20 Mar 2021
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15 May 2021
The Advanced Photography course in the Yarra Valley has been designed to impart a high level of proficiency to the serious amateur photographer or to someone considering a career in photography. This course teaches you to shoot at a professional level. The key focus on this course is in upgrading your photographic technical and artistic skills. We also examine various camera systems such as gimbals and drones to expand your imaging repertoire.
A series of workshops will cover landscapes, portraits, architecture, product, food, action and more. Places visited include some of the most photogenic wineries in the Yarra Valley and historic villages like Healesville. Your instructors are professional commercial photographers allowing you to draw upon their depth of knowledge.
■ Equipment review, your camera, your lenses & systems
■ Accessories, filters, tripods, reflectors, external speedlites
■ Landscapes, portraiture, still life, architecture, nature
■ Shooting modes, RAW vs JPEG, bracketing, HDR, picture style
■ Cameraderie with fellow photographers & sharing camera skills
■ Critique on advanced camera functions on your DLSR, mirrorless and compact (with manual controls)
■ Different techniques to get the right exposure
■ How to balance available (ambient) light in high contrast scenarios ( ie Real Estate)
■ Channels & parameters, white balance, focusing & tracking modes & more
■ The best modes (ASPM) for different photography scenarios
■ Learn key photography disciplines through the interative workshops
■ Unusual viewpoints & tilting / lens and linear perspective / HDR / filters /
■ Tips on Speedlite flash usage, rear & 2nd curtain sync
■ Ongoing custom tailored advice on gear, accessories & best buys
■ Guidance on future directions and the advantages of becoming a AIPP member
■ DLSR, mirrorless and compact (with manual controls) advanced camera functions*
■ Different ways to get the right exposure
■ Balancing available (ambient) light and flash
■ Channels & parameters, white balance
■ Practice photography disciplines with creative, challenging workshops
■ Unusual viewpoints & tilting / lens and linear perspective / HDR / filters / Speedlite flash, rear & 2nd curtain sync
■ Ongoing custom tailored advice on gear, accessories & best buys.
■ A series of structured workshops will cover landscapes, portraits, food, architecture, photo reportage, action, still life and more.
* Recognising its impossible to learn everything over 7 hours, this advanced course is supported by detailed notes ( see FAQ questions for further details)
■ Previous photographic experience required ( talk to us or by request we have a quick test as to your suitability to do this course)
■ ■ Any full or cropped frame DSLR camera, mirrorless camera, quality compact is ideal*
■ 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 wide-angle is useful for landscapes. A telephoto for wildlife
■ Your camera instruction book or we can access information on a smartphone
■ 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
* see our FAQ section for further information on your camera gear
Thanks again for your work at our conference. We were all very pleased.
Got back to the office yesterday and we received via Dropbox all the amazing photographs you took. You captured everthing- the keynote speakers, the sailing events, the party. We will definitely be using you again when we are next in Australia
Thank you for one of the best weekends I can remember on your fabulous Margaret River tour. Lots of laughs, learnt a huge amount about photography, a great group, loved the variety of subjects & our Surfers Point sunset champers & oysters shoot was sublime. I will be doing your Goldfield tour next.
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.
Great to meet you. Christie and I love your work. We think that the 4 attached, at this phase of our project would fit well and we would be keen to see if any of these would be able to be blown up to a large wall art format.
I just wanted to say thank you again for Friday. I learned so much in such a short amount of time. I’ve been showing all of my photos to anyone that will look and listen. I’ve attached a few of my faves. After you left I went back to a few of the aviaries and just practiced. Your knowledge of my camera was really impressive and the way you explained things to me made it really clear.
Focus 10 runs fantastic, informative and always fun courses and tours. I have done 4 of them now - Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands, 3801 Steam train and the most recent to Jervis Bay. Always a laugh and with excellent like minded, fellow photographers!
Thanks for the Watagan Park photo shoot of the 4 houses. – Brett was very happy with the outcome and he just wanted to be very clear with the location of the villages (for you to make sure your pricing was correct). He would like you to schedule in some time to go to Wongawilli . Thanks for the great deal on the drone shots as well as the Marsden Parks ones.
I have known Andrew for 25 years now and he is always willing the go that extra mile and is a talented photographer. We share a common love for India and travel in general. Over the years Andrew has been the judge for the Australian newspapers regular travel competitions and we love his enthusiasm and commitment.
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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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