Course Summary

A comprehensive introduction to your Digital SLR camera

Learn to understand the features and creative possibilities of your Digital SLR (DSLR) camera under the guidance of an expert photographer. This photography course combines classroom based learning with practical shooting opportunities in one of Melbourne’s most iconic coffee precincts.

A course perfect for beginners and enthusiasts alike.

During the course you will cover the following; and more:

  • An overview of your camera’s features and settings
  • Setting up the camera for general use
  • Composition, lens perspective, handling and framing
  • Focussing
  • Light and how it relates to exposure including the various modes
  • Using the camera’s review window
  • Flash use and light metering

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Customise your camera’s settings
  • Operate the camera in various modes (aperture, shutter speed or manual)
  • Capture images that have impact and are well exposed
  • Control depth of field (sharpness over a range of distance)
  • Control perspective (relationship between background and foreground)
  • Optimise images for printing



Who is this DSLR course suited to?

The course is perfect for beginners wishing to learn the fundamentals of DSLR photography, or enthusiasts wishing to brush up on their skills. You may upgraded from a compact camera to DSLR and are still using it as a point and shoot, or have upgraded from a film-based SLR. Many people purchase DSLR’s and never use even half their functionality – often ending up in this course!

No prior photographic experience is neccessary.

Is this course only for Digital SLR cameras?

This course is also perfect for mirrorless and micro four thirds cameras, both of which have the same functionality as DSLR’s but are much smaller in design.

*** If you are unsure if your camera is suitable, please call customer service on 9652 0611

What should I bring on the day?

Bring your camera, ensuring its battery is fully charged and there’s plenty of room on the memory card (ideally empty).

It’s also a good idea to bring along any relevant charge/computer cables that came with the camera, including the manual (just in case!)

If you wish to take notes, bring a pen and paper although class notes are also provided.

Do I actually need to bring a camera?

GIven the course is very hands by nature, you will need to have your own camera (or borrow one from a friend or family member if you were planning on buying one in the future).

Course Sessions

Sunday, 21st July - 2 classes

Session ID HDAD3106C
21 Jul - 28 Jul 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location CBD
Session Fees
$349 / $332 (conc)
Ananda Sim

Saturday, 5th October - 2 classes

Session ID HDAD3105C
5 Oct - 12 Oct 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location CBD
Session Fees
$349 / $332 (conc)
Ananda Sim

Sunday, 8th December - 2 classes

Session ID HDAD3107C
8 Dec - 15 Dec 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location CBD
Session Fees
$349 / $332 (conc)
Ananda Sim

About Photographer George Poulakis

Georege Poulakis is a multi-award-winning visual artist whose photographs and short films have been exhibited nationally. His extensive commercial photography experience complements his art practice, allowing him to approach his work with technique and creativity.

Last updated: June 25, 2024 12:44pm