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Photography WOW Factor Wednesday 4th October 2017

Photography WOW Factor

https://www.sgscc.edu.au/class/PhotographyWowFactor-2

Wednesday 4th October 2017

10am 2pm


1 session, 4 x hours total

 

St George & Sutherland Community College

Jannali Centre

 
127-129 Sutherland Rd

Jannali 2226

Site Directions

West side of Jannali, closest cross street is Louise Street

Public Transport

From Jannali Station walk to the West side along Jannali railway (heading towards Sutherland), the fourth street on the right is Louise Street. Jannali Centre is at the end of Louise Street

Other Information

Accessible toilet and ground floor wheelchair access available
Monday – Friday 8.30am-5.00pm, see Reception for directions to room. After hours and weekends look for Site Co-ordinator for room directions.

Onsite Cafe open Monday to Friday 9:00am-3:00pm . Outside these hours there are drink/snack vending machines onsite.

Jannali shopping precinct offers a variety of café and takeaway options, just a 3 minute drive away.

 

Photos by Neoklis are for illustrative purposes only

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Getting to Know Your Camera at Jannali Centre Saturday 4th November 2017

Getting to Know Your Camera

https://www.sgscc.edu.au/class/GettingToKnowYourCamera-2

Saturday 4th November 2017

10am 3pm

1 session, 5 hours total

at

St George & Sutherland Community College

Jannali Centre

Sunrise Photography at Coledale Rock Pool Sunday 26th November 2017

http://www.macarthurcc.com.au/modules/details?ModuleID=NB4013

  Sunrise Photography

      Coledale Rock Pool

Sunday 26th November 2017

 1 session of 5 hours
           Time: 4:00am-9:00am

Learn how to interpret light at twilight, dawn and sunrise. You will learn how to take photographs with a minimum amount of available light, correct set up, using a tripod properly, time exposures on auto and manual exposure modes and filtration using filters.

Included is an introduction to HDR high dynamic range photography imaging.

Students will learn about landscape photography; Previsualisation, exposure, composition, negative space and depth of field from a professional photographer with 25 years of experience in press photography and over 42 years experience with camera and related photographic equipment.

We will meet at 4.00 am at the end of Northcote St, Coledale, closest to the ocean from there we will walk to the rock pools.

Agenda
Camera set up; Picture settings, ISO (film speed), white balance.

How to correctly install and use filters; neutral density and polarizing.

Keeping it sharp, level and steady.

How to interpret the light, how to do correct time exposures, using a tripod properly, photographing on both auto, and manual exposure modes.

Previsualization and landscape Photography.

Shallow and deep, depth of field.

Composition, framing, thirds, and negative space.

Post field trip debrief
Post Field trip debrief (last hour) the Photography Tutor will run a field trip debrief; assessment of students photographs as well as an open chat session to anything relating to photography, equipment or theory, at a local Cafe in Coledale.

Skill level
This field trip is suitable for students, that have either completed a beginners and or DSLR and or intermediate photography course or similar and or whom have a thorough working knowledge of their camera, camera controls and their lens(es).

Materials

Essential Materials; Any adjustable digital DSLR, 4/3rds, mirrorless with RAW / JPEG image capability, adjustable iso / film speed settings and adjustable exposure settings; shutter, aperture and manual exposure ie S or TV, A or AV and M and adjustable picture settings and or styles.

A Tripod (the heavier the better due to long exposures and a cable release are essential as timing is crucial, (*releasing with the delayed timer on your camera is not recommended*).

You will need a set of graduated neutral density filters; I recommend the Cokin P250 graduated filter set with filter holder or similar, please note you will also need a Cokin adaptor ring to fit the Cokin filter holder on your lens(es).

A Cokin P series filter set will fit most lenses from a 48mm filter diameter up to an 82mm filter diameter.

see the Cokin download page for more info
http://www.cokin.co.uk/pages/downloads.html

Also if you have or can purchase a circular polarizing filter,
(I recommend buying one that fits your largest lens filter size, then use a step down ring to fit your other lenses).

