Photographer Robert Gardiner will be offernig his expertise to Heathcote residents at a series of photography classes.January 8, 2014 4:33am
Budding photographers are encouraged to attend a series of four short photography courses at Heathcote Community House next month.
Participants will be helped to choose and use a camera that suits their needs.
Instructor Robert Gardiner has been taking photographs since he was 10 and recently returned from a three-week marine diving and photography assignment in Papua New Guinea.
He has recently moved to Heathcote and works as a professional environmental scientist.
The sessions will run on a progressive basis and will cover the following subjects:
Photography basics: introduction to better pictures — 90 minutes. How a camera works, how to frame, focus and use the flash. No more excuses for cutting off people’s heads, being out of focus or blurred and black silhouettes.
Photography techniques: part two — 90 minutes. Discussing both film and digital cameras, this session examines how a camera captures an image and looks at apertures, shutter speeds and focusing, as well as tripods, flashes and different lenses.
Challenging photographic subjects: for boffins — 120 minutes. Working with people and animals — how to take portraits and pictures of running dogs, flying and perched birds and people in both bright and dark surroundings.
Underwater photography — 90 minutes. Experience wet photography at Heathcote pool. Cameras will be provided. This session covers choice of cameras – film or digital or movie; alternative techniques for action pictures and a quick introduction to Go-Pro photography. Participants do not need to be able to swim; the session will be conducted in the shallow end.
Sessions will start at 5.30pm each Monday from February 3 until February 24.
The cost is $5 for a single session or $15 for all four. The money will be donated to charity.
For further details, contact Heathcote Community House on 5431
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