Digital Photography Courses
Our DSLR Photography Courses are intended to get you off the automatic settings, and on to the manual and semi-automatic side of your camera where you have more control of your images.
We divide all pictures into portraits (where you want to show one subject) and landscapes (where you want to show a view), and take photos of both kinds which we review. The idea is to understand the techniques to blur the background or put everything in focus, and also some ideas of composition for both types of picture. We also look at some technical features of the camera which can make a big difference to your pictures like changing ISO, exposure compensation, white balance and metering for different kinds of shot.
You should do this course if you feel that you never use your camera properly, and that by staying on the auto modes you can’t get the pictures you want. Lots of people can’t!
If you have a camera with P A S and M (or P, Av Tv and M if it’s a Canon) we can show you how to use these. If your camera only has scene modes, this can still be a useful course – you will learn how to use the most appropriate modes and about composition. Basic DSLR cameras are available to borrow if needed.
If you are already familiar with your camera, you may find our Creative Photography Course, Landscape Photography Course or Portrait Photography Courses more useful. These assume a certain level of camera knowledge, so are less suitable for beginners.
We can run this DSLR photography course at your location as a One-to-One Photography Training Course.
UK DSLR Photography Courses
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- “Thank you once again for the DSLR course at Aston Court yesterday. I thought it was really interesting, and I really learnt a lot. It is amazing the difference in my photos already.” Richard, Ashton Court 2012
- “I attended your DSLR photography course at Ashton Court on Sat 12th November 2011 and would like to say thank you for a great day! Whilst I already had a reasonable amount of technical knowledge after using my camera for about 12 months, I had also become more aware of the things I didn’t know so I came pre-loaded with many questions about my photography and kit that either needed answering or re-justifying to help increase confidence in my own ability. You managed to answer ALL of these in a friendly, informal and helpful way, thank you. The DSLR class had such a wide variety of people with different interests and levels of experience but you still managed to meet everyone’s needs/expectations. Now I just need loads of practice, which could take a while, but at some point I’ll try to submit something for you to critique.Anyway, I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone, whether just starting out or wanting to improve their photography. I’d like to come back on one of your creative photography courses next year.”Stuart, Ashton Court 2011