Photography - Learning to use a SLR camera Print E-mail
Written by Karli and Isaac, Snowy River Campus Students Term 3 2013   

The last two days everyone has tried their hand at photography and becoming a pro photographer.

David Tatnall came in and showed us how to use the cameras and all the different functions of a SLR manual camera. He taught us how to get the lighting and clarity of the photo just right, as well as how to use a tripod. He told us about all the different cameras and why they differ and the uses of them. He also showed us a bunch of photos that he had taken from all around the world, with different lighting and colour to give us an idea of what we could do.

David, with the help of some teachers took us down to the beach to take photos with the SRL cameras. We climbed over rocks and waited through water to get the perfect shot. When we were at the beach we saw a seal and a dead crab and took photos of both of the animals and all of the other interesting things at the beach. We have no idea what the photos look like and there is no deleting them because the cameras use film which is something I have not used in years, so we will just have to wait for the photos to come back from being developed but as David said at least we looked like pros doing it.

Karli - Mooroopna SC and Isaac C.- Footscray City


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