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Intermediate Photography Course in London

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Intermediate Photography Course

Intermediate Photography Course is a great follow-up class for people who already know how to use their cameras in fully manual mode and want to take their photography skills to the next level.

The course explores more advanced camera functions, Aperture and Shutter priority modes, flash, composition and various creative techniques.

This is a full-day follow up of our half-day Beginners photography course and full-day Intensive beginners course, highly recommended to everyone wanting to expand their knowledge further.

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

Get to know your camera better and start improving your photography!

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Course key facts

Course level 2 Intermediate Studio and outdoors
Group size 6 students optimal tutor attention
Duration 1 day 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location London
DSLR Photography Courses
Wimbledon Art Studios
10 Riverside Road
London SW17 0BB

Take Your Photography to the Next Level

  • A quick overview of the photographer’s kit.
  • Refresher of all the different focusing modes: single, continuous and manual.
  • How to choose the most suitable exposure mode.
  • How to speed up your photography – When? and Why? Aperture priority (A/Av) and Shutter speed priority (S/Tv) plus how to use the Exposure compensation.
  • How to read and use Histograms to improve your photography.
  • What is middle grey and why does it matter?
  • Getting serious with metering systems – Matrix/Evaluative, Partial and Spot
  • “Blinkies” – how to avoid blown highlights in your photographs
  • Introduction to in-camera flash:
    • relationship between flash, ISO and shutter speed
    • minimising the flash appearance on the pictures
    • fill-in flash
    • creative use of flash
  • Indoor and low light shooting without a flash.
  • Lenses – how to choose the best glass for the job or desired creative effect (distortions/perspective change).
  • Art of good photography composition: rule of thirds, filling the frame, symmetry, patterns and textures, leading lines, frame within the frame, negative space and more.

Our course not only explains the basic science and nature of photography but also introduces lots of hands-on practice sessions during which you will learn how to control and combine all different camera functions creatively.

intermediate photography course student digital camera

Our Intermediate Photography class is a fantastic workshop for people who already know how to use their cameras in manual mode and want to take their photography skills to the next level.

You will learn how to take great pictures – faster! – using aperture and shutter priority modes. How to use flash or cope in low light conditions without one. Get lens advice, tips on framing, composition, and more…

If you want to take better portraits of your friends or family, in low light at concerts or events, improve your landscape shots, this course will enhance both your technical and creative skills!

The Intermediate Photography course is a stimulating combination of presentations, demonstrations and discussions.

This is a highly practical workshop for all photography enthusiasts wanting to improve their skills.

There will be plenty of hands-on practice in our studio (artificial light) and outdoors (natural light – weather permitting).

It is assumed that those attending will have a basic knowledge of photography and have an understanding of aperture, shutter speeds, ISO, or have already attended our Beginners DSLR or Intensive Beginner courses.

We recommend bringing a flexible zoom lens and/or a prime lens, like 35mm or 50mm. If you have a range of lenses please email us after making a booking and we will recommend the best lenses for this course.

Tripods are not required.

If you have an external flash, yes, feel free to bring it with you.

All DSLR cameras, mirrorless and bridge systems from CanonNikonSonyFujifilmOlympusPanasonicPentax etc are very welcome. Generally, any digital camera that allows manual exposure should be suitable for the Intermediate Photography workshop in our London studio.

If you’d like to double-check your camera suitability before making a booking or have questions about the course please call us on 020 8947 8118, or email info@dslrphotographycourses.com

We offer free camera and lens hire for the duration of the course.

Creative, Inspiring, Enjoyable

Our Intermediate Photography courses already helped hundreds of photography enthusiasts, here’s what some of them had to say!

London photography courses satisfied students

“The Intermediate course was fantastic! The tutor worked through everyone’s questions and kept an even balance between teaching new techniques and helping us with things we were struggling with or wanted to know. It was a perfect next step from the beginner course! Thank you!

Kevi HickmottNikon D5300

I signed up for the Intermediate photography course to consolidate what I’ve learnt on beginners course and to gain further in-depth knowledge. The hands-on activities were fantastic. The tutor was able to answer all my questions. Very happy again, thank you so much!”

