Introduction to DSLR

Learn the basics of photography as we teach you how to use your DSLR or mirrorless camera with our online class.

Join us online as we explore the basics of photography and show you how to use your DSLR or mirrorless camera. Our ‘Introduction to DSLR’ class is perfect for beginners just starting out, and those wanting to refresh their skills.

Over two evenings we delve into all the functions of your DSLR camera. Through a combination of theoretical and practical learning you will become confident shooting off automatic mode. With our help you can make the most out of your camera and achieve the photos you want.

Topics covered:

Key elements:

  • shutter speed
  • aperture
  • ISO

Secondary elements:

  • white balance
  • exposure compensation
  • drive modes
  • focus points
  • focus modes
  • file types
  • image resolution

Creative elements:

  • composition
  • perspective
  • tips and techniques
  • equipment including in-camera flash, filters, tripods plus lenses and how they affect your images.

The class runs from 7pm on two consecutive Tuesday nights, once a month.

Class sizes are limited to 8 participants. The class is held in the learning space above Croydon Camera House (Level 1, 125 Main Street Croydon).

Cost for the two evenings is $179, or $129 if the camera was purchased at Croydon or Ringwood Camera House. You will also receive printed materials to take home.

For further information, please contact the store on (03) 97253816.


We are taking all the necessary safety precautions to keep both our tutors and participants are safe.

Our workshops will:

  • Respect social distancing of 1.5 metres.
  • Be limited to small groups.
  • Have access to hand sanitizer.
  • All surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned before and after the class.
  • There will be no handling of shared objects.

We kindly ask that if you are not feeling well that you contact Croydon Camera House and we will reschedule you into a workshop for when you are feeling better.

Participants are to make their own way to and from the workshop location.

Thank you for your understanding.