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Beginners Photography Course

  • Beginner Level
  • 2 days / 10 hours
  • 8 students maximum
  • In person

Welcome to our Beginners Photography Course, a 10-hour journey designed to provide you with a solid foundation in digital photography. This 2-day course is the first part of our 4-day Complete Foundation Photography Course and offers the perfect mix of theory and practice, equipping you with the essential skills to begin your photographic journey.

What is the course about?

Our Beginners Photography Course is tailored to provide you with a solid understanding of your camera and the technical aspects of digital photography.

By the end of this 10-hour course, you will master your camera in full manual mode to broaden your creative bandwidth. The course will enable you to express yourself through strong images while teaching you the order in which to set ISO, shutter speeds, and aperture for different situations. You will also delve into the creative possibilities of using slow and fast shutter speeds and achieving shallow and great depth of field.

To ensure a hands-on learning experience, students will participate in a series of practical assignments on location, guided by their tutor. With a strong foundation in digital photography, this comprehensive course will equip you to capture and create stunning visuals.

What will the course cover?

  • DSLR & mirrorless cameras

  • Camera resolution & print size

  • File formats (JPG & RAW)

  • Lenses (focal lengths, macro, prime & zoom and what to use them for)

  • Autofocus (focusing points, autofocus lock, back-button focus)

  • Mastering Manual exposure (ISO, shutter speeds, aperture)

  • 18% grey card and when to under- and overexpose

  • Order in which to set ISO, shutter speeds, aperture for different situations

  • Metering Modes (Evaluative, Partial, Spot Metering)

  • Fast & slow shutter speeds, panning

  • Great and Shallow Depth of Field

What skills will I acquire?

  • Master your camera in full manual mode

  • Broaden your creative bandwidth by exploring the relationship between aperture, shutter speed, focal length and focus

  • Express your creativity through strong images

What do I need?

Digital Camera (DSLR or Mirrorless) with Manual Exposure Mode.

If you’re planning to purchase your own camera, why not check out our article on Which cameras and lenses we recommend for Beginners?

If you don’t own your own digital camera, you can hire a professional grade DSLR (Canon or Nikon) from us for £20/day. Simply email us with your requirements.

Booking options

The Beginners Photography Course can be completed on 2 consecutive weekdays or on 1 weekend.

Monday & Tuesday, 10am – 4pm
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Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 4pm
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All our individual photography courses are available as Open Date Gift Vouchers, valid for 1 year from date of purchase, the perfect idea to share your love for photography.

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