Beyond the Basics 2020

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This course is designed for people who have completed a beginner’s course or who have been taking photographs for some time, using their camera in aperture priority, shutter priority and/or manual modes.

It is expected that participants will know the basic controls of their camera, understand what depth of field is and how to achieve it, how to focus their camera both automatically and manually, and understand the relationship between aperture and shutter speed.

Tutors: Trish McAuslan APSNZ, EFIAP, AAPS Alistair McAuslan APSNZ
Both Trish and Alistair are members of the Tauranga Photographic Society. They are experienced and successful photographers and are qualified teachers.

The next class will start in mid 2020

If you wish do do it sooner than that, or if you are not able to come on a Wednesday evening, check out the online course

Course Fee:

Topics will include:

  • Using Filters – what they do and why use them
  • Metering for tricky light situations
  • Low light or night photography
  • Macro or close up photography
  • Using your on-camera flash and/or reflectors
  • Introduction to photographing people

Photography is about taking photographs so be prepared to experiment and take a lot of photos on each topic. You will be asked to be selective and only submit your best work for evaluation each week.

You will need:

  • A camera which allows you to choose aperture priority, shutter priority and manual.
  • A Tripod
  • Your Camera Manual
  • A way of handing photos in for review – preferably by email

    Enrolment is essential as we try to keep the number of people being accepted for this course to about 12.  (Minimum number is 6)  This is to allow individual time with the tutors as needed. Places are allocated in the order in which the enrolment form and course fee are received.  To secure a place on the course please complete the enrolment form and pay the course fee (information about payment on the Enrolment Page) or contact me to make alternative arrangements

For more information contact us:

To learn more about the Tauranga Photographic Society visit their website.