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DSLR photography for beginners

Photography Workshops

About the workshop - half day crash course

This will be a crash course for anyone wanting to kick start taking great photos quickly. This is aimed at beginners who want to learn the basics of how to use their camera equipment, what the settings mean and when to use them. Numbers are limited – minimum 5 people and maximum of 15 people This session is getting to know the nuts and bolts of camera operation. This course will put you on the right track for creating great images.

  • Adult : $80
  • 1 Minor (under 16yrs) + 1 Adult Special = $120 (Total 2 people only)
  • Booking fees apply

The price includes GST.

New course dates will be available soon. If you have a specific request please contact Anil on 021 511 563

course details

Who is it aimed at?

This is a course for beginners who have little or no knowledge of using a DSLR. Minors under 16 are also welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian – we are offering a special price on this category only at $120 (ie $60 per person)

What you need to bring

  • You should have digital SLR camera or a point-and-shoot camera with manual settings
  • Bring your camera accessories e.g. charger, batteries, external flash units, memory cards – let us see your complete kit to best guide you on your gear for your specific photography interests.
  • Don’t forget to bring your manual.
  • Pad and pen to take note

The course

The session:

  • Brief introduction from tutor
  • Participants – brief intro and what you are interested in shooting
  • Camera run through – buttons, functions, terminology
  • Learn about aperture control
  • Learn about shutter speed
  • Learn about ISO (sensor sensitivity)
  • Camera accessories – we will talk about lenses, filters, flash, light modifiers, studio set-up etc
  • How to see the light and use it to your advantage
  • Composition and viewpoint – basic rule of thirds and telling a story in your image.
  • Smartphone apps recommendations
  • Brief run through of post production


Hopefully you will be so inspired by the results of the day that you will be itching to get shooting and express your creativity every day.

Venue & parking

The workshop will be held at Mozaik Cafe in Parnell – details below. We have arranged free secure parking in building. Limited spaces. Please see the manager on arrival for the gate key. Hot and cold beverages, breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea is available throughout the day at your own cost. Mozaik are very accommodating with dietary request.

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