Beginner Anyone |
1 Apr 2024
1 Apr 2024 |
1 Apr 2024
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
■ Sunset cruise aboard the 'Temptation' from Glenelg
■ 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
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.
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.
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
We have worked with Andrew for 19 years now and he is unfailingly reliable and always goes out of his way to help out our business. He have given us training in property photography and is always giving free advice on how we can further improve.
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
"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 has been our corporate photographer for 8 years shooting all our events, functions and portraits. Focus 10 is reputable, flexible and innovative!
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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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