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Introduction to Photography Course
THE COURSE BEGINNING 2 FEBRUARY 2016 IS CURRENTLY FULL.
However you can register now and get added to a waiting list.
You will be notified if spaces become available.
If you waitlist, you will be emailed details of the next available course.
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Learn to produce great images, not snapshots.
Each year, the Melbourne Camera Club runs two sessions of its highly successful Introduction to Photography Course. Designed and led by specialist photographers, the course provides both novice and more experienced photographers with a series of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions on how to use their digital and/or 35mm film SLR cameras.
The first course commences on the first Tuesday in February and the second course commences on the first Tuesday in August; each course is conducted over a six-week period.
Each course consists of six lessons and three workshops. The lessons are held at the MCC Clubrooms on Tuesday evenings from 7:30pm until 9:00pm and the practical workshops are held on Sunday mornings from 9:30am until noon (locations advised during the course).
The $350 course fee includes all lessons and workshops, course notes and six months provisional membership of the Melbourne Camera Club entitling participants to attend all club activities (some exclusions apply). Participants must provide their own camera and media.
Tuesday 2/2/16 - Introduction, cameras, basics of exposure (lesson)
Sunday 7/2/16 - Understanding camera controls (workshop)
Tuesday 9/2/16 - Photographic lighting (lesson)
Sunday 14/2/16 - Photography outdoors (workshop/excursion)
Tuesday 16/2/16 - Photographic composition (lesson)
Tuesday 23/2/16 - Portraits and people (lesson)
Sunday 28/2/16 - Composition, outdoor portraits (workshop/excursion)
Tuesday 1/3/16 - Travel photography (lesson)
Tuesday 8/3/16 - Review of participants' photographs, discussion, conclusion (lesson)
For further information please email the Introductory Course Coordinator.
Please note - once registered we do not provide refunds if you decide not to attend the course. However, we do allow you to send a substitute provided we receive notification before the start of the course.
1. Do I need to bring my camera to the first session?
You won't need it, but it is probably a good idea to have it - several camera controls are discussed in the first session, and it is useful to find those controls on your particular camera.
2. Do I need a Digital SLR (DSLR)?
The aim of the course is to teach you how to use the controls on your camera to make better photos. Typically, you need a DSLR to have access to those controls.
A high end compact camera may be suitable, provided you can manually control:
- Shutter speed
- ISO sensitivity
- Focal length
- Focus point
Using a film SLR is not out of the question, although a digital camera would be best, so as to get instant feedback and to make it easier to submit images for display later in the course.
3. Do MCC members get a discount on the course fee?
Unfortunately the PayPal payment mechanism does not allow us to adjust the course fees at the time of registration. However, current financial MCC members who do the course will receive a $60 rebate at the end of the course.