Digital SLR Photography

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Digital SLR Photography:

This beginners course is responding to the huge growth in ownership of digital SLR (DSLR) cameras and the increased demand for digital images for personal and commercial use.

The course is designed to take novice photographers and teach them the basic science, technology, craft and art of photography and to develop their knowledge and skills to create technically sound, interesting and professional images.

You will move away from shooting with the camera in automatic mode and start using the various camera modes that enable you to take control of your images. Topics include:

  • choosing and buying your equipment
  • making images: looking and seeing
  • composition
  • exposure
  • focus
  • aperture
  • shutter and shutter speed
  • subject lighting
  • digital developing and printing
  • the advantages of RAW photographs

The course will be a mixture of theory and practice. There will inspiring projects that will explore artistic expression, reportage, commerciality, nature, people and community. Further reading will be suggested to enhance your knowledge.

During this course you will:

  • learn about contemporary digital photography today and current technology
  • identify successful digital images and discuss the aesthetic qualities of your work and that of other students and professionals
  • plan a photograph, from composition to digital printing
  • work in different light situations to create successful images
  • manually adjust focus, shutter speeds and exposure on your digital camera to produce effects
  • create unique images on location and in the studio environment
  • edit images using basic Photoshop functions
  • promote your images online to others.

What will you gain?

The mix of art, craft, science, technology and practical advice makes this course very exciting and ideal for the enthusiastic amateur photographer.

The course would be of use to anyone wanting to improve their photography skills whether as a hobby or a gateway to further study or employment.

Additional entry requirements

No entry requirements

Course info
Start Date: Wed 18th April 2018
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Nottingham, NG1 4GH


10:00am - 4:00pm, 6:00pm - 8:30pm


1 week, 10 weeks


Full time, Part time evening


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From: £525

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I honestly enjoyed every bit of this course, from beginning to end!
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by Steve - January 2017

The technical aspects were well explained and demonstrated. Leann was incredibly enthusiastic, knowledgeable and patient. I learnt more in the first session than I imagined I would from the whole course!

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An excellent creative jam-packed week!
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