General Description

Design for anyone wanting to know how you can control the look of your images. We cover camera setting, understanding exposure, how setting effect the focus & movement as well as lighting. We will be taking images in a studio with both flash and continuous lighting. we do also cover some editing in Adobe Lightroom. This is a course for beginners starting with a DSLR and wanting to know how to get the best results.


Art teachers looking at doing more photography

Are you in NSW?  

This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit NESA website for more details.

Venue Information:

Dragon Education

22 Herbert Street




Artarmon railway station – with 15 minute walk to our studios at 22 Herbert Street, Artarmon.

Visit Transport NSW to plan your trip.


Dragon Education participants have free access to our underground parking for the duration of the course.

COVID-19 Event Information

All TTA venues continue to work with advice provided by the NSW Health Department in managing the risks associated with the current COVID-19 situation. While the current risk is low, TTA venues will be taking steps to help provide a safe environment for our courses. There will be increased cleaning and disinfecting of all areas, and venues will be providing ample hand sanitiser pumps. While venues will be taking all the care that they can, we also stress the need for course participants to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around them. If you are not feeling well or showing symptoms of COVID-19, please don’t attend this event. Wash your hands regularly. Avoid shaking hands where possible. Practice cough etiquette, coughing into a tissue or your elbow and washing your hands afterwards. Thank you for your understanding.


Understanding Camera Setting

1 hour and 30 minutes

Session 1 is theory.  What we cover is:

How a digital camera sensor works.

  • What is a pixel?
  • What is exposure?
  • The Exposure Triangle.
  • Understanding Aperture
  • Understanding Shutter speed
  • Understanding ISO
  • Basics of Dynamic Range
  • Tips and trick

Understanding lighting

45 minutes

How light behaves and how to control it.

In the studio, we imitate sunlight and show how we can control it to give us the look we desire.

Playing with artificial lighting.

45 minutes

Looking at artificial lighting options

In the studio, we look at the pros and cons of artificial lighting and how to use it for photographing people and still life.

Playing with Flash lighting.

45 minutes

Looking at Flash lighting.

In the studio, we look at the pros and cons of flash lighting and how to use it for photographing people and still life.

we also look at creative effects you can create when mixing lighting.

Taking what we have learnt.

1 hour and 30 minutes

Once we have learnt the basics it’s now time to put them to the test.

we will be doing tasks that mix what we have learnt and test your knowledge of photography.

Digital Editing and review

45 minutes

On our laptops, we will edit some of the images we have taken. I will teach the development part of Adobe Lightroom and how to get more from your images. After you have had some practice we can review images and see how we could have improved them.

What To Bring

Cameras, lenses and Laptop with Adobe Lightroom Classic


Dragon  Education

Dragon Education

The team behind Dragon Education and Training have over twenty years of experience working with teachers, students, and schools to provide imaging solutions. Dragon Education and Training was created in response to the demands of teachers for whom the most valuable resource is knowledge. Teachers want to know how and why they want to understand and to use their understanding to help them deliver better outcomes for their students. Teachers also want to be engaged in order to feel that their professional learning is valuable to their school, their students, but most importantly to themselves. As available technologies continue to emerge and transform the way we do things, both in the classroom and in the real world, it is important to remember that knowing what the technologies are and how to use them is only a small piece of the puzzle; what is far more important is understanding why. All of Dragon’s courses and programs are developed and presented by teachers for teachers, and they aim to address both the how and the why in order to make your professional learning: Relevant, Accessible, Hands-On & Applicable