Photography Basics Class

Photography Basics Class

We all need to start somewhere with our photography or we may need a refresher in the basics.  This is where the KPS Photography Basics course, which is designed for beginners or those who have a little knowledge but want to learn more or refresh the basics so as to improve their photography, comes into play.

Buying the most expensive camera is fairly pointless unless you know how to drive it.

There is a famous quote, for which I can’t find attribution, that says:

“Buying a Nikon doesn’t make you a photographer. It makes you a Nikon owner”.   

Photography can be a very rewarding pastime or it can be a succession of frustrating failures, the difference being a bit of knowledge. The most important tool in your photographic arsenal is  the one between your ears.  It’s nice to have good equipment, but it is more important to have knowledge. Knowledge of how to drive your camera and how to approach different photographic situations.

If you can see the wisdom in these words and think you may benefit from a dose of photographic knowledge, read on about our Photograph Basics course.

For 2017, the Photography Basics course will  cost $50 for KPS members and $100 for non-members. It runs over five sessions, starting at 1pm and finishing at 3pm  and runs on May 13, 20, misses May 27,  June 3,  11 and 17, 2017 at our clubroom at Boronia West Primary School.   

Please note there is no class on May 27 due to the VAPS Conference.

Non members receive membership of KPS till 31st December 2017.

Map and contact details here.

The course covers both theory and prac including:

  • File types
  • Getting to know your camera
  • Getting off ‘Auto’ mode
  • Exposure
  • Shutter Speed
  • ISO
  • The Histogram
  • Lenses
  • Zooming
  • Focusing
  • Depth of field
  • Composition
  • Flash
  • Introduction to post production
  • and much more!

Just bring yourself, pen and paper, camera and a thirst for knowledge. Oh, and manual for your camera (if possible)

If you have little or no idea about all the terms above, don’t worry, as they will all be explained as will their place in the photographer’s arsenal.

Once you have learned to drive your camera you should consider turning your thoughts to post production by which we mean using computer software to make the images your camera produces into images more like what you saw when you took the photo.

KPS also runs annual courses on Adobe Photoshop Elements as well as Adobe Lightroom for beginners and well as the more Advanced Lightroom User.

 If you need further information please get in touch with us via our Contact page.

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