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Understanding Your New Camera - Complete (Compact)

+$149.00 for 2nd person

Average class size: 8 people

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Master your compact camera with this comprehensive and interactive full-day photography course. Learn the concepts and theories behind taking a great shot in our media school classroom, as well as putting your skills into practice on a short photo walk around Melbourne’s CBD.


This comprehensive course is designed for new compact digital camera users. Over a whole day we will demonstrate useful photographic techniques to take great photographs with your compact camera. In this course we will teach you in simple terms about how your camera works, covering topics such as resolution, exposure, focus, scene modes, zoom, flash, light, composition and much more! 

Upon completion of this course, you will understand:

  • Resolution and compression
  • Focus and using focus lock
  • Exposure and using exposure lock
  • Using your camera's scene modes
  • Using your camera's zoom - zoom and perspective
  • Using flash—flash and red-eye
  • Other flash controls
  • Problems with light and how to use light
  • Working in low light
  • Composition
  • Making movies with a compact camera
  • Saving your images to disc or hard disk


If you have purchased your camera from michaels, and have received a $99 voucher, you can use this voucher towards the 'Understanding your New Camera - Compact Complete' class. You will be prompted for the remaining $100 at checkout.


Click here to be taken to the 'Understanding Your New Camera - Compact' class which covers only the theory sections of the complete course.

The school can be contacted on 03 9672 2309 or school@michaels.com.au.