UA-71413578-1 Digital SLR Essentials Camera Course

DSLR Essentials Camera Course

It's not the camera - It's your knowledge.

Digital SLR Essentials (Beginners) Camera Course (PSDE).

A one day DSLR camera course to explain the buttons, Menus, functions and features, followed by a practical afternoon session.

Course Overview.

As my courses can be conducted on a 1-on-1 basis, the overview below can be adjusted to your own requirements.

Morning Session.

  • A tour of all the buttons, modes and Menus
  • Why you should never use ‘Auto’ again
  • Program Mode - Why?
  • Apertures - what they are and what they do
  • Shutter Speeds - create or freeze movement
  • Manual Exposure - you’re in control
  • ISO
  • White Balance
  • Flash - when to use and when not to use (may surprise you)
  • Override camera’s auto-flash mode
  • Using Built-in Flash
  • Intro to Lenses
  • Achieve ‘special effects’
Full Day Course: 9:30 - 4:30

Courses can be conducted anywhere on the Gold Coast. Travel charges may apply outside the Gold Coast area. Please ask.

Afternoon Session.

  • Put the morning session’s theory into practice
  • Creating portraits outdoors - no more dark faceless people
  • Using flash during the day.
  • Create portraits with ‘blurry backgrounds’
  • Create landscapes with the correct ‘depth of field’ to maximise sharpness
  • Freeze a moving object
  • Create the ‘misty’ effect of running water
  • Composition
  • Effects of changing ISO
  • Flash, no flash, forced flash and fill flash

1-on-1 tuition to ensure your complete satisfaction.


What should you bring?

This is a solid day of education. Be comfortable and dress according to the weather and class location. I suggest you bring your own lunch, (there may not be facilities for heating food). I’m happy to provide morning and afternoon tea. For the course you should bring the following-
  • Camera
  • Camera Instruction Manual
  • Charged battery (or two)
  • Memory card/s (preferably empty)
  • Lens/s
  • Flash. If you don’t have an external flash don’t buy one until AFTER the course
  • Note taking materials
  • Tripod if you have one. If you don’t have a tripod don’t buy one ’til AFTER the course.
For more information, or to discuss your requirements, you are welcome to call 0414 279 377.