This entry-level one-week course combines theory and practice enabling you to take better digital photographs with your Digital SLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera by increasing your theoretical understanding of photography and exploring your creative side. Lecturers will be part homework critique session (practice) and theory.
5 consecutive days, 5 sessions of 4 hours each. Daily from 09:30 – 13:30.
This course is also available as a 5-week, once per week option – click here to look at those dates and times.
Two 6×9 photo prints for student exhibition.
*LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.
Session 1 How to setup your camera in different modes
Session 2 How to manipulate and use aperture and metering modes
Session 3 How to use shutterspeed
Session 4 What are lenses and their relationship with aperture
Session 5 Work with onboard flash and speedlight
“I Really enjoyed the group of students – exchanging ideas and seeing each others images. How different we see the world.
Homework provided the incentive to go out and try something new”
“I very much enjoyed the different homework assignments we got – they allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and gave me a bigger perspectives on different types of photography.”
“I bought a brand new camera without a clue how to use any of the buttons, what they meant and what they can do. I learnt so much from this course and feel more at ease with my camera and what it can do. There is a lot to learn, but this course gives you a great general view and taster on getting to know your camera. Perfect course for beginners.”
“Finally the penny dropped about the relationship between ISO, aperture, shutter speed and light balance. Very helpful practicing with these elements. Printing and getting feedback on photographs helped clarify issues around composition, what story the picture is trying to tell, technical issues around exposure, etc. Also learned about shallow and deep depth of field and blurring motion. Was really helpful to learn about a range of lenses and what they specialize in. Doing a story as the final session also introduced a whole new way for me to think about putting images together in a coherent way. I think Amy is a particularly skilled teacher/educator. She listens well, explains in simple and effective ways.”
“I have gotten to know my camera and I’ve grown more confident in my skills as a photographer. I’m also doing the Lightroom course next. You’ve got me hooked, guys!”