Imagine the satisfaction you would feel if you knew how to control your camera’s functions to take the type of pictures you want to create.
If you find your camera has you scratching your head and leaves you wishing you could create more captivating photos, our Beginner Photography Course is for you.
By completing our Beginner Photography Course in London you will become able and confident to use your camera to take great photos because you will gain a positive understanding of how to use you camera and you will be shown how to create captivating images.
Basic Photography Course
Outcome – Understand how to use your camera to take great photos
Experience level required – None
Duration & price – 1 day, £95
Camera – DSLR or advanced compact
Location – London Southbank
Learning method – 30% theory, 70% practical + ebook + ongoing support
Following a comprehensive and engaging introduction to photography and clear instruction on how to use your camera, you will spend the majority of the day on London’s Southbank using your camera to complete practical exercises under the guidance of your tutor. You will complete the Beginner Photography Course with a thorough understanding of:
- How you should use your main camera settings & what your camera’s menus, dials and buttons control
- Principles including ISO, shutter speed, aperture & exposure
- How and when you should use each shooting mode, including shutter priority, aperture priority & manual mode
- Settings so you can freeze or blur motion
- How you can control depth of field and blur the background
- How to control exposure using different exposure modes
- How to compose good photos and enhance your photography
- Use of your camera’s autofocus modes, plus manual focus
- Basics of white balance
- When you should use jpeg & raw image quality settings
The Beginner Photography Course is suitable if you have a DSLR, compact system camera, micro four thirds, bridge, or any other advanced compact camera with settings for aperture and shutter speed.
You will learn through practice, shooting and demonstration, what each of the main settings on your camera does, how it affects the picture, and you will also learn techniques for composing and creating better photographs. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and to explore the functions and settings of your camera.
Throughout the course you will be provided with guidance and demonstrations and you will practice what you have learned, plus get feedback on your photos.
Following the workshop you will receive the 36exp DSLR Photography ebook which contains notes and references on everything covered on the day.
We provide 6 months of ongoing support after the workshop. You can email or phone us with any questions you have relating to the subjects covered on the course.
I wish others would do what you’ve done here.” – Dan
Tutor & Venue
This workshop is led by Shaun Hines. Shaun is an experienced and qualified photographer, photography writer and teacher. He has worked with 36exp since our inception and has developed the Beginner, Intermediate & Street Photography courses along with their ebooks.
After the course you will be able to take photos like these:
Image by course attendee Michael Huckfield
Photo by course attendee Aline Fretta de Sa
The Beginner Photography Course costs £95 and is limited to 8 participants per tutor.
The course runs from 10am-4pm and takes place on the Southbank close to both Southwark and London Bridge tube stations, and you will be sent full joining instructions.
Book your place on the 36exp Beginner Photography Course including 6 months of support and ebook.