One-On-One Courses - Denis Cale Photography

One-on-one tuition for two hours


I tailor each One-on-One Photography course to address YOUR needs and knowledge. They are face-to-face photography course, conducted live online or in my studio. I give you the confidence to use the manual modes and to get of “AUTO“.
Specialist course are also available for, Flash photography, Studio photography, Filters and Macro . Please enquire.


Module One

Online, or Studio $85

Mastering your camera functions can be confusing and complicated. Too many menus, too many modes, too many options.

I will explain all your camera functions and show you:

  1. How to choose the best exposure settings
  2. How aperture affects you depth of field
  3. Importance of shutter speed to blur or freeze the action
  4. The various shooting modes and when to use them
  5. The difference between the light metering modes
  6. When to use the different focus options

I will discuss:

  • Your specific requirements
  • using  the exposure triangle to get the correct exposure
  • all the settings and functions on your camera


Module Two

Online, or studio $85

An advanced course designed to enhance skills learned in the Mastering Your Camera Functions Course.

A good composition is about storytelling, composing an image that anyone can relate to.

The elements of a good composition will be discussed i.e.

  • choosing the time of day, after sunrise, before sunset, the blue hour
  • leading lines to guide the eye through the image
  • focal points, silhouettes, converging lines
  • layers; foreground, fields, mountains, sky
  • the importance of camera position and height
  • controlling the weight of elements using different lens angles

I will also explain how to determine the correct exposure settings;

  • For different lighting situations,
  • Sunrises, sunsets,
  • Landscapes, seascapes,
  • Beach and snow scenes
  • Night time, low light, star trails
  • The importance of the Ansel Adams grey scale
  • The blue light hours


Module Three

Online, or studio $85

Lightroom is a powerful cataloguing and editing program for RAW and JPEG images.

I will show you how to:

  • Set up your image folders and back up folders
  • Import images from a camera and prepare previews
  • Organise albums,
  • Set up collections, and collection sets
  • Apply key words and tags
  • Use basic editing functions

I will explain;

  • good editing work flow steps
  • the develop module features
  • Short cut  functions
  • how to save virtual copies
  • exporting finished images
  • using the print module

All the features and techniques are  demonstrated on your computer or laptop


LIGHTROOM Advanced Editing Techniques

Module Four

Online or studio $85

This is a follow on course to LIGHTROOM FUNDAMENTALS exploring all the advanced editing tools

I will demonstrate how to use the various develop module features on sample images and your images.

You will be asked to have a selection of images for editing.

Advanced editing features include the;

  • Graduated filter
  • Brush tool
  • Radial tool
  • H S L module
  • White balance correction
  • Detail ( sharpening) tool
  • Crop tool
  • Effects tool
  • Lens correction tool
  • Transform tool