If you have, a fixed or zoom fast aperture len(es) ie 50mm f1.4 / f1.8 / or a 35mm f2.0 or a 20mm 2.8, 16mm – 35mm f2.8 zoom etc would be of benefit, please bring it / them along too.

Please note; An extra battery and flash card are strongly advisable as you will be your using your camera for long exposures, and reviewing your photographs frequently, during this field trip.

Additional items
A torch, weatherproof jacket, bring warm clothing jumpers etc, an umbrella and or mini umbrella (light rain, proper footwear, walking / running shoes ie rubber soles are recommended for safety reasons, *no open shoes, no leather or smooth soles.

Please bring your own food and water, note pad and pen for this field trip.

Weather
This field trip will go ahead if raining

Software and notes

Students will also receive links to filter tutorials and free legitimate software which will enable students to convert colour images to black and white, and also process raw and jpeg images, these links will be sent to students at the completion of the course (via email).

Programs offered are legitimate, current and free software, of which you will also be able to download on your own home PC / Laptop (please note; most software is available for recent Windows and Apple operating programs), a connection to the internet, and have access privileges to download and install software onto your PC, Laptop, Notebook or Surface tablet).
*Please note this does not include Android or Apple IOS (ipad etc).

Getting there
By car

We will meet at 4.00 am at the end of Northcote St, Coledale, closest to the ocean from there we will walk to the rock pools.

https://goo.gl/maps/cUoPTAaHccJ2

on street parking in Coledale Ave and Northcote street

*Hyde Lane is one way*

please check parking regulations before you leave your car

 

toilet amenities

are open 24 hours at the end of Northcote street

(closest to the ocean)

 

our cafe venue will be

Earth Walker & Co General Store & Cafe  

749 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Coledale

it is a very short walk to there

approx 120 meters

https://goo.gl/maps/5enWLzvggTS2

Please note; public transport is not available to arrive by 4.00 am

Please note; parking fines / parking fees / transport to and from / coffee / drinks / breakfast / lunch /morning tea are not included in cost of field trip.

 

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Photography: Close-up and Macro at Australian Botanic Garden Mt Annan Saturday 14th October 2017

Photography: Close-up and Macro

at

The Australian Botanic Garden

Mt Annan

 

Saturday 14th October 2017

8:30am-2:30pm

http://www.macarthurcc.com.au/modules/details?ModuleID=NB4019

Spoil yourself, and learn close up and macro photography at the Australian Botanic Garden Mt Annan. It’s a fantastic place to learn the technique and do creative close up and macro photography, in one of the most beautiful botanic gardens in Australia. You will be taught, by a professional photography tutor, with 42 years experience in photography, in a relaxed, but very informative manner.

Agenda

You’ll be shown how to set up your camera for close up photography using your lens and or close up tubes and or close up filters and or your macro lens.

You will learn how to do handheld close-up and macro photography.

You will learn how to focus properly for both macro and close up photography.

Interpret natural light, both high key and low key light.

You will also learn framing, composition and negative space.

How to do creative macro / close up photography.

Depth of field – shallow and deep focus methods.

A demonstration of post processing Raw & Jpeg, black & white and colour on manufacturer image processing software and legitimate freely available software recommended by tutor.

Field trip debrief (last hour) The Photography Tutor will run a field trip debrief as well as an open chat session to anything relating to photography, equipment or theory, in the Cafe at Mt Annan.

Note: any food / drinks / lunch expenses are incurred at the participants own cost, only food and drink purchased in the cafe can be consumed there).

Skill level

  • Anyone whom has a thorough working knowledge of their camera; aperture, shutter speeds, focusing and the basic principals of photography, or whom has done the following;
  • A Beginner’s Photography course or similar.
  • A Beginner’s Photography course – Intensive or similar.
  • A Basic DSLR / Digital Photography course or similar.

