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OVERVIEW

Beginner photography course

1 DAY  |  $200 inc gst

OVERVIEW


This course is geared towards photographers who want to get the very best results from their cameras. It's particularly suited to people new to digital SLR's who want to move beyond the auto modes and gain full creative control of their photography.

Among other things you'll learn about exposure and how to capture the best light, understand depth of field and the differences and uses of aperture and shutter priority. We also spend time on creative framing and composition.

You'll also gain an insight into the wider creative applications of digital photography, the difference between RAW and JPEG, how to set white balance, how to read the histogram and how to adjust your exposures to get exciting creative results from your camera.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?


  • Specifically aimed at people new to photography.
  • No previous camera knowledge is needed.
  • Perfect for people with new cameras.

WHAT DO YOU NEED?


  • Bring your DSLR camera or a digital compact with manual settings.
  • Bring your charger incase you run out of power.
  • That's it!

AUCKLAND: WHERE DO WE MEET?


Your course will start at our head office located at Zone 23, mCubed Offices, Unit 106, 23 Edwin Street, Mount Eden, Auckland. You’ll find plenty of free parking outside the building. MAP

After a morning session in the classroom we'll move around the Mount Eden area to practice what we have learnt. Your course will start at 9am finishing at 3pm.

WELLINGTON: WHERE DO WE MEET?


Your course will start at at Mojo Cafe’s function room. Located at Mojo Coffee, 37 Customhouse Quay, Wellington 6011. MAP

When we've finished the morning session learning about your camera we'll move around the Wellington waterfront to practice what we have learnt. Your course will start at 9am finishing at 3pm.

 

 

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DATES

Beginner photography course

1 DAY  |  $200 inc gst

AUCKLAND
09 July 2016
20 August 2016
01 October 2016
12 November 2016
Wellington
Our Photography Combo course will start soon in Wellington. Please leave us your email if you'd like to be notified when they start.

OUTLINE

Beginner photography course

1 DAY  |  $200 inc gst

OUTLINE


  • This workshop is hands on and not a boring lecture. Delegates will learn how to use their own particular camera.
  • Learning manual mode
  • Capturing motion
  • Creative blur and depth of field
  • The different auto focus modes
  • Understanding different lenses – focal lengths and their creative results
TESTIMONIALS

Beginner photography course

1 DAY  |  $200 inc gst

"What a brilliant class and Katrina was a gem with her teaching style and knowledge…she made it seem so very easy. Best decision ever to do the course. "

- Mark Dronjak
- Photography Combo

"Really enjoyed the day. Felt much more confident using manual settings, understand a lot more about how to use my camera."

- Kris Telfer
- Beginner Photography

"Excellent course. We were given great information in an easily understood way. Katrina was very helpful and answered any problems we had."

- David Emanuel
- Beginner Photography

WHAT YOU GET

Beginner photography course

1 DAY  |  $200 inc gst

Resit your course

REFRESH YOUR COURSE FREE

Popping back in & refreshing your course once within 12 months can be a great help if you’re really new to photography.

Courseware

EXCLUSIVE COURSEWARE

We have crafted the worlds best support material for your course. We're so proud of our amazing take home notes. You will be too.

Small Classes

SMALL CLASSES (2-9 MAX)

Other training centres run classes of 20 or more! We keep our classes intimate so that your really looked after no matter what your skill level.

OVERVIEW

Photography Combo

4 DAYS  |  $500 inc gst

OVERVIEW


The Photography Combo is the quickest & cheapest way to learn all you can about getting amazing results from your camera. The Photography Combo is a way to combine all four Bring Your Own Camera courses. Your first course will be the Photography Beginner Course.

The Combo encompasses all 4 of our beginner courses including the Beginners Course, Landscape, Urban & Night photography courses. You’ll complete these 4 classes over 4 months giving you time between classes to practise your skills and come back to the trainer with more questions.

Can you mix your 4 dates? Yes. Once you've booked your course you can ask to have a booking moved to the next available date.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND


  • Specifically aimed at people new to photograph.
  • For those who want to learn more than just how to use the camera.
  • For people who want to practice their skills in fun additional workshops.
  • For people who want extra workshops focusing on landscape, street/travel and night photography.
  • No previous camera knowledge is needed.
  • Perfect for people with new cameras.

