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2021 - Term 2

Landscape Photography

This course is a general introduction to the topic of landscape photography. It is suitable for photographers who have a good understanding of their cameras and are looking to expand their photographic expertise and experience into landscape. Topics covered will include:defining and understanding landscape photography,camera settings for landscape photography; advice on shooting in the field; understanding light; composition; strategies for finding and making memorable landscapephotographs. The course will include two field trips andcritiques of participant photographs.Pre-requisites and expectations of backgroundknowledge:It is expected that participants have a good understanding of how to use their camera and how to change the functional and background menu settings,so it is important that participants have a copy of their camera manual with them during the course.If you are a beginner with a digital SLR or mirrorless camera, please consider doing the course Getting toKnow Your Digital SLR or Mirrorless Camera first.

What you will need: A camera with some level of manual control (i.e., thecapability to override the fully automatic settings) is desirable so you can get the most from the technical aspects of the course. Most modern compact cameras,‘bridge’ cameras, DSLR or mirrorless cameras wouldbe suitable. However, a significant proportion of this course deals with aesthetics of landscape photography so almost any camera will do. A camera with interchangeable lenses or a built-in zoom lens would be desirable but is NOT mandatory. A tripod would behighly desirable but is NOT mandatory.Please note: This course will discuss a range of gear and introduce some advanced techniques but participation in the course will not require specialised gear so participants are advised to NOT purchase gearthey don’t already own just to take this course. The tutor will provide advice on the appropriate gear that participants may wish to purchase in the future if theywant to pursue an interest in landscape photography.

Time & Date Thursdays 1pm from 20th May or Thursdays 6.30pm from 20th May
Fees 5x 2hr sessions (plus 2 x field trips) - $151
Field trips: Saturday 29th May and Saturday 12th June– times and locations TBA during the course.
Tutor Ian Smissen