Get to Know Your Nikon DSLR

“A beginner’s workshop exclusively for Nikon shooters!”


Get to Know Your Nikon DSLR

Level: Beginners
Date: Saturday 11 May 2019
Duration: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Cost: $170
Instructors: Seng Mah
Location: Paper Bird Gallery, 42 Henry St, Fremantle.
Maximum participants: 10

Do you have a Nikon DSLR that you’re shooting only on “Auto” point and shoot mode? Do you love taking photos and want to maximise your understanding of your DSLR so you can take your photography to the next level? Then let us show you how to gain greater understanding and control of your Nikon camera!

“Get to Know Your Nikon DSLR” is designed for the person who is an absolute beginner to digital photography and who would like to know more about how to best use their camera, so that they can take better photographs of family, kids, friends, pets, sports and other life events. Being able to photograph and record the people and moments in your life is very important and this beginner’s workshop will take you on your first steps into photography!

This workshop is all about giving you greater confidence in using your Nikon DSLR! The material we cover is specific to your Nikon DSLR, so you’ll learn by actually using your camera!

We start with the basics — by getting you to become familiar and comfortable with your DSLR, and then we take you through the key camera controls that will let you get more creative in your photography.

You will gradually get off the “Auto Mode” and start exploring some of the functions of your camera that let you control how your photographs appear. It’s the best and most fun three hours you’ll spend where you learn by shooting and exploring what your camera can do! And to top it off, we will show you how to shoot in full Manual Exposure with your Nikon! How can you beat that?


What you will learn:
  • Great tips for camera operation.
  • Picture quality: Shooting JPEG vs shooting Raw.
  • Picture control: What’s the difference between shooting Vivid vs shooting Monochrome?
  • White balance: How to get the colours right in your photos.
  • ISO: Configuring your camera to shoot in different lighting conditions.
  • Depth of field: Shooting for soft vs sharp backgrounds.
  • Focus control: How to nail your focus each and every shot.
  • Compositions that work.
  • Shooting movement: How to get sharp images of moving subjects.
  • Exposure control: How to get brighter or darker images when you shoot.
  • Manual exposure: How to set your exposure manually, for ultimate full control.

It’s a jam-packed with fun and learning, filled with activities and exercises to help you gain confidence in using your camera!


What you’ll need:
  • Your Nikon DSLR (note – this workshop is ideal for users of Nikon DSLRs, including entry-level DSLRs. It is not suitable for users of Nikon Coolpix point-and-shoot cameras).
  • Your lens/es
  • The manual for your camera
  • Notebook and a pen

You don’t need to bring a tripod to this workshop.


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