Equipment

  • No tripods are allowed for this field trip for safety and environmental reasons.
  • Any adjustable digital DSLR, 4/3rds, mirrorless with RAW / JPEG image capability, adjustable ISO / film speed settings and adjustable exposure settings; shutter, aperture and manual exposure ie S or TV, A or AV and M
  • A macro lens, a standard lens ie 35 mm or 50mm lens and or close up filter(s) and/or a set of close up tube(s). If you have other fixed or zoom lens(es) i.e. 20mm / 100mm / 16 – 35mm / 10 – 20 mm / 18 – 55mm / 18 – 135 mm etc please bring them along too
  • An extra battery and flash card, as you will be your using your camera, and reviewing your photographs frequently

The tutor will have one spare camera, a wide-angle zoom lens, a 50mm lens and 2 extension tubes all in the Canon EF mount that can be used and shared by the students for duration of the field trip (please bring an extra blank SD card if you need to use the tutor’s camera equipment).

Additional Equipment for Macro / Close Up Photography
Students if possible should either have a lens with close-up capability, and or a close up filter, and or a set of close up tubes and or a macro lens, any of these are strongly advised to enable detailed photos some of the extremely small flowers. Even if you do not have any of the additional equipment, this field trip is a great way to learn the techniques and secrets of creative of close-up and macro photography.

Footwear
As there are some uneven and loose surfaces within the gardens, to participate you must wear enclosed footwear only, no open footwear ie sandals can be worn for this field trip. For safety purposes acceptable footwear is as follows; walking shoes, running shoes, bush walking shoes or hiking boots, (weather-proof footwear is advisable).

Additional items
Weatherproof jacket, bring warm clothing jumpers etc, mini umbrella, (this field trip will held in wet weather).

Please bring your own food and water, note pad and pen for this field trip.
Meeting place
We will meet on the benches (map discs) adjacent to the map discs close to the P3 Car Park adjacent to the Cafe and visitor centre at 8.55 am roll call for 9 am start. If you arrive after 9:30am please call me and I will advise you of our location, my mobile phone number on the day is 0411 251 553 in case you need to find me.
Getting there
Please allow enough time to get there by car or by public transport

By car
The Australian Botanic Garden can be accessed from both, Narellan and Mt Annan Roads, Mount Annan.

From the east From the M5 Motorway take the Narellan Road exit.
Take the right fork towards Camden/Narellan along Narellan Rd,
continue along Narellan Rd and turn left at second set of traffic lights where the brown tourism sign says The Australian Botanic Garden.

From the west Follow the Northern Road on to Narellan Rd at Narellan
Continue along Narellan Rd and turn right at traffic lights indicated by the brown tourist sign The Australian Botanic Garden.

Parking please note; Zoned parking areas and road regulations are enforced in the Garden. The roads within the Garden are public roads and therefore all normal traffic regulations apply. Infringement notices will be issued to vehicles parked illegally in no stopping, accessible parking and bus zones at the Garden. This is to control traffic in certain areas and to alleviate the congestion, safety and access issues.

By public transport
Take the train from Central Railway Station to Campbelltown Railway Station, then buses run between Campbelltown railway station and Camden via Mt Annan.

Phone Busabout for information on 02 4631 4200.
Please note that it is a 4km walk from the bus stop on Narellan Road to the Visitor Centre.

Visit TransportNSW to plan your trip.

Please check your transport options prior to the day
and please check public transport info for track work or delays

Please note; parking fines and fees / transport to and from / coffee / drinks / breakfast / lunch /morning tea are not included in cost of this field trip.

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Digital Photography Post Processing Course and Introduction to HDR High Dynamic Range Saturday 25th November 2017

http://www.macarthurcc.com.au/modules/details?ModuleID=WL4008-8

 

Digital Photography Post Processing Course

  and Introduction to HDR High Dynamic Range

 

Saturday 25th November 2017

 

Location: Cartwright

Sessions: 1 session of  8 x hours

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

This comprehensive course gives participants an opportunity to learn how to post process in both RAW and JPEG format and to also master post processing skills in both colour and black & white from a professional photography tutor with 13 years of digital post processing experience.

You will be given demonstrations and be shown how to post process images on your laptop notebook (Mac or Windows) in the classroom with your own camera raw software as well as free legitimate software; links will be sent prior to course.

Suitable for participants who have either photographed in raw and jpeg format and/or completed either a beginners/intermediate/landscape/or seeing in black and white course.

Places are available, bookings are essential.