WHAT DO YOU NEED?


  • Beginner Course
    • Required: DSLR camera or a digital compact with manual settings.
  • Night Photography
    • Required: Tripod (Regular or mini gorilla tripod will do).
    • Optional: Remote shutter release.
  • Street/Travel Photography
    • Optional: Tripod (Regular or mini gorilla tripod will do).
    • Optional: A polarising filter for one of your lenses.
  • Landscape Photography
    • Optional: Tripod (Regular or mini gorilla tripod will do).
    • Optional: A neutral density filter for your wider-angle lens(s)
    • Optional: Remote shutter release.

AUCKLAND: WHERE DO WE MEET?


Your course will start at our head office located at Zone 23, mCubed Offices, Unit 106, 23 Edwin Street, Mount Eden, Auckland. You’ll find plenty of free parking outside the building. MAP

The other 3 courses will meet close to the center of Auckland. We'll email you meeting details for the 3 other courses.

 

 

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DATES

Photography Combo

4 DAYS  |  $500 inc gst

AUCKLAND
Beginner 05/03/16     Landscape 19/03/16     Night 02/04/16     Travel 14/05/16
Beginner 16/04/16     Travel 14/05/16     Landscape 11/06/16     Night 23/07/16
Beginner 28/05/16     Landscape 11/06/16     Night 23/07/16     Travel 10/09/16
Beginner 09/07/16     Night 23/07/16     Travel 10/09/16     Landscape 15/10/16
Beginner 20/08/16     Travel 10/09/16     Landscape 15/10/16     Night 03/12/16
Beginner 01/10/16     Landscape 15/10/16     Night 03/12/16     Travel TBC
Beginner 12/11/16     Night 03/12/16     Travel TBC     Landscape TBC
WELLINGTON
Our Photography Combo course will start soon in Wellington. Please leave us your email if you'd like to be notified when they start.

OUTLINE

Photography Combo

4 DAYS  |  $500 inc gst

OUTLINE: Beginner Course


  • This workshop is hands on and not a boring lecture. Delegates will learn how to use their own particular camera.
  • Learning manual mode
  • Capturing motion
  • Creative blur and depth of field
  • The different auto focus modes
  • Understanding different lenses – focal lengths and their creative results

OUTLINE: Night Photography


  • This hands on night photography course will show you all the secrets to capturing beautiful night shots.
  • You'll learn and practice all the techniques required to capture amazing images at night.

OUTLINE: Street/Travel Photography


  • Develop your ability to ‘see the shot’. We explore the urban jungle and find fascinating images of people out and about, lines and colours, reflections and distortions, action and tranquillity.
  • Depth of field and motion capture/freeze are prominent creative applications at play in this workshop.

OUTLINE: Landscape Photography


  • Learn how to compose a landscape and select the best exposure. You’ll be pushed to experiment with different angles and focal lengths.
  • Learn how to get that water flow effect and slow down shutter speed – even in well-lit scenes.
  • You'll also gain an insight into the wider creative applications of digital photography, how to set white balance, how to read the histogram and how to adjust your exposures to get exciting creative results from your camera.
TESTIMONIALS

Photography Combo

4 DAYS  |  $500 inc gst

"It was really enjoyable and everything was explained in a very straightforward manner. I understood everything. It was great to be part of such a small group and have some individual time as well. I feel a lot better armed to take some real shoots not just point and hope any more."

- Judith OLeary
- Photography Combo

"Really enjoyed the day. Felt much more confident using manual settings, understand a lot more about how to use my camera."

- Kris Telfer
- Beginner Photography

"Excellent course. We were given great information in an easily understood way. Katrina was very helpful and answered any problems we had."

- David Emanuel
- Beginner Photography

WHAT YOU GET

Photography Combo

4 DAYS  |  $500 inc gst

Resit your course

REFRESH YOUR COURSE FREE

Popping back in & refreshing your course once within 12 months can be a great help if you’re really new to photography.

Courseware

EXCLUSIVE COURSEWARE

We have crafted the worlds best support material for your course. We're so proud of our amazing take home notes. You will be too.

