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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY - INTRODUCTION

This ten-week course will introduce you to the technical details of your digital camera so you can use it more confidently and creatively. It is for complete beginners or for those who are struggling to move beyond using their camera in fully automatic mode. Learn about aperture, shutter speed and how to control the exposure triangle, field of view, depth of field and get ready to use your camera with semi-automatic and manual settings.
  • Who is it for?

    The course is suitable for beginners or for those who are struggling to move beyond using their camera in fully automatic mode. You will be interested in learning how your camera works, the basics of digital photography and want to progress technically to develop more creative skills.

  • What does it cover?

    - The mode dial and the exposure triangle.
    - Focus points and modes from still to moving subjects.
    - Lens selection, focal length and field of view.
    - Metering modes, exposure compensation and the histogram
    - Control of aperture and creative photography with depth of field.
    - Control of time values and creative photography with slow shutter speeds
    - White balance and colour temperature.
    - Introduction to the use of flash
    - Pixels, formats, SD cards, saving and storing photos
    - Practical tips for better composition

    1. Understand how a camera meters light, set ISO and achieve a correct exposure with all the camera modes from auto to manual

    2. Understand focus options and how to set focus for different types of photography including moving subject and close focus.

    3. Understand depth of field and how to control it using aperture and how to alter shutter speed to freeze or convey movement in an image.

    3. Understand field of view and the different lenses that are available for a digital camera and how lens choices shape photographs.

  • What will it be like?

    Presentations on the course topics are expanded on through handouts and videos. Practical sessions will be supported by individual help and guidance as you try out new techniques with your camera. Self-study assignments will help you continue to learn after class, and which will be reviewed each week. As you grow more confident you will discuss photographs in class and learn by seeing the images made by everyone else in the student group.

  • What else do I need to buy or do?

    It is always best to bring your own camera, which can be either a digital SLR, mirror-less interchangeable-lens camera or an advanced compact camera. If you do not have your own, the Centre has some cameras which can be booked.

  • What could it lead to?

    More confidence to continue developing your digital photography skills either in the Photography Intermediate or Digital Photography in the City courses or alternatively develop your photography editing skills with Lightroom Digital Photography.

Available Courses

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY - INTRODUCTION

This ten-week course will introduce you to the technical details of your digital camera so you can use it more confidently and creatively. It is for complete beginners or for those who are struggling to move beyond using their camera in fully automatic mode. Learn about aperture, shutter speed and how to control the exposure triangle, field of view, depth of field and get ready to use your camera with semi-automatic and manual settings.

11 October 2024 – 13 December 2024
Friday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:2001D
£261 / £82
10 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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31 January 2025 – 04 April 2025
Friday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:2002D
£261 / £91
10 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Digital Photography Editing

09 October 2024 – 27 November 2024
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:2004D
£216 / £76
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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29 January 2025 – 19 March 2025
Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Course Code:2008D
£144 / £50
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Photography - Digital Saturdays

Whether you photograph with a smartphone or camera, this series of weekend workshops takes a practical approach to helping you to understand digital photography.

01 March 2025 – 15 March 2025
Saturday, 11:00 to 15:00
Course Code:2010D
£104 / £36
3 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Digital Photography - In The City

Digital Photography in the City is a practical course that combines all the enjoyment of a photo walk with guided tuition. Whether the concrete high walks of the Barbican, the green spaces of city parks or wonderful views of the Thames at night, this course is about gaining practical skills from learning topics on location in London. Be in-spired by the city and see how your creative ideas can take shape from location to photograph.

11 October 2024 – 13 December 2024
Friday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:2005D
£261 / £91
10 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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09 May 2025 – 11 July 2025
Friday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:2006D
£261 / £91
10 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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