At IMAGINE PHOTO STUDIOS we have developed an extensive curriculum of photographic courses to enable anyone with an SLR camera to create top quality images that you never thought possible.
From basic portraits to glamour makeovers, night photography, Black & white fine art, Advertising and commercial shots to anything that gets you excited about image making.
Basic Digital 3 Hour SLR Workshop
In this course we explain the various controls and settings that will allow you to be in control of your camera. You'll learn about exposure control, focusing techniques, manual controls etc. We show you how to set up your SLR for best results and how to be creative in your picture taking so that you can be confident of getting the result that you want.
We also discuss topics such as Lighting, night photography, portraits, camera care and correct technique.
Course fee $95.00 (payable on enrollment)
Monday 13th May 2013 6pm - 9pm
Saturday 25th May 2013 9am - 12noon
Please book early. Courses fill quickly.
Effective Photographic Techniques
This is a course that is designed to improve your photography in many ways whether you shoot with an SLR camera, a compact camera, a smartphone or tablet.
The skills and techniques learned will vastly improve the visual appeal of your photographs and give you a grounding for further improvements in the future.
It is a 3 week course (2 evenings and a Sunday afternoon) which includes a practical outdoor field trip shooting landscapes and portraits.
Course fee $190.00 (payable on enrolment)
Next course begins Monday 17th June 2013
Professional Portrait Photography
This is a course designed to show you how to produce stunning photographs of people.
This is not your average photography course. No "froth and bubble" lectures full of useless information.
Just solid, practical, guaranteed techniques to lift the standard of your images to a level
that you never thought possible.
Taught by a full-time working professional photographer in a fully equipped studio.
Within 3 weeks you will be shooting amazing images of professional models.
After 10 weeks you'll be shooting to a standard higher than many professional photographers.
There are no prerequisites for this course, apart from ownership of an SLR camera.
Swimwear / Fashion
Raise your standards to a seriously professional level!
IMAGINE STUDIOS - one of Newcastle’s finest professional photographic studios will be conducting this comprehensive photographic course over 10 weeks at their Boolaroo Studio.The course is open to amateur and professional photographers but it is suggested that participants use an SLR camera ( digital or film ) and be conversant with its operation to get the most benefit from the course.
Course fee covers all:-
- Expert tuition
- Models fees
- Studio hire
The course has a large practical component where participants will use the studio’s facilities and the professional models supplied to apply their new found skills and build up a portfolio of great shots.
Your instructor will be Warren Marshall-proprietor of Imagine studios. Warren is widely recognised as a leader in the field of people photography. A professional photographer for 15 years Warren is well known for the innovative and sensitive style of his work.
The course will be run over 10 weeks,
2 hours per week (7pm - 9pm) .
How to pose people correctly
Shooting with tungsten light
Composition within the frame
Controlling your camera efficientlyC31
Choosing the right materials
Portrait lighting basic to advanced
Putting some "WOW" into your images
Building a great portfolio
Stress free wedding photography
Earning money with your camera
Using sunlight correctly
Daytime flash photography
Manipulation of digital images
Dealing with photolabs
Photographing kids and families
Mounting and spotting for display
Plus much more…..
Course Limit - 10 People -
(Your position will only be reserved upon receipt of full payment.)
All inclusive cost ...$550.00
Fees payable in advance to:
89 Main Road
Boolaroo NSW 2284
This photography course was fantastic. My skills improved dramatically as did my confidence which I attribute to the encouraging environment that was provided.
The course was practical and "hands on" and the theory was quite advanced but delivered in an easy to understand manner.
Not only have I taken away many skills, but also great friendships with people who share my passion.
I joined the course to learn how to get better photos of my grandchildren. Not only did I get that but now I'm earning good money in my retirement taking portraits and shooting model portfolios.
Warren has given me the confidence and the skills to really have fun with my camera.
I've done lots of photography courses all over NSW.
This is the only one that prepares you fully for a career in photography
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ENROLLING NOW for next course
Places available for course beginning
Tuesday 23rd April 2013
We also do private tuition by arrangement
during business hours
Don't wait....courses fill quickly!
Introduction to the art
of people photography
(secrets of success)
Lighting techniques basic to advanced.
