Master Manual Exposure

Wanting to get off Auto?

Advance your photography skills and explore what’s possible using the Manual, and Creative Priority Camera settings.

Student feedback

“Thanks to Don, our wonderful and patient teacher, I have learnt so much and expanded my photography skills. I never thought I would be shooting mostly in manual mode and stepping out of my (Auto) comfort zone”. A Gardener

“Don is a very personable friendly person with great teaching skills. I am pleased to say I left knowing a lot more about what my camera can do, and excited to practice all I have learnt”. C. Drinkwater

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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 – a working 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. Understanding Manual Exposure
2. ISO in Digital photography
3. What is Shutter speed?
4. Focusing techniques
5. What is an Aperture?
6. Manual Exposure in practice
7. Reproducing accurate colour
8. Exposure tips & tricks


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 Zoom 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