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How To Use Your Camera (Part 2)
Course Date: Saturday 30th September 2017
Category: Photography
Price: £80


This day course is designed as a follow up to part 1 but can be taken by those who feel they already have a good understand of ISO Shutter Speed and Aperture.

Further Detail

We will look in-depth into further camera settings to give us a more thorough understanding of how we can create images effectively, efficiently and creatively. You will learn how to customise your camera's function buttons and how to fine tune your exposure settings to really perfect your images. You will also learn how to play with colours, contrast, sharpness and more. This session will have plenty of practical experiments. You will also receive worksheets in the session and personalised projects to undertake once you have left the course to support your learning.

Skills/Techniques Covered

  • How to change your white balance.
  • How to choose an appropriate metering mode.
  • How to choose an appropriate autofocus mode.
  • How to bracket and why you would use bracketing.
  • How to use built in flash effectively.
  • Understanding composition and framing guides
  • Using camera picture styles
  • Understanding exposure compensation
  • Understanding back button focussing
  • Setting function buttons and more.




Materials are not included in your course fee. Please remember to bring cash or your cheque book if your course involves buying materials from the tutor - tutors are unable to take card payments at the school

Please bring with you:

A notepad and pen or pencil

A digital camera with S, A and M modes (For canon cameras these may be marked as Tv and Av instead of S and A)

A clear memory card

A fully charged battery

We advise that you do not buy any materials required for a course more than two weeks in advance, because occasionally a course is cancelled due to low enrolment.

Tutor Profile

I am a Professional Photographer and tutor working in the South West of England. When I was 16 I studied Photography at College and received a Triple Distinction. I then went to Bournemouth Arts University where I studied Commercial Photography. 

After University I went straight into employment as a Family Portrait Photographer and then onto Self Employment. I have a passion for learning and regularly attend business and Photography workshops to improve my understanding. 

After a few years as a working Portrait and Commercial Photographer I decided to start teaching, since then I have completed a level 3 course in education and training at college in order to teach most effectively. 

I have been a member of The Guild of Photographers for the last three years where I have won 19 awards for my photographs in their Image of the Month Competition. I also chair an independent camera club in Devon with new photographers.

See more of my work on my website

Timings & Refreshments

Please aim to arrive between 9.30 and 9.45am to allow for a prompt 10am start. Fresh ground coffee and a range of teas are provided all day, along with homemade cookies in the morning, a complimentary sandwich lunch and cake in the afternoon. SPECIAL DIETS: As peoples' allergies, intolerances, special diets and preferences are so many and varied, we are not able to cater for these. However, we will be able to cater for a gluten free diet so please tell us on arrival if you need a gluten free opt