Introduction to Digital SLR Photography


Learn how to use a digital SLR camera and understand what settings are important.


Aimed at people who want to progress from 'Auto' mode to more creative images. Be it travel or family, this course covers how to do it better.




Develop a good understanding of the basics of photography, terminology, techniques and solutions for specific challenges allowing you to unleash your creative potential.



  • Understanding ISO, shutter speed and aperture

  • Creative use of exposure controls

  • Autofocus options

  • Basics of flash

  • Understanding resolution and how a camera creates a digital file

  • Camera buttons, dials and key menus

  • Metering and Exposure

  • Highlights and Histogramme

  • Exposure Modes: From Auto to Manual

  • White Balance and Lens choices

  • Light, Composition, Framing

  • Live post-processing demo, showing download, sorting, organising

  • Image resolution and how it affects email and prints

  • Sharing - email, print and web




This course aims to introduce you to essential concepts and prepare you for more detailed courses on:

            Composition & creating the Wow! factor

            Introduction to Post-Processing

            Introduction to Lighting


This course is subject to a minimum of 5  and will be limited to 10 people.






Those new to digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) photography, or those coming back to photography after many years away.

The course is open to members and non-members. Please register by clicking the button below.




Bring along your camera and some samples of images that you wished had turned out better.


WHEN    18th April 2013   2pm to 5pm 

WHERE  Kinder House, 2 Ayr St, Parnell.


COST  Members $20  Non members. $50


REGISTER:  If space is available, you will be given a booking number and asked to pay immediately by bank transfer, If the event is sold out, you will be wait-listed. Once payment has been received you will receive official confirmation. For cancellation policy see: