Camera Basics Course

Just bought a new camera?

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

Student feedback

“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 options

One-On-One lesson

Relax, and enjoy the significant benefits of a one-on-one private tuition lesson to gain the most from your valuable time.

(1) Student: $120.00

Small group lessons

Get together with a small group of friends to book this course. Maximum of 5 people.

(2) Students: $110.00 each
(3+) Students: $95.00 each


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

One-On-One lessons

Picnic Point Cafe and Parkland area
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.


Online lessons

Learn from home without any hassles

For complete safety, take advantage of our 40minute online Zoom conferencing facility. Lessons can be designed to suit your particular photographic needs. Alternatively, you can choose from our existing courses for online lesson delivery.


Student gallery

Past and present student examples

Student gallery