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Location is Neil McDougall Park in Como, Sunday session. Please navigate with your GPS to the corner of Davilak st and Clydesdale st. Perfect for beginners, people who have just bought a camera and those wishing learn how to shoot better using manual settings. 90 mins of fun and learning in a small group. Do you want to improve your general photo taking skills? From learning about landscape photography to easy ways to take better photos of people and landscapes. FUN WALKABOUT 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. TOPICS TO COVER Cyrus prefers an interactive approach, so if you need clarification or guidance on a particular technique/subject please ask... 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 Neil McDougall Park • Potential birdlife • Bush & nature photography You are free to either follow the general group or to wander around and return when you have a question. WHAT YOU NEED • Closed shoes • Preferably an SLR camera, however, smartphone camera or compact camera is ok. • Enough battery & memory card space to last more than 1 hour. • 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).
ENTRIES NOW OPEN The theme for this year’s awards is 'LIGHT’ Entries close 7 August 2019 There are prizes or the following categories: / OPEN - Open to all photographers [$25 entry fee per photo] First: $250 cash prize, Second: $150 Camera Electronic voucher / STUDENT - Year 7 through to Year 12 or any TAFE/University [$20 entry fee per photo] First: $250 cash prize, Second: $150 Camera Electronic voucher / PEOPLE’S CHOICE - Open to all photographers / BEN WYATT AWARD - All entries photographed in the Town of Victoria Park are eligible for the prestigious Ben Wyatt Award, a $300 cash prize. Selected works will be exhibited at the Victoria Park Centre for the Arts from August 30 - September 11, with the awards to be presented on Friday September 6. Instructions and forms for entry are available on our website: www.vicparkarts.org.au/events/item/123-vpca-annual-photography-awards **** We are hosting a beginner's session on 22nd August: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/photography-beginners-session-tickets-63369093665