Photography for D-SLR Cameras - Improvers [FEF4757G]: Overview
For this course it is strongly advised that you have a D-SLR Camera. You will need to be completely comfortable with the camera in ‘Manual’ mode.
What will we cover?
There will be specific workshops (e.g. - Portrait photography and the use of Independent Flash). There will be a series of ‘theme-based’ assignments that will be set at the start of the course. There will be 4 or 5 ‘Field Trips’ within the 10 week course to practice and hone your skills ‘on location’. At some point in the course there will be a visit to an Exhibition. At the end of the course your photographs will be displayed as part of an exhibition at a venue to be decided.
Who is this course for? Is there anything I need to know before joining?
The course is suitable for those who have completed a Beginners course (or who have a very good working knowledge of D-SLR cameras). However, if you have not completed a Beginners course with Surrey Adult Learning it is strongly advised that the learner checks with the tutor before enrolling. It is essential that you have your own D-SLR and understand how to set exposure manually
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. Ideally you will have an Independent Flashgun (although not essential). Your tutor will be able to give you impartial advice as to purchasing additional equipment.
If you have any queries please email the tutor at
What can I do when I finish the course?
Surrey Adult Learning offer courses in digital imaging using Adobe Photoshop Elements. You may progress to joining a camera club or wish to study further for a qualification in further or higher education.
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: FEF4757G (use this when contacting provider)