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Learn the fundamentals of SLR photography and build confidence with your photos!

This course is an introduction to the Digital SLR (DSLR) camera and the related principles of photography.

If you have just acquired a DSLR camera whether as a purchase, gift or hand me down and are frustrated by it not producing the photos you want and you don’t fully understand it and want to do so, then this is the course for you. You will learn what you need to know about the camera and its settings and basic photographic principles so you can begin on your journey toward improving the photographs you take with your camera.

This is an introductory course for the beginner or anyone who has an interest in improving their basic understanding of the DSLR camera and basic photography principles. Whether you are a complete beginner with your first time DSLR, want to improve your travel and holiday photography, improve the photos of your children or family at play, learn how to take a landscape photo, or you are exploring the possibility of a career in photography for the future, then it all begins here and this course is for you.

Please note: During this course there will be up to four lessons scheduled off-campus on weekends including a sunrise and sunset class, locations are on the Gold Coast.  These shoots substitute on-campus time and are weather permitting.  This will be discussed in your first class to give students plenty of notice.

You will learn understand the basics of your camera and its makeup, modes, dials, care and handling. You will learn how to become more in control of your camera and its settings to enable your photography to improve. We will explore the shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings and how these relate to you taking better photos. If you are frustrated by your camera and want to gain more knowledge, understanding and the ability use your camera to take better photos, then this is the course for you.

This short course is non-accredited therefore is not registered with the National Training Register. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Southport

Key dates and info

DURATION

Part time: 8 sessions / 1 night per week

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $280

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Let's celebrate the picture takers

I've come a long way in developing my portfolio, and study opened a lot of opportunities for me. I've worked with some great clients and together we've created some really unique and interesting pieces.

Dieter Dizon
Diploma of Photo Imaging

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Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Southport 31 Jan 2018 Part time / 1 night per week Classroom

Entry requirements

  • You must have your own Digital SLR camera – SLR cameras have interchangeable lenses. They are the bigger, professional-looking cameras, with lots of features, functions and buttons. SLR ‘style’ cameras look similar, but are smaller and don’t have interchangeable lenses.
  • Students must have basic computer knowledge for camera/computer connection and file downloading.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Southport
91-99 Scarborough Street
Southport QLD 4215

Resources required

  • Along with your enthusiasm and willingness to learn you will need to have a DSLR camera and its manual.
  • Please bring a note pad and pen for taking notes.
  • Students need to present their Confirmation of Enrolment to the car park attendant each week to be eligible for discounted parking.

Timetable

Please note: During this course there will be up to four lessons scheduled off-campus on weekends including a sunrise and sunset class, locations are on the Gold Coast.  These shoots substitute on-campus time and are weather permitting.  This will be discussed in your first class to give students plenty of notice.

Classes are offered on:

  • Wednesday 31 January - Wednesday 21 March 2018 from 6.30pm-9.00pm (8 sessions) at Southport, Level 3, Room 304

Please note - This course is offered once a week on a specific day each week. Throughout the year we vary the day that each delivery package may be offered to suit students’ needs and availability. Students are enrolling in a specific day for the duration of the course. Refer to the dates on your Confirmation of Enrolment.

Important Information

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.

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Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my financial options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has a financial option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 07 5581 8300. We're here to help.

$280

FULL FEE

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CONCESSION

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Full fee

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Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

NACC Photography - Digital Essentials (SLR Type)


Let's celebrate the picture takers

I've come a long way in developing my portfolio, and study opened a lot of opportunities for me. I've worked with some great clients and together we've created some really unique and interesting pieces.

Dieter Dizon
Diploma of Photo Imaging

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

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All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 4 October 2017

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