Small Classes

SMALL CLASSES (2-9 MAX)

Other training centres run classes of 20 or more! We keep our classes intimate so that your really looked after no matter what your skill level.

OVERVIEW

Photoshop for Photographers

1 DAYS  |  $235 inc gst  |  $199 EARLY BIRD

OVERVIEW


This one day 'Photoshop for Photographers' course has specifically been designed for you, the Photographer! We have pulled together the essentials we believe are vital for you to know and which will enable you to enhance and improve your already amazing photographs.

This course and is aimed at people who are new to Photoshop.

You will learn how to add information to your photos, adjust colour, change contrast, crop images, clean photographs of blemishes and much more.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND


This course is for people completely new to Photoshop and with a passion for photography.

This is an informal, well paced course that will show you all the basics which will enable you to enhance your photographs.

Basic computing skills are necessary - If you can send emails and surf the internet then you'll be fine with this course.

WHAT DO YOU NEED?


  • No previous Photoshop experience necessary.
  • Photoshop CC installed (Free Demo Available here)
  • You can bring your own laptop. Or you may  choose to Borrow one of ours for free - Mac or PC.
  • Please note that this course is not suitable for Photoshop Elements
DATES

Photoshop for Photographers

1 DAYS  |  $235 inc gst  |  $199 EARLY BIRD

AUCKLAND
18 June 2016
16 July 2016
13 August 2016
10 September 2016
8 October 2016
5 November 2016
3 December 2016
14 January 2017
WELLINGTON
Please contact Margaret for more details.
 
 
CUSTOM OR ONSITE TRAINING
Great for larger groups and people who have specfic dates/needs.

Contact Margaret with your requirements & she'll send you more information and a price.
OUTLINE

Photoshop for Photographers

1 DAYS  |  $235 inc gst  |  $199 EARLY BIRD

OUTLINE


  • File info
  • Colour balance
  • Hue & saturation
  • Selectively adjusting hues
  • Introducing layer & auto
  • Levels
  • Curves
  • Cropping & straightening
  • Perspective cropping
  • Auto crop & rotate
  • Rotating an image
  • Transform tools
  • Image types
  • Adobe capture
  • Resolution
  • Saving
  • Dodge tool
  • Desaturation tool
  • Healing brush tool
  • Burn tool
  • Blur tool
  • Adjustment layers
  • Red eye tool
  • Selections
  • Content aware features
  • Filters - Sharpen and Blur
  •  

TESTIMONIALS

Photoshop for Photographers

1 DAYS  |  $235 inc gst  |  $199 EARLY BIRD

"Nina is a great teacher - she satisfied the newbies and those of us who are a bit more advanced! I would absolutely recommend the course to others, simply because of her teaching method! [She's likeable too!... and that matters when you're the student."

- Charmaine Upton

- Photoshop Intro Course

"Fantastic! I learnt so much. Instructions were very clear and covered a lot of information."

- Carla Brown

- Photoshop Intro Course

"Very enjoyable. Great learning pace. Nice small class size. Trainer is very clear with explaining step-by-step. Coffee and Pita Pit vouchers are awesome!"

- Sharon Clarke

- Photoshop Intro Course

WHAT YOU GET

Photoshop for Photographers

1 DAYS  |  $235 inc gst  |  $199 EARLY BIRD

Adobe certified instructors

ADOBE CERTIFIED INSTRUCTORS

We are NZs ONLY Adobe Authorised training centre & we’re super picky about choosing experienced staff.

Laptop Rental

FREE LAPTOP RENTAL

Many of our delegates don't have a laptop to bring. So... we have a bunch of them here ready to use free of charge.

Email Support

12 MONTH EMAIL SUPPORT

After your class you get your trainers personal email address. So you can ask for help for a whole year. Nice!

Resit your course

REFRESH YOUR COURSE FREE

Popping back in & refreshing your course once within 12 months can be a great help if you’re really new to a topic.

Courseware

EXCLUSIVE COURSEWARE

We have crafted the worlds best support material for your course. We're so proud of our amazing take home notes. You will be too.

Small Classes

SMALL CLASSES (2-9 MAX)

Other training centres run classes of 20 or more! We keep our classes intimate so that your really looked after no matter what your skill level.

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