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2021 - Term 3


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 15th July or Thursdays 6.30pm from 15th July
Fees 5x 2hr sessions (plus 2 x field trips) - $151
Field trips: Saturday 24th July and Saturday 7th August – times and locations TBA during the course.
Tutor Ian Smissen

 

Photo Processing with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

This is an introductory course for photographers who want to learn how to manage, edit and process their photographs using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. We will focus on the use of the Library and Develop modules in Lightroom to manage and process photographs, including: importing and managing files; processing images using global and local adjustments – exposure, contrast, white balance, colour management, noise removal, sharpening, cropping.

We will also look at the basic functions in Photoshop that can enhance what we do in Lightroom, including filters, layers and masking. Pre-requisites and expectations of background knowledge It is recommended that participants have photo files in RAW format. If you are a beginner with a digital SLR or mirrorless camera, please consider doing the course Getting to Know Your Digital SLR or Mirrorless Camera first. Participants will be expected to have basic computer skills.

No prior knowledge of Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop is expected. What you will need Participants will need to bring their own laptop computer with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop pre-installed – please do this before the first class. These two software packages are available (for Mac or PC) as a combined Photography package from www.adobe.com/au/ products/special-offers.html for $AU14.29 per month and you can cancel your subscription at any time.

Time & Date Wednesdays 1pm from 21st July or Wednesdays 6.30pm from 21st July
Fees 4x 2hr sessions -$90
Tutor Ian Smissen