Basic Rules of SLR Photography

This course has no current classes. Please join the waiting list.

There is much more to your SLR camera than simply pressing a shutter button!

This course will outline the basic functions of your digital SLR and on completion you will have a good working knowledge of your camera and be able to operate it in all modes.

Requirements List:

  • Digital SLR camera, pen & paper

Please note:

  • Sometimes a course is either postponed or cancelled if there is not enough enrolments.. It is therefore wise to purchase your requirements after your class has been confirmed (usually within three working days of the proposed start date).

Course Outline:

  • This course is suited to the novice or a beginner photographer. It will be run over a four week period, one night a week for 2.5hrs each night.
  • The course is designed so students have a hand’s on experience during lessons to give them more confidence in using their SLR Camera.
  • The course is staged so all students learn at the same level and no one is left behind.
  • There will be exercises that will need to be completed for the next class as well as class exercises.
  • This is a fun course and you will learn about the basics of photography, your camera settings and the importance of light.
  • Your tutors aim is to have you using all the basic functions of your camera and settings by the end of the course.
  • And remember "Your next image is a step closer to perfection"

WEA Hunter offers a wide variety of Lifestyle & Leisure courses at various locations throughout Newcastle and the Hunter Region.
Course enrolment must be accompanied by a fee; we are unable to hold places for people or accept deposits on Lifestyle courses. Once enrolment is completed students will receive a course confirmation either in writing or by email. This course confirmation constitutes a receipt.

Please check your confirmation letter to ensure you have the correct time, date and location of your course as well as any necessary requirements. There is a room directory located at each venue directing you to your classroom. Vending machines are located at both Laman & King street venues and parking fees will apply.

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