Training

In 2019 the Waverley Camera Club is continuing to offer three training courses in addition to a full programme of workshops, competitions and Special Interest Groups

Camera Fundamentals 
If you want to learn how to use your camera, buy a camera, or just refresh your camera skills then we have the course for you.

Held over 5 Monday evenings, the foundations course builds week to week to demystify the jargon, identify the settings and controls you need to know about for your photography.

The course consists of 2 hour sessions and an optional outing with hands on experience via practical exercises, course material and questions and answers with an experienced instructor.

The course is limited to 6 participants so for further information please contact Alan at CameraFundamentals@waverleycameraclub.org

Please note that there is a charge for this course. You will need to be a current financial member and pay the course fee of $75. Numbers are limited.

Two 5 week courses are scheduled, one commencing Monday the 4th of February 2019 and the other on Monday 1st July, 2019.

Editing Fundamentals
This course is free to club members and is designed to provide an understanding of basic editing using a number of different tools. The intention is to enable beginners to develop processing skills than will enable them to enter digital and print competitions at the club. Contact Tim at editingfundamentals@waverleycameraclub.org to register your interest. This commences on Wednesday 7th February and Revision starting at the 3rd July 2019 meeting is designed for new members joining during the year to improve their skills

Mentoring Group
Intended as an extension to other groups, on the fourth Wednesday of the month we run a free mentoring group where club members bring along their images for discussion, review and possible enhancement. If you wish to attend please contact Dave on mentoring@waverleycameraclub.org

The group is open to any member and is a relaxed discussion based group open to topics relevant to the groups function. Participants bring along a number of images which they consider suitable to be ‘competition quality’. All images should be submitted on a USB stick and if you have edited versions of the same image please bring them along too. The photographer should be prepared to discuss the image for e.g. state why the picture was taken and what they believe it communicates to other viewers.

The meeting usually starts with a 30 minute talk on a topic decided by the members at the meeting prior to this one which is relevant to the members attending.

All images will be projected and the group convener may enhance an image using Bridge, Adobe Camera RAW and Photoshop. The enhancements will be demonstrated, but group members are expected to take their own notes and make the changes themselves. All changes made to an image will not be retained and the images will be returned to the member unedited. Guidelines of composition for a possible competition entry may be discussed.