Digital SLR Photography Introduction - Northern Beaches Community College

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Digital SLR Photography Introduction

Course Outline

A comprehensive introductory photography course designed for the new Digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera owner. This course will look into the functions of your digital SLR camera beyond the automatic setting, learn how to use your camera to its fullest potential. A practical 2hr class in included.

  • Camera familiarisation
  • Camera functions explained
  • Controlling exposure, white balance, basic light metering, ISO, aperture, shutter
  • Image sensor
  • Resolution
  • File formats
  • Flash
  • Night photography
  • White balance light
  • Focusing and focal length
  • Portraits
  • Specialist shooting modes
  • Shooting modes
  • Exposure and exposure compensation
  • Aperture
  • Varied lighting
  • Measuring and Filtering For Light
  • Action

What to Bring


Digital SLR with interchangeable lenses or Mirrorless Digital Camera with interchangeable lenses only.


Camera manuals

Fully charged camera battery and memory card

Please note: Point and shoot cameras are not accepted.

About the Tutor

Sydney based for 20 years, Julie is currently working in publishing and advertising, shooting food fashion interiors portraits and lifestyle. Teaching gives her the opportunity of sharing her passion for photography with students of all levels at Northern Beaches & Mosman College.

With a long career in the publishing and advertising sectors, Julie has earned a reputation as much for her extensive portfolio as for her friendly, personable approach and professional execution. Setting up studio in Tahiti for 7 years, and one year in France and Hawaii, contributed to the innovative style of Julies' images influenced by all walks of life and cultures. As a key member of Bauer Media's photographic team for many years - a diverse role encompassing a myriad of editorial and advertorial projects as well as 20 years freelancing across a variety of commissions, Julie has been fortunate to work alongside some of the country's best creatives.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • The teacher (Julie) was very easy to work with and had good knowledge to pass on from her experience in the field. The hands on field trips to different locations were great.
  • I gained confidence in using my camera. the training was what i needed to go out and use my camera more, I feel that i can now take better photographs.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the photography course and learned a lot in a short space of time. Julie was a great instructor, using a mix of theory, practical and her own examples to demonstrate how and why you use different settings.
  • Julie was fabulous, great educator. Very hands on and a belief of more practical than just words on a page - it was enjoyable, interactive and made me a better “photographer in training” . I will probably be back for more at some point :)
  • Julie was great - really knowledgeable, able to talk from personal experience and share examples of all aspects of photography skills.
  • Great tutor, very knowledgeable. Lots of examples and practical sessions.