Let's Ditch Auto

Have you just bought a new digital SLR camera?  Or maybe you are still using the automatic mode?  Perhaps you would like to learn how to take awesome photographs?

If you answered yes to one or all of the above then this is the course for you! 

Specifically tailored for the beginner photographer, this 4 hour workshop will take you through the basic technical aspects of photography and how to use the essential functions on your camera. 

Topics include: Spa Pool, Karijini NP, WA

  • Using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to achieve the look you want
  • Understanding why the histogram is important and how to read it
  • Exposing your images correctly
  • Setting focus points and drive modes for specific subjects
  • A discussion on shooting in RAW or JPEG format
  • How composition and light affect your image
  • What equipment and accessories you may need to take your photography further

This workshop is interactive and includes sessions to put theory into practice immediately to cement your learning.  Detailed handouts will also be available.

 

When: Email us at [email protected] to book a time!

Where: Unley, South Australia (more details when booking is complete)

Maximum spaces: Limited to 5 participants (minimum 2 participants for workshop to proceed).

Cost: $85.00

What to bring: A digital SLR camera body and lens/es

 

Have a group of friends and want to book all 4 places? Email us first at [email protected].com to get a discount code for $10.00 off each booking!

 

 


 

From the Start: Basic Photo Editing

An important part of digital photography is learning to back-up and edit your images for presentation.  This 2 hour session is an introduction to using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom to manage and process images.  

Topics include:

  • Importing into Lightroom
  • Using keywords to build your library in Lightroom
  • Quick edits in Lightroom
  • Exporting from Lightroom
  • Basic Photoshop walk-around; where everything is located
  • Introduction to Layers in Photoshop
  • Basic edits using Adjustment Layers in Photoshop
  • Resizing for print or web in Photoshop

This workshop is interactive and participants need their own copy of Lightroom and Photoshop already installed on their laptop.  A free trial version is available.  Detailed handouts will be available.

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When: Email us at [email protected] to book a time!

Where: Unley, South Australia (more details when booking is complete)

Maximum spaces: Limited to 4 participants (minimum 2 participants for workshop to proceed).

Cost: $60.00

What to bring: A laptop with Lightroom and Photoshop already installed (download a free trial version), and images on a card reader or hard drive.

 

 

 


 

Learn-to-See: Adelaide Botanic Gardens

2 hours of informal teaching in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.  We will walk around and learn to make compositions of what we see (we can also practise using the manual setting on our cameras).  There will be some discussion of basic theory and guidelines for composition and you can ask any number of questions you may have!  Tripods are welcome.

Please note this session is primarily focussed on composition and participants should know how to use their camera's basic functions.

 

When: Email us at [email protected] to book a time!

Where: Adelaide Botanic Gardens (more details when booking is complete)

Maximum spaces: Limited to 5 participants to ensure ample one-to-one time.

Cost: $30.00

What to bring: A digital SLR camera body and lens/es, a tripod if desired.

 

 


 

Learn-to-See: Himeji Gardens

1.5 hours of informal teaching in the Japanese-style Adelaide Himeji Gardens on South Terrace.  We will walk around and learn to make compositions of what we see (we can also practise using the manual setting on our cameras).  There will be some discussion of basic theory and guidelines for composition and you can ask any number of questions you may have!  Tripods are welcome.

Please note this session is primarily focussed on composition and participants should know how to use their camera.

 

When: Email us at [email protected] to book a time!

Where: Adelaide Himeji Gardens, South Terrace (more details when booking is complete)

Maximum spaces: Limited to 5 participants to ensure ample one-to-one time.

Cost: $22.00

What to bring: A digital SLR camera body and lens/es, a tripod if desired.

 

 


 

Free Critique Sessions

These quick 15 minute sessions are for those looking for constructive feedback on their images.  Bring up to 3 images printed out or on a USB and we can discuss the image, including:

  • Composition
  • Framing
  • Lighting
  • Editing Spa Pool, Karijini NP, WA

 

When: Selected dates and times; click on the Book Now button for availability

Where: Unley, South Australia (more details when booking is complete)

Maximum spaces: 1 person per 15-minute session

Cost: Free

What to bring: Up to 3 images printed out or on a USB.

 

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