Photography for D-SLR Cameras - Beginners [ADG1663G]: Overview
Gain a basic understanding of how a Digital camera works. (Although a D-SLR is preferable, ‘Bridge' and ‘Hybrid’ cameras are acceptable for the ‘Beginners’ course).
What will we cover?
How to get off the AUTO setting on your own camera and have more control over the picture taking process. Using Exposure settings (Shutter Speed, ISO and Aperture) creatively. Understanding composition. There will be one or two ‘field trips’ within the 10 week course to local landmarks to practice and hone your skills.
A basic understanding of downloading, saving & presenting your images.
At the end of the course there will be a small exhibition of your images at the centre.
Who is this course for? Is there anything I need to know before joining?
The course is suitable for learners with no prior experience of digital cameras, those upgrading from an existing digital camera or those who have used 35mm film cameras. No particular skill with any type of camera is required, just a willingness to learn. You will need to bring your own Digital camera and instruction booklet
As our courses are taught in English, please contact us if you have any concerns about your level of English.
What do I need to bring to the first class? Will there be any extra costs?
You will need your own D - SLR camera with a memory card, at least one lens and the instruction booklet. Please ensure that the batteries are fully charged. Please bring a notebook and pen; your tutor may suggest you keep a sketchbook or portfolio of your images. Course notes are usually provided digitally, so it is helpful to have an email address they can be sent to. Your tutor will be able to give you impartial advice as to the purchasing of additional equipment.
If you have any queries please email the tutor at
What can I do when I finish the course?
Surrey Adult Learning offers Improvers courses as well as courses in digital imaging using Adobe Photoshop Elements.
Please note - you are able to enrol on future terms of this, or any other course by calling the Customer Service Team on 1044, or by visiting your local Adult Learning Centre.
We welcome learners with additional needs and disabilities. When you enrol please let us know if you would like to discuss your extra support needs with a member of the Supported Learning Team who will then contact you as soon as possible. If you are enrolling within 10 days of the course start date, we may not be able to contact you before your first class. Surrey Adult Learning values and supports equality and diversity by promoting fairness and respect at all times.
Additional entry requirements
Course reference: ADG1663G (use this when contacting provider)