Agenda

Introduction to Raw and or JPEG Post Processing
Non destructive and destructive processing. You will be shown how to process some of your raw and jpeg images you have already taken, you will reap the benefits of the complete workflow from uploading to finally processed images to final output for tablet, web or print.

Colour Post Processing
You will be shown how to post process colour images including; White balance, tones, correction or addition of colour casts, minimalising / desaturation of colour. Using software filters, final tweaking / post processing in colour and final output.

Black and White Post Processing
Most black and white photographs need adjustment depending on what you photographed and how much processing you want to apply to give as close as possible to a traditional / fine art black-and-white look. Stylized combinations of black and white processing; high and low contrast, levels, curves, using software filters, and software toning and final output.

Materials

Bring lunch, (tea/coffee water available), notepad and pen, photographs that you have taken in Raw and or Jpeg format; either on your laptop / notebook, SD card / Compact Flash card / USB flash drive or USB back up drive with corresponding cable / SD Compact Flash card reader.
*Please note* You must at least have the camera manufacturer / raw software installed on your computer prior to course, as there are no facilities or time to download or install software during the actual course.

Computer equipment
You will need to bring a fairly recent laptop, notebook, surface tablet, Windows PC with Windows operating system or Apple Macbook Pro, Macbook Air or similar with Apple Mac operating system.

RAW software requirements for your laptop / notebook / airbook etc
Participants should have installed or install the Raw processing software that came with their camera ie Canon DPP Digital Photo Professional for Canon, Nikon Capture NX-D or NX2 or similar.

Legitimate free post processing programs
For Raw format; Raw Therapee, and Lightzone.
For Jpeg format; Fotor and Photoscape X.
*Most software is available for recent Windows and Apple operating programs.

The download links will be emailed to students for all the programs prior to the course start.

For software downloads
A connection to the internet, and have access privileges to download and install software onto your PC, Laptop, Notebook or Surface tablet).

If you do not have access to a laptop / notebook, students can share access to the tutor’s laptop with most programs installed that can process raw and JPEG, connected to a card reader for Compact Flash and SD format.

LOCATION
Cartwright Public School
Learner Place (off Willan Drive)
Cartwright NSW 2168

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Street and Urban Photography Field Trip Black and White Bankstown CBD and Saigon Plaza 9 am Saturday 21st October

Street and Urban Photography Field Trip

Black and White

Bankstown CBD and Saigon Plaza

 

direct event – link to booking

9 am Saturday 21st October

Black & White photography is one of the most powerful forms of photography, learn how to see and photograph in black and white including; lighting – high key & low key, contrast, colours and textures, advanced camera set up in monchrome. Learn about the fundamentals of Street and Urban photography.
 
Field Trip Outline
• You will learn Black and White photography practice;
• Advanced camera set up in monochrome, camera style / picture settings.
• How to see and photograph, in black and white.
• Lighting for Black and white.
• High key and low key lighting, for black and white.
• High and low contrast colours and subjects, and texture for black and white.
• Fundamentals of Street and Urban photography
• How to be ready for and capture the ‘moment’
• Debrief; assessment of student photos with a question and answer session about photography theory and or equipment.
 
Skill Level
Participants should have a thorough working knowledge of their camera; aperture, shutter speeds, focusing and the basic principles of photography and or have done either a Basic / Beginners / DSLR photography course.
Essential Materials:
• Any adjustable digital DSLR, 4/3rds, mirrorless with RAW / JPEG image capability, adjustable ISO / film speed settings and adjustable exposure settings; shutter, aperture and manual exposure ie S or TV, A or AV and M
• Wide to telephoto lens(es) / zoom(s) and or len(es) with a fast aperture of f1.4 / f2.0 / f4.0 etc
• An extra battery and flash card, as you will be your using your camera, and reviewing your photographs frequently
• If you a circular polarizing filter bring it along too
Additional items:
• Weatherproof clothing – warm clothing/jumper, mini umbrella or light rain jacket, etc (this field trip will run in wet weather).
• Closed in footwear – walking/running shoes etc with rubber soles.
• Own food and water (drinks and food are not included)
• Note pad and pen
 
