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Term 3 2019

Getting to Know Your Digital SLR or Mirrorless Camera

This course is designed to enhance your knowledge of your digital SLR or mirrorless camera. Topics covered will include: basic camera functions – menus and buttons; file formats – JPEG vs RAW; understanding and controlling exposure – aperture, shutter speed and ISO; understanding program/auto, semi-automatic and manual exposure controls; metering modes, scene modes and picture settings; focussing; lenses and accessories.
The course will also include critiques of participant photographs.
Pre-requisites and expectations of background knowledge: No background knowledge is required for this course.
What you will need: A digital SLR or mirrorless camera.
Your camera manual – all camera makes and models are different, so it is important that participants have a copy of their camera manual with them during the course.
Time & Date Thursdays 6.30pm from 18th July
Fees 4x 2hr sessions - $90
Tutor Ian Smissen

Photo Processing with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

This is an introductory course for photographers who want to learn how to manage, edit and process their photographs using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.
The main emphasis will be on the use of the Library and Develop functions in Lightroom to manage and process photographs, including: importing and managing files; global and local adjustments – exposure, contrast, white balance, colour management, noise removal, sharpening, cropping. We will also look at functions in Photoshop that can enhance what we do in Lightroom, including filters, layers and masking.
Pre-requisites and expectations of background knowledge:
Participants will be expected to have basic computer skills.
What you will need
Participants will need to bring their own laptop computer with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop pre-installed.
These two software packages are available (for Mac or PC) as a combined Photography package from adobe.com.au for $AU14.29 per month and you can cancel your subscription at any time.
It is highly recommended that participants have photo files in RAW format.
Time & Date Thurs 6.30pm from 15th August
Fees 4x 2hr sessions - $90
Tutor Ian Smissen