Over the two day course we’ll cover the following topics:
Introduction to photography for beginners
Light – what is the role and the impact of light in photography and how important is light when taking a photograph?
Cameras – different types of cameras explained in depth: DSLR, compact, bridge and other cameras
Lenses – focal length explained in depth and use of lenses – what lenses you need for each type of photography
Exposure – exposure explained in depth including the three elements of exposure (shutter speed, aperture and ISO) – how they work and how you can combine them in order to obtain the best exposures and effects
Depth of field – core aspects of the depth of field and how this effect is generated and controlled in order to achieve the subject separation from the background
Composition – the golden rules in composition and the composition elements – the approach, what makes a strong composition and what is the best approach on different situations / different types of subjects
Files and formats – different types of files that the camera can generate and what is the best option for you
Advice on what equipment to buy if needed
Camera maintenance and care – how to maintain your equipment to keep it in prime condition in different types of environments.
This two day course has been formulated for people with a keen interest for photography who would like to master the basic skills and learn how to take better photos. The digital photography course includes theory and practical work, indoor/outdoor shooting techniques and a guide to shutter speed, exposure and flash use.
Led by experienced photographers, this course is a great way to kick-start your photographic journey, whether it’s a hobby or you’d like to become professional in the future.
The Beginners Photography Course covers both compact cameras and digital SLR (single lens reflex). If you do not own one of these cameras you are welcome to attend the course and hire one of our DSLR cameras free of charge. Please notify us in advance if you will need to hire a camera so we can make sure we have one available for you to use throughout the course.
Unlimited After Course Support
Once you’ve completed the Beginners Course, you will have an in-depth understanding of camera functions and effects and will be able to shoot impressive photographs. On completing this course, you may choose to move on to our two day Advanced Photography Course to further improve your skills. All of our students have access to our unlimited after course support system. You can contact Photoion Photography School at any time for help and advice, or submit your work to our tutors for constructive feedback. We invest in our students’ success and are always happy to help.
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