Time
9 am to 1.00 pm
 
Total field trip duration (including debrief)
4 x hours
 
We will meet at 8.55 for 9am start the front of the
Bankstown City Arts Centre 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown.
(Opposite Lawn Bowls Club)
 
Click link below to go BANKSTOWN ARTS CENTRE EVENT AND OFFICIAL TICKET BOOKING

Getting to Know Your Camera 2 x Day Class Bankstown City Arts Centre Saturday 11th and 18th November 2017

 Getting to Know Your Camera 2 x Day Class

Bankstown City Arts Centre

Saturday 11th and 18th November 2017

$100

$87.50 Early Bird

CONC.

$50

$40     Early Bird

 

link to online pdf for term 4  see bottom right hand corner

 

Knowing your camera and mastering its controls is the cornerstone of taking brilliant memorable photos, you will learn in a relaxed but informative manner with a tutor with over 43 years of camera and photography experience.

This class has been especially written to give students an in depth opportunity to really learn and master their camera and its controls. This class will enable students to have the confidence to use their camera properly and get better consistent photographs.

Agenda

Understanding menus

 

Main set up menu

 

Quick / info menu

 

Focusing Set up

 

Focus settings

 

Adjusting focus points

 

Getting it sharp

 

Making the most out of autofocus

 

Know the control dials on your camera

 

Different camera modes

 

Taking a photograph properly

 

Apertures explained

 

Shutter speeds explained

 

How to use your built in flash

 

Playing back your photograph(s)

 

Essential Materials: your instruction book manual in a paper booklet, quick guide or your instruction book in digital form on your tablet or phone i.e. PDF format.

  • Any adjustable digital DSLR / 4/3rds / mirrorless / compact or bridge camera with adjustable ISO / film speed settings and adjustable exposure settings; shutter, aperture and manual exposure ie S or TV, A or AV and M
  • Any lenses you have for your camera; Wide to telephoto lens(es) / zoom(s) and or standard lens(es) with manual / auto focus.
  • batteries and memory card(s)
  • other items if you have them
  • cable release or button remote
  • flashgun

Please note; Make sure you have fully charged your batteries and bring your battery charger with you just in case.

 

 

Additional items:

  • Own food and water
  • Note pad and pen

 

Time

9 am to 1.00 pm

 

total course duration

8 x hours

2 x 4 hour class lessons

 

Maximum enrolments; x 8

dates;

Saturday 11th and 18th November 2017

 

Location
This course will be conducted within the Bankstown City Arts Centre

5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown.

(Opposite Lawn Bowls Club)

 

Getting there

 

By Train

Bankstown Railway Station is the closest to the Bankstown Arts Centre, approx 5 minutes walk to the Bankstown Arts Centre.

 

By Bus

The bus interchange is approx 5 to 10 minutes walk to the Bankstown Arts Centre.

 

*Please check public transport info for track work or delays

 

By car

Please note if you are driving

1) Please allow enough time to get a parking spot,

most locations close to the arts centre are timed.

 

2) 4 hour parking spots and available at the Car Park adjacent to the

Bankstown Arts Centre, off Olympic Parade, Bankstown.

 

All Photos by Neoklis are for illustrative purposes

Camera & Photography Basics 8 x week comprehensive course Starting Thursday 19th October 2017

Camera & Photography Basics

Starting Thursday 19th October 2017 

 

https://www.sgscc.edu.au/class/CameraPhotographyBasics-2

 
There are places available

 
 
127-129 Sutherland Rd

Jannali 2226

Site Directions

West side of Jannali, closest cross street is Louise Street

Public Transport

From Jannali Station walk to the West side along Jannali railway (heading towards Sutherland), the fourth street on the right is Louise Street. Jannali Centre is at the end of Louise Street

Other Information

Accessible toilet and ground floor wheelchair access available
Monday – Friday 8.30am-5.00pm, see Reception for directions to room. After hours and weekends look for Site Co-ordinator for room directions.
Onsite Cafe open Monday to Friday 9:00am-3:00pm . Outside these hours there are drink/snack vending machines onsite. Jannali shopping precinct offers a variety of café and takeaway options, just a 3 minute drive away.

