Introduction to Photography - Level 2: Technical and Aesthetic


This course is designed for photography enthusiasts who understand the basics of camera operation and are ready to consolidate their knowledge and improve their understanding and use of camera skills, composition, design and lighting.
Participants will be provided practical shooting scenarios (location based, not studio) along with discussion and feedback to improve their photography. Emphasis will be on making informed choices while shooting with intent, shooting in RAW and learning how to process in Adobe Lightroom.
This course concentrates on improving skills in a fun, relaxed yet challenging environment. Suitable for folio or project development.

Course content

Mastering the basic techniques - exposure control, depth of field and subject movement, composition, design and lighting
• Practical shooting exercises to reinforce skills
• Shooting with purpose
• Choosing the best camera settings
• Defining and refining your style
• A taste of different genres, including portraiture, action, events, street, travel
• Seeing Light, low light, high contrast light
• Using Flash, on and off camera
• Introduction to Lightroom - Library and Develop modules
• Feedback and evaluation

Ideal for

Photography enthusiasts who understand the basics of camera operation and want to improve their technique further or those who are stuck in a rut and need motivation and inspiration to push their skills and vision to the next level.
Ideal follow on for those who have completed the short course: Introduction to Photography Level 1 - Technical and Aesthetic or equivalent.

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Upon completion of this course, you will have increased your all round knowledge of photography, improved your skills and technique and further developed your personal style. You will gain a greater confidence in the use of your camera and a solid understanding of how to use your equipment to get the shots you want.


'Introduction to Photography Level 1 - Technical and Aesthetic' short course or equivalent. Must have a basic understanding of ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed.

Materials supplied

All materials supplementary to participant's own camera.

Materials to bring

DSLR or Mirrorless camera. Notebook and pen. A4 Display Folder. USB storage stick.


Participants will be awarded an RMIT Statement of Participation.

Additional notes

Deborah is a qualified professional photographer with a successful photography business in Qld. (Wild Honey Photography). She loves sharing her knowledge of photography with others and has a knack for explaining the complex in easy to understand ways.
As well as teaching at RMIT, Deborah runs Photography Travel Tours and regularly exhibits her fine art photography, with images in both public and private collections.


  • Deb is inspirational and full of enthusiasm for her craft. A talented photographer and a gracious teacher
    Sherlaine Charisiou

    Lots of knowledge, experience and a relaxed environment gave me the perfect platform to really develop.
    If you are looking to improve your skills you should definitely get in touch with Deb!
    Paul Johnstone

    I thoroughly enjoyed all parts of the course. Deb was a wonderful teacher. She is a passionate and highly engaging teacher and developed a strong rapport with the students. Her lessons were very well prepared and a lot of fun. Louise

    I felt comfortable and encouraged to share my work. Alexandra

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Available course dates

Wednesday 23 October 2019

  • Code S345294
  • Start date 23.10.19
  • End date 11.12.19
  • Hours 24
  • Campus City
  • Fee $740.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Wed 23.10.19 06:00pm 09:00pm 3.00
Wed 30.10.19 06:00pm 09:00pm 3.00
Wed 06.11.19 06:00pm 09:00pm 3.00
Wed 13.11.19 06:00pm 09:00pm 3.00
Wed 20.11.19 06:00pm 09:00pm 3.00
Wed 27.11.19 06:00pm 09:00pm 3.00
Wed 04.12.19 06:00pm 09:00pm 3.00
Wed 11.12.19 06:00pm 09:00pm 3.00

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