You have an understanding of basic functions on your camera but now want to go to the next step?
How to convey movement in an image - both freezing the action & using slow shutter speeds i.e waterfalls & fast cars?
Pick up some tips on better portrait, landscape and travel photography?
Improve on your composition and depth of field technique?
Understand how to read a histogram for checking correct exposure?
These practical small group photography courses are designed for those who are proficient with the basics and want to develop their photographic skills. During the 6 hours of shooting you will visit a variety of lesser known locations around inner-city Sydney featuring interesting subjects for the keen photographer.
SignaturePhoto Essentials or Basics photography course. or relevant experience/knowledge.
6 hours practical workshop at various Sydney locations.
small groups - max 5 persons
Next course dates: Sat 8 January 2022, Sat 29 January, Sat 12 February,
Our outdoor, in-person group photography courses adhere to Covid-19 government guidelines and the instructor is double vaccinated. Participants attending course dates up until 15 Dec are to be fully Covid-19 vaccinated (or hold an exemption). Max group size 5 persons. Course itinerary may vary.
Course suitable for:
These fun and informal digital photography courses are for those who have completed a previous SignaturePhoto photography course or workshop (or similar course elsewhere), and any photographer who wants to improve their skills. A hands-on short course teaching you how to take better photos using your camera more creatively.
We begin the course at Everleigh market (Carriageworks) with a recap of your camera’s main functions and buttons. Then across to the undercover heritage-listed railway workshop where the farmers’ market is held to start shooting. This authentic growers’ market has a variety of fresh farm produce which lends itself to impromptu travel style shots using shallow depth of field techniques. And if you’re in need of a morning snack there are stalls cooking yummy snacks and coffee. We will also shoot in this area heritage blacksmith machinery and indoor gritty industrial photographic backdrops, providing practice for some low light shooting and composition.
We then proceed (via taxi or train - incl in course fee) to Chinatown and Darling Harbour and a stop at an outdoor cafe for a coffee or cold drink and any questions. A walk around Chinatown and Darling Park where streets entertainers and afternoon light provide good photo subjects for refining your street and travel photography. We finish the workshop, by practising techniques and shutter speeds to capture fast and slow moving subjects such as cars. Panning is another fun technique to capture the feeling of movement.
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This hands-on 6 hour photography workshop at various inner-city Sydney locations will inspire you to explore and discover new photographic skills: * aperture and creative use of depth of field * shutter speed (including how to capture movement) * various lighting situations and adjusting the correct white balance and ISO accordingly * emphasis on composition for creating striking and balanced images * tips on better portrait, landscape, sports and travel photography (i.e compelling impromptu/in-situ street portraits) * when to shoot Raw vs Jpeg.
How to book course:
Book this course now via the booking page
or email us via the contact form
if any questions.
Sarah Jenkins - photographer & graphic designer.
Outside main entrance to Everleigh Market - 245 Wilson Street, Everleigh (near Redfern; 10 min drive from City road or Broadway. Redfern Station - 1 stop from Central Station on Cityrail train). Nearby street parking available and limited parking at Carriageworks. We finish at Darling Harbour.
What to bring:
We recommend you have a digital SLR / Mirrorless camera (all brands ok: Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus, Sony, Fuji, or quality non-DSLR camera). Bring your camera lenses, memory cards (at least 8 GB card), charged camera battery & a spare battery if possible.
N.B We reserve the right to change content & course location route depending on weather & time of year. Courses run on various times throughout the year but not necessarily every month.
You’ve taken the photos - what’s next?
Our Lightroom photo/image editing short course workshop is a perfect ‘add-on’ to this Next Step Photography Course. Book this course with Lightroom image-editing workshop together and pay less ($440 for both). ‘Adobe Lightroom Course.’
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