Explore the photography world and become more confident with your photos!
Statement of Participation
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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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.
Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.
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.
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 enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.
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.