Practical Photography (Beginners)

Practical Photography (Beginners)

Practical Photography Beginners main

Digital cameras have lots of controls and features that are not used to full effect. Gain the confidence to operate your camera and its features to produce better photographs of people, places or things. This course is for anyone with an interest in digital photography for work or hobby. Discover how much of a difference a little instruction makes.


Topics covered include:

  • Basic maintenance – battery care, memory maintenance
  • Common faults – e.g. focus
  • Controls – resolution, white balance, macro, flash, exposure compensation, ISO, play, delete, format, optical and digital zoom
  • Histogram
  • Focus lock
  • Subject modes – portrait, landscape, night portrait, night landscape, close-up, back light
  • Simple portrait techniques using natural lighting
  • Sending images – jpeg format, emailing made easy
  • PLUS: Learn simple techniques for better dog photographs


Bring your camera with a fully charged battery, 2GB memory card and your camera instruction manual.

  • Read through the instruction manual for your camera
  • If it is new, install the battery, memory card and any other necessary parts according to the manual
  • Become familiar with switching it on and off
  • Become familiar with taking a picture and viewing the picture on the screen of the camera
  • This course will be held at The University Club of Western Australia.

Lunch will be provided and is included in the cost. If you have any special dietary requirements please email our staff on once you have booked.

Date: 06/02/2016 or 05/03/2016
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: UWA Extension
Cost: 200.00