Introduction to Digital Photography

Next Available: Sat, 05 May 9:30AM
6.5 hours


My popular Introduction to Digital Photography workshop is ideal if you are new to digital photography and would like to learn the basics of how to control your camera so that you can get the most out of it and can start taking steps to improve your photography.

At the end of the workshop you will have a better understanding of how your camera works, how to control its primary functions, and how to use those controls to get the sorts of photographs that you want to make.

At the end of the day you will understand why your camera sometimes makes the subject of your photograph too dark or too bright; or why your camera sometimes chooses to focus on the things that you don’t want it to focus on; or why some backgrounds are soft and blurry and why others are all sharp. In this workshop we will discuss all of these issues, why they happen, how to control them, and lots more.

During the day we generally cover the following concepts and skills:

  • The role of camera’s aperture and shutter speed to control the amount of light that the camera needs to make a picture
  • The differences between the A or Av, S or Tv, M, P and fully automatic camera modes
  • The concept of exposure
  • The implications of different aperture and shutter speed selections
  • The purpose and implications of different ISO settings
  • Focusing skills
  • … and all of the controls that matter when you click the shutter button.

There is a maximum of five participants in each workshop, so you'll be guaraunteed individual attention.

This is a very hands-on workshop where the emphasis is on learning to control your camera under the tutelage of a professional photographer.

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Class Schedule

Duration: Approx. 7 hours. Typically 9.30am to 4.00pm

What you will learn
  • The essential camera controls that matter when you take photographs.
  • How to control your camera so that it gives you the results that you want, rather than relying on the automatic settings.
  • Why the camera doesn't always get it right, and what to do when that happens.
What you will get
  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher and practising professional photographer
  • Personalised attention in a small-group setting (max. 5 participants per workshop).
  • Light lunch provided.

What to bring
  • Bring your digital camera
  • If you don’t yet have a camera and want to learn about them before buying one, then contact Brad first.
  • Bring a notebook, charge your camera's battery, and make sure there is a memory card in your camera.
  • If you have other lenses or equipment that you use, then bring them along too.
What to wear


Appropriate for

Beginners to digital photography, 18yo+


Bradley Cummings Photography

Vendor since 2016

Corporate and commercial photographer

I am a Canberra-based professional photographer, accredited with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography. I specialise in photographic services for the corporate sector and I work with business, corporate, and individual clients to photograph them, their services, and their achievements to communicate their story and show them at their best.Whether you’re an independent musician or a company CEO, a government department or a small business, you deserve great photography that reflects the quality of what you do.

All of my Canberra workshops are held in my studio in Wright in the ACT. They are strictly limited to very small groups which allows the time and the opportunity for one-to-one attention with each participant while still being large enough for participants to discuss and learn from each other too, which I think is a very important part of the workshop experience.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy


I understand that sometimes cancellations are necessary and unavoidable. If you need to cancel then please give me as much notice as you can.

If you need to cancel then the first thing I will do is try to reschedule you into another workshop on another date. If that is not possible then I’ll refund your payment provided you give me at least three days notice. If you need to cancel at the last minute then we’ll work out the options on a case-by-case basis.

The worst thing you can do is not let me know. If you just don’t show up to the workshop then I’m afraid you will lose your money — that’s not good for you and it makes me feel bad, so contact me even if it’s at the last minute.

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20 February 2018 • Introduction to Digital Photography

Great day!


05 February 2018 • Introduction to Digital Photography

What a great day! I've had various people help me with my camera over the last couple of years only to be left totally confused. Brad's approach was really good and simplified everything I have been battling with in understanding my camera and my approach to setting up a shot. Brad showed me not only the theory but the practical application of the theory in easy to understand terms. Thank you Brad.


22 November 2017 • Introduction to Digital Photography

Excellent class and taught incredibly well by someone who knows lots about the topic

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