Catch a new Spring workshop!
Please call Irene on 0412 412 223 to make a booking
or arrange a gift voucher
Visit www.photoschool.com.au for all course details
Digital Photography in a Day Saturday 19 September Photograph zoo animals and a variety of local landscapes. With expert guidance and personalised tuition, you will understand your camera settings and learn new skills. Continue at the photoschool boardroom to build on the practical experience. $295 per person or $490 for two
Capture Canberra - weekend intensive Combine Digital Photography in a Day with the Tidbinbilla Walk, Talk and Shoot outdoor workshop to give yourself a creative weekend. Also includes a special sunset shoot on Saturday evening. Call Irene to book in.
Pelican image: Peter Hoad
Tidbinbilla Walk, Talk and Shoot Sunday 20 September Enjoy personalised tuition in a small group and come home with photographs of bush animals and natural attractions such as Hanging Rock, the Cascades and hidden waterfalls.
$260 per person or $450 for two
Save the Date! Lightroom & Photoshop on Fire 28 and 29 November
Two-day, high-energy training event for proficiency in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Adobe certified instructor from Melbourne.
Attend one day $245 or $195 early bird
Both days $395 or $345 early bird
Pro-tips: explore the colours of nature
Buds, blossoms and blooms – capture these soon after sunrise. Light is soft, petals are crisp and any drops of dew will add great interest to your photos
Get down low, or on the ground, and fill the frame with your image
Walk around the flowers and look for the interesting light - usually coming through the petals (sun in front of the photographer - not behind!)
Attach a sun hood to your lens to avoid lens flare
Try f4 and a long lens (eg 200mm) to magnify a flower and fill the frame. Make sure you are not too close though as there is a minimum distance to allow for focus. Also try a macro lens for even better results
If it rains, that's just what you need to get amazing shots with rainbows, reflections, puddles and raindrops on petals
One hour before sunset, the light becomes exciting again and you'll capture the 'golden light', giving your subjects an intense, vivid, glow
Using a colour wheel can help you decide what colours complement each other, and help you plan your shots to a greater extent
Contrasting colours are better for drawing attention to specific focal points and make various aspects of your shot stand out. This could be the vibrant blues of bluebells standing against the browns and greens of a forest or a kangaroo looking up from the surrounding foliage.