Introduction to Landscape Photography - Princes Pier

Princes Pier
Pier Street
Port Melbourne
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Join Internationally acclaimed Landscape Photographer Mieke Boynton for a sunset shoot at the iconic Princes Pier in Port Melbourne and learn how to “see like a camera” in order to capture the jaw-dropping beauty of landscapes during the fast-changing light of sunset

Through a combination of theory and practice, this introductory course will teach you how to set up and customise your camera for landscape photography and will give you a solid understanding of the fundamental principles and practices for capturing beautiful landscape images.

An initial one-hour step-by-step session will provide you with a comprehensive theoretical understanding of your camera and how it interacts with the environment, which will then be followed by a hands-on sunset shoot at the Pier with Mieke where you will put your newfound knowledge into practice and capture the iconic pylons at sunset.

Skill level: Beginner.

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Topics Covered:

• Understanding ISO, aperture and shutter speed

• Depth of Field for Landscape Photography

• Aperture Priority or Manual Mode?

• RAW or JPEG?

• Using the Histogram and highlight identification

• Lens selection

• Long exposures – tripods, vibration reduction, filters

• Isolating the subject and other compositional elements

• The impact of the sun’s location

• Getting a level horizon every time

What to Bring:

• A DSLR or Mirrorless camera

• Fully charged battery (and a spare if available)

• Lenses (wide angle, standard zoom and telephoto zoom recommended)

• Spare memory cards

• Sturdy tripod

• Remote shutter release (optional)

• Polarising filter and ND Filters (optional)

• Suitable clothing for the weather forecast (Please check!)

• Your camera instruction manual

Please note that parking can be tricky. Free parking is available on beach Street, Beacon Vista and The Crescent.

For more course information or enquiries phone:

1300 851 435 (Mon-Fri 9-5 PM AEDT)