PO Box H252, Australia Square, NSW 1215

Advanced digital photography course | Focus 10 | Sydney

Focus 10 Andrew Thomasson
LocationSydney, NSW
Duration480 mins (8.0 hrs)
FormatInstructor Led
Max Students8
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  • $290

Sydney's best 'serious and semi professional' digital photography course

The best 'serious and semi professional' Digital photography course in Sydney.

• 8 hrs
• iconic Sydney locations
• outdoors
• assignments
• small groups
• portfolio presentation
• fun
• free portraits
• detailed notes
• $290


The Digital 2 course has been designed to impart a high level of proficiency to the serious amateur photographer or to someone considering a career in photography. It assumes a basic proficiency in digital camera handling and technical knowledge. Ideally you will have completed our Digital 1 course or be able to demonstrate a similar level of competency.

You will be given a number of assignments to complete on the course which will be assessed, judged and awards given. The group will be limited to a maximum of 8 people for a highly personalised training experience.

This course teaches you the skills set to shoot at a professional level. You will move up several notches learning how to shoot catalogue, magazine and book style cameo and macro images, quality studio and outdoor portraiture and fine arts photography. Set assignments will teach you how to shoot under pressure in diverse circumstances. Although the key focus on this course is in upgrading your photographic technical and artistic skills... we do look at the camera gear section with a ‘horses for courses’ approach. Your instructors are professional commercial, travel and wedding photographers and you can draw upon that accumulated knowledge throughout with ongoing technical support.

• Learn how to use every feature on your DLSR camera to the full
• Get unbiased advice on what camera gear is best suited for your needs and budget
• Fast track your photographic technical and artistic skills
• Get great shots of iconic Sydney South Head and Darling Harbour
• Small groups (8 persons maximum)
• Interactive, dynamic, exacting, challenging
• A professional portfolio
• Free camera shopping service & ongoing technical support

• Your DLSR advanced digital camera functions
• White balance & bracketing, use of ISO
• Exposure compensation, exposure bracketing
• Channels & parameters , colour temperature
• Creative use of depth of field
• Advanced composition and painting with light
• Studio portraiture and modelling
• An analysis of quality DLSR cameras, lenses and accessories and combinations thereof
• Unusual viewpoints & tilting / lens and linear perspective / high contrast / colour harmony / blurring/freezing of motion / conveying movement
• Use of light on water, clouds, silhouettes, shadows, twilight
• Operation of external flash unit, rear/2nd curtain synch flash
• Night portraits / use of fast prime lenses
• Flare for effect & star bursting
• Reflections, waterfalls

Meeting point: Front of Doyle's Takeaway café, Watson's Bay

Andrew Thomasson with photographic assistants

Digital 1 course or a sound grasp of photography ( an email test can be provided if you are unsure)

What to bring:
• DSLR camera such as a Canon EOS 60D, 7D, 5D (all DLSR Canons) Nikon D90, D7000, D700, D800 and/or or a quality prosumer camera with manual controls, ie: Lumix LX5, Canon XG1 and all 4/3rds cameras
• At least one quality lens such as a Nikkor 18-200mm or a Canon 24-70mm and other lenses that you own such as a 50mm prime lens
• Memory Card(s) We recommend at least a 2 GB card for the 8 hours
• Any camera accessories - such as a tripod, and polarizing filter
• Charged camera battery and a spare if you have one

Course includes:
• Instruction from professional photographers
• Detailed notes
• Camera, lens and accessory shopping service
• Personal assessment and critique of your portfolio
• Graduation certificates are available

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