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Introduction to your DSLR camera

  • Introduction to your DSLR camera

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Introduction to your DSLR camera


We were always told that you need to learn the rules before you can break them. Understanding how to use your camera in manual mode is the first step to harnessing your creativity through photography.

In this intensive one day workshop, your mentor will provide you with the skills and knowledge to create distinctive and memorable images. The first half of the workshop will teach you the fundamentals of exposure and composition. The afternoon will be spent on a photo walk, guided by your mentor who will provide you with hands on technical tuition.

You will walk away with a solid foundation of technical skills so that you may continue on your creative journey with confidence.

The main learning objectives

  • How to use your specific camera controls
  • Gain an understanding of shooting in manual mode
  • Create consistently well exposed and composed images

This course is for beginners who have a Digital SLR, a mirrorless camera or a digital camera with full manual capabilities. Please bring your camera’s instruction manual along to the workshop. If you are unsure, please email us and one of our helpful team members will determine if your camera model is suitable for the class.


Workshop details:

13th July 2019. 10am - 4:30pm

Your mentor - Daniel Grendon

The course fee includes tuition, lunch and a celebratory glass of wine at the end of the day.


At Contact Sheet, we care about growing and supporting our creative community. By attending this course, you will be automatically enrolled into our student membership program.

If you have any further questions about our education offerings, we are happy to hear from you. Please feel free to email us at or call us on 0416 053 665.