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  • NONAC10006

Photography - Beyond the Basics

Short Course
At a glance

At a glance

Explore the photography world and become more confident with your photos!

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Course overview

Course overview

Photography today is firmly established as both an art form and an essential tool in communication. If you already know how to operate your camera and are comfortable with your knowledge of most of its functions, this is the course you are looking for. Learn how to put that “wow” factor into your digital photos.

This is a course for those who already know how to operate their Digital SLR camera at a basic level, and now want to take their skills to the next level.

Whether you take photos for pleasure or ... want a career, Christine will teach you to get your camera off autopilot and get the most out of your Digital SLR. A quick grounding in the basics and legal issues is followed by practical use of your camera in a day shoot with a special subject, and a night shoot in her own secret Gold Coast location.

You will receive homework every week followed by plenty of discussion about your own photos.  Expect a creative and inspiring work environment that is very hands-on.

Learn how to use every feature on your DSLR including lenses, shutters, aperture, ISO and their relationships.  Discover creative depth of field, composition, tips and techniques, lighting and presentation.

Please note: During this course there will be up to two lessons scheduled off-campus “on location shoots” which may be on weekends (a daytime shoot and also a night shoot), locations are on the Gold Coast.  These shoots substitute on-campus time and are weather permitting.  This will be discussed in your first class to give students plenty of notice.

This short course is non-accredited therefore is not registered with the National Training Register.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

Students of any age can participate – all you need to display is an enthusiasm for photography and the desire to learn. You must have a Digital SLR camera with memory card and knowledge of basic camera operation. Camera accessories such as tripod, flash and lenses are an advantage.

Resources required

  • Students should bring a digital SLR camera and a pen and pad for note taking.
  • There will be casual and open discussions on all topics.
  • Camera and creativity must always be present.
  • Students need to present their Confirmation of Enrolment to the car park attendant each week to be eligible for discounted parking.

Need to know

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland