Digital Photography for Beginners

Digital cameras are all the rage and in most cases are simple to use. But if you want to switch from the default "auto" mode and take full control, then this 8-week photography course is for you.

Led by local photographer Ben Eyles, each week of the 8 week course will give you a core set of skills that will help you get the most out of your digital camera.

The first week will be an introduction to your digital camera, how to use each of the settings, and how to shoot with control. You will explore light, space and visual solutions while learning to experiment with the manual controls on your camera to enhance digital images. This knowledge will help you move beyond 'happy snaps' and into beautiful, considered compositions. Over the remaining weeks of the course you will refine your technical skills, and explore various creative photographic approaches.

Topics that will be covered in the course include:

  • Understanding your digital camera - master shutter speed, aperture and exposure triangle, colour management, lens choice, on-and-off camera flash, studio lighting, long exposure photography and other creative and artistic techniques.
  • Exploring different genres of photography - including macro, landscape, portraits, artistic photography, creative portraiture and the history of photography.
  • Post-production - gain an introduction to digital manipulation of photographs using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, monitor calibration, preparing images for online and printing.

You'll need to bring your own camera SLR (DSLR), or at least a high end compact camera with manual (M) setting, the camera manual and a tripod. Students are welcome to bring along any other lighting or equipment that they would like to learn how to use.

If you are unable to make this session, please join the waiting list for term 4.

  • When
    Thursdays 6.00pm - 8.30pm, beginning 15 July
  • Where
    Workshop within Commonwealth Growth Centre, MAMA
  • Price
    $280 ($260 Member / Concession)
  • Suitable for 16+

Meet the Tutor: Ben Eyles

Ben Eyles is an Albury-based teacher and photographer with decades of experience.

He taught the Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging and Certificate IV of Photography and Photo Imaging at Wodonga TAFE from 2014 to 2019. Prior to this, Ben worked as a staff photographer at the Border Mail where he was twice awarded the Best News Photograph of the Year.

His current work is split between his photography, and his other job as a teacher, trainer and product demonstrator with classroom technology company Promethean.

Ben Eyles' Website

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