2 consecutive days
21 Aug 2021
21 Aug 2021 |
21 Aug 2021
The Focus 10 Beginners Photography course in Perth is ideal for those wanting to learn the essentials of photography. It teaches the fundamentals of digital imaging, of handling light and the art of composition. It's also the complete course to understand how to get the best out of your DLSR, mirrorless or compact camera with manual controls. 'Hands on' workshops throughout the course are intuitive, easy to understand and tutored by the professional photographer Serena Pearce.
We focus on 'hands on' shooting with an emphasis on camera handling, menu options, JPEG & RAW files, white and colour balance, ISO, focus / exposure modes and pre-sets. Practical workshops over two days cover types of lighting, rules of composition, candid portraits, lifestyle, food, reflections, architecture, perspective, view point and more. All taking place in great Perth locations. Detailed notes ensures your newly learned skills are retained.
■ The ideal Beginners photo course for those wanting a more extensive course including editing
■ Learn how to use your digital camera to its fullest potential
■ Focus on camera handling and essential settings
■ Fundamentals of lighting and creative composition
■ 'Hands on' inter-active learning in Fremantle, the Perth zoo and UWA
■ Practical workshops covering a variety of subjects
■ Small groups of no more than 8 persons
■ Covering the essentials of image enhancement & editing
■ Learn how to use your digital camera & your gear to its fullest potential.
■ Learn shooting modes including Aperture, Shutter speed, Program, Auto, Pre sets, raw vs jpeg, metering & focusing modes, white balance , ISO, picture style & control, exposure lock & compensation, adding light into shadows
■ Lighting: - natural & artificial light, white balance, time the light
■ Composition: leading & converging lines, the rule of thirds, framing, reflections, colour, starbursts, showing motion, viewpoint, selective focus, vertical vs horizontal, aspect ratio
■ Practical workshops covering - architecture, landscapes, portraiture, street photography, action & motion, lighting, composition, nature, wildlife, editing, Lightroom 6 classic, output for screen & print, food and more * we vary the workshops according to the weather conditions and other factors
■ We recognise its impossible to cover everything in one day. To that end you will receive a set of detailed notes to support what you learn & to cover points we may miss. See FAQ section for further details on these notes
■ Any full or cropped frame DSLR camera, mirrorless camera or quality compact with manual controls is perfect *
■ The standard kit lens or lenses which came with the camera
■ Memory Card(s): we recommend at least a 4 GB card for each session of shooting
■ Charged camera battery and a spare if you have one
■ A smartphone is useful
■ Whilst this is not a physically demanding course you should be able to walk 3-5km over the course of 7 hours
■ Inclusions : instruction from professional photographers, detailed notes
■ Exclusions: Food and beverages
* there is more information on camera gear in the FAQ section
Andrew is our family photographer! He shot our wedding at Jonah's at Whale Beach last year- the photographs are amazing - Kevin and I love them! I would highly recommend Andrew as your wedding photographer. He has also shot my sisters wedding and does corporate shots for us as well
As director of a company which represents hundreds of professional photographers running courses around Australia its always a pleasure dealing with Andrew and Focus 10. They run highly professional Australia wide photography courses and from the feedback from my clients they do a great job, they are reliable and honest and always do the right thing by their clients - we highly recommend them.
I want to thank you very much for the course a last Saturday. It was very easy to learn through this sort of experience. The models were gorgeous! I will be confident enough to do a small wedding and the course manual is incredibly detailed. Thanks.
Great job shooting the Bronte Flight Centre! Looks like they our client is bailing out at the right time .. retail strips are not going to be hot sellers in the near future. Are you able to send me hi-res of just the external whole building shots please? Thanks
Andrew gave our staff training in how to get better social media shots on our smartphones in on location at our farms in Murrurundi NSW and Canungra QLD. The training was very concise and professional and he even gave us free lessons on flying his drone. We are certainly happy to recommend Focus 10 for photography for any training.
Andrew photographed our wedding in the English Lake District last August and did a brilliant job! He shot from 10am to 2am in the morning and the thousands of imaging are fantastic. Now I have my own photography business i know what pressure is like on these long shoots
I was Andrew's wedding assistant for quite a few years and he was always generous with his time and expertise. So thank you! It seems a lifetime ago we shot that wedding at Gunners Barracks in this nasty Covid 19 era.
Hi Andrew... Thanks for a fantastic day today. I'm keen to do the SLR 2 and night photography, please let me know dates. Thanks again!
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Why choose Focus 10 Photography?
Our practical and interactive photography courses are designed to stimulate your passion in all things photography. Whether you want to develop your hobby or to become a professional photographer, we have a course suitable for you. 69 lifestyle and business courses across Australia.
We believe in perfectly sized groups , lots of individual attention from our professional tutors & enjoying the camaraderie of fellow photographers. Our business & lifestyle courses are all about improving your photography skills in a stimulating, dynamic and fun scenarios - not passively sitting in classrooms.
You're working with professional photographers who you can trust & whose status has been formally validated & recognised with wide-ranging photographic expertise. Your tutors have instructed 1,000's of people on Focus 10 courses over 29 years & authors of 15 Online Photography courses.
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