This workshop gives you an understanding of how to use your DSLR or compact system camera properly or take better photos.
About this Event
What will we cover?
The basic mechanics of photography, including but not limited to:
– choice of digital camera
– exposure and taking light readings
– shutter speed settings and movement
– apertures (f-stops) and depth of field
– composition and lighting
– creative approaches to photographing different subjects.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to…
– produce photographs demonstrating some technical and theoretical understanding
– produce visually interesting photographs
– have a better understanding of the manual functions on your camera
– identify and use different sources of light i.e. daylight and artificial light.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You don’t need any previous knowledge to join this course; it’s for complete beginners or anyone needing a technical refresher. You will need to have manual functions on your camera (i.e. be able to change the aperture and shutter speed settings). Most students will have a digital SLR or bridge camera, You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be happy using numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
When I’ve finished, what workshop can I do next?
If you’ve been inspired why not take the next step up to our ‘Improving your photography’ workshop, choose a specialism (people, landscape, performance, wildlife, close up, food, documentary etc) .
How to use your Camera Properly. Beginner Photography workshop