Photography Course - Mastering Your Digital SLR

digital slr photography course defocusCameras.co.uk Photography Courses are all about helping you to get more enjoyment from your Digital SLR. Whatever your current level of ability our photography courses can help you to master the technical aspects of photography and develop your photographer's eye. These are the simple building blocks that can turn you from someone that takes basic snaps into a fully fledged photographer.

If you are anything like me when I was starting out I just wanted to experience a few of those proud moments when people would ask "Did you really take that picture?"

The good news is that being able to capture photographs that are good both technically and creatively is probably easier than you think. The key is picking the right tutor to guide you through the early learning stages, so that all the key concepts sink in.

I can remember how it felt when the penny finally dropped for me. Suddenly I was far more confident with a camera in my hand and I could see potential photographs in every day scenes in a way I simply never could before. A Cameras.co.uk Photography Course can make the penny drop for you as well.

Mastering Your Digital SLR

If you are relatively new to photography or would like to finally get to grips with the different features your camera offers the course I would suggest is our Introduction to Digital Photography. This course is the ideal first step to kick start your journey to mastering photography.

How Long Do The Courses Last?

You have the option of attending a one day or two day course. If you opt for a two day course the second day sees you out and about with your camera putting into practice what you have learnt on your first day. Your tutor will be along side you ready to help and guide you when you feel you need pointing in the right direction.

What Can You Learn in One or Two Days? The Absolute Essentials

You can cover a lot of ground in a day and transform your knowledge of how your camera works. By improving your knowledge of the inner workings of your camera you greatly increase the creativity options you have. I'm not going to claim you will suddenly be able to take photographs like a professional, but at the end of the course you will have a set of new skills you can take away and put into practice whenever you take a picture. You will be surprised at the difference this can make to how your photographs will look.

Building Your Understanding of the Key Camera Controls

digital slr photography course composition Subjects covered include how you can use shutter speed to freeze or show motion. You have almost certainly seen photographs showing water falls with silky, smooth water flowing through the shot. This is your opportunity to learn how you can achieve the same effect. You will also learn how changing your aperture size can throw backgrounds out of focus to highlight your subject in exactly the same way as professional photographers do.

So after the course you will be able to go out with your camera and shoot those pictures of flowers where just a single flower is isolated in pin sharp focus with the rest of the scene a blur.

You will also learn about the impact of changing ISO as well as gaining a thorough understanding of how selectively using white balance can impact colours to give a completely different mood to your photographs.

Not only will you learn how to change these settings on your camera, but you will walk away knowing exactly what settings to use to create your desired effects.

Learn How to Arrange Scenes for Maximum Impact

One of the most noticeable differences between the trained photographer and someone that just takes snaps is how they can create totally different photographs from the same scene. Someone with a trained eye can transform the way their photograph will look simply by how they arrange the shot. It does require skill, but it is a skill you can learn and develop. Therefore to complement your new found technical knowledge there is a section of the course covering photo composition. This includes an in depth analysis of a number of example photographs.

They say that every good story has a great beginning, middle and end. The same concept can be applied to photography. On a Cameras.co.uk photography course you will learn how to take pictures that have foreground, middle ground and background interest to grab and hold the viewers attention.

Gaining new insights in how to compose scenes for maximum impact is likely to make a considerable difference to the way your photographs will look. In addition you will learn key concepts that will get you started in training your own eyes to see scenes in a way that will give your photographs true visual impact.

Painting With Light

digital slr photography course defocus You may have heard photography described as painting with light. This underlines the importance of the role light plays in your photograph. This includes the direction of light and the differences in the type of light available at different times of the day. Therefore lighting is another important component of the course. So if you have ever wondered exactly what the Golden Hour is and how it affects the way your photos look this is a section of the course that can help to add that golden glow to your photographs.

So by the end of the course you will See the Light in more than one way!

What Can Your Expect on a Course?

Our photography courses are very hands on. You will be using your camera more or less from the start of the course. Most people find this a far more productive way of learning than simply being lectured. Your practical knowledge will build quickly throughout the day. By the end of the day you will also have grown in confidence as you understand how the different settings can have a dramatic impact on your photographs.

Although the course is intensive we make sure there is enough time for you to absorb all the information. Nothing is rushed or hurried. The course is divided into key sections just like chapters in a book. This ensures there is structure to the course and all the information is relatively easy to commit to memory.

You are also supplied with a comprehensive set of notes that you can refer back to after the course has finished. This can act as a great refresher for your memory when you are putting into practice what you have learnt.