Sessions

When Time Where Session Notes
Thu 19 Oct 2017 10am – 12pm (UTC+11:00) Conference Room 3 – Jannali Centre  
Thu 26 Oct 2017 10am – 12pm (UTC+11:00) Conference Room 3 – Jannali Centre  
Thu 02 Nov 2017 10am – 12pm (UTC+11:00) Conference Room 3 – Jannali Centre  
Thu 09 Nov 2017 10am – 12pm (UTC+11:00) Conference Room 3 – Jannali Centre  
Thu 16 Nov 2017 10am – 12pm (UTC+11:00) Conference Room 3 – Jannali Centre  
Thu 23 Nov 2017 10am – 12pm (UTC+11:00) Conference Room 3 – Jannali Centre  
Thu 30 Nov 2017 10am – 12pm (UTC+11:00) Conference Room 3 – Jannali Centre  
Thu 07 Dec 2017 10am – 12pm (UTC+11:00) Conference Room 3 – Jannali Centre

Photography in the Field Sculpture by the Sea Sunday 22nd and 29th October 2017

Photography in the Field –

Sculpture by the Sea

Sunday 22ndOctober 2017

https://www.sgscc.edu.au/class/PhotographyFieldSculptureTheSea-1

 

and

Sunday 29th October 2017

 

Photography for Beginners 8 week course Term 4 starting Wednesday 18th October 2017

https://www.sgscc.edu.au/class/PhotographyBeginners-8

bookings are essential and now available online

 

                     Photography for Beginners                 

         8 week course

        Term 4

     starting Wednesday 18th October 2017

 

Learn Photography with a Professional Photography Tutor with 42 years of experience with camera equipment, 25 years as a Press Photographer and 13 years of digital post processing.

to be held at

Kogarah High School

through the

St George & Sutherland Community College

Go beyond ‘Point and Shoot’ to capture images that are memorable and more pleasing. Use your digital SLR or advanced digital mirrorless camera out of its Auto setting. In these lessons you will be guided in setting up and using your camera properly. You will also learn the fundamentals and principles of photography. Learn to get the most out of your camera and how to capture and make your photographs truly creative and professional.

Agenda

Week 1 Introduction, Set Up and Getting it sharp.
Week 2 Composition, framing, thirds & Point of View.
Week 3 Light, Exposure & using Flash and Night exposure.
Week 4 Portrait & Depth of Field.
Week 5 Portrait, family & group photography, using on and off camera flash.
Week 6 Action & shutter speeds, Panning and Zoom effects.
Week 7 Travel, Candid & Landscapes and panoramas.
Week 8 Photography as an art form & introduction to evaluating and processing of photographs.

Materials

  • Any adjustable digital camera; including DSLR, four thirds, or mirrorless camera, with Aperture mode A / AV , Shutter speed mode S / TV , Manual mode M , with manual focus , please bring all instructions and quick guides.
  • Your battery / camera charger, note pad and pen.
  • A flashgun / tripod, only if you have either.
  • Please note; An extra battery, and flash card are strongly advisable as you will be your using your camera, and reviewing your photographs frequently, during class lessons and exercises.

This course is not just about learning photography, but experiences with like minded people whom want to learn, share and enjoy the learning photography experience together in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

The gift of learning keeps on giving, courses can be purchased as given as gifts; just to say thank you, birthday, anniversary, Valentines day, Mothers day, Fathers day and of course Christmas.

Neoklis Bloukos
Professional Photography Tutor
Sydney Australia

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places are available for my Intermediate Photography Course Term 4 starting Tuesday 17th October 2017

places are available for my

Intermediate Photography Course

Term 4

starting Tuesday

17th October 2017

 

starting at 7PM

Kogarah High School

Gladstone St Kogarah

 

 bookings are essential

please follow this link for info and booking

 

You will learn from a professional photography tutor with
25 years experience as a press photographer.
 
This course includes 2 x  2 hour night field trips to the Opera House and Luna Park
as well as technique and theory.
 
This course is not just about learning photography, but having experiences with like minded people whom want to learn, share and enjoy the learning photography experience together in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.
 
