Beginner Anyone |
18 Jan 2021
22 Feb 2021 |
22 Feb 2021
The Focus 10 Beginners Photography course in Brisbane 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 the seven hours cover types of lighting, rules of composition, candid portraits, lifestyle, food, reflections, architecture, perspective, view point and more. All taking place in great locations including Brisbane CBD, Sanctuary Cove, Tamborine Mt and Byron Bay. Detailed notes and critique of your images ensures your newly learned skills are retained.
■ The ideal Beginners photo course for a more extensive learning experience
■ Learn how to use your digital camera to its fullest potential
■ Focus on camera handling & essential settings
■ Fundamentals of lighting & creative composition
■ 'Hands on' learning in the Brisbane, The Gold Coast & Byron Bay
■ 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 Brisbane CBD, Gold Coast and Byron Bay
■ 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 8GB 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
"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,"
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.
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
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 feedback and I am loving your photos. We look forward to catching up again when you are next in Byron Bay
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.
Thank you for photographing or 43 staff members over the quoted 7 hours. You must be exhausted . Everyone seemed very happy and liked how you showed them the head shots as you were shooting. Can you get them to use by Thursday please? Talk soon
"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"
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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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