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Practical photography (beginners)

Image by Dale Neill Digital cameras have lots of controls and features that are not used to full effect. Gain the confidence to operate your camera and its features to produce better photographs of people, places or things. This course is for anyone with an interest in digital photography for work or hobby. Discover how much of a difference a little instruction makes. OUTLINE Topics covered include: Basic maintenance – battery care, memory maintenance Common faults – e.g. focus... [More]
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Social Media for Business

Consultants, small business owners, freelancers and anybody whose personal reputation is an important part of their business now need to project a good image online. This course will show participants to the various ways to promote their work and develop their platform online and will include hands on activities to get the process well underway. Participants will set up and optimise a Facebook business page, learn about using Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn effectively, and gain... [More]
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Creating memorable fictional characters

Fictional characters must possess sufficient strength of character to handle difficult dilemmas. In other words, they must be up to the demands of the plot. John Harman will show you how to create convincing characters, even those of the opposite gender. A story may be structured like a journey with a: Compass – the premise, theme, threads Map – the plot Engine – the motivation of the protagonist (plus other central characters) Fuel – the dialogue The depth, dimensionality and... [More]
Creating memorable fictional characters
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Practical photography (intermediate)

Designed for those who know the basic functions and features of their digital camera and wish to learn more (or have completed the Beginners course). Topics include aperture priority, shutter speed priority, portrait modes, landscape modes, exposure compensation, eliminating shutter lag, manual white balance and macro. Note that your camera must have manual settings such as P, A, S, M. The course examines all the manual modes in some detail – P, A, S and M. We use landscape... [More]
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The Insider's Guide to the Bayeux Tapestry

Professor Susan Broomhall from the UWA Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies will share the stories told in the world’s most famous medieval documents. We will investigate the historical conflict between France and England’s leading men that lay behind it, examine the technical construction of the embroidery, the visual and textual narratives it contains, and consider the work as both politics and propaganda. [More]
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Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer

This is an online course. To find out how our online courses work, please click here. Adobe’s Photoshop CS5 is a powerful software solution providing support and specialized editing tools for digital photographers and graphic artists. In this course, we’ll focus on how to select and use the professional techniques most helpful to photographers. Designed for those with no image-editing experience, this class will take you from novice to accomplished photo editor. In Photoshop CS5,... [More]

Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer II

This is an online course. To find out how our online courses work, please click here. Adobe’s Photoshop CS5 is a powerful software solution that provides support and specialized editing tools for digital photographers and graphic artists. If you know the basics of this powerful program, you’re ready to master advanced skills including building collages, doing detailed editing, and restoring old photos. This class is perfect for you if you’re already familiar with cropping,... [More]

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

This is an online course. To find out how our online courses work, please click here. ave you always been interested in drawing, but never really knew how to get started? If so, then this is definitely the course for you! Gain a solid foundation and understanding of the basics to drawing and become the artist you’ve always dreamed you could be! You’ll gain a solid understanding of the many tools of the trade. You’ll become intimately familiar with paper types, drawing styles,... [More]

How to Write for Young Adults

This is an online course. To find out how our online courses work, please click here. From Harry Potter to Twilight, young adult fiction is one of the hottest genres for today’s novels. Teens and adults alike have discovered the excitement and passion of these stories, and publishers are hungry for more. If you’re eager to break into this market, this course provides you with the recipe for creating your own successful young adult story and shows you how to get it published. First,... [More]

Advanced Fiction Writing

This is an online course. To find out how our online courses work, please click here. Do you have a story idea but aren’t sure how to begin? Do your friends say you write well, but you’re not sure how to get started on that first book? Do you have a manuscript, or parts of a manuscript, and need to know how to polish it for publication? Are you a published author who wants to learn techniques to write more effectively and efficiently? If you answered yes to any of these questions,... [More]