My 8 week Intermediate Course is written and run by me and
is held through the St George & Sutherland Community College.
 
 
Bookings are essential and can be made directly on 02 95283344
 

Outline
This course is tailored for those seeking a deeper understanding of the traditional, artistic and core principles of photography, and what really makes a brilliant / stunning / beautiful artistic photograph.

This course includes 2 x night field trips, to expand your skill set even further. You will learn how to think like a professional and learn advanced principals and methods of photography. You will also learn about some of the most famous photographers that keep on inspiring us, well into the digital era.

You will expand your potential; you will be encouraged to evaluate, and enrich your own unique style. This course will teach you to see differently, and literally think outside the frame using both theory and practical, in class and field trips.

 

Skill Level:

  • Anyone whom has a thorough working knowledge of their camera; aperture, shutter speeds, focusing and the basic principles of photography, or whom has done the following;
  • A Beginner’s Photography course or similar.
  • A Beginner’s Photography course – Intensive or similar.
  • A Basic DSLR / Digital Photography course or similar.

 

Essential Materials – Camera Equipment:

  • Any adjustable digital DSLR, 4/3rds, mirrorless with RAW / JPEG image capability, adjustable iso / film speed settings and adjustable exposure settings; shutter, aperture and manual exposure ie S or TV, A or AV and M, manual focus, also if your camera has adjustable picture style settings ie monochrome standard, neutral etc
  • Wide to telephoto lens(es) / zoom and or prime lenses (s) ie 50mm f1.8 etc
  • An extra battery and flash card, as you will be your using your camera, and reviewing your photographs frequently
  • A sturdy tripod and an electronic connected cable release (is essential as timing is crucial),   *Releasing with the delayed timer on your camera or button remote is not recommended*.
  • An off camera flash (and batteries) if you have one.

Agenda

Week 1
Choosing the right lens / focal length every time, advanced point of view. Advanced camera set up
Week 2
Macro and Close-up photography. The difference between close up and macro photography; How to focus manually and automatically, how to use extension tubes, depth of field; shallow focus and deep focus.
Week 3
Filters and picture settings, and what is raw format?
Work flow of processing and archiving images.
Self-evaluation of your own photographs.
Week 4
Intermediate flash, why use flash, understanding the usage of flash, why professionals use flash, when and when not to use flash, how to really get more out of your flash; understanding off camera flash and its advantages, 2nd curtain sync explained, fill flash and panning with flash.
Week 5
Learn how to think like creative and professional photographers.
How to pack like a professional, and be prepared for the weather.
Week 6
Night Field Trip Sydney Harbour and Opera House.
Night Photography; iso, noise and grain, keeping it steady with and without a tripod.
Advanced principles of; composition, negative space, lighting and texture. Landscape and Panoramic Photography.
Week 7
Field Trip to Luna Park; Learn how to shoot handheld and quickly in low light / night, knowing when to use using shutter priority and aperture priority.
Time exposure without a tripod, with a tripod and or mini pod.
Learn how to take intentionally blurred images.
What is intentional blur and what is bokeh.
Week 8
Fine tuning your style; understanding and realizing your style. Famous photographers and their legacies

Site Directions

Nearest cross street is Regent Street.
No parking in school grounds;

Parking available on corner of Victoria St and Gladstone St

Public Transport

It is an easy two-minute walk from Kogarah train station.

Other Information / Access

The Site Co-ordinators will be located in Block 6, Ground Floor, Regent Street Gate, and will direct you to your classroom. Portable ramps are available

The gift of learning

The gift of learning keeps on giving, courses can be purchased as given as gifts; just to say thank you, birthday, anniversary, Valentines day, Mothers day, Fathers day and of course Christmas.

Neoklis Bloukos
Professional Photography Tutor
Sydney Australia

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Photography – Seeing in Black & White NSW Rail Museum Thirlmere Sunday 12th November 2017

Photography – Seeing in Black & White

NSW Rail Museum Thirlmere

http://www.macarthurcc.com.au/modules/details?ModuleID=NB4004

NSW Rail Museum Thirlmere

1 session of 6 hours

9:00am-3:00pm

Sunday, 12th November 2017

 

At the NSW Rail Museum Thirlmere, you will learn Black and White photography, which is still one of the most popular dramatic and powerful forms of photography; you will learn how to see and photograph in black and white, lighting, high key and low key lighting, high and low contrast colours and subjects. Cost of entry to the Museum and/or Train ride are in addition to the course fee – full details on website. Bring requirements listed on Confirmation/website. No concession.

