Element One Photography | Getting the most from your digital camera

Getting the most from your digital camera - 1 day course

DSLR, Compact & Bridge cameras made easy!

Essential camera skills - get out of auto mode and get the most from your digital camera.

Let's face it - using a digital camera for the first time can be a little be daunting. With all those buttons and settings it is easy to see why most of us never leave the safety of 'auto' mode and therefore never discover the full potential of our digital cameras. With this one day, hands-on course you will gain the confidence to take your camera out of auto mode and take your photography to the next level.

Cameras: DSLR (digital single lens reflex), compact, mirrorless and bridge camera - any camera that can be taken out of 'auto' mode. If you have not purchased a digital camera yet, we may be able to loan you one for the day (on a first come, first served basis) before you buy one.

Content: Learn how to take control of your camera – with a little bit of theory followed a lot of fun, practical exercises, you will be shooting many different photos throughout the day.  Learn how to blur the background of your photographs to make your subject really stand out and 'pop'. Discover how to freeze motion to capture movement – perfect for catching kids playing and sports events. Learn and practice the basic rules of good photographic composition from landscapes to portraits, so that your pictures look professional. Get an introduction into how to edit your photographs to bring out the very best in them before printing them or posting them online.

Group size: Group sizes are kept to a maximum of 10 delegates so everyone can get the benefit of one-to-one time with the course instructors.

Course instructors: Two experienced photographers present this course, and guide you as you take different types of photos throughout the day.

Previous experience: No previous experience required - complete beginners and those looking to buy their first digital camera are welcome.

Venue: The course is presented at our training suite at the Aura Business Centre, Newark. We are 5 minutes walk from the centre of Newark, with easy access to the river and Newark castle which offer spectacular photo opportunities during the training day to learn and practice your new skills.

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Times: A full day - starting at 9 am to 5 pm.

Course fee: £99 per delegate, includes all refreshments and a buffet lunch.


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