Photography – DSLR Introduction
A short course to introduce you to the technical and creative use of a DSLR camera. Take the camera off automatic and learn about exposure, depth of field, aperture, shutter control, ISO and white balance. Bring your camera to each session or if you do not have your own the college has a limited number of
cameras but you will need to book one.
Who is this course for
A short course to introduce you to the technical and creative use of a DSLR camera. Take the camera off automatic and learn about exposure, depth of field, aperture, shutter control, ISO and white balance. Bring your camera to each session or if you do not have your own the college has a limited number of cameras but you will need to book one.
What does this course cover
We begin with the basic camera settings. Though your camera's manual provides you with a wealth of information necessary for taking better pictures, you will learn hands on what all those buttons mean. We break down the commonly used terms and photography vocabulary and supply clear handouts for you to brush up at home.
This six week course will teach you how to:
' Choose the right shooting mode
' Set your ISO
' Adjust your white balance
' Correct your exposure
' Choose the right image format (JPEG or RAW)
' Work with Aperture and Depth of Field
' Control your Shutter Speeds
' Take creative portraits
' Improve your landscape photographs
' Freeze movement
' Take creative still life
' Transfer your photos from camera to computer
' Make some minor image adjustments using Photoshop
Be confident enough to use your DSLR camera in the Photography - Digital Saturday course. Also be able to produce high quality photographs using your own digital camera.
What will it be like
Each week we set the group a different task that covers a new technical skill. After some in-class demonstrations we will venture out into the local area to experiment and master these new techniques.
Demonstrations are made using a Smartboard through computer-linked projectors, exposition with time for discussion and questions. Through tutor-guidance, ongoing monitoring of students' work and hands-on experience, students can feel confident that by the end of their six weeks they will be working off automatic and taking the photographs they dreamed of taking.
What else do you need to buy or do
Your own DSLR camera or book one at Reception when you enrol. As much practice as possible to reinforce learning, this may be at home or elsewhere or from homework given by the tutor.
What this course could lead to
Photography - Digital Saturdays courses. This is a chance for you to set aside time to learn the practical and creative use of the camera. Create a portfolio of work as you increase your knowledge of digital photography week by week. Also learn from others and share your ideas and techniques. The course will make use of the fantastic photographic opportunities offered by our Central London location at the week-end. You will need to have your own camera and have some experience of using it.
I've been to many Centres to study in London and the Mary Ward Centre is one of the nicest I've studied in.MWC student
This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria
Got a Question about this Course?
Contact The Departmental Administrator.
Why come to Mary Ward Centre?
Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.
Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’