Introduction to DSLR Photography Basics: Taking the D(ifficulty) out of your DSLR

This workshop is now closed. For enquiries please contact:

Workshop Facilitator Rachel Main.

DATE: Thursday 17 January 2013

TIME: 6:00 – 9:00PM

Facilitated by Melbourne Photographer/Filmmaker Rachel Main. Places are limited so please book early.

Open to all beginners who have a DSLR camera or digital camera with manual mode, this workshop will focus on the basics of photography and wean you off using AUTO mode!

You will gain an understanding of aperture, shutter speed, ISO, depth of field and how to shoot in a variety of lighting situations. You will also be involved in a real photo shoot with a model.

Rachel Main is a photographer, filmmaker and teacher based in Melbourne. She works as a freelancer and focuses on documentary and art based projects, working with a variety of musicians, artists, poets and dancers. Her photographic work has been collected by the State Library of Victoria and she recently completed an artist in residency at the Footscray Community Arts Centre.

In 2009 she directed, produced, filmed and edited Australia’s first feature-length krump documentary titled BurncityA Journey into Melburn and Australian Krump. The film received the award for best documentary at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2009.

Rachel is an Art and Photography teacher and has also volunteered both in Melbourne and Siem Reap, Cambodia teaching photography to ‘at risk’ youths. (More)


Participants must have their own DSLR camera or digital camera with manual mode and will also need to let us know the brand and model of their camera (when registering below). Limited places of 8 participants. Please complete steps 1 & 2 below.


Thanks so much and we look forward to seeing you there!

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