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Understanding Your New Camera - Basic

+$49.00 for 2nd person

Average class size: 16 people

Would you like to master your new camera without reading the instruction manual? This class will help you understand the fundamentals of using your DSLR or mirrorless camera, including exposure, aperture and shutter speeds, ISO, focus controls, flash, RAW, composition and more.

This class is perfect for those new to photography, or those seeking to revise on essential knowledge. 

On completion of this course you will understand:

  •        How your camera operates
  •        Basic focusing techniques
  •        How to control exposure
  •        Program, Aperture and Shutter Priority modes and why to use them
  •        Fill flash
  •        RAW files (introduction)
  •        How to care for your camera
  •        Composition and creative lighting


What our students are saying about 'Understanding Your New Camera' —

 "As I doctor I have attended over a thousand lectures in my time. Chris was outstanding, I honestly think he was the best lecturer, taking into account a preparation email, course printed notes, personal interaction with students, course context, knowledge of multiple cameras and clear communication and engaging manner – he is one of the best lecturers I have encountered. Thank you Chris."

"The instructor was excellent! He made the presentation interesting by including his own photos and experiences. He was very approachable, helpful, easy to understand and made me want to do another course."

"The instructor was very helpful, friendly and easy to talk to. He explained things in simple terminology that everyone understood and was very patient with answering all our questions." 


Understanding Your New Camera - Complete 

For the complete experience, we recommend considering our full-day course which is the same as the basic class but with the addition of a practical session, to help you put theory into practise and allow you to walk away feeling fully empowered and enabled with your new photography skills. For more information or to book the full-day course, please see Understanding Your New Camera - Complete.


*If you have purchased your camera from michaels, and have received a $149 voucher, you can use this voucher towards the 'Understanding Your New Camera - Complete' course. You will be prompted for payment in order to upgrade at checkout. 


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


Our COVID 19 Measures:

 At michaels media school we strive to create a fun and engaging environment in the classroom. To ensure our students have the best experience possible we have put the following safety measures in place:

  • Classes will have a maximum of 8 students
  • 1 student per desk
  • A minimum of 1.5 metres in between desks
  • Hand sanitizers and antibacterial soap located in the classrooms
  • All equipment will be sanitised before class

What you can do:

  • If you are displaying symptoms please contact us, we will be happy to reschedule your class.
  • Maintain social distancing - be aware of your surroundings and allow 1.5 metres between other students, teachers and team members.
  • Wash your hands/use hand sanitiser before entering the classroom or touching any equipment - we have hand sanitising stations outside and inside the classroom as well as an interior basin.


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