Photography Beginners

Class capacity 5 - 12 students


All participants who enrol must be fully (double) vaccinated by the class start date to be able to join classes on site (as per NSCC COVID policy): 

NO refunds or transfers for anyone who enrols and is not fully vaccinated by the class start date. 


Monday 13th June is a public holiday. No class this day.

Do you have a new digital camera, but everything is overwhelming so you’re stuck in Auto? We’ll cover everything you need to get started, including but not limited to:

  • camera familiarisation
  • camera buttons and functions explained
  • lenses, focusing and focal lengths
  • shooting modes
  • aperture, shutter speed, ISO and how they interact
  • exposure and exposure compensation
  • white balance and colour temperature
  • composition
  • basic retouching

Please note: the 8th lesson of this class will be held offsite, on a mutually agreed weekend during the term. 

Participants are required to bring along an SLR camera with the following accessories if you have them: a tripod, spare battery and a spare memory card. Wear comfortable shoes, and bring along wet weather gear, just in case.

*As an extra cleaning measure we ask students to assist their tutor in a post-course clean down of surfaces and equipment they have used during this time. Thank you for helping us ensure the safety of our entire community.You can find more about our COVID safety procedures at 

https://www.northsydneycentre.com.au/courses/34/CLS110029/community-events/covid-safety-protocol

Tutor: Zara King

Zara is a qualified photographer and Beginners’ Photography teacher, who specialises in naturally lit, documentary-style photography. A story-teller at heart, Zara strives to capture the in-between, otherwise unseen moments, where people are at their most comfortable and most pure. My favourite part about teaching Beginner Photography is the moment it all clicks together and finally makes sense. And we’re all in this together, as I also learn something new with every class. Knowledge is a journey, not a destination.

https://www.zarakingphotography.com