**Class Time: 9am - 12 noon
Duration: 3 hours **Location: Tranby Reserve
Exact meeting point is sent in booking confirmation email
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Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo walk that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots.
The class is ideal for those who are complete beginners who want to get more out of their camera!
Taught by professional photographer James, the class will cover a range of technical aspects and you'll learn about:
How to correctly expose photos
Using composition techniques
All about different focal lengths
Using white balance and colour
Aperture and depth of field for focus
Using shutter speed to capture action
This is a very hands-on class, so youll have plenty of time to practise your new skills on the day and take lots of shots!
What to bring? A DSLR camera, or a camera with manual mode is preferable, but you may bring any kind of camera (with detachable or built-in lens). Please also be sure to bring plenty of memory cards and fully charged batteries - we'll be taking lots of photos! There will be a substantial amount of hands-on activity on the day, so please wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella should the weather call for it.
What's involved? The three hour session will start with an introduction, before a series of mini challenges to help you get to grips with using your camera's settings. Class sizes are kept small (max 6 people) so each participant will have a chance to interact with the professional photographer on a one-to-one basis.
Refund Policy: 5 days notice required for a full refund. Re-scheduling requires 2 days notice. In the case of bad weather (heavy rain) the class may be cancelled and you'll be given the option of rescheduling or a refund.
If you need to reschedule or refund your booking, then please contact the office using the form here . Your instructor is NOT able to refund or reschedule your booking for you.
Definitely suited for Beginners, James conducted himself in a very professional manner, but also provided some lighthearted converstaion to put you at ease. 5/5 by Mark Heyward 9-2-2020
I really loved the beginners class. After years of using point and shoot cameras I now have confidence to experiment further. Thanks Karen. 5/5 by Wendy Robinson 1-12-2019
I loved being in a small group seeing the sites of Perth one to one feedback the knowledge of the instructor opportunity to practice and receive feedback on the spot
I was really green but now feel confident to play with the camera and its manual functions. Thank you Karen 5/5 by Natalie Parry 2-11-2019
Its probably best to clarify the class is not geared towards teaching participants specifics about their own camera. 4/5 by Chrissie Fearon 2-11-2019
Karen was great facilitator. I am complete novice and she explained things very clearly and showed me how to use lots of features on my camera 5/5 by Peter Watson 6-10-2019
A very informative and enjoyable morning. Karen is a great instructor and explained things in a very clear and easy to understand manner. 5/5 by Kathryn Forster 7-9-2019
Loved the event the fact we did a variety of different settings on the camera while walking through perth city taking photos 5/5 by Shannon Tillett 18-7-2019
I thought it was well explained!!
Karen was easy to listen to.
I came away with a few new skills, and renewed interest !! :)
5/5 by Joanne Symonds 14-7-2019
Helpful information, challenging and rewarding exercises, good walk around interesting parts of city. Many thanks 5/5 by Anna Pembroke 14-7-2019
Very informative morning with helpful instructions on the workings of my camera. There was time to review our chosen tasks with positive feedback. 5/5 by Karen Tregenza 20-6-2019
Karen was very informative and taught me things about shooting photos i never knew about. 5/5 by Anne Garreffa 19-6-2019
Really enjoyed getting to grips with the use of my camera
And Karen was very good with her assistance and knowledge to help me get off the auto settings 5/5 by Graeme Fuller 20-5-2019
It was terrific! The class covered exactly what I needed to know, without overloading me with too much information. Being able to learn by doing was perfect for me. The instructor, Karen, was very good at explaining things. 5/5 by Shane White 25-3-2019
Was good to go through the basics, pity about the weather (I know it can't be helped). 5/5 by Hannah Power 10-3-2019
Was a fantastic starting point for people who are interested in taking up photography as a hobby.. the instructor was fantastic in including everyone ond catering for the different skill levels, the review of each other's photos at the end of each task was the highlight with lots of positive and helpful pointers given 5/5 by Travis Satur 10-3-2019
The beginners class was great. Small group size was good and instruction/or was also good. 5/5 by Neil Jacques 10-3-2019
Fantastic class for learning the basics of taking a photo and learning about your camera. I would highly recommend taking this session. You get an awesome teacher who can provide lots of tricks and tips, plus has a lot of patience. Great constructive feedback on photos. I was so impressed with my efforts and will stay in manual mode for ever. 5/5 by Jane Capriotti 10-2-2019
I liked how the concepts of photography were explored in steps and we were given briefs and were able to share our photos and gain feedback. 4/5 by Natasha Jarvis 13-1-2019
The class was great. Karen was very patient and explained things really well to my son. 5/5 by Cher Rapanaro 23-10-2018
The course was very well run by Leo. I learned a lot. 5/5 by Marek Kicinski 5-8-2018
Terrific Host, Learnt a lot. Congratulations would recommend 5/5 by Michael Bradley 5-6-2018
Really enjoyed the pace and size of the group - just long enough 4/5 by Michael Bradley 4-6-2018
Very relaxed and practical 5/5 by Kris Vavra 8-5-2018
4/5 by Michael Perera 11-4-2018
5/5 by C C Leong 10-4-2018
It was nice having a small group as you felt that you had enough time to ask your question and that the Presenter didn't have to rush through with the answer or the help that you needed. 5/5 by Lisa Langley 16-3-2018
Karen was very helpful and easy to understand.. she answered all questions fired at her... thankyou. 4/5 by Graeme Robertson 12-3-2018