Travel Photography Course | Melbourne (1 day)
Melbourne | 1 Day | Special Interest
Cost: $290 | 17 March
A very good 'all rounder' course for beginners to intermediate level photographers who wish to learn real life shooting skills to bring back iconic photographs from their travels. Over 6289 travellers have done this course since its inception in 1991.
The course emphasizes the need to be versatile in your photography - to be able to adapt your shooting style to suit varying conditions of a region or event. If its raining you learn to shoot macro and portraiture, if its classic landscapes, you may have to wait days for the perfect light, if its colourful people then go to Rajasthan or Peru. Less is more - less clutter in desert regions means cleaner backdrops and strong composition, less heavy camera gear means you have more energy to explore Rome from first light to twilight. Less gear means freedom to mingle with the locals in Zanzibar and a light compact allows you to shoot unobtrusively. Conversely size matters. On a African wildlife safari or shooting polar bears you need at least a 300mm lens and a good DSLR digital camera.
Every course participant gets custom tailored advice on their gear, what / where to buy, destination shooting tips, knowledge on cameras, lens, accessories and the best deals. Detailed notes give tips on etiquette, security, the best time to go, image storage, battery life, camera care, security issues and much more.
The Photo Traveller course is a ‘hands on’ outdoors course wrapped up with a slide show on world wide destinations. We use a variety of great Melbourne locations to give you a feel for diverse scenarios. Photographing boats and water at St Kilda harbour replicates a Greek holiday, nature and flowers in The Botanical gardens are good practice for shooting in Costa Rica, the tips on Victorian architecture photography in Melbourne CBD can be transported to shooting in Edinburgh. The iconic Federation Square emulates a sense of Barcelona and the white walls along Collins St give you skills in shooting snow-covered scenes in polar and alpine regions. Learn to shoot the street art of New York by discovering Hosier Lane and rowing scenes on the Yarra are not unlike Henley.
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Learn how to use every feature on your digital camera to the full
Covers lens and linear perspective / depth of field
Explore white balance & filters, balancing interior/exterior light, flash & low light
Capturing motion, unusual viewpoints & tilting
Reflections, heat & dust, snow & cold, urban and rural
Portraiture, landscapes, still life, motion, macro, architecture, nature, wildlife
A wrap up on post production, how to create montages and a holiday book
Interactive, dynamic, fun. Real life shooting and communicating with your camera
No prior photography knowledge is needed
A compact, mirror-less and/ or a DLSR camera
A wide angle is useful for landscapes. A telephoto for wildlife
Memory Card(s): at least a 4 GB card, charged camera battery
Optional: polarizing filter, external flash unit, tripod, bean bag
Your travel itinerary and camera instruction book
time & location
10am to 6pm
10-18 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda
(Beachcomber Cafe, St Kilda Baths, St Kilda)