Monika GajekNikon D7000

“I thought that the Intermediate course was very informative. I’m glad we could apply the theory to practical exercises. I think it is a great progressive class after the beginners course. Small groups work very well as there is more focus on the individual needs. Many thanks DSLR team!”

Rebecca GarbettCanon EOS 100D

Start Learning Today!

With groups no larger than 6 students we can guarantee that everyone will get a high level of attention and some personal tips.

Date Day Time Course Places Price
19 Oct 2022 Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm only 3 left £135.00 Book now
16 Nov 2022 Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 4 £135.00
26 Nov 2022 Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm only 3 left £145.00 Book now

One to One Tuition

One to One photography tuition with an experienced photographer is the best way to learn about your camera and how to use it to its full potential.

Your 1to1 session will be 100% tailored towards your photographic needs and your camera gear.

You will get plenty of hands-on practice, instant feedback on your pictures, and lots of tips.

One to One tuition is available on weekdays and weekends.

Please feel free to get in touch with questions.

1to1 Tuition

Gift Vouchers

Photography Courses Gift Vouchers make perfect presents to celebrate a Birthday, Fathers Day, Christmas or any other occasion

Group studio course

£ 145

6 hours class
  • In-person tuition
  • Up to 6 participants
  • Many dates available
  • Professional tuition
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On to One Tuition

£ 300

4 hours tuition
  • In-person tuition
  • Your own private tutor
  • You choose the date
  • 100% tailored to your needs
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How do the gift vouchers work?

To redeem a gift voucher, its recipient must visit our website, choose a suitable date, and register on the course. We will send a welcome reply email with the booking confirmation, course outline and directions to the studio.

If you have a voucher for a 1to1 tuition – please get in touch. We will arrange everything to suit your calendar and your photography needs.

All our photography gift vouchers are valid for 12 months – giving recipients plenty of time to redeem their gifts.

What happens after I buy a voucher?

It is very important that you provide us with the full name of the gift voucher recipient. If you haven’t done so during the checkout process, please email us. Without that information, we can not print and send the voucher.

Along with the glossy voucher, you will receive a beautiful handmade card, a copy of the course outline and information on how to use the voucher.

There is plenty of space inside the card for your personal message or Christmas wishes.

Have a Question?

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I registered for the Intermediate course, what now?

First of all – thank you for booking a class with us!

If you booked a group course, you will shortly receive a confirmation email with the course outline, meeting place and all the joining instructions.

If you booked one-to-one or online tuition, we will email you soon to arrange this training for you.

How can I pay for the Intermediate course?

Paying for the course is straightforward, secure and only takes a second. After completing the registration process you will be taken to the Order Summary page where you can choose to pay with PayPal using any credit or debit card.

You can also pay by bank money transfer – please email us for details: info@dslrphotographycourses.com.

If you have a gift voucher and would like to use it as part or full payment for the course, please get in touch with your voucher number and we will make a reservation for you.

What should I bring to the course?

All you need to bring for this workshop is your digital camera, a lens, a fully charged battery, and please make sure that you have some free space on the memory card.

But generally, you are welcome to bring as much or as little gear as you like!

If you have a selection of lenses, please get in touch, and we will recommend which lenses will be the most suitable for this class.

Tripods are not required.

If you have an external flash, yes, you can bring it with you.

Do you offer free camera hire?

Yes, we offer a free camera hire for the duration of all our photography workshops.

This is a popular option as you can learn about all the different camera functions before buying one.

We have Nikon and Canon cameras available.

What happens if I’m late or miss a course?

We start classes promptly and keep to stated hours. Please try to arrive 10 minutes earlier to prepare your camera and all the gear that you have.

If you are running late or can not find us, please let us know so that we can help you with directions. Our studio phone no is 020 8947 8118.

If you find out that you can not make it on the day, we would appreciate it if you notify us as soon as possible. We can try to make some alternative arrangements for you.

If you would like to cancel your attendance and will give us enough notice, we can offer you a full or partial refund. Please visit our FAQ page and read the relevant answers about our refunds and cancellation policy.

Contact us

If you can not find what you are looking for please submit a question to us. We aim to reply within a few hours.

Alternatively, just call us on 020 8947 8118.
Our business hours are Monday to Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm.

You can also contact us by emailinfo@dslrphotographycourses.com.

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