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Photography Course 2023
The 2023 course is now completed.
Expressions of interest for 2024 are now open!

Would you like to know how to improve your skills as a photographer?              Would you like to know more about your digital camera?

Rosanna Photographic Club is once again running an Introduction to Photography Course for those interested in improving their photographic skills and techniques and how to use a digital SLR camera, mirrorless or advanced compact camera to its full potential.  The course is designed to take your camera off auto and to turn your good photo taking into great photo taking.


The course is conducted by experienced members of the club and guests who are specialists, skilled in all areas of photography.  The course is designed to help not only new SLR owners but also those with some knowledge who wish to know more.


The course is made up of NINE sessions with eight classes on WEDNESDAY evenings (7:30 – 9:30pm) and one on a Sunday morning. Six of the sessions are held in the Clubrooms at St Pius X Church, 431 Waterdale Road, Heidelberg Heights with two field trips, one for Night Photography (to the city) and General Photography at La Trobe University. There will also be 2 assignments where your images will be constructively critiqued by our experienced members.

Course outline


Introduction to course. Seeing Pictures – Composition & Rules. 

Basic Camera Skills. 

How to hold the camera – hand held in landscape and portrait & the use of tripods.

Set Assignment – Around the Neighbourhood – 2 Prints max size 7” x 5”


Important Controls on Camera including demos


Getting to know your camera – bells and whistles (2sec timer for night shoot)
Bring manual and camera


Practical Night

Depth of field

Food photography

Still life and close up

Long exposures

Bring manual and camera


Field Trip 1, Possibly La Trobe University no tripods
1 digital image for Assignment 2


Natural lighting, histograms, white balance.
Assessment of Assignment 1


Q&A bring cameras and ask questions on areas of concern

Photo books

Assessment of Assignment 2.

Course Evaluation.

Rosanna images and presentation of Certificates


Field Trip 2, night photography at Southbank with tripods
1 digital image for Assignment 2


People, Children, how to take that photo – use of flash

Travel Photography – start to download 2 x field trip images

The cost of the course is $195 including course manual and USB of lectures with extras.  This amount must be paid in full prior to the course commencing.  

This course fills very fast and there are limited spaces.

Contact Us

To request registration details or further information please send an email

431 Waterdale Road Heidelberg West 3081

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