Beginners Photography Course - Canberra | Focus 10 | 7hrs

Beginners Photography Course - Canberra |  Focus 10 | 7hrs
Partner Focus 10
Location Canberra, ACT
Duration 7 hours
Min/max attendees 1/6
Recommended for beginner
Next availability Ask us
Pricing AU$350.0 (Standard)

• The best 'all rounder' introductory course to digital photography • Iconic locations • Outdoors photography • Small groups • 'Hands on' camera handling • Fundamental techniques of photography • Detailed notes • Portraits, cityscapes, reflections, up-close (macro shots) & more •


The Focus 10 Digital Beginners photography course in Canberra is our most popular and introduces beginners and intermediate photographers into the fabulous world of digital imaging. Its cost effective, you can adjust your images, delete the bad photographs, display them in a variety of mediums. Digital photography is fun, creative and inspirational.

We focus on practical 'hands on' shooting with a strong emphasis on camera handling at both iconic and lesser known locations - not sitting in a classroom learning theory. There's intuitive instruction on lighting and composition along with everything from exposure control to white balance, from ISO settings to focus options. The course is about practical demonstrations to train your eye to paint light onto a subject, how to select the right lens and the use of aperture and shutter speed to control the creative process.

This course is ideal for those wishing to understand and get the best out of their current DLSR camera. If you do not have a digital camera yet we hire Nikon and Canon cameras. Its best to find out what camera system suits your budget and needs then utilise our unbiased technical advice on gear and suppliers to get the best deal.

Course Outcomes

  • Learn how to use your DLSR camera or digital compact properly
  • Fast track your photographic technical and artistic skills
  • Get great shots of iconic locations in Canberra
  • Small groups (6 persons maximum)
  • Interactive, dynamic, fun, creative
  • Free camera shopping service & ongoing technical support
  • September courses include Floriade

What the course covers

  • Your DLSR digital camera functions
  • Memory, file sizes, formats, storage
  • Composition, light, viewpoint, angles, lens perspective
  • Aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, ISO setting, white balance, exposure compensation
  • Portraiture, landscapes, macro, reportage, still life, action, motion, cityscapes, architecture, nature
  • Use of your flash & shooting techniques in low-light conditions.


Andrew Thomasson




  • Instruction from professional photographers
  • Detailed notes
  • Camera, lens and accessory shopping service

Meeting place & time

Questacon, King Edward Terrace, Parkes, ACT
10am to 5pm


Paying for your course in full upon booking will confirm your attendance. Places are limited on all courses.

We reserve the right to cancel and reschedule any course, due to inadequate enrolment, bad weather, instructor illness, an 'act of God' or a force majeure such as a pandemic. As an example, a photography course has to be cancelled or deferred to another date and time due to Covid 19 border closures and lockdowns which is beyond the control of Focus 10 Pty Ltd and other related parties. We also reserve the right to cancel any course if there is insufficient demand, especially if it means that our costs would be higher than our income. Please therefore do not leave it until the last few weeks if you are interested in a particular date, as you may find that it has been cancelled. As our costs for each training event remain the same no matter how many delegates attend, like any pre-booked tickets for the theatre, concert, flights etc, we are unable to give a full refund in the event of non-attendance, regardless of the circumstances. If withdrawal occurs within the 14 days before the course starts we will try to put you on an alternative date if places are available. Please note that we cannot be liable for any other costs incurred by yourself, so please check with us before booking any non-refundable accommodation or transport.

Workshop Photography

We reserve the right to take photographic, (both still and video) records of any of our workshops/courses which may be used for promotional purposes, submissions, advertising and records. We grant permission for participants to use any images captured by them during this workshop for self-promotion only. Participants may not make any financial gain from any images captured during this workshop/course.


There are currently no dates scheduled for this workshop. Please get in touch if you'd like to know when this workshop will run in the future.