Otago Polytechnic

Introduction to Photography night class


Dunedin School of Art (P block, Riego Street)

One weekly session per term: Wednesdays (either 4.00pm-6.00pm OR 6.30-8.30pm)

On campus 

Various - see term dates below for options
  • Location
    Study breaks
  • Dunedin
    19 July 2017
  • Dunedin
    11 September 2017
  • Dunedin
    11 September 2017
Everyone has a camera, but do you know how to use all of its capabilities?  

Learn the basics of photography! This course is great for people who have recently bought a camera and want some help discovering what it can do. It will help you get to grips with controlling your shutter speed and aperture as well as an understanding of how ISO, white balance and RAW shooting impact your images. Alongside learning how to use your digital camera, we will look at darkroom photograms, basic editing in Adobe Photoshop, sorting and filing digital images and post production options for your photos.

2017 term dates 
Term one 20 February - 14 April 
Term two 1 May - 23 June
Term three 17 July - 8 September
Term four 11 September - 3 November

Please note: There will be no classes on public holidays.

You will study
  • Exposure
  • Composition
  • Using natural light
  • Flash basics
  • Photoshop basics
  • Digital printing.
Equipment required
  • A digital camera - doesn't need to be a DSLR but it does need some type of manual settings
  • USB memory stick (4GB will be fine)
  • Notebook (optional)
  • Camera manual.

This class will be run by Stacey Butler.  


All classes are held in the Photography Studio at the Dunedin School of Art. Please click here for a map.

Go to the main entrance of the Dunedin School of Art at 19 Riego St (off the Anzac Avenue end of Albany St). The Photography Studio is on the first floor, halfway along the main corridor.


For enquiries, please email artnightclass@op.ac.nz 


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