Photography for D-SLR Cameras - Beginners [RDF1388G]

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Photography for D-SLR Cameras - Beginners [RDF1388G]: Overview

Fun, relaxed, friendly practical sessions where you will be shown how to take the photos you want to take, rather than ones that the camera takes for you on automatic and learn through doing rather than reading the manual.

What will we cover?

During these fun, practical and hands-on sessions, you will learn how to use a number of settings on your camera, including the manual setting, which is by far the best way to begin your journey into the world of photography. All of this you will learn in a supportive, relaxed and friendly class, where no question asked is too silly. With your tutor you will explore different ways of taking photographs and how to understand your own camera settings through a series of practical sessions By the end of the course you will feel confident changing the settings on your camera to create images you want, rather than the ones achieved using the auto setting. All the lessons are designed for you to learn through various practical exercises / homework. By the end of the course you will have learned many skills, including: understanding composition, how to manipulate depth of field, shutter speed and ISO, by using the settings on your camera to create the image you want. You will have an understanding of how to be creative and appreciate better the world around you. Put all this into practice and you will discover how exciting it is introducing yourself into the world of photography.

Who is this course for? Is there anything I need to know before joining?

Complete beginners who have a D-SLR camera. This course is specially designed for those who want to learn how to become confident using their camera, and become the master of their camera, by learning how to use the settings correctly.

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 fully charged D-SLR with a memory card and at least one lens for the first lesson and the camera's instruction booklet or be able to access this online.
You will need to be capable of printing your images either at home or using a printing service to get the best out of this course.

The tutor will discuss with you if you might need a USB stick during the first sessions.

What can I do when I finish the course?

Surrey Adult Learning offer other Photography courses including Improvers Courses and specific photography workshops as well as courses in Digital Imaging using Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Additional information

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: RDF1388G (use this when contacting provider)

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Woking, GU22 9PE


11 Week


Part-time day


No Qualification



per course

More info: Over 64's Fee £136.00;Benefit Claimaint Fee £80.00

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