Beginners guide to digital photography: Cost: £85.00 Duration: 10.00am - 4.00pm
This workshop helps you understand the many menus and modes on your digital camera to give you more confidence in using the controls other than AUTO.
After a brief introduction and presentation over a cup of tea/coffee and biscuits, the rest of the day will be spent outdoors taking pictures as we go through with you the various modes on your camera and getting an understanding of the genres of photography that you like to shoot. We then gear the rest of the day towards improving your understanding of the various controls to enable you to confidently use the correct settings in the future. Subjects covered will include:
Getting the correct exposure
When to use shutter, aperture, programmed mode, manual and scene modes
White Balance and ISO settings
Metering Modes - Evaluative, Centre Weighted and Spot
RAW vs JPEG - Why you should shoot in RAW if your camera supports it
The effect the f-stop (aperture) has on Depth of Field
The Histogram - understanding and using the histogram
The effect of different focal lengths on a scene
Composition and the Rule of Thirds
Who are the workshops designed for?
This workshop is aimed at the complete beginner who wants to learn how to make the most out of their digital camera. The workshop is also suitable for anyone who wants to improve their photography and become more confident with the controls on their camera in the beautiful scenery of the Yorkshire Dales.
What do I need to know beforehand?
You should have a basic understanding of how your digital camera works and where all the controls are, even if you don’t know what they all do. We recommended that you bring along your camera’s user manual if there are specific issues we need to deal with. Both John and Sylvia are on hand throughout the day to give practical advice on the different mode settings (P,A,S,M or Av and Tv), scene modes, ISO settings, White Balance and Exposure Compensation on your camera. Do not worry though if your camera does not have all of these features. We will show you how to use the functions that are available.
What do I need to bring with me?
You just need your digital camera with a fully charged battery and a freshly formatted memory card. (Memory card size 4GB recommended minimum).
Waterproof clothing in case it rains here in the dales, along with sensible footwear.
A lens cloth to keep your filters and lenses clean and dry.