Beginner Anyone |
19 Mar 2021
14 May 2021 |
14 May 2021
The Focus 10 Beginners Photography course in Melbourne 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 Andrew Thomasson.
We focus on practical shooting with an emphasis on camera handling, menu options, JPEG & RAW files, white and colour balance, ISO, focus and exposure modes and pre-sets. Practical workshops cover types lighting, rules of composition, candid portraits, nature, lifestyle, food, reflections, architecture, perspective, view point, basic editing and more. All taking place in great Melbourne locations including the CBD area, Melbourne zoo and St Kilda. Detailed notes and critique of your images 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 & essential settings
■ Fundamentals of lighting & creative composition
■ 'Hands on' inter-active learning in the Melbourne, the zoo & St Kilda
■ Practical workshops covering a variety of subjects
■ Small groups of no more than 6 persons
■ Covering the essentials of image enhancement & editing
■ Learn how to use any digital camera to its fullest potential
■ The ideal Beginners photo course for those wanting a more extensive course over 2 days
■ Learn how to use any digital camera to its fullest potential , its handling, its menus
■ Fun & creative learning with like minded fellow persons
■ Well structured, practical workshops covering the key points
■ Expert tuition from the professional photographer Andrew Thomasson
■ Detailed general course notes & pdf files to back up what we learn
■ $50 gift voucher to use towards another course or to 'gift' to another person
■ Active 'hands on', fun learning in Melbourne CBD, the zoo & St Kilda
■ 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 8 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 5-8km 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 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 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
Focus 10 was out main photographer at all our corporate functions at Tyco when I was on Australia. We have recently purchased the
96o page Complete Professional Photography Course that Andrew co-authored with Code Lime Photography. Its a brilliant resource manual on everything photographic and our company is finding it useful.
Thanks for the feedback and I am loving your photos. We look forward to catching up again when you are next in Byron Bay
It was great to catch up with you this afternoon. I feel that doing your course was extremely beneficial and since then, using your tips, my confidence and ability with my camera has increase exponentially. Thank you so much for the information on the Indian photo processing lab. I hope that I'm able to get good at Photoshop and Lightroom but it's good to have them there as a back up just in case.
"The course was really helpful for our forthcoming jaunt around Asia. We'll take a look at the courses online and book something in (probably when we're back from Cambodia as we've only got a couple of weeks till we leave). These notes are terrific as well. I've already made a note to take a print out with me on our trip. Cheers,"
"Great beginners photo course Andrew. Thanks very much for helping me find my passion for photography again. I received lots of one and one attention. Cool seagull shoot with chips from Pier 4 and great you knew most of the stall holders in the Rocks market. I loved this course and learnt so much. I will be telling all my friends"
Andrew did a great job with his aerial photography of our property in Bathurst and saved us a lot of money with the inspection of our powerline insulators
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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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