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Learn to Shoot


[vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1524451667550{margin-top: 11px !important;}”]Learn your way around your camera and develop your basic photography skills! This beginner photography class will help you build the confidence, shoot efficiently and begin to take the photographs you have always imagined.


As a beginner, photography and managing your camera settings can seem overwhelming. This course provides the perfect pace to start your photography explorations. Learn what white balance, ISO, aperture and depth of field mean. Learn why filters are relevant to digital photography. How to expose an image properly and how to make the camera do what you want it to do. Take your photography to the next level. Get off Auto mode and take control of your camera!



Learn to Shoot is a 6 hour course. The course is held during Wednesday evenings 6-8pm (for 3 weeks). We also offer a Saturday course 10am – 4pm.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”22px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern”][vc_column][vc_separator type=”normal” color=”#d3d3d3″ thickness=”2″ up=”22″ down=”0″][vc_tabs style=”horizontal_left”][vc_tab title=”Equipment and Prerequisites ” tab_id=”1458533953967-3-0″][vc_column_text]Equipment

  • DSLR or mirrorless camera
  • Your camera’s instruction manual
  • For the practical component please ensure suitable clothing for the weather
  • Sturdy enclosed footwear
  • Laptop (optional)

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Course Outline” tab_id=”7d1593ba-7855-1″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1462762061187{margin-top: 1px !important;}”]Theory

  • Introduction to the DSLR and how to hold it correctly
  • Main buttons – meanings and uses
  • Basic do’s and don’ts
  • Camera security and care
  • Understanding image size and quality
  • Pixels and their relevance
  • How an image is captured by the camera
  • AF and MF – pros and cons
  • Depth of Field and what it means for your photographs
  • Image file formats – why and how we use them
  • ISO – how and when to use different levels of sensitivity
  • White balance
  • Filters and their uses
  • Tripods and monopods
  • The beauty of editing with only minor adjustments


Practical and Post-Production

  • Practical lesson outdoors
  • Image file storage
  • Critique of your top photos and constructive feedback
  • Open discussion – this is your chance to find out what changes (if any) need to be made to get the outcome you envisioned.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”About the Lecturers” tab_id=”1445165956008-2-0″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1526460199630{margin-top: 1px !important;}”]Rod has been involved in the photographic industry since 1973. He has gained experience in photojournalism writing for the Daily News, WAngler and international motoring magazines. Rod has been employed in a variety of roles across photographic genres such as wedding, corporate, product, motor sport, cars and bikes, fashion and mining.


Over the years Rod has owned and used a variety of cameras and lenses ranging from his first SLR, the Minolta STR-101 through to his current DSLR the Pentax K3. Rod still uses film occasionally as he feels it helps remind him to concentrate on getting it right in-camera, not in Photoshop. Rod aims is to help others make the most of the equipment they are using to produce results they will be proud to hang on their walls.

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6 hour course


Rod Lawson Kerr

Dates and Times

See here for our calendar of all our classes and start times.

Class Size

8 - 10 people

Entry Level, Featured