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Cameras don't have to be confusing! Learn how to take your photos to the next level with this Photography Class for Beginners
• Class Time: 9am - 12pm
• Duration: 3 hours
• Location: The Popeye Landing on the Torrens River
• Exact meeting point is sent inn the booking confirmation
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Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo walk that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots.

The class is ideal for those who are complete beginners who want to get more out of their camera!

Taught by professional photographer Mark O'Reilly, the class will cover a range of technical aspects and you'll learn about:
• How to correctly expose photos
• Using composition techniques
• All about different focal lengths
• Using white balance and colour
• Aperture and depth of field for focus
• Using shutter speed to capture action

This is a very hands-on class, so you’ll have plenty of time to practise your new skills on the day and take lots of shots!

• What to bring?
A DSLR camera, or a camera with manual mode is preferable, but you may bring any kind of camera (with detachable or built-in lens). Please also be sure to bring plenty of memory cards and fully charged batteries - we'll be taking lots of photos! There will be a substantial amount of hands-on activity on the day, so please wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella should the weather call for it.

• What's involved?
The three hour session will start with an introduction, before a series of mini challenges to help you get to grips with using your camera's settings. Class sizes are kept small (max 6 people) so each participant will have a chance to interact with the professional photographer on a one-to-one basis.

Join the Adelaide Photography Facebook Group to share your photos after the session and to take part in our free competitions!

More photography classes:
Night Photography Class | Smartphone Photography Class | Photography Class for Teenagers | Fortnightly Photo Group

We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you're sick.
Keep 1.5 metres away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue; if you use a tissue, dispose of it immediately and appropriately.

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Refund Policy: 5 days notice required for a full refund. Re-scheduling requires 2 days notice. In the case of bad weather (heavy rain) the class may be cancelled and you'll be given the option of rescheduling or a refund. If you need to reschedule or refund your booking, then please contact the office using the form here . Your instructor is NOT able to refund or reschedule your booking for you.
Adelaide Photography Class for Beginners
4.8/5 from 88 reviews
loved it, I had read about photography however having someone show you what buttons mean what and "tricks" pulled everything together for me and feel like I have a better understanding and can now start playing with my camera
5/5 by Heather
Extremely helpful and very well designed for early learners
I now feel more confident in exploring other functions of the camera than auto.
5/5 by Ivan Lloyd
Thankyou It was an excellent class. It was informative and it was great walking around the city trying out different aspects of photography. I feel enthused to continue ue my photography journey.
5/5 by Anne Gwynne Murrie
I think Mark provided a good overview on the 'manual' operation of ones camera & gave us good opportunity to practise these important functions. Well done Mark!
4/5 by Linda Martin
Very informative & easily explained. Was a good morning.
5/5 by Kylie Warnock

4/5 by Lucila Abiado
I found that Mark was very informative, encouraged us to ask questions, and was always there to help, along with the structure of taking photos
5/5 by Dianne Wood
The beginner session was very relaxed and the pace was generally set by the least knowledgeable person in the group. Which was fine as it gave plenty of time to experiment with the 'tasks' set. I had a feeling the course would be a little too 'beginner' when I signed up but I did still learn some tricks and tips from the instructor. If your knowledge of your camera is limited to powering it on and turning the dial to FULL AUTO then this will be a very useful course. However, if you know about shutter speed, ISO and aperture then you will probably find a lot of the information a bit basic.
4/5 by Corey Kemp
Very helpful and got a lot out of it. The instructor was great!
5/5 by Natasha Jones
Maurizio was very helpful and very informative. I feel much more confident about getting more out of my dslr.
5/5 by Megan Walker
Very informative, good practice & examples. Very knowledgeable & passionate instructor.
4/5 by Denisa
Good introduction to basics in digital photography.
4/5 by Rajesh Nair
It was really helpful to understand the basics of me camera. It was exactly what I needed. Thankyou 😊
5/5 by Brianna Jordan
Very well done, informative & covered a lot of information. The written notes we were given are helpful for practicing what we learned.
5/5 by Marianne Richardson
Thoroughly enjoyed this course, just wish we were 30 years younger. Our brains were like jelly and at the end we were getting tired. However we learnt enough to be able to get our cameras out and use on manual mode. The notes to take home are useful and Maurizio was very knowledgable and friendly.
5/5 by Diana Rankine
great, very informative
5/5 by Craig
Maurice was a very knowledgeable and entertaining host
5/5 by Peter Van Loggem

4/5 by Melanie Kristoff
Good personal style; good explanations and activities to learn impact of setting on image; good length of time; good size of group. Learnt lots, had fun, would recommend to others :)
5/5 by Lynne Macdonald
The tutor (Morris) was very knowledgeable and the theory was good but I think the location of the Workshop could be improved.
4/5 by Gaynor Jarvis
fantastic, good to have person who is knowledgeable of subject. learnt a lot about my camera and how to improve taking photos. many thanks to Maurice
5/5 by Marie Tremaine
Excellent course, learnt a lot. The trainer was very helpful. Highly recommend.
5/5 by Cathie Seal

5/5 by Athina Tanti
Really useful. Amazing how much I learnt in 3 hours. Instructor was very knowledgeable and made it easy to understand.
5/5 by Coral Sharp
Very well organised morning. He simplified everything and tasks given consolidated his teaching. He was very patient with everyone and despite everyone having different cameras he managed to spend time with everyone and ask any questions that arose.
5/5 by Nikki Cornfield
A Perfect intro to DSLR for beginners! This course was very well structured covering the basics and lots more including very useful notes to take home. Maurizio (our tutor) was extremely helpful and generous in sharing his wealth of knowledge and passion for photography! I came away with a big burst of inspiration and confidence. Highly recommend this course. 10/10
5/5 by Kanksha
Well thought out, well presented "beginner" content. There was time, and patience shown, to sort out individual participant's camera features. Good instructor!
5/5 by Bev Leaney
Great class very informative . Enjoyed every minute . Definenatly worth it. Recommend to everyone who wants to learn about photography. AAA
5/5 by Alan Price
i found the course extremely informative and will recommend it to any friends and family looking to get into photography, thank you
5/5 by Robert Le'Raye
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