Learning how to use your camera properly can be really intimidating. When you want it to capture an image the way you want you will need to use the manual functions. In the beginners course we start with the basics and in simple easy to follow tutorials, make this leap from the auto settings to the manual settings. You will be really surprised how you can understand these settings and start capturing images the way you want not the way the camera thinks you should. We also start looking at some basic and fundamental retouching techniques using Photoshop.
When you have confidence using your camera and want to take it a step further I recommend you enrol into the advanced course. If you have started in the beginners course and find it too simple I can transfer you to the advanced course or vice versa. In the advanced course the focus is turning your hobby into a money making profession where you learn how to shoot commercially. We look at advanced retouching, lighting, shooting events, macro, camera customisation, shooting stock and getting clients. You can also purchase each tutorial individually.
Your course is inspiring, challenging and very rewarding. You will be happy to know that I am finally changing my camera setting from, wait for it…. auto to semi manual. Never thought I would see the day. Thank you. Hope your day goes smoothly. Look forward to working on my next assignment.
Thanks for your help! TimTim – Sydney
Hi David, I was very excited to receive your feedback and responses to my questions so quickly. A big thank you for your prompt reply and encouraging feedback. I certainly feel I’m improving and gaining confidence both with my camera knowledge and my ability to take an interesting photo. I will certainly make sure to ask more questions when I get stuck rather than procrastinate! Kind regards from a very happy student.Julie D, Aust Beginners Digital Photography
This course was absolutely fantastic. It has given me enough knowledge to self-learn from here on. The tutor, in particular, was excellent. He encouraged me to excel and at the same time corrected me and gave me another perspective. I really enjoyed this course. I would recommend it to anyone who would like to take up a hobby or start in the field. With me, Ijust turned my passion into a profession. Oh, and I am already enrolled in the advanced course.Amber K, WA Beginners Digital Photography
Good afternoon David,
You were really quick at returning this to me, thank you. I found your notes very constructive and I am open to all your advice re the transgression of being a “happy snapper” into becoming a “photographer”. Was surprised to see that I had done so well but I think in these early learning days you are being less critical and very encouraging which stimulates students like myself to only do better in the next submission. Having written that……one day I hope to knock-your-socks off with my camera skills (that you will be teaching me!).
Have a great day, JanetJanet – Narre Warren Vic 3805 Was so excited in receiving my first corrected assignment. Beginners Digital Photography
That’s it ! …I finally made it to the end. It has been an amazing journey, looking back to where I started to where I am now. Thank you, for looking after this course and all the feedback you put in to each and every assignment, it certainly makes a difference. I have yet to really make any sort of career in photography yet, I still find it hard to head in the one direction. Since coming back from Malaysia, I have found starting out again difficult at times; the amount of photographers or mums with cameras out here is staggering. I think I would like to head into more food/commercial photography, it just means working out some marketing.
Anyway .. This was just a short note to say thank you.
The way I approached writing my photography courses was by writing content that I wish I was taught when I studied photography. I know what you really need to understand to be able to produce the images you want, so this is what I put in my courses. It is my students work that speaks for the success of the course and put simply, I just love teaching and seeing people being able to express them selves visually.David Ewing Author and Tutor Beginners and Advanced
“I really enjoyed the course. I learnt so much and am thankful for the excellent support I got from my tutor. I gained lots of confidence and the course enabled me to identify my weaknesses and develop my strengths.
I have won awards in shows, been paid for my photographs, and my photographs are being exhibited in galleries. What’s more, I now have my own photography business shooting portraits, weddings and specialist animal photography.
My career is never ending and I learn something new every day. Photography opened my eyes beyond the imaginary. I am so thoroughly enjoying my rewarding and fulfilling career.”Sharon F, Queensland – I have my own photography business!