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NIGHT photography course (Perth) | Focus 10 | 2hrs

Focus 10 Andrew Thomasson
LocationPerth, WA
Duration120 mins (2.0 hrs)
FormatInstructor Led
Max Students6
Next SessionTue, Jun 11 17:00
  • $125

NIGHT photography course (Perth) | Focus 10 | 2hrs

Dusk /night photography course (Perth) A night photography course at Fremantle

• Iconic night photography of Perth • How to set up your camera • Simple, effective techniques of night photography Portraits, cityscapes, reflections, light streams, zooming & more The best gear, lenses and accessories • Detailed notes • Bonus $25 Focus 10 gift voucher • Cost: $125 by Focus 10 - a reputable, quality focused company running courses right around the world for 29 years



Course duration:

3 hours

Course frequency:

In the event the forthcoming course date does not suit, please note that this course runs monthly


Introduces beginners and intermediate photographers into the fabulous world of dusk to dawn night photography in Perth. We focus on practical 'hands on' shooting with a strong emphasis on camera settings, handling and technique. There is intuitive instruction on lighting and photo composition along with learning how to balancing ambient and artificial light, ISO settings, white balance, picture style options and the best gear and accessories to achieve professional results.

We focus on learning the hows and whys shooting of buildings, cities, landscapes and portraits and the essentials of night photography.
Our teaching style is one of clarity and simplicity, how to be flexible and adaptable so that if you find yourself with only a compact and no tripod in Venice at 2am you can still achieve a stunning photograph. A quality compact set on a low ISO setting and firmly embedded in a beanbag using the self timer will take a brilliantly sharp image. Conversely one needs a sturdy, quality tripod and a decent DLSR to shoot a night wedding, using fast inter-changable lenses, high ISO’s and external flashes. Its understanding what can be achieved with your available gear and expanding your creative vision and technical skills.

Course outcomes:

Fast track your photographic technical and artistic skills
Learn how to set up your DLSR camera, digital compact or micro 4/3 camera
An understanding of what these settings are and when and where to use them.
Get great shots of iconic Perth locations such as the skyline from Swan river
How to shoot light trails of cars, ferries etc.
How to starburst night lights
How to shoot neon lights
Zooming techniques
Understanding of white balance, ISO, file sizes, picture style
Lens perspective
How to shoot sunsets and handling the magic (alpenglow) light after sunset
How to shoot buildings, skylines, objects and people at dusk and at night
How to shoot with flash and available light
Discipline, persistence and planning skills.
A fun, interactive, dynamic, creative, learning experience

What the course covers:

Your DLSR, compact or micro 4/3 digital camera functions
What these functions mean and when and where to apply
Modes and what’s best for the situation (Aperture, shutter, program, manual)
Memory, file sizes, formats,
Exposure compensation button (+/-)
Mirror lock up, self timer and remote release
Depth of field
ISO setting
White balance
Focusing mode and focus points
Composition, light, viewpoint, angles, lens perspective
Long exposure, movement
Balancing artificial and ambient light
Use of ‘built in’ or external Speedlite flash
Reflections and abstract effects such as zooming
Shooting buildings, iconic city structures, street scenes, modes of transport and landscapes
Tips to recce out key locations before or on the day of shooting
How the image is affected by atmosphere, time of year, latitude, shooting at dusk vs. dawn
Night portraits using natural and artificial light and camera flash
Creative settings on your compact, DLSR and 4/3 camera (expessionistic, colour accent etc)


Serena Pearce and / or Andrew Thomasson


No prior photography knowledge although we highly recommend that you have done some sort of beginners photography course or self learning to become familiar with your camera’s functions in daylight hours.
We recommend you have a digital DLSR and / or a quality compact with manual functions (aperture and shutter speed priority modes)
Should you not have a camera, you can rent a Nikon or Canon DLSR or Lumix LX7 camera from Focus 10 at a cost of $30 per course.
For Digital DLSR users, 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). We highly recommend the 50mm f1.8 lens (or a 35mm f1.8) for night photography.
Memory Card(s) - we recommend at least a 2GB card for this course. We sell 8GB SD cards.
A tripod is pretty much essential although on this Perth tour there are plenty of places to wedge a camera rock tight.
Charged camera battery and a torch. Head torches are useful, leaving your hands free.
We have quality Manfrotto tripods for students to hire ($20)
Dress comfortably with good walking shoes.

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