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Sydney Walking Tour: Introduction to Photography

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USD 100.09
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    What to Expect
    Meet your professional photographer guide in Circular Quay before setting off on your 4-hour walking photography tour. Your guide will introduce you to your camera and the meaning of the many different signs and symbols as well as the many buttons and dials before you set off. You’ll start the day feeling like a professional as your guide explains in simple terms, giving you the confidence you need for the tour ahead.
    Along the way, your guide will teach you tricks and skills to create quality images using composition, easy win techniques and simple effects. You’ll learn how to use your camera to create extraordinary memories of your Sydney tour and for any future travels ahead.
    This tour focuses on the basics of photography and won’t leave you feeling overwhelmed with technical information. Your tour is a more ‘hands on approach’ and with such a small group size, almost feels one-on-one.
    After learning the basics of navigation and the many control functions, learn about the choice of lens and its effect on creating spectacular images as well as how to create effects like a shallow depth-of-field quickly and easily. Learn to use simple composition techniques to improve any image and how to be creative using shutter priority. Your professional photographer guide will explain in simple terms the relationship between aperture, shutter and ISO and how they work together to create the final image.
    Discover color balance and what it means, learn how to produce different moods using the direction of light and what to look for when looking for the ‘quality of light’. Understanding composition and the characteristics of light in your photography is invaluable in creating the right mood, feel and emotion.
    By the end of the tour, you’ll feel more confident in handling your camera and with simple and easy methods you’ll be able to create incredible images on your own.
    A DSLR, compact camera or smart phone is required. To achieve the most from this photography tour using a DSLR camera is recommended. Please bring the manual if you have one, as well as at least one memory card and a set of fully charged spare batteries.
    During your tour, your photographer guide will cover the following points:
    • Introduction to your camera
    • Essential equipment
    • How to select the right lens
    • Aperture settings
    • Shutter speed settings
    • ISO settings
    • Color balance
    • Manual mode settings
    • Composition rules and tips
    • Learn to ‘see’ with a photographic eye
    • Light – the main ingredient and how it works
    • Camera bag
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    Reviewed 23 June 2019

    My 11 year old son and I attended the Camera Essentials course in Circular Quay . Darren was our teacher and he was fantastic. It was very easy to follow and a lot of fun. Highly recommend.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Stephanie M
    apertureclub, Owner at The Aperture Club, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2019

    We are so happy you enjoyed Camera Essentials - learning how your camera actually works opens up a whole new world of picture taking. Thank you for your review.

    Reviewed 15 April 2019

    1. Teacher - Brent - was terrific - very knowledgeable - and pitches the detail to the student. 2. Course location - perfect - even for Sydney siders, that think they have seen it all before. 3. Course - Structure - Very well thought out....More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank George L
    Reviewed 30 May 2018

    A really enjoyable and informative half day, learning how to look and use light. Seeing Sydney CBD in a new way was very good. Thanks!

    Date of experience: May 2018
    Thank David S
    apertureclub, Owner at The Aperture Club, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

    Hi David Thank you so much for your review and kind words. We look forward to seeing you at another workshop.

    Reviewed 23 April 2018

    This half day course started with a welcome coffee over introductions and an outline of the topics to be covered. Darren made the entire morning great fun, pitching his instruction so that we could get a grasp of the technicalities, and provided us with an...More

    Date of experience: March 2018
    Thank Cheryl P
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