Who Will Be Teaching You?

digital slr photography course defocus All our teachers are experienced photographers. Just as importantly they also have a background in teaching and training photography. They are also open and friendly. No matter how much ground is covered you are likely to have plenty of questions you would like to ask. We appreciate that creating a relaxed, informal environment makes it far easier for you to ask any question you have.

It is very important to us that you get as much as you possibly can from our courses. We collect your feedback at the end of each course. The feedback is used to continually improve and fine tune our courses and ensures our tutors provide courses where you learn a great deal and also really enjoy yourself.

The photography training arm of our business is called Red Cloud. Under the Red Cloud name we have been successful in running the highest quality training courses for every type of photographer.

What Can You Expect After Your Course?

Based on feedback from previous attendees you should find the course inspirational. There will be plenty of new ideas that you will want to get out and try with your camera. In the weeks and months after taking our photography course you are likely to find yourself using your camera more often and gaining much more pleasure whenever you do. Sure we can't teach you absolutely everything in one or two days, but we can set you on the path to getting the maximum enjoyment from your camera.

Next time you see a photo opportunity you will know exactly what to do!

Buying as a Gift?

If you are buying one of our photography courses as a gift, but don't know the best date to buy for you can buy vouchers that can be redeemed against one of our courses in the future.

How to Book Your Place on a Course

Dates and locations for up and coming one and two day courses are listing below. Select the location and date that suits you the best and them click on the Buy Now button to book your place.

Book a One Day Photography Course

Park Plaza Leeds 09 September 2017
Time: 09:30 to 16:30
Price: £125.00

 

The New Steine Hotel Brighton 09 September 2017
Time: 09:30 to 16:30
Price: £125.00

 

Richmond Gate Hotel 09 September 2017
Time: 09:30 to 16:30
Price: £125.00

 

Bramcote Memorial Hall - Nottingham 23 September 2017
Time: 09:30 to 16:30
Price: £125.00

 

Chancellors Hotel & Conference Centre, Manchester 30 September 2017
Venue: Chancellors Way, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6ZT map
Venue: Chancellors Way, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6ZT map
Time: 09:30 to 16:30
Price: £125.00

 

Holiday Inn Edinburgh 07 October 2017
Time: 09:30 to 16:30
Price: £125.00

 

Richmond Gate Hotel 07 October 2017
Time: 09:30 to 16:30
Price: £125.00

 

The Holiday Inn - Bristol 14 October 2017
Time: 09:30 to 16:30
Price: £125.00

 

Beamish Hall 21 October 2017
Venue: Beamish, Stanley, County Durham DH9 0YB map
Time: 09:30 to 16:30
Price: £125.00

 

The Lace Mill, Nottingham 28 October 2017
Time: 09:30 to 16:30
Price: £125.00

 

Cardiff - Central 04 November 2017
Venue: Cardiff City Centre, CF10 3ER map
Time: 09:30 to 16:00
Price: £125.00

 

South Hinksey Village Hall, Oxford 04 November 2017
Venue: Manor Road, South Hinksey, Oxford OX1 5AS map
Time: 09:30 to 16:30
Price: £125.00

 

Richmond Gate Hotel 04 November 2017
Time: 09:30 to 16:30
Price: £125.00

 

Holiday Inn Edinburgh 11 November 2017
Time: 09:30 to 16:30
Price: £125.00

 

Park Plaza Leeds 11 November 2017
Time: 09:30 to 16:30
Price: £125.00

 

Chancellors Hotel & Conference Centre, Manchester 25 November 2017
Venue: Chancellors Way, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6ZT map
Venue: Chancellors Way, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6ZT map
Time: 09:30 to 16:30
Price: £125.00

 

The Priory Rooms Meeting and Conference Centre 25 November 2017
Time: 09:30 to 00:00
Price: £125.00

 

The New Steine Hotel Brighton 02 December 2017
Time: 09:30 to 16:30
Price: £125.00

 

Richmond Gate Hotel 02 December 2017
Time: 09:30 to 16:30
Price: £125.00

 

The Holiday Inn - Bristol 09 December 2017
Time: 09:30 to 16:30
Price: £125.00

 

The Priory Rooms Meeting and Conference Centre 09 December 2017
Time: 09:30 to 16:30
Price: £125.00

 

Beamish Hall 16 December 2017
Venue: Beamish, Stanley, County Durham DH9 0YB map
Time: 09:30 to 16:30
Price: £125.00

 

Book a Two Day Photography Course

Bramcote Memorial Hall - Nottingham 23 September 2017 to 24 October 2017
Time: 09:30 to 16:30
Price: £190.00

 

Richmond Gate Hotel 14 October 2017 to 15 October 2017
Time: 09:30 to 16:30
Price: £190.00

 

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