7 Mar 2021
27 Mar 2021 |
4 Apr 2021
This inspiring Sydney Travel Photography Course is dedicated to teaching you the photographic skills to take stunning travel shots and the art of storytelling. Travel photography is skilful, Its fun, its inspirational. Learn about the camera gear, camera handling, types of light and creative composition. Where, when and how to go, what to shoot and what camera gear and accessories to pack.
As a travel photographer you need to select your imaging devices to best suit the situation. Lightweight, unobtrusive camera gear means more freedom to mingle with the locals in Zanzibar. Rugged and reliable pro gear matters for exacting wildlife photography. On this course, you will be shooting street scenes, candid portraits, nature, wildlife, landscapes, food, architecture, abstract, action, activities, culture, adventure...with tailor made advice given on the technique and camera gear to suit the destination and activity.
This exciting and vibrant course emphasises the need to be versatile in your photography - one needs to be adaptable in your shooting style to suit varying conditions such as weather, time of day and time of year of a region or event. If it's raining, you learn to shoot macro and portraiture. If it's classic landscapes maybe it's a dawn shoot for the perfect light. Every course is supported by comprehensive notes on everything relating to travel photography - ideal as a reference guide on the road.
■ An ‘all-rounder’ photography course for any traveller
■ A wide variety of photography travel subjects covered
■ Where, when and how to go, what to shoot, what gear
■ Practical advice on street etiquette, back up and storage
■ Travel experiences - culture, skiing, cruising, wildlife safaris, 4WD, nature, sports & more
■ Destinations - Australia, Asia, Europe, Polar regions, Africa, the Americas - every continent
■ All geographical regions - deserts, rainforests, savanna, the taiga, glaciers, mountains, the oceans, cities
■ Interactive, dynamic, fun. Hands on shooting & telling your travel story
■ The ideal Beginners photo course for time pressed persons
■ Learning about camera handling and the fundamentals of lighting & creative composition
■ Portraiture, landscapes, still life, motion, architecture, nature, wildlife
■ Reflections, heat & dust, snow & cold, the essence of a region
■ Fun & innovative learning with like minded fellow individuals
■ Active 'hands on' learning at photogenic indoor & outdoor locations
■ Well structured, practical workshops covering a variety of subjects
■ Small groups of no more than 8 persons
■ Post production tips, how to create montages and an e-book
■ Expert tuition from the professional photographer Andrew Thomasson
"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light." -Aristotle
THE COURSE STYLE
■ A practical 'hands on' course with a series of workshops designed to emulate scenarios you will encounter in your travels
■ We use a variety of great Sydney locations to give you a feel for diverse scenarios.
■ Snapping boats and food at the Pier 4 wharf semi replicates a Greek holiday.
■ Nature and flowers in the Botanical gardens are good practice for shooting in Costa Rica.
■ Tips on architecture photography at the Sydney Barracks can be transported to pictures in Versailles.
■ The bustle of the Rocks markets emulates Covent Gardens.
■ Shooting the white, bright Opera House give you skills in shooting snow covered scenes.
■ Shooting wildlife and nature at Taronga zoo provides invaluable tips for your upcoming Kimberley cruise, Antarctica adventure, African safari or Finnish Lapland dog sled tour.
■ 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 and to cover points we may miss. See FAQ section for further details on these notes.
■ No previous photographic experience is required
■ A smartphone, compact, mirror-less and/ or a DLSR camera ( see FAQ's for more information)
■ Memory Card(s): we recommend at least a 4 GB card for each day of shooting
■ Charged camera battery and a spare if you have one
■ A wide-angle is useful for landscapes. A telephoto for wildlife
■ Your travel itinerary and camera instruction book (alternatively we access camera operation details on the day using a smartphone)
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!
The course was great. Have done a few shoots since the course with some good results ( I Think. LOL). I’m ready to hit the ground running now. Thanks so much for all your help. The course was well worth it that’s for sure.
"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 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.
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.
"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"
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
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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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