use a DSLR camera on manual along with the best menu settings for your type of photography * Gain more confidence to explore your DSLR enabling you to capture your ideas * Build on and expand photographic and art making language * Develop photoshop skills to enhance your images

Outcomes

* Be able to control your digital camera to communicate your ideas
* Understand camera effects
* Understand basic Photoshop to improve your digital images

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Class Type: Weekend Class
Tutor: Leigh Mitchell-Anyon
  • 9th, 10th February 2019
  • 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Materials cost: Nil
    Casual Students: $75 per day + materials
  • G1.16 Photography
  • 7 (Max number of students)
Required Materials:
* Bring your own DSLR camera * Note - some of my content will be impossible to achieve with point and shoot digital cameras * A tripod and remote if you have one, as well as an 8 gig (or more) pen drive to save your results * TLC has a limited amount of DSLR camera gear to share if needed