Natural light & Studio lightC1
Studio shoot - portraits
How to light, pose & compose
More intimate, flattering style
Stress free approach
(tips & techniques)
Model Portfolio shoot
Photography as a Profession
Making money shooting people
Fashion / Swimwear shoot
Location shoot - Saturday/Sunday
Posing couples, fill flash
using sunlight, etc
(2 models supplied)
Where to from here? Wrap up.
Adobe Photoshop for Photographers
Photo editing skills that are essential for digital photographers.
After many requests from students and photographers, “IMAGINE STUDIOS” have introduced this instructional course to enable you to get more from your digital editing software.
Based on the “ADOBE Photoshop” creative suite software that is the industry standard for photographers, participants will be instructed in basic to advanced image manipulation and work flow techniques.
The course will be suitable for those with little or no experience with “Photoshop” up to intermediate users.
We will be concentrating on the most useful information and techniques for the average portrait and landscape photographer however many of the skills learned will apply to any area of digital image manipulation.
A digital projector and large screen will be used to demonstrate the techniques and students will be given relevant notes to take home for future reference.
ENROLLING NOW FOR COURSE
BEGINNING Wednesday 15th May 2013
Places are limited
The course will be run over 6 weeks,
2 hours per week (7pm - 9pm)
Course fee of $550.00 to be paid on enrollment.
Enquiries to :- Imagine Photo Studios
What is Adobe Photoshop
Versions of Photoshop
Other adobe software - Elements, Raw, Lightroom etc
Filing your images
Choosing a colourspace
Photoshop workspaces explained
Opening an image
Saving an image
Setting personal preferences
Setting up your workspace
Menus explained– File, Edit, Image, Layer,
Select, Filter, Analysis,
The toolbar– Where the fun starts!
Move tool, Marquee tools, Lasso tools
Quick selection tool, Magic wand tool
Crop, Healing and Brush tools, Patch tool
Red eye tool, Clone stamp and eraser tools,
Blur, sharpen and smudge tools,
Burn and dodge Tools, Text tool,
Move and Zoom tool.
Customising your keyboard shortcuts.
Fixing and repairing an image
Levels, curves, brightness, contrast
Using the cloning and healing brushes
Restoring old photographs
Producing quality Black & White images
Achieving max. black and max. white
Tweaking the tonal range
Adding colour– toning and dyeing
Black & White effects
Working on sections of the image
Using the various selection tools
Using the “liquify” tools
Transforming - scale, perspective, warp, etc
Plug-ins, add-ons and downloads
Adding text to an image
Colour Pop– adding colour to a B&W image
Changing the background
Recording and using Photoshop actions
Automating your work—batch processing
Producing a panorama with photomerge
Adding watermarks to your photographs
ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE
Restricted to 6 students
This course is only available to those students who have completed the
"Professional Portrait" course.
This course is all about extending your experience and portfolio by offering the chance to shoot styles that may be unavailable to the average photographer.
Where to find inspiration to extend your photographic possibilities
Shooting professional models in a series of outdoor locations (2 models provided)
Radical lighting and special effects in the studio environment (model provided)
Boudoir portraits in a room setting (lingerie model supplied)
Advertising and commercial product photography and lighting skills
Fine art semi nude studio shoot ( model provided )
Fashion photography on location (2 models supplied)
Other photographic genres will be discussed and workshopped including:
Child and family portraits
Public relations photography
Course cost $550
Enrolling now for next course beginning on Tuesday16th July 2013
THE ULTIMATE COURSE
Restricted to 6 students
This course is also only available to those students who have completed the
"Professional Portrait" course.
This is the most advanced course that we offer.
It will give you the skills to "WOW" up your photography.
You will be shooting:
Modelling studio shots incorporating Fire and Water (model supplied)
High speed SFX photography
Quality Black & White photography including Infra red (cemetary model shoot)
High key and low key done the right way. (model supplied)
Shooting men with drama (model supplied)
Environmental portraits and using window light
Night photography. Shooting motor vehicles with creative lighting
Strobist technique. Using off camera flash and flash composites (Model supplied)
Wedding location shoot (Bride & Groom supplied)
Course cost $550
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