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Digital Photography Fundamentals - Beginners Workshop

State ID: A1013P


Get the most out of your digital camera and unleash your creative potential by discovering how your camera really works, in this intensive two-day workshop.

Learn the fundamentals and advantages of using manual modes and controlling shutter speed, aperture and ISO, so you can progress to the next level of creative photography.

This course offers a blend of helpful theory in easy-to-understand terms, clear demonstrations and student practicals, so you can learn how to put the theory into practice in a fun and supportive environment.

Aimed at those who have the vision but don’t know how to use their camera to get there, this course will guide you towards gaining new skills and confidence to action that vision.

Topics covered in this course include:
    Getting to know your DSLR camera and how it works
    How to control the camera using manual modes, shutter speed, aperture and ISO controls
    Using your camera's light meter
    Understanding exposure
    Choosing the right lens for the job
    File formats – convenience versus quality
    Qualities of light, how and when to use it
    Editing in camera
    Photography genres - finding your own style
    Reviewing your work and learning from feedback
    Storing your files
 Course includes course notes

    A DSLR camera or mirrorless camera with Manual mode option, capable of manually adjusting shutter speed, aperture and ISO controls is essential for this course.
    Lenses – interchangeable ones are an advantage, or broad range zoom lenses
    Image card, image card reader or camera to computer cord
    Charged camera batteries and charger
    USB or hard drive to store your files
    The manual for your camera (most manufacturers have online manuals you can download via the web if necessary)
    Your own laptop - essential
    Pen and notepad
    Good working knowledge of computers

Please familiarise yourself with your camera's manual prior to starting the course.


This is a non-accredited shortcourse

Fees and charges

How to apply

Fees and charges


How to apply
  1. Please check to see if dates have been set for this course by selecting the campus you wish to attend at the bottom of this page.
  2. Complete the Course enquiry form below and advise which dates you would like to enrol into.
  3. We will then send you enrolment forms to complete.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

In order to comply with COVID-19 Government directed social distancing guidelines, some courses may include a mix of online and classroom based training delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements.

While the mode of delivery might vary, the content and key learning outcomes of the course will remain the same.

The precise mix of delivery method will vary from course to course. The time, place and method of delivery may also vary across the semester to ensure social distancing and safe training delivery for staff and students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

South Regional TAFE will provide students with adequate support to work in online environments where necessary.

Bunbury Campus

Date: 17 & 18 October 2020
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Duration: 2 days


Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Page last updated September 03, 2020