Mastering Digital Photography – Basic to Advanced Short Course (FREMANTLE)

Level: Beginner
Duration: 12.5 hours total, comprising of 5 x 2.5 hour sessions.
Course dates: To be announced.
Cost: $590 – includes a comprehensive workbook
Instructor: Seng Mah
Location: Venture Studio @ Upstairs, 133 High Street Mall, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Maximum participants: 10

This short course runs from 23 June – 7 July. See the Course Outline below for course dates and times.


Mastering Digital Photography Short Course


Mastering Digital Photography is a short course for the discerning photography student. It’s a complete course that will take you from a solid understanding of digital photography to giving you the skills and knowledge to understand and apply more advanced photographic techniques used by professional and fine art photographers.

This course is designed to give you skills in the foundations of photography (focus, exposure, composition, colour, light) and then take you further in your ability to use your camera (low-light/night photography, photographing light trails, shooting long exposures, exposure metering, blending exposures and more).

Mastering Digital Photography runs across five sessions, which includes three field-trips that are fully supported by your instructor. You’ll learn photography in an encouraging and hands-on environment, participating in lots of exciting and engaging shooting activities. The short course workbook will help you reinforce what you have learned and you will also undertake photography assignments as part of your work in this course. You will also be awarded a certificate on your successful completion of this course.


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Session 1

  • Get to know your camera
  • Viewfinder and Live View
  • Light and your camera
  • Lenses
  • Getting it in focus
  • Photographing moving subjects
  • Depth of field
  • Creative composition

Session 2

  • Learn to shoot for light, colour, depth of field and composition
  • Controlling shutter speed
  • Short vs long exposures
  • Exposure compensation
  • Your tripod
  • Timing your shutter: Timers and remote shutter release

Session 3

  • Shooting in Manual Exposure
  • Understanding the histogram
  • Your camera’s light meter
  • Dynamic range
  • Bracketing exposures and high dynamic range images
  • Circular polarising and neutral density filters
  • JPEG or RAW

Session 4 (Sunday 5 July, 3.00pm – 5.30pm – Field Trip)

  • Shooting to understand exposure, exposure selection, manually setting exposure
  • Shooting bracketed exposures
  • Shooting long exposures

Session 5

  • Advanced exposure techniques
  • Bulb exposure
  • Light painting
  • Night photography field trip


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To get the most of this short course, you’ll need:

  • A camera with full manual controls (P, A/Av, S/Tv and M modes) such as a DSLR or mirrorless camera
  • Interchangeable lenses for the camera (at least one lens, though we recommend both a wide angle and a telephoto zoom lens)
  • A tripod


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Please complete and submit the form below to enrol in this course. Your submission will be confirmed by return email and an invoice with payment options will be emailed separately. We require payment in full by the invoice due date to confirm your enrolment in this course.

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