Getting Started – Introductory Photography Course

4553490083_e1bc5d96a5_oThis is our 8 week Getting Started Course consisting of 6 introductory level classes covering camera features and functions, exposure and metering, composition and visual language, low light and night time photography, digital workflow and post-processing, plus some free photowalk and critique options thrown in. All in all, it is a fantastic starter course that will get you up and running with a great understanding of your camera and the basics of modern digital photography systems and workflows. Check the dates and sign up now. You can pick and choose and enrol in individual units or purchase block 1 or 2, or enrol for the entire course. There is something for everyone.


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Getting Started – Introductory Photography Course – Block 1

    Light-Fantastique! Available Light Portrait Photowalks - Free Event!

    Next Walk: 7 Nov 2015, Sat 1pm-3.30pm
    Where: Hawthorn
    Price: Members - FREE
    Suitable for: All levels
    Instructor: Brett Dorron
    Also runs: Regular event. See available dates.

    4554126330_e474f878a8_oThis event is Free for members. Join for Free - Attend for Free. Join Brett and Mark on one of our very informative photowalks through the streets, arcades and back alleys of the beautiful historic precinct of Hawthorn. The focus is on light. Available and ambient light, and specifically in regard to portraiture. Flash and strobes are banned (if caught you will be egged and sent home in shame). 🙂  Smiley face!

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    Getting Started (101) - Understanding Your DSLR

    When: 3 Sept 2015, Thu 7pm-9.30pm
    Where: Hawthorn
    Price: $59.95 (See member discounts)
    Suitable for: Beginner
    Instructor: Brett Dorron
    Also runs: Periodically
    © Copyright Brett Dorron 2015
    © Copyright Brett Dorron 2015

    Today’s DSLR and Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras (MILC) offer vast photographic opportunities for those that know how to use them and who understand the basics of light. Learn about your DSLR from one of the best teachers in the business. Brett Dorron has designed a carefully crafted course to maximise your learning and inspire your image making.

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    Getting Started (102) - Understanding Exposure - Taking it to the Next Level

    When: 10 Sept 2015, Thu 7pm-9.30pm
    Where: Hawthorn
    Price: $59.95 (See member discounts)
    Suitable for: Beginner
    Instructor: Brett Dorron
    Also runs: Periodically
    © Copyright Brett Dorron 2015
    © Copyright Brett Dorron 2015

    To take a photograph is to record the light in front of you with your camera and recording this light is called an exposure. Now there are good and bad exposures and getting the best exposure is crucial to a good image, but what is a good exposure, and how do you capture it? In this tutorial we'll explore exposure, the settings and tools that control and influence it, and when your camera's auto settings are likely to get it right, and when and why it it is likely to fail.

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    Getting Started (103) - Composition - Making Sense of Visual Language

    When: 17 Sept 2015, Thu 7pm-9.30pm
    Where: Hawthorn
    Price: $59.95 (See member discounts)
    Suitable for: Beginner
    Instructor: Brett Dorron
    Also runs: Periodically
    © Copyright Brett Dorron 2015
    © Copyright Brett Dorron 2015

    Composition, leading lines, framing, rule of thirds and golden mean. What do they all mean? This tutorial dives right into what makes one image work and another disappoint. When do you move closer and when do you move back? When do you put your subject in the middle and when should you not? Why do vertical lines add strength and diagonals lines add tension?

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Getting Started – Introductory Photography Course – Block 2

 

Photo Critiques – Free Event!

 

 

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