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Get the most out of your digital camera and unleash your creative potential by discovering how your camera really works, in this intensive two-day workshop. Learn the fundamentals and advantages of using manual modes and controlling shutter speed, aperture and ISO, so you can progress to the next level of creative photography.
This course oﬀers a blend of helpful theory in easy-to-understand terms, clear demonstrations and student practicals, so you can learn how to put the theory into practice in a fun and supportive environment. Aimed at those who have the vision but don’t know how to use their camera to get there, this course will guide you towards gaining new skills and confidence to action that vision. Course notes are included.
Topics covered in this course include:
- Getting to know your DSLR camera and how it works
- How to control the camera using manual modes, shutter speed, aperture and ISO controls
- Using your camera's light meter
- Understanding exposure
- Choosing the right lens for the job
- File formats – convenience versus quality
- Qualities of light, how and when to use it
- Editing in camera
- Photography genres - finding your own style
- Reviewing your work and learning from feedback
- Storing your files
This is a non-accredited shortcourse
There are no entry requirements for this course. It is recommended that participants have a good working knowledge of computers. Refer to Important Information for more details on equipment requirements.
A DSLR camera or mirrorless camera with Manual mode option, capable of manually adjusting shutter speed, aperture and ISO controls is essential for this course.
Lenses – interchangeable ones are an advantage, or broad range zoom lenses
Image card, image card reader or camera to computer cord
Charged camera batteries and charger
USB or hard drive to store your files
The manual for your camera (most manufacturers have online manuals you can download via the web if necessary)
Your own laptop - essential
Pen and notepad
Please familiarise yourself with your camera's manual prior to starting the course.
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