Travel Photography Course Starts 17th February 2021

$350.00 including GST

First lesson starts 17th February 2021 6.30pm – 9.00pm at our Richmond Studio.

This travel photography course comprises of FIVE lessons, each lesson being 2.5 hours long with an optional Day Photo-tour for participants. You will participate in practical studio and location exercises under the direction of our instructor, so you get a real hands on and workable photographic knowledge.

SKU: CRS-TRVL-001 Category:

This travel photography course comprises of FIVE lessons, each lesson being 2.5 hours long with an optional Day Photo-tour for participants. You will participate in practical studio and location exercises under the direction of our instructor, so you get a real hands on and workable photographic knowledge.

Day 1 - Introduction to Travel Photography

  • On the first night we will discuss the fundamentals of cameras and photographic equipment. You will learn how cameras have developed and their basic functions. We will explain the difference between focal plain shutters and leaf shutters, how they work and their effect on your photography. You will get to understand the mechanics of aperture and its effects
  • We will also look at what gear people have and make some recommendations for further purchases.
  • Basic photography instruction. How to get the best out of your camera.
  • Some basic lighting principles.
  • Alternative lighting techniques including painting with light.
  • The fundamentals of photographic composition.

Day 2 - Long Exposures / Night Photography

  • Long exposures and working with tripods (or not)
  • Shutter speeds
  • Depth of field
  • Back/rear curtain sync
  • Remotes and different ways to achieve trigger release
  • ND Filters (Haida Filters talk)
  • Set home projects
  • Different focal lengths – what is the difference in the effects. When and what lens to use.
  • Slow and fast lenses – what does that mean?

Day 3 - Night Photography Review and Portrait Photography

  • Review home assignments and discuss
  • Explore portraiture indoor techniques and outdoor techniques
  • People in the street
  • Candid photography – long to wide lenses and shutter speeds
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • How to get invited in
  • Provide Home assignments

Day 4 - Action Photography

  • Fast exposure with flash during open shutter practical task.
  • Positioning for the shot. Getting to the best spot – 1 step left – camera on the ground or above the head
  • Focus tracking
  • Shutter speeds and depth of fields ISO
  • Continuous drive
  • Lens choices.

Day 5 - Equipment Options for Travel

  • Equipment options
  • Filter kits
  • Speed light options
  • LED Options
  • Reducing the weight
  • Back packs
  • Review
  • Travel hints

Travel Tour Option

  • Attendees join tour to put their new skills into practice
  • Great Ocean Road Tour – 2 days travel along the Great Ocean Road
  • Additional $400 includes travel and tuition. Accommodation and meals are not included.