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Term 2 2024

Community Courses


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 landscape photographs. The course will include two
field trips and critiques of participant photographs

Pre-requisites and expectations of background knowledge:
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 to Know Your Digital SLR or Mirrorless Camera first.

What you will need:
A camera with some level of manual control (i.e., the capability 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 would be 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 be highly 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 gear they 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 they want to pursue an interest in landscape photography.

(includes 2 x field trips) Field trips: Saturday 12th March and Saturday 26th March 2023 – times and locations TBA during the course. 

  • Start Date:

    17th April 2024

  • Day:


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  • Sessions:

    7 x 2 hours

  • Fees:


  • Tutor:

    Ian Smissen