Duration: 3 hours
Meeting Point: Coffee Club opposite the Treasury Casino (Queen Street Mall).
Cameras, their functions and all their accessories can be overwhelming if you’re not already familiar with them. Learn how to use your camera to capture moments, events, and people in your everyday life.
The class will cover a range of technical aspects, including aperture, shutter speed and ISO, amongst other photography principles. You’ll also cover focal length and lenses, lighting and correct exposure.
This three hour class takes you on a walking tour around Brisbane, starting near Treasure Casino, so you can practise in different surroundings. By the end of the class, you’ll have the confidence to apply your new skills in a variety of situations.
Your experience doesn’t stop once the class ends - you can share your photos with your peers on the Photoh Facebook wall and there's also a Beginner Photographers Facebook group where members can exchange photography tips, ask questions, receive constructive criticism on photos and discuss upcoming events.
Participants are required to bring the following to the class:
Digital camera that has a manual settings option
Fully charged batteries (and spares if possible)
Blank image cards (two or more, formatted if possible)
Class sizes are kept small so each participant will have a chance to interact with the host on a one-to-one basis. There will be a substantial amount of walking involved on the day, so please wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella or a hat should the weather call for it.
Let Photoh help you create beautiful moments with every click of the shutter.
Very informative beginners course on the use of manual settings in a camera. Enjoyed the practical application as well. 5/5 by Mary-Ann Robertson 14-5-2017
Very good, the instructor Francis was very thorough and explained things well. For me I think I need more one to one but I came away learning a few things so that was awesome. Thank you
4/5 by Emma Hemsley 12-2-2017
Our instructor Francis, was very good in explaining in simple terms the basics of using our cameras. The course was well structured and a great introduction to the basics of aperature, shutter, focal length and much more. The time went really quick. 5/5 by John Hay 11-2-2017
Great for beginners who know nothing about their DSLR camera. Tutor Francis Keating was very knowledgeable and a great teacher. It left me wanting more... 5/5 by Jenny Crook 23-1-2017
Francis Keating; the instructor, was a great teacher. He was patient and always there to help. The group of ladies all made it fun! A very good morning in Brisbane - would love to do more classes! THANK YOU Francis - I now don't feel so afraid to take my camera off of Auto!
4/5 by Rosemary Featherstone 7-1-2017
It was very informative, and helped me get to no my camera very well. 4/5 by Michelle Partridge 13-11-2016
I enjoyed the photo session as it was very informative to someone like me with limited photography experience. 5/5 by Tom Bolton 18-9-2016
Clear instruction 5/5 by Marianne Wynberg 17-9-2016
Loved it. Good cover of basic terms and practical application. 3 hours was a good intro time. 4/5 by Lorna Clarke 20-8-2016
I thought it was very hands on which was good. Lots of information which now I need to practice; Francis was very helpful.
Enjoyed the course 5/5 by Leigh Sparks 20-8-2016
Francis was our instructor. He was excellent with his communication before the event and course outline. The class size was small enough that he was able to spend time with each of us and answer any questions we had. He spend plenty of time assisting us in navigating our menu and options on our cameras.
The practical session was enjoyable as we walked around some special sights and practiced what was taught. I will spend time now going through the course notes and practising the tips he has given. I particularly enjoyed Francis's examples of his own work, and seeing his examples of the things that were discussed.
5/5 by Chris Heiser 24-7-2016
Very helpful 4/5 by Craig Briese 1-5-2016
I have had a bit of experience with my camera and Frances went through everything in simple terms didn't complicate things. I would recommend this course. 5/5 by Sonia O'Brien 1-5-2016
Excellent! Francis was patient, thorough, and gave a very detailed run through of each camera within the group so that we were able to stay on the same page. It was great to put the theory into practice and experiment on the day with what we were taught. Would definitely recommend this course. 5/5 by Kerry Crichton 7-2-2016
Francis is a very patient and a good teacher, I thoroughly enjoyed he class 5/5 by Dianne Williamson 7-2-2016
I enjoyed the morning. Francis is a patient and knowledgeable teacher. He was well prepared and happy and able to help us with all questions and problems. The small group was friendly and I made a new friend with similar interests. 5/5 by Sharon Beeston 6-2-2016
4/5 by Erin Sayers 26-1-2016
Very good, well thought out 5/5 by James Watt 23-1-2016
I learnt how to use features of my camera which will enable me to take better pictures. 4/5 by Vicki 10-1-2016
Francis was very patient and willing to answer all questions. I learnt a lot about my camera and how it works. 4/5 by Lynne Gray 14-11-2015
It gave me the confidence that the written manual did not to get into the cameras abilities 4/5 by Margaret Sparks 19-9-2015
Informative, answered all questions on how to use Nikon camera to take pictures 5/5 by Carol Reid 22-8-2015
5/5 by Tony Henderson 14-7-2015
Catherine was wonderful and explained the basics really well. The class was of the right size and amount of time for us to get started with photography. It has definitely encouraged me to pick up my camera more often! 5/5 by Vidhula Venugopal 12-7-2015
I thought the instructions were well presented by a very knowledgeable and friendly instructor. 4/5 by Michael Guy 12-7-2015
After the lessons , I knows what aperture, shutter speeds and focal length means to my image.
Now, I want more experiences to improve my shots by using these factors.
thank you for introduce this lesson to me.
5/5 by Bernard Tan 13-6-2015
I thought the session was very informative. Great location and a small group made it even better. 4/5 by Cheryl Wolens 31-5-2015
I had a good time. Able to learn a few new things that I didn't know beforehand. 4/5 by Norma Kelly 22-3-2015
Francis was lovely and very patient 5/5 by Lisa Linortner 8-3-2015
Awesome, Francis did a great job explaining the basics and filled in some gaps in my understanding. His relaxed approach put people at ease, and the information delivered in a manner and style a novice could easily undersrand. Superb, thanks. 5/5 by Jamie Page 8-3-2015