Introduction to Photography

Introduction to Photography

685.00 725.00

This introduction to photography course will teach fundamental photography techniques and how to work with digital image capture. This course is the first of nine that make up the Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging.

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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 Photo Imaging.

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

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Fee By Instalment

To make paying for your course easier, fee by instalment is available. Click here to arrange your fee by instalment plan online or call the CCP on 08 8354 0839

Early Enrolment Discount

A $40 discount applies if full payment is made before the Term Census Date. This discount will already be applied to the online price, and flagged as on "sale".

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.


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.