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Beginners Photography Workshop Guide

Beginners Photography Workshop Guide

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11 Dec 20

Beginner photography courses are designed to get you off your camera's automatic settings and starting to explore your creativity.

In a beginner photography workshop you should expect to learn about:

• Composition
• Lighting
• White balance
• Exposure
• ISO settings
• Focus

...pretty much everything that's in your camera manual, but with a professional photographer as your mentor and a fantastic location as your inspiration.

Tips for making the most of your time start with ensuring you are at least familiar with your camera. To make the most of your time, it's best not to have to ask your instructor how to change basic settings or perform basic functions. Yes...they will almost certainly know how to help (especially for popular brands like Canon and Nikon), and they will be happy to do so, but a bit preparation means you can avoid wasting your time and make the most of the instructor's knowledge and experience. If you've not done so before, read the manual before your course. And bring it with you, just in case.

Make sure you bring the right equipment for your course. A fully charged battery and empty memory card are essentials; and spares of each are highly recommended. Sun screen, a hat, and water bottle, especially for sunny days, and a face mask just in case. Hand sanitiser might be a good idea, too.

As mentioned previously...bring your camera manual, plus those for your flash unit and any other equipment that you might need for your particular course. Night photography courses often need a tripod - check with us or the instructor in advance if you're not sure.

The course details normally include a list of required equipment. If in doubt, reach out! The pink button in the bottom right corner of every page gives you instant access to our support staff, with referrals to the photography instructors if required.

So, now you what what you're in for, which course should you attend? The workshops listed below are our curated list of photography courses for beginners across the country.

If you'd rather brush up your skills from the comfort of your own home, be sure to check out our range of online photography courses, including Camera Ed's DSLR Basics course ($279) and Photography Space's Online Beginner's Photography course ($330). Both include a huge range of content ideal for beginners with the advantage that you can study at your own pace.

Brisbane's Photography Course for Beginners

brisbane, qld
AUD $100

Brisbane's 3 Hour Photography Course for Beginners will take you out of auto mode and teach you in simple ways to get much better photos.

Photography Essentials

sydney harbour foreshore, nsw
AUD $150

Explore Sydney Harbour's iconic foreshore and Rocks precinct with a passionate professional photographer as you are introduced to the fundamentals of photography. Discover the true capabilities of your photographic equipment investment.

Full Day Manual Creative

mudgee, nsw
AUD $220

The No1 country NSW photography course with simplest learning methods which leads you to understanding and using manual mode in 1 easy session, and getting far more creative.

Gold Coast Photography Course for Beginners

surfers paradise, qld
AUD $100

This photography course will take you on a walking tour around some beautiful landmarks in Surfers Paradise. You will be taught how to understand lighting and how to frame your photograph for great results. Over 3 hours you will be trained by a talented professional who will give you many tips and tricks to improve your photography.