Photography Course 02-Mastering your Digital Camera

Photography Course 2-Mastering your Camera

Beginners Photography Course 2

Next Available: Sun, 23 Jun 1:30PM (AEST)
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3 hours


This a short practical advanced photography course for people who have attended our beginners class or already have basic photography knowledge..

Moving on to the next stage, let's talk more about what you can do with your camera. Much like the first part, there will be no boring lectures. Instead, we do more photography!  
The Class Covers

  •  Polarising and ND Filters
  • Using your camera's Art Filters
  •  Choosing the right lens for the image
  •  Special lenses and their uses
  •  Exposure problems with different lenses
  • Advanced exposure controls-Spot and partial Metering
  • Understanding White Balance
  • Using your camera at night/Taking star trails
  • Special effects using long speeds/Light Painting
  • Choosing the right software
  • What are RAW files, and how can they help?
  • Why use RAW and JPEG.? 
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What you will learn

  • How to use all of their camera controls not just the manual ones
  • How changing the cameras aperture and shutter can create stunning images
  • Using the features of a modern digital camera to create beautiful images

What you will get

  • A knowlege of how their own camera works, not just generic controls
  • Course notes and follow up advice - Small class (Maximum four people)
  • Local venues with great photographic possibilities

What to bring

  • Camera, Cards and notepad and an eagerness to learn

What to wear


Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!

Alwyns Photo School

(65 Reviews)

Who am I

My name is Alwyn Hanson, I have been teaching photography for over 30 years in Melbourne. I have worked with and taught over 30,000 people including new users as well as training groups such as Victoria Police,  MFB and many Government Departments. 

I believe in teaching photography in a simple, logical way rather than boring lectures. My classes are short, practical and complete. Most are three hours long (My experience is longer classes don't always achieve good results)

I teach photography and software based on classes that have run with great success in my previous position as manager of Michaels Media School in the Melbourne CBD. 

I am passionate about teaching and want you to use YOUR camera to take great photos.

I can teach you in a class or if you prefer at your home, cafe or local park. 

You tell me what you want and I can make it happen.

Why Alwyns Photo School is different.

We believe in working WITH all the special features on the camera,NOT turning them all off and going manual. The camera companies have spent millions in development, so why reinvent the wheel. We can teach YOU how to take great photos on YOUR own digital camera.

Alwyns Photo School, making great photography easier.

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5.0 (1 review)
Damienrated it
19 Feb 2024
Alwyn has a way of teaching you tons of info about the subject in a way that's easy to understand without being to heavy, and he ensures every student is given personal attention to ensure all students understand the subject. His classes are very informative and great fun as well, and there are always heaps of examples and opportunities to practice as he guides you through it. I can highly recommend Alwyns Photo School classes.
Alwyns Photo School 19 Feb 2024

Hi Damien, Thank you for your very kind review. That was the first time we ran that class at our new venue and it seemed to go well!

I look forward to catching up in a future class

Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.

Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Classes are based on a Maximum of Four Students, in the unlikely event that the minimum number of bookings is not reached we will organise either an alternative date, offer and alternative class option or offer a full refund.

Outdoor workshops and events are subject to Weather if bad Weather is forecast (Based on BOM forecasts 48 hours ahead) we will offer an alternative date, or an alternative class option or offer a full refund.

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