Youth in Focus Series two

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Vancouver Arts Centre

85 Vancouver Street

Albany, WA 6330


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This photography course is run in Partnership with ACE camera club, the Vancouver Arts Centre and the City of Albany

If you do not have your own camera there are a limited number of DSLR camera's available to loan during the workshops.

Tea, Coffee and light refreshments will be provided please let us know if you have any allergies or dietary requirements.

These workshops include excursions in and around the Albany CBD so plaese dress in long pants and a hat and wear enclosed shoes.

Dates and times of event:

18/11/2018 - 10am - 12pm

25/11/2018 - 10am - 12pm

02/12/2018 - 10am - 12pm

09/12/2018 - 10am - 12pm

Workshop outline

Every skill you learn will at some time be useful.

Practice make perfect.

Read the manual or watch YouTube videos on whatever you want to know.

Photography teaches you to visualize and think outside the square, be different.

Learn the basic rules then find ways to break them.

Sharp focus and perfect exposure isn’t everything, blur can be a very useful tool.

Develop your own style. - Look at what successful photographers have produced and give it your own interpretation.

There’s nothing that hasn’t already been done.

Don’t be afraid of criticism if your style is not mainstream, better a few valued comments from people who matter rather than the many who may not understand.

Be different, lead don’t follow. Find your niche and work it.

Enter competitions but always remember that the outcome is not that important unless you happen to win a good prize.

It’s not the quality of your camera that makes the difference, it’s the quality of the eye of the artist that matters most.

Shoot in black and white for dramatic effect.

‘Real’ photographers share their knowledge.

Don’t become a ‘gearhead’ travel light but always have the ‘essentials’.

Understand how your camera takes a picture whether it’s film or digital.

Don’t overprocess your images on the computer, doing less means you’re getting better.

Only use the built-in camera flash as a last resort.

Develop confidence by knowing your craft.

Get yourself known by submitting your photographs to newspapers, community groups, etc. Make sure they include your name in the credits.

If you take a photo that you might think is newsworthy get it to the newspaper, tv, etc as quickly as you can.

Always back up you images as quickly as you can to avoid losing them, all storage devices will fail, some quick, some not so quick but all will.

Learn how to care for your camera and avoid problems.

Always charge your battery before you go out on a shoot. Having a full spare is advisable.

For street photography, preset your camera to the correct exposure and focus so it’s ready to go when than ‘special’ shot appears out of nowhere.

Try to develop ‘intuition’. Learning to predict what might be about to happen can often get you the winning shot.

If it doesn’t challenge you - it won’t change you.

Don’t shoot what it looks like - shoot what it feels like.

It’s all about the light……. and sometimes the shadows.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This event is for young people aged 15 - 20 years

What can I bring into the event?

Enclosed shoes, a hat, a water bottle.

If you have a camera bring it if not let the organiser know and you can loan one.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Direct Enquiries to

What's the refund policy?

You can get a refund up until 24 hours before the event start time. Please consider letting us know earlier than that if possible so others have the opportunity to participate as numbers are strictly limited to 7 participants per course.

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Vancouver Arts Centre

85 Vancouver Street

Albany, WA 6330


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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

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