Class Time: 9am - 12pm Duration: 3 hours Meeting point: Parliament House, Adelaide CBD Scroll down page for all class dates
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 youll 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.
Very informative & easily explained. Was a good morning. 5/5 by Kylie Warnock 7-4-2019
4/5 by Lucila Abiado 31-3-2019
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 3-2-2019
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 14-1-2019
Very helpful and got a lot out of it. The instructor was great! 5/5 by Natasha Jones 14-11-2018
Maurizio was very helpful and very informative. I feel much more confident about getting more out of my dslr. 5/5 by Megan Walker 27-8-2018
Very informative, good practice & examples. Very knowledgeable & passionate instructor. 4/5 by Denisa 26-8-2018
Good introduction to basics in digital photography. 4/5 by Rajesh Nair 8-7-2018
It was really helpful to understand the basics of me camera. It was exactly what I needed.
Thankyou 😊 5/5 by Brianna Jordan 9-6-2018
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 13-5-2018
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 11-4-2018
great, very informative 5/5 by Craig 8-4-2018
Maurice was a very knowledgeable and entertaining host 5/5 by Peter Van Loggem 8-4-2018
4/5 by Melanie Kristoff 11-2-2018
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 4-2-2018
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 22-1-2018
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 21-1-2018
Excellent course, learnt a lot. The trainer was very helpful. Highly recommend. 5/5 by Cathie Seal 9-11-2017
5/5 by Athina Tanti 5-11-2017
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 25-10-2017
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 10-9-2017
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 8-8-2017
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 1-7-2017
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 13-5-2017
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 7-5-2017
A few issues with rain but we worked around it. Still learnt aspects of my camera that I didn't know. 5/5 by Tara Kennett 1-4-2017
Very informative & well explained by Mark 4/5 by Robert Lumsden 7-3-2017
This training was very practical and hands on which was great. It was nice to go out and use the skills. Overall was insightful. 4/5 by Caitlin Pegoli 5-3-2017
Maurice very knowledgeable and course packed with practical information and covered all the basics that I needed to start creating great images with my new camera. 5/5 by Karen Shirras 22-1-2017
It was all I expected and more. To get back to the basics was my aim and to understand the manual workings of my camera. This was most definitely achieved and thank you to Maurisio for being so patient and understanding of this not so young student. 5/5 by Maursie McKenzie 7-1-2017