Evening Photography Course – 4 weeks

Have you taken a plunge and purchased your first dslr camera?

Are you passionate about photography, but stuck on the ‘auto’ and hoping for the best?

Would you like to know what the different camera functions do, how to use them effectively and improve the quality of your photos?

Then kick start your photography with our 4 weeks intensive course!

equipement needed for beginners dslr photography course

Our intensive photography course for beginners will explain the science and art of photography with almost constant hands-on exercises to help you put the theory into practice.

By ensuring that you understand what photography actually is and how the digital slr works as a tool in this context you will gain an understanding and control of your camera which no user manual or trial and error approach could ever hope to give you.

The course will start with an introduction to the technical aspects of photography like exposure, aperture, shutter speed, ISO and how they apply to a digital camera. We will then cover camera settings, buttons and their functions, from getting started in auto mode to shooting in fully manual. Finally we will explore more advanced camera functions, flash photography and also look at some elements of good composition.

Learn, take control of your camera and start taking better pictures!

student on beginners dslr photography course
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The digital camera photography course that Jason ran was absolutely great. I learnt so much on the day. The content was really interesting and was backed up by great and fascinating practical examples.

Richard Draper

Great photography experience

Our evening photography course normally runs once a week from 6.30pm to 8.30pm for 4 weeks.

During the evening dslr photography course you will learn:

Session One

  • The essential functions and engineering of camera body and lens.
  • Camera basics: buttons, settings and program modes.
  • Introduction to all important concept of exposure.
  • “Exposure triangle” – the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO.
  • Making sense of numbers in photography and how to learn the f-stop sequence quickly.

Session Two

  • Introduction to metering and metering modes.
  • Exposure compensation.
  • Using mid-tone references to attain correct exposure.
  • What is light temperature and how to use white balance effectively.
  • Focus: auto and manual, focusing points and an introduction to split focussing.
  • Lens basics. Focal length. Maximum aperture. Choosing the best lens for your needs. Basic programming. An introduction.

Session Three

  • Getting creative with shutter speed and aperture.
  • Best way to photograph people, objects and landscapes.
  • How to take portraits with beautifully blurred background and group shots with everyone sharp and in focus.
  • How to capture sport and action: freezing movement and motion blur.
  • Introduction to low light photography.
  • Painting with light.
  • Introduction to flash photography, outdoors and indoors.

Session Four

  • Composition basics: cropping, framing, the rule of thirds and leading lines.
    Simplicity and how to use negative space to your advantage.
  • How to use tones to add depth to scenes.
  • An introduction to ‘the decisive moment’.
  • Peer critique of best images.
  • Course notes and photography cheat sheets.

Equipment requirements: a DSLR camera, mirrorless compact systems and bridge cameras that allow full manual control (A/AV, S/TV and M modes). If in doubt please email us to check suitability, alternatively we offer free camera hire (Nikon and Canon).

Course key facts
Course level 1
beginner and intermediate
Group size
6-8 students
4 weeks
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Wimbledon Art Studios10 Riverside Yard
Riverside Road
London SW17 0BB
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Offer ends 01/12/2014.
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