Course Summary

Each class is comprised of discussions of camera use, aspects of photography and hands-on Photoshopping of students’ image files. There will be development from basic image enhancement through to some special effects and retouching.

Currently, we have no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us via email to register your interest.

This course covers the following content:

  • Overview of the camera
  • Shutter, aperture
  • ISO and focus
  • Lenses
  • Noise
  • Pixels
  • Image quality
  • Colour casts
  • White balance
  • Automatic and manual shooting modes
  • Composition
  • Light metering
  • Light direction, strength, colour
  • Opening images in Photoshop
  • The Photoshop interface
  • Layers
  • Cropping and straightening
  • Using levels to alter highlights and shadows
  • Tonal adjustments
  • Fixing problems – red eye, blemishes, using healing brush, cloning tool
  • Converting to monochrome
  • Filters for sharpening and blurring
  • Resizing images
  • Preparing images for print or on-screen use

Participants should become confident in the use of their digital camera, aware of issues related to appropriate photographic techniques and proficient in processing digital images with Photoshop.

It is essential that students attending this class have a certain level of computer literacy - ie you must be able to: use a mouse, be able to navigate the desktop (either mac or pc), be able to open, save and manage basic files, be familiar with various software such as internet explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Office.

Please note that these things are not covered in the class at all.

Please bring your digital camera to class plus the instruction booklet (if you still have it),

Please also ensure your batteries are charged, you have room on your memory card, and bring along any relevant leads/cables or card readers if you have them.

Please note that PC users will have no difficulty using the Mac computers in this course. The Adobe interfaces are effectively identical on both Mac and PC, as long as you have basic computer skills (ie: are comfortable navigating around either a Windows or Mac environment.) The only differences lie in very basic shortcuts of which the teacher will bring you very rapidly up to speed. If you wish to discuss this further, please feel welcome to contact us on 9652 0611.

Last updated: December 11, 2019 12:40pm