2017 Digital Photography Classes for Beginners: Dunedin

Karitane, New Zealand – Brian Miller

2017 - Dates and locations

Six week course – Two hours per week – Course Cost: $185 (incl. GST)

Start Date                Time               Location

Mon March 13           7pm – 9pm
Mornington Presbyterian Church, 16 Maryhill Tce.

Tues March 14           2pm – 4pm
Mosgiel Presbyterian Church, 11 Church Street

Tues March 14           7pm – 9pm
Mosgiel Presbyterian Church, 11 Church Street

Wed March 15           2pm – 4pm
Andersons Bay Presbyterian Church, 76 Silverton St

Wed March 15           7pm – 9pm
Andersons Bay Presbyterian Church, 76 Silverton St

Thurs March 16          7pm – 9pm
Mornington Presbyterian Church, 16 Maryhill Terrace

Numbers are limited to a dozen in each class. Ring 4761 453 to book or send a reply email with your name. phone and address to: brian@brianmiller.co.nz

SWAPPING: The course is being run at 6 different times. If you are on shift work or find you cannot attend a regular session – you are free to swap to another time that week.

$185 (including GST) is the cost for the full course. You should also purchase a copy of the book Digital Cameras the easy way if you have not got one already. These are available at the class for $15. There will be about 30 pages of handout notes given as part of the course.

The fee is payable on the first session or before.
– Cheques should be made out to Lifelogs Ltd.
– You can pay by cash or Visa/Mastercard at the first session.
– Payment can be made by direct credit to

(Account name) Lifelogs Ltd
Bank: Kiwi Bank – Account number 38 9016 0459423-00
Please ensure your name is put down as a reference.


Brian Miller 31 Marine Parade, Macandrew Bay, Dunedin 9014

Ph 03 4761 453       Email: brian@brianmiller.co.nz


Course content

Week 1 – Introduction to Digital Photography
How digital photography works – How to buy a digital camera – Set up a digital camera – Backup systems – How to take photos – Composition – Digital workflow – Download photos to a computer – Using a photo kiosk

Week 2 – Camera controls and Portraits
Digital camera controls – buttons, modes, menus and multiselectors – Which controls are essential – Portraits – Self timer – How to take a movie – Digital workflow – Filing and organising your images – – Keywords – Backup

Week 3 – Lighting, flash and editing
The importance of light – Controlling brightness – Exposure metering modes – White Balance – Controlling flash – Red eye reduction – Backlit portraits – Photographing babies and children – Editing software programs – Basic editing techniques

Week 4 – Improving your photographs and printing
Landscapes – Nature – Animals & Pets – Sports – Macro (closeup)- Printing at home – – How to buy a home printer – Printing cards, contact sheets – Making photo-books – Archiving prints

Week 5 – Travel photography and putting photos online
How to take better travel & holiday shots – Architectural photography – Night photography – Using High ISO – Photography and the internet – Emailing photos and putting photos on Trademe – -Flickr – Picasa

Week 6 – Photographing events – troubleshooting – SLR.s – Scanning
How to photograph events and celebrations – Troubleshooting – Extending editing controls (clone – healing) – SLR cameras – How to scan photos and slides – Restoring old photographs