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 class takes you on a walking tour around Melbourne, beginning at Federation Square, 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.
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 Melbourne Photography Group help you create beautiful moments with every click of the shutter.
Fantastic. I’ve done other beginner classes and still not known how to operate my camera. I finally feel like I know what I’m doing. I was about to give up on my camera due to frustration- not now.
I appreciated how the focus was on using the camera, less so on composition. Everything was explained well and we were given time to practice as well as feedback on if we’d understood the lesson.
Laura was great at explaining, encouraging and patient. Thank you! 5/5 by Kim Hanson 23-11-2018
I found it very informative and useful, especially learning to understand the three basic elements in photography and completing exercises to practically apply them. 5/5 by Haarshini Rajmohan 18-11-2018
It was a great introduction into using the manual settings on our cameras Laura was a very knowledgable and patient instructor who gave us lots of hints and explanations along the way. Money well spent. Now to practice! 5/5 by Sandra Elliott 17-8-2018
Very helpful, very patient and thorough instructor. 5/5 by Ann Dastey 12-8-2018
Laura was fantastic, i learnt so much with her, she was very patient and easy to understand, it was a beautiful day and thoroughly enjoy the company of the group and incredible happy with the results, 5/5 by Marcela 17-6-2018
Laura was fantastic. She provided a structured, informative and flexible session. During this course Laura was able to spent time with individual people to help everyone understand the processes and capabilities of photography using a SLR camera to produce great photos. Very informative. Great. Thanks Laura. 5/5 by Peter Cook 10-6-2018
Simple and Easy to understand. Well explained. 5/5 by Natasha 10-6-2018
I thought the information taught was useful and well presented. We were given time to practise the skills and the small group size lent itself to the facilitator to individually assist everyone. She spoke clearly and had a great friendly manner. 5/5 by Helen Bertuna 9-6-2018
It was fabulous. I loved it. I feel I have all the pieces, now need to put them together. I will have fun doing so. Laura is a great teacher and patient with those like me who learn slowly. Thanks Heaps 5/5 by Tracy Fleming 7-5-2018
The course was very informative and our teacher Laura was great. 5/5 by Kerry Brendan WATSON 3-2-2018
Well organised, well planed, great location, 5/5 by Sue Caleca 20-1-2018
4/5 by Polly Taylor 7-1-2018
Laura was great. She was patient with all of us, helped us improve our photos and knew the answer to all our questions and had great knowledge of our cameras. 5/5 by Grant Jordan 28-11-2017
Laura was really knowledgeable and explained things well. The morning was structured moving smoothly from one aspect of photography with lots of opportunities to try things we had learnt. Thank you 😊 5/5 by Lorenza Arestia 26-11-2017
I enjoyed learning so many things
The atmosphere was friendly and the teacher was so explaining good 5/5 by Sali Khair biek 11-11-2017
Perfect for getting to know the basics - good structure and content to the 3 hours. 4/5 by dave morley 16-10-2017
An excellent, informative and well taught course by Matt n Lauren. Would definitely recommend course. I hsd a fantastic day and will enjoy exploring the knowledge i gain from this course. 5/5 by LAN Whittle 15-10-2017
Throughly enjoyed the time we spent with Matt and learnt lots in 3 hours. As a beginner, the course was pitched perfectly. Loved the location at the Shrine, as it gave us lots of great aspects to try out our new skills. I would highly recommend this course to anyone as a beginner who wants to improve the quality of taking photos and understand the manual settings to get to know the functionality of the camera better. Thanks Matt, looking forward to booking the next course with you. 5/5 by yvette tupling 14-10-2017
Was a great experience. Matt gave lots of great informatiom and tips for operating the camera 5/5 by Shelley Bradbury 14-10-2017
Great course for beginners highly recommended, Steph was a great instructor who clearly and patiently explained the functions of my camera. It was a great learning experience and look forward to using my camera with ease. 5/5 by Helen Lymberis 5-8-2017
4/5 by Bill Kennedy 15-7-2017
Steph was a great teacher - surprised myself with how much I was able to learn in 3 hours. Looking forward to practising my new skills at the photo group! 5/5 by Laura O'Grady 28-5-2017
The structure of the course was great. It helped me take on board each new learning and also hold my attention for the full three hours. Also well paced with time for questions. Steph was very kind and patient! 5/5 by Kelly Burton 30-4-2017
Steph was terrific.
The course was fun,well paced, practical, and right at the level that I needed it to be. Thank you. 5/5 by Jane Gardam 30-4-2017
Excellent course...Steph was great. Learnt heaps!! 5/5 by Suzanne 18-4-2017
It was an excellent learning experience. Steph was very informative and very patient. 5/5 by Sharon Lawson 2-4-2017
It was a great introduction to using the camera on manual. I also liked learning about f stops, aperture, white balance, ISO and exposure compensation, as well as shutter speed. Steph explained things clearly and we were lucky that there were only 4 of us in the group. 5/5 by Janine Halls 1-4-2017
The course was wonderful. Great class size, individualised information and attention. 5/5 by Rachel Simmons 27-3-2017
Very good beginner introduction course. 5/5 by Cathi Walker 26-3-2017
Very worthwhile!! Thank you! 5/5 by Josh Hargrave 6-3-2017