Mastering Focus & Background Blur with AV Mode

Perth Learn Photography
Perth Learn Photography
Public group

The Bell Tower

Riverside Dr · Perth

How to find us

Call Cyrus if Lost . 0411166034

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Meeting point is The Bell Tower at Perth City then we will head to Supreme Court Gardens for closeups and more landscapes.

Perfect for beginners, people who have just bought a camera and those wishing learn how to shoot better using semi-manual AV mode. 90 mins of fun and learning in a small group.

Do you want to improve your general photo taking skills?

You'll learn how to quickly master AV mode so that your photos are always have sharp, well focused subject with the desired background, namely beautifully blurred (bokeh effect).


This is a fun to learn walkabout tour. Where questions will be answered by professional Portrait and Landscape photographer Cyrus from Lighthouse Photography. Covering the basics of photography and more.


Cyrus prefers an interactive approach, so if you need clarification or guidance on a particular technique/subject please ask as there is ample time for 1 on 1 learning ...

Topics covered on the day may include...
• How to shoot day-time landscapes.
• Manual settings for portraits, close-ups, and landscapes.
• How to get what you want in focus.
• Rules of shutter speed.
• How to create bokeh (beautiful blurry backgrounds).
• How to make a photo look blue or warm using white balance settings.
• What does ISO do?
• Finding interesting shots from challenging lighting conditions.
• How to create art using creative settings and composition.
• How to identify and capture beauty in a photograph.
• Working with light and backgrounds.
• Nature closeups & interesting patterns.
• How to shoot macro images

• Bell Tower
• Nature and gardens of the Supreme court gardens

• Closed shoes
• Preferably an SLR camera, however, smartphone camera or compact camera is ok with AV or A mode.
• Enough battery & memory card space to last more than 90 minutes.
• No need for a tripod.
• A bottle of water (optional).
• 1-3 lens (if you have an SLR) and a camera bag
• Bring your widest lens for landscapes, and a macro if you have one.
• A mini notepad and pen (optional).

Would you like to purchase a macro lens for your phone? Message Cyrus to organise in advance. Cost is $10 extra.



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Perth Learn Photography in the largest and most affordable photo learning group in WA. We guarantee you'll get satisfaction by learning something valuable in a fun and friendly environment from all our workshops and events. We also offer flexibility to move your bookings to another date should you find yourself with a scheduling conflict. Just pick from our other posted events and request a move, (for events of a higher value just pay the difference). Subject to available spots.

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