Beginner Anyone |
22 May 2021
22 May 2021 |
3 Aug 2021
The Focus 10 Beginners Photography course in Adelaide 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 '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 2 consecutive days cover types of lighting, rules of composition, candid portraits, lifestyle, food, reflections, architecture, perspective, view point and more. All taking place in great Adelaide locations including Barossa Valley or McClaren Dale. 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
■ 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 Adelaide, the zoo, the beaches & wineries
■ Well structured, practical workshops covering a variety of subjects
■ Small groups of no more than 6 persons
■ Covering the essentials of image enhancement, editing & optimisation
■ 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
■ Structures for time pressed individuals
■ Learning about your camera, 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' learning in Adelaide, Adelaide zoo and Mclaren Dale
■ 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 has been training our staff, photographing for us over 30 years and has led many Australian and overseas photography tours for World Expeditions. A superb photographer with the ability to handle pressure and to deal with the unexpected. Andrew is very personable and always delivers way more than asked for. Highly recommended.
Thank you for one of the best 5 days ever. Lots of laughs, learn a huge amount, great group, food was fab, and eating out cheap. Super cooking class, brilliant photography with masses of variety each and every day. A highlight for me was the Full moon festival. Amazing! A memorable adventure. Sign me up for your Cinque Terre course in October! Cheers
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
Thanks, Andrew for a great two days in and around Sydney. I'm much more confident in using the camera. Very much appreciated...
We use Focus 10 for all our corporate photography around Australia and SE Asia. Focus 10 always delivers under the pressure to photograph our clients in any setting. |
Super smartphone training session for our leisure sales team. Thanks for the complimentary give vouchers to each participant as well. Cheers
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.
"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,"
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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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