FAQ London Photography Courses
If you are considering one of our London Digital Photography Courses, we know you may have a few questions or worries as to whether the course is relevant for you, and whether you have the right equipment. We have put together the following frequently asked questions to help you out. If there is anything else that you need to know then please feel free to CONTACT us, you can also find out more information about the requirements of individual courses on the COURSE home page.
What courses do your School offers?
If you wish to see all our photography courses and workshops please visit our courses page here.
What course / workshop level should I attend?
The Photography Course Beginners is suited for those who have no or little experience. The course is for total beginners, for those willing to take a refresher course in the basics of digital photography and digital cameras or for those going on holiday who want better results. You do not need any experience to enrol on the Digital Photography Course for Beginners.
The Photography Course Advanced is suited for those who have a basic understanding of camera commands, have a basic understanding of manual and semi-manual exposure modes including aperture, shutter speed, ISO and have a basic understanding of lenses and exposure.
At our Photography School all other specialised Photography Courses and Workshops are open to those who have a basic understanding of camera commands, have a basic understanding of manual and semi-manual exposure modes including aperture, shutter speed, ISO and have a basic understanding of lenses and exposure.
See more about requirements here.
What camera can I bring?
Both Digital SLR (DSLR) and Professional Compact Cameras with Full Manual Exposure mode are covered in the beginners’ course. For the intermediates level you will need a Digital SLR (DSLR) camera. If you don’t have a DSLR camera yet but still want to attend the courses you can use one of our spare semi-professional DSLRs for the duration of the course. Please let us know in the booking form if you wish to use one of our spare cameras.
Do you offer advice on buying a camera?
Yes we do, we offer valuable advice during all our courses and workshops in terms of equipment purchase according your budget and photography style.
What does DSLR stand for?
DSLR stands for Digital Single Lens Reflex, those cameras with the capability to remove the lens and replace it with another. This is what sets these cameras apart from others. Please see below some examples of DSLR cameras:
Nikon D60, Canon EOS 1000D, Sony A200, Pentax K-m, Olympus E-420, Canon EOS 1000D, Canon EOS 450D, Canon EOS 500D, Canon EOS 50D, Canon EOS 550D Canon EOS 5D MKII, Canon EOS 7D, Nikon D3000, Nikon D300S, Nikon D5000 Nikon D700, Nikon D90, Nikon D90, Sony Alpha a330
What is a Professional Compact Camera?
A Professional Compact camera is a Compact Camera with Fully Manual Exposure Mode which offers you control over the ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture values. Please see below some examples of Professional Compact Cameras:
Canon Powershot G10, Canon Powershot G11, Canon Powershot SX1, Leica D-LUX 3 SIGMA DP1, Nikon Coolpix P90, Olympus SP-550UZ, Fujifilm Finepix s1000FD
Who are the tutors?
How will I be taught?
At our Photography School you will be taught with professional methods, in professional venues including power point presentations projected on a large screen, physical examples, practical exercises, impromptu demonstrations, tests, assignments, home work, etc. You will get to go out and practice with the camera in Central London on the South Bank along the river Thames. You will receive a PDF version of the full course materials for each course.