Northam Photo Workshop: Getting Started in DSLR Photography

Northam Photo Workshop: Getting Started in DSLR PhotographyPresenters: Seng Mah
Level: Beginner
Duration: 10am to 4.30pm
Dates: Saturday 17th March
Cost: $200
Location: Fitzgerald Hotel, 174 Fitzgerald Street, Northam (map)
Maximum participants: FULL

Workshop notes provided.

This workshop is now full. If you’d like to go on a waiting list in the event of a late cancellation, please contact us.

Do you find yourself using your DSLR in its “Auto” mode because you’re confused by all the numbers and buttons on your camera?

Our Northam “Getting Started in DSLR Photography” workshop will show you how to get off that “Auto” mode and start using your DSLR more creatively. It’s the perfect starting point if you’re brand new to DSLR photography!

Because this is a workshop for absolute beginners, we start at the very beginning – by looking at:

  • Top tips for DSLR operation
  • Lenses and focal length (what the numbers on the zoom ring of your lens mean)
  • Using focal length and working distances
  • How to use autofocus effectively (autofocus area, autofocus modes)
  • Using autofocus to shoot sharp action images

Then, we look at more advance camera operations, to give you creative control over your photography:

  • How to achieve shallow and deep depths of field using aperture control
  • Shooting movement: freezing and blurring motion using shutter speed
  • Working in low light: how controlling ISO can help
  • Checking your exposure: how to read the histogram
  • Using Exposure Compensation to correct for over- or under-exposure
  • Shooting in Manual Exposure mode and taking control of creative exposure
  • Using your on-camera flash effectively.

Part of this workshop includes a photo walk with a model — where you’ll be able to put what you have learned into practice, and be guided in your photography by your instructor.



Just a few words of thanks for the great workshop on Sat 10-12-11 and the very instructive session. I learnt a lot, especially how to shoot in manual mode, which i have always been frightened to try. Once again thank for a great day. (Jim Moore)

Thanks again for a great day, I have learnt more in a day than I did on a six-week TAFE course! (Sarah Le Mare)

Many thanks for the wonderful relaxed workshop I attended on Saturday, “Getting Started in DSLR Photography”. I really felt that you dealt with the basics at a speed and level that everyone could understand. I never felt hurried or confused and left the course with a MUCH better idea of what I can do with my camera, as opposed to what my camera can do on auto! It’s greatly appreciated. (Lee Thompson)

iI was a brilliant Getting Started in DSLR Photography Workshop yesterday. You had a very organised and professional approach to the workshop. The content was thorough and delivered in very clear simple terms. The use of Laura, the model, for practicing our new camera skills was fantastic. Thank you very much. I will enthusiastically recommend you and the workshop. (Shayne Leslie)

Thank you so much for the course on 27 August. I learnt heaps and am anxiously awaiting delivery of some new lenses to use my new knowledge with! You have a great gift for teaching and have inspired me to learn more. (Ashleigh Walker)

Really enjoyed the day thanks and your relaxed method of tuition, and I now feel much more comfortable with my camera. (Bobbie Rogers)

Thanks for a great day on Saturday 6th August – learnt a lot of new neat tricks that will surely help me improve my photography. Looking forward to upcoming workshops in the future. (Chris Riccadonna)

It was by far the best workshop that I have ever attended!! Thank you so much! (Carolina Prado)



This workshop is now full. No further bookings will be taken.