PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES

Explore the wild side of the magnificent photogenic Sapphire Coast, the fabulous parks around Canberra or the Australian Alps with internationally awarded photographer Sam Nerrie.
You will enjoy these specially tailored courses which have been designed to give you support in learning the tricks and techniques of professionals whilst visiting our most scenic landscape locations.
Your photography will never be the same after doing one of Sam's courses.
Register your interest for courses at the bottom of this page or call Sam on 0428 111 927 for more details.
The course timetable:


NEW COURSE FOR ARTISTS...
INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR PAINTINGS $250

Sunday 5th November 2017 Canberra
Saturday 11th Novemer 2017 Merimbula
Saturday 13th January 2018 Batemans Bay
Sunday 14 January 2018 Canberra
CLICK HERE TO BOOK for the 5th Nov Canberra course Eventbrite - PHOTOGRAPHY OF PAINTINGS FOR ARTISTS: INTRODUCTORY COURSE
This introductory course is specially designed for artists looking to achieve the very best results in digitally recording their artwork. 

Whether you are submitting work for Competitions, Galleries, Exhibition Catalogues, Social Media and the Web, your work needs to stand up to a higher level of scrutiny, and therefore accurate and consistent representation of your artwork is a must in today’s marketplace.

It can be very frustrating and baffling tackling the many difficult technical aspects of copying your artwork. To simplify this process, we have created a workflow, designed specifically for artists; a set of easy to follow steps that is repeatable and ensures consistent high quality and professional results. 

Throughout the day you will be guided under the expertise of professional photographers, Sam Nerrie and Kirsty McLaren as you gain confidence in mastering your camera and learning the skill set needed to ensure your artwork stands out from the crowd.
Topics covered:
• Improve your camera skills
• Tips and tricks to help align artwork to camera
• Learn techniques for even lighting and avoid glare
• Techniques to achieve perfect exposure and White Balance
• Colour Correction using precision industry standard targets
• Understand Colour Management, File type, Bit-Depth and Colour Space
• Learn image processing skills to correct distortion and enhance colour and tone  
• Correctly prepare images for specific output; Prints, Catalogues, Cards or Web
• Streamline export and Social Media workflow and Back up strategies.
This course uses natural light to photograph paintings however if you want to learn how to photograph with studio lights then register with us as we will be running an advanced course in 2018.



SAPPHIRE COAST PHOTOGRAPHY ESSENTIALS COURSE for all types of cameras
Saturday 18 November 2017 12.30pm - 8.30pm (Afternoon tea included)
SAPPHIRE COAST DSLR COURSE (for people with SLR cameras)
Both courses - $240
Suitable for beginners to intermediate.
Learn how to:
Understand which settings are the most useful on your camera.
Coordinate focal point, aperture and shutter speed.
Look for the unusual.
Use the ambient light to make your landscapes and macros pop.
Get the best composition in challenging situations.
Maximise colour in your photography.
Use the rule of thirds.
Photograph nature.
Know which are best camera accessories to buy.
Understand the histogram.


MACRO ESSENTIALS PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE $150
Sunday 3 December 2017 9-2
Learn:
How to capture that special shot of a flower or small creature.
How to make your images look more professional.
How to crop for best effect.
How to minimise photo-editing time.
About lighting in awkward situations.
About how to control your depth of field to make you images stand out.
Use of colour and texture for amazing effects.

These courses are limited to 8 people and you will get a high standard of instruction in real situations. Compare these value-packed courses with other courses and you will realise that these courses with an internationally awarded instructor are terrific value.Sam is an excellent instructor and trained teacher. She understands good teaching principles and will give you quality group instruction as well as one-on-one help. The theory is interspersed with plenty of practical applications so you can be sure you will learn heaps of new skills that will enhance your photography forever.
She will give you detailed and expert instruction real-life settings in natural landscapes with native animals. Stretch your knowledge and imagination with these courses.Sam also takes nature and photography tours for visitors who want to see the sights and learn how to capture the true essence of these locations. These tours can be tailored to suit your requirements. The locations for these photography tours are:
  • Sapphire Coast, New South Wales - can include Merimbula, Eden, Tathra and Bermagui.
  • Australian Capital Territory - various parks and iconic buildings.
  • Snowy Mountains - Perisher, Charlottes Pass and Guthega.





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