Introduction to Photography

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Buildings by Ming-Chun Yen - Intro to Photography.jpg
Colour Boom by Naomi Ebert Smith - Intro to Photography.jpg
Hart's Mill by John Hopkinson - Introduction to Photography.jpeg
Moonrise by Geoff Borg - Intro to Photography.jpg
Silhouette by Clayton Reed - Intro to Photography.jpg
Tug O War by Di Caught - Intro to Photography.jpg
Untitled by Ros Girolamo - Intro to Photography.jpg
Untitled by Cassandra Feltrin - Intro to Photography.jpg

Introduction to Photography

695.00

This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to take the camera off auto mode and really use its full capabilities. Students will learn fundamental photography techniques and how to work with digital image capture.

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Aim

This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to take the camera off auto mode and really use its full capabilities. Students will learn fundamental photography techniques and how to work with digital image capture. This class is also the first of the nine that comprise the Certificate IV in Photoimaging.

Topics covered:

  • Cameras
  • Shutter speeds and f-stops
  • Correct and compensated exposure
  • Lenses
  • Basic flash
  • Basic composition
  • Resolution
  • File formats (JPEG, TIFF, Raw)
  • White balance
  • File management
  • Histograms

Mike Lim teaches this course and says

“This is an exciting course to teach because the level of enthusiasm and discovery is so high. The students are learning a huge amount about the basics of photography in a short space of time, and it’s great to see the epiphanies and a-ha moments happening in class. This class is not just about learning technique, it’s about a change in attitude to photography, and turns students from random snapshooters to photographers with more purpose and ability.”

Important Dates

Please view the calendar for key dates at the CCP.

Early Enrolment Discount

A $40 discount applies if full payment is made before the Term Census Date.

Class Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites, but students should have a basic level of computer literacy. Anyone completing the digital course who wishes to complete the entire Certificate/Diploma program must also complete some darkroom work later in their studies which will require a film camera with manual controls.

Duration

9 weeks, 3 hours per class. Students should expect to do an extra 6 hours a week of their own work.

Required Materials

  • Digital camera with manual controls.
  • Students will be responsible for their own printing, either at home or at a photographic lab.