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Digital 1 Photography Course


The best 'all rounder' introductory course St Kilda & best places in the CBD     'Hands on' camera handling and using your camera to its full potential     Fundamental techniques of photography     Reflections, nature, motion, lighting, composition, portraits, cityscapes     Small groups, 'repeat for free' guarantee     Detailed notes and critique of your images               Cost:  $290





course duration:

8 Hours



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


course dates /
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The Focus 10 Digital 1 photography course is our most popular and ideal for those wishing to understand how to get the best out of their DLSR, mirror-less or compact camera. It teaches the fundamentals of digital imaging, of handling light and the art of composition. Easy to understand, step by step workshops throughout the course are intuitive and tutored by a professional photographer. These workshops have a strong emphasis on camera handling and this along with detailed notes and a complimentary critique of your images ensures your newly learned skills are retained.

There are creative sessions on lighting and composition along with everything from exposure control to white balance, from ISO settings to focus modes and options. The course is about practical workshop demonstrations to train your eye to paint light onto a subject, how to achieve the right lens perspective, the use of aperture and shutter speed to control the creative process.

Professional, personable instructors ensure the course is educational, enlightening and fun. Different topics and a variety of situations in a small groups enhances the learning experience. This course is suited to anyone. Whether you are a beginner or photo enthusiast and coupled with our 'Repeat for free' guarantee* makes this one of the best 'all rounder' beginners to intermediate photography course in Melbourne.

This course includes the following locations (some may be excluded depending upon the weather conditions) St Kilda Pier, Queen Victoria Gardens, Riverside skate park, Federation Square, Hosier lane, Flinders Lane, Collins St, Degraves, the Block and GPO.


course outcomes:

  • Learn how to use your DLSR camera or digital compact properly
  • Fast track your photographic technical and artistic skills
  • Get great shots of iconic Melbourne locations
  • Small groups (12 persons maximum)
  • Interactive, dynamic, fun, creative
  • Free camera shopping service & ongoing technical support
  • Basic photo-enhancing techniques and digital workflow

    what the course covers:

    • Your DLSR or 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
    • Portraiture, landscapes, macro, reportage, still life, action, motion, cityscapes, architecture, nature, flowers
    • Use of your flash & shooting techniques in low-light conditions.


      Andrew Thomasson and assistants
      * 'Repeat for free' guarantee. If for whatever reason (tired, hot. a rainy day, sick kids, ....) you can repeat the same course at no charge within 6 months.


      • No prior photography knowledge
      • We recommend you have a digital DLSR although we cater for digital compact use
      • Should you not have a camera, you can rent a DLSR camera from Focus 10 at a cost of $50 per course - (Nikon and Canon DLSR's)
      • 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
      • Memory Card(s) - we recommend at least a 2GB card for all courses. We sell 4GB cards for $20
      • Camera accessories - such as a polarizing filter (tripods useful and are available to hire/buy)
      • Charged camera battery and a spare, or bring along charger

      course schedule:

      session start time end
      meeting location map location
      Weekday & weekends 10am 6pm Beachcomber Cafe, St Kilda Sea Baths, 10-18 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda 3182 Click here


      • Instruction from professional photographers
      • Detailed notes
      • Camera, lens and accessory shopping service
      • Bonus $100 Focus 10 gift voucher (give to a friend or use towards another course)

        further course options:

        Digital 2 Course Melbourne (day)      


        Digital 1 Course photography Sydney (day)      


        Digital 1 Course photography Perth (day)      

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