Introduction to Digital Cameras

Introduction to Digital Cameras
31 Cahill Cres.,
Rural View

For absolute beginners, covering topics such as –
* glossary of the scary (digital) words found in camera manuals
* inserting batteries and memory cards
* basic settings e.g. Auto, flash, still pictures/movies, zoom (including macro)
* menu settings (portrait, landscape, sports modes etc)
* storing photos (computer, USB, CD, external hard drive)
* printing (via Card or USB using in-store printers or via computer to home printer)
To store or home print photos students need basic computer skills.

For interested (and competent) students, I may add a follow up course on other topics – photoshop, creating slideshows etc.

Basic Course is normally 4 x 2 hours at my home; limited to 4 students at a time.
The end of the month signals the end of an 8 hour course on the Basics of a Digital Camera. All eight participants had an enjoyable and enlightening number of sessions on “what button does what” on several different brands of camera – Nikon, Canon and Pentax (both Compact and DSLR), and hopefully now re-read their manuals with “head nodding” enthusiasm and understanding. We expect to see some beautiful shots of orchids, waterfalls and sunsets etc., in the near future from each and everyone.

There are a variety of cameras in use ranging from $90 compacts to $900 (plus) DSLR’s with some people who are absolute ‘raw’ beginners to some with considerable but varied knowledge. I only hope that we all gain something from the “beginners” classes.
Digital Photography Classes.

Thursday 16th August was the last day of the latest “Digital Camera Class”.

Towards the end of last year and throughout this year many people have endeavoured to come to grips with the basic workings of their cameras. To those people I am now offering a “Part 2” class which will involve (A) Presentation of photos as a Slide show [with Titles, Captions, background music and other enhancements which can be viewed either on a computer or a TV]

and (B) Alteration or Enhancement of photos using some form of Photoshop [erasing blotches, scratches etc.]

If time allows, how to capture (or digitise) your 35mm slides – if you still have them!!???

This class will start in September – as soon as numbers are sufficient – Thursdays only, from 2pm to 4pm.

If interested phone me asap on 49 546 186. Phil Newton.


If you would like to join the Introduction to Digital Camera Group or would like to peak to someone about it, please send us a message on our contact page.