PO Box H252, Australia Square, NSW 1215

Digital 1 : Beginners Photography Course | 14hrs | 3wks

Focus 10 Andrew Thomasson
LocationSydney, NSW
Duration840 mins (14.0 hrs)
FormatInstructor Led
Max Students8
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  • $390

The best 'all rounder' introductory course to Digital Photography in Sydney.

• Iconic Sydney locations • outdoors • night shoot • small groups • dynamic • fun • detailed notes • 14 hours • $390 • BONUS $100 FOCUS 10 gift voucher


The Focus 10 Digital 1 Sydney photography course is our most popular and introduces beginners and intermediate photographers into the fabulous world of digital imaging. Its cost effective, you can adjust your images, delete the bad photographs, display them in a variety of mediums.... digital photography is fun, creative and inspirational.

We focus on practical 'hands on' shooting with a strong emphasis on camera handling at both iconic and lesser known Sydney locations ...not sitting in a classroom learning theory. There's intuitive instruction on lighting and composition along with everything from exposure control to white balance, from ISO settings to focus options. The course is about practical demonstrations to train your eye to paint light onto a subject, how to select the right lens and the use of aperture and shutter speed to control the creative process.

This course is ideal for those wishing to understand and get the best out of their current DLSR, quality compact or mirrorless camera. If you do not have a digital camera yet..... we hire DLSR Nikon D7100 and 70D Canon cameras. Its best to find out what camera system suits your budget and needs then utilize our unbiased technical advice on gear and suppliers to get the best deal.

The Focus 10 Digital 1 photography course is suited to anyone...... singles, parents, students, travellers, journalists, government employees, graphic designers....for as one of Australia's most reputable and innovative photography companies, we have taught people from all walks of life for over 24 years.


Learn how to use your DLSR camera or digital compact

Fast track your photographic technical and artistic skills

Get great shots of iconic Sydney locations

Small groups (8 persons maximum)

Interactive, dynamic, fun, creative

Free camera shopping service & ongoing technical support


Your DLSR, mirrorless / compact digital camera functions

Memory, file sizes, formats, storage

Composition, light, viewpoint, angles, lens perspective

Aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, ISO setting, white balance, exposure compensation

Specialty creative modes

Portraiture, landscapes, macro, reportage, still life, action, motion, cityscapes, architecture, nature, flowers

Use of your flash & shooting techniques in low-light conditions

Brief overview on output to screen and print and post production using Lightroom 4

Date & Time Meeting Location Map Location
8hr workshop*

Sunday 10am

18 Argyle St the Rocks

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Evening 1 *

Week nights 6:30 pm to 9pm

18 Argyle St the Rocks (Lowenbrau cafe)

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Evening 2 *

Week nights 6:30 pm to 9pm

18 Argyle St the Rocks (Lowenbrau cafe)

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* upon booking you will be sent the full schedule and detailed notes

If some some reason you cannot attend one of the scheduled sessions you can make arrangements to do this session at another time at no penalty.


Andrew Thomasson and assistants




No prior photography knowledge

We recommend you have a DLSR, qulality compact or mirrorless 4/3 camera

Canon digital DLSR camera's such as the full Canon range from 300D to 700D, 3D to 7D

or Nikon D40X to a D810 ( any Nikon DLSR)

or Sony, Olympus, Pentax, Panasonic, Samsung DLSR cameras (any digital DLSR camera will suffice)

We cater for digital compact users such as those having Canons, Nikons, Lumix LX5 to LX7 etc. We are big fans of quality compact cameras as they are superb for artsy, creative shots with useful macro capabilities & great lenses.

You can rent a DLSR camera from us for $50 per course - find out what camera brand you like!

At least one quality multi range lens such as a Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens, a Canon 17-85mm, or the twin kit lenses sold as a package with many Canon, Pentax, Nikon and Olympus DLSR cameras and ideally a prime lens such as a Nikon/Canon 50mm f1.8 (available for sale from us)

Memory Card(s) - we recommend at least a 4GB card for all courses. We sell memory cards.

Camera accessories - such as a polarizing filter (tripods useful but not essential and are available to hire/buy)

Charged camera battery

course price & inclusions:

14 Hours: AUD $390

BONUS $100 FOCUS 10 gift voucher

Instruction from professional photographers

Detailed notes

Camera, lens and accessory shopping service

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