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Why take this course?

Digital SLR cameras offer the freedom to experiment with photography – making it easy to capture family shots, preserve your favourite memories or create your own photographic works of art. On this course you will learn all about the digital SLR camera modes and settings, and how to use them.

Through out the duration of the course you will learn about the essential elements of the Digital SLR Camera via a step-by-step guide, allowing you to enhance your photographic skills and knowledge.

You will also undertake a National Unit in Photography: Basic Camera Techniques (F8KH 12).

What you will experience

You will explore the various functions of the digital SLR or compact camera, allowing you to maximise the use of your camera and move away from the automatic settings. The course is very practical, and will use your own camera to capture images whilst testing the various settings available. You will also focus on specific genres of photography to see what settings should be used to achieve the best possible results, and study the work of other photographers to assess the settings they have used. Main Topics include:

  • Camera modes
  • Aperture, shutter speeds and ISO
  • Exposure
  • Properties of light
  • Lighting styles
  • White balance
  • Composition
  • Use of photographic equipment
  • Importing, archiving and transferring images
  • Visual thinking
  • Research of contemporary and historical photographers