We had a nice small group for our photography course in Malvern. This was the first DSLR course we’ve taught where no-one had a DSLR camera!! As usual, we worked in the grounds here (someone saw a deer!) on portrait/single subject pictures and then got up onto the Malvern Hills to for some landscape photography training. The weather was not bad (for June) and the range of cameras, as always, was much less limiting than the range of imagination and creativity of the students. It’s in your head, rather than in the camera menu!
It’s always good to have a diverse group, as people often take photos that you missed – the chance to see a picture from someone else’s point of view is always interesting. In this class the most advanced cameras were a Sony NEX-5 and a Canon G12. Phil was able to get out our Canon G9 and work on the composition, rather than lens-swapping. Less advanced cameras can’t do depth of field so well, as they have small sensors and lens apertures, so it’s important to make sure that the distance between subject and background is enough to get some blur.