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Understanding Your New Camera

+$49.00 for 2nd person

Average class size: 14 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, including exposure, aperture and shutter speeds, ISO, focus controls, flash, Raw, composition and more.

This class is perfect for those new to photography, or if you need a refresher on the photographic essentials! You’ll be learning in our purpose-built classrooms, in a friendly environment, designed to teach not lecture.

On completion of this course you will understand:

  •        How your camera works
  •        Focus and focus lock
  •        Exposure and exposure lock
  •        Aperture and how it affects our images
  •        How to use the aperture priority setting
  •        Shutter speed and how it affects your images
  •        How to use the shutter priority setting
  •        ISO and how it is used in low light and sports photography
  •        When to use flash and how to avoid red-eye and other flash-related problems
  •        Working with light and dealing with problems you might encounter
  •        RAW files (introduction)
  •        UV and Polarising Filters
  •        Composition


Course instructor: Alwyn Hanson


Our full day classes, which include both theoretical and practical elements, are run in dedicated groups for Nikon, Canon, Olympus and Panasonic cameras. Information regarding these can be found on the links below. 


Understanding Your New Canon Camera

Understanding Your New Nikon Camera

Understanding Your New Panasonic / Olympus Camera


If you have purchased your camera from michaels, and have received a $149 voucher, you can use this voucher towards these camera-specific classes. You will be prompted for payment in order to upgrade to these full day classes. 


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