 

Agenda

Previsualization

How professional photographers see and think before they actually take a photograph.

Composition and negative space.

Seeing in Black and White

You will learn Black and White photography practice;

How to see and photograph, in black and white.

Lighting for Black and white.

High key and low key lighting, for black and white.

High and low contrast colours and subjects, for black and white.

Camera set up, iso, RAW, Jpeg, RGB, filters, camera style and or picture settings.

You will receive the benefit of being tutored by a professional photography tutor, with 43 years of photography experience, in a relaxed, but very informative manner.

An hour demonstration will be given of post processing Raw & Jpeg photographs in black & white and colour with manufacturer photo processing software and legitimate freely available software recommended by tutor.

Skill Level
Participants should have completed a basic DSLR photography and or beginner’s photography course and or intermediate photography course or similar.

Materials

Camera Equipment for this field trip
Essential Materials; Any adjustable digital DSLR, 4/3rds, mirrorless with RAW /JPEG image capability, if possible adjustable iso / film speed settings and adjustable exposure settings; shutter, aperture and manual exposure ie S or TV, A or AV and M, and adjustable picture settings.

You will also need a set of graduated neutral density filters; Ie Cokin P250 graduated filter set or similar, and a circular polarizing filter.

A standard / wide lens i.e. 35 mm or 50mm lens.

If you have other fixed or zoom lens(es) i.e. 20mm / 100mm / 16 – 35mm / 10 – 20 mm / 18 – 55mm / 18 – 135 mm etc please bring them along too.

Please note; An extra battery, and flash card are essential, as you will be your using your camera, and reviewing your photographs frequently, during class lessons.

*no tripods for safety reasons

Please note; you will still able to do this field trip even if your camera does not have black-and-white picture settings or functions, you can convert those images to black and white in most photographic processing software with your own PC or Apple PC.

Footwear
Please note; as there are some uneven and loose surfaces within the gardens, to participate you must wear enclosed footwear only, no open footwear ie sandals can be worn for this field trip. For safety purposes acceptable footwear is as follows; walking shoes, running shoes, bush walking shoes or hiking boots, (weather-proof footwear is advisable).

Additional items / what to wear
Weatherproof jacket, bring warm clothing jumpers etc, mini umbrella.
Please bring your own food and water, note pad and pen for this field trip.

Please note; Both programs offered are legitimate, current and free open source software, of which you will also be able to download on your own home PC (available for recent Windows PC or Apple PC operating programs, a connection to the internet, and have access privileges to download and install software onto your PC).

Weather
This field trip will be held in wet weather as it can give students an opportunity to capture photographs that are not normally available in fine weather.

Location
NSW Rail Museum,10 Barbour Rd, Thirlmere.

Getting there

Transport
You must provide your own transport to the NSW Rail Museum Thirlmere.

Please check road traffic, transport info for rail or bus information to ensure your arrival as Roll Call will be at 9.00 a.m.

My mobile phone number on the day is 0411251 553 in case you need to find me.

Please note; parking fines / parking fees / transport to and from / coffee / drinks / breakfast / lunch /morning tea are not included in cost of field trip.

please note Costs into the Museum are payable by the student in addition to field trip fee.

Ticket Type

Combo (Ride & Museum)

Museum (Entry Only)

Train (Ride Only)

Adult

$26

$19

$15

Concession

$23

$16

$12

Camera & Photography Basics 8 x week Course at Jannali Centre starts Thursday 19th October

Camera & Photography Basics

8 x week Course

https://www.sgscc.edu.au/class/CameraPhotographyBasics-2

Thursday 19th October Thursday 7th December 2017


10am 12pm
8 sessions, 16 hours total

St George & Sutherland Community College

Jannali Centre