Just bought a digital camera and not sure how to get the best out of it? Ever feel your photos are not as good as they could be? Have you seen photos taken by others and thought "I wish I could take photos like that"? Then come along to this enjoyable and informative Introduction to Photography course.

While any type of digital camera can used during the course, you’ll get the most out of the course if you own an interchangeable lens camera (DSLR or mirrorless). Other type of camera MAY lack many of the features we discuss on the course.

Bio for Course Presenters


Paul Robinson

Founder of Caulfield Photographic Society

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


Mario Mirabile

Enthusiast Photographer

Mario 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 http://www.miralightimaging.com

The course

The next course will is planned for April/May 2020. Stay tuned for exact dates. The content for each session is as follows: 

Session 1 (Thursday) – Introducing your camera, basic concepts
Session 2 (Thursday) - Composition, motion and colour
Session 3 (Thursday) - Camera craft creating depth and landscapes
Session 4 (Thursday) - Exposure, aperture, shutter speed and ISO
Session 5 (Saturday) - Field trip - Hedgeley Dene Gardens, Glen Iris
Session 6 (Thursday)- Portrait and still life workshop
Session 7 (Friday) - Field trip - Night photography, Southbank
Session 8 (Thursday) Assignment presentation and wrap up


Classroom sessions are conducted in the hall at the rear of St Peter’s Anglican Church, corner of Ames Ave and Neerim Rd, Carnegie. The six evening sessions commence at 7:30 PM on Thursday evenings and last approximately 2 – 2 ½ hours. In addition, there are two field trips (Friday night & Saturday morning) as listed above.


Individual: $200

Concession: full time students 18-21, health care card holders (proof required): $160

The course fee also comprehensive course notes and full membership of the Caulfield Photographic Society until the 30th September.


Either complete the form below or phone Paul Robinson 0409 425 700 or Mario Mirabile 0419 042 496

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