Introduction to Photography Course in Melbourne

Just bought a digital camera and don't know how to use it?  Ever feel your photos are not as good as they could be?  Have you seen photos in a book or magazine and thought ‘I wish I could take photos like that’?  Do you want to learn and practise skills that will make you happier with your picture making? Then come along to this enjoyable and informative Introduction to photography course in Melbourne!

Held in either March, April or May each year - check the syllabus for this years course dates.

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Course Content

Session 1 Basic camera operation and familiarisation
Session 2 Camera Craft, What makes us look at photographs and Third Dimension
Session 3 Motion, Basic Composition and Introduction to colour
Session 4 Effects of aperture, shutter speed and exposure
Session 5 Field trip - Hedgeley Dene Gardens
Session 6 Portrait workshop
Session 7 Field trip - Night Photography
Session 8 Assignment presentation and digital computer workshop

Photography Course Enquiries
Paul Robinson 0409 425 700
Kath Gillies 0409 607 097


Individual - $150
Concession - students and senior citizens (proof required) - $120
Additional family members (each) - $100

Cost includes club membership until the end of the year.


Maximum participants 15
Register early in our Introduction to Photography Course to guarantee your place

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BIO for Course Presenters

Paul Robinson, BCA (Photography) AFIAP FAPS SSAPS SSVAPS

Paul is the founder of the Caulfield Photographic Society. He became a professional photographer in 1989 working in Portrait and Advertising studios. Paul has had several photography articles and books published and in 2014 was a founding member of the Australian Photographic Judges Association. A successful international salon entrant he also exhibits in galleries.

Mario Mirabile

Mario is an enthusiast photographer and has been a member of Caulfield Photographic Society since 2009. Coming from a background in film photography, he continues to be amazed at the capabilities of modern equipment, and is keen to help others unlock the creative potential of their cameras. Far from knowing everything, he feels he is still developing and learning as a photographer. He prides himself in being a long time Olympus user, and used to enjoy being the only one who took this kit on club outings. Sadly (or perhaps not...), he has long since lost this distinction. You can view some of Mario's work at