Camera Basics Course

Just bought a new camera?

Then our beginner’s photography course would be perfect to get you up and running!

Feedback about this course

“Really worthwhile. Don Hildred is an excellent teacher who goes the extra mile for the students. Very knowledgeable and very well organised”. C. Horton.

“Don was an excellent teacher; he was very patient with the beginners and showed great generosity of spirit in sharing his information and going the extra mile”. D. Bollard.

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Booking a Private Lesson

To enrol in this Camera Basics Course, please click on the Book Your Lesson button below. Then complete the simple enrolment form and Payment section. 

You can then relax, and enjoy the significant benefits of a one-on-one private tuition lesson with Don to gain the most from your valuable time.

Online Zoom options are available if required. They cover all the same photographic topics, and set practical activities for you to complete.

Cost: $120.00


Course synopsis

Prerequisites?
No knowledge of my camera

Course structure

• 2 Hrs camera theory
• 1 Hr practical activities
• Coffee / Tea on arrival
• Hands-on activities & feedback
• Printed notes to take home
• Work at your own pace
• A friendly & relaxed atmosphere
• 30 days email + phone support

What to bring?

• Compact, Mirrorless or DSLR
• Camera instructions & Tripod

Booking options

• Mon to Fri: 9am – 5pm
• Sat to Sun: 9am – 12pm
• Location: Toowoomba
• Venue: Picnic Point Cafe
• Venue: Home or Office

Payment options

• EFTPOS
• PayPal
• Cash on the day

Course topics

1. Camera accessories
2. Lenses explained
3. Focusing techniques
4. Understanding shutter drive
5. Explore Menu settings
6. Exposure & the Mode dial
7. Exposure compensation


Course venue

Picnic Point Cafe and Parkland
164 Tourist Road, Toowoomba

Picnic Point Parklands offer brilliant photographic opportunities. With magnificent views, a waterfall and abundant macro subjects in the parks and gardens, there’s lots to see and discover.

Please meet Don at the Cafe entrance door.


Student gallery

Past and present student examples

Student gallery