This course is aimed at the complete beginner to those with some understanding of digital photography. Even if you are using some of the manual controls on your camera but don't fully understand the practicality of the manual controls - this course will suit you. The first day will include several workshops in aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance and exposure control. It will also include the rules of compensation and how you can apply compensation creatively to drastically improve your photography. You’ll learn how to create depths of field and how to produce a sense of movement to capture the action.
The second day will be a re-cap and expanse of the first day. We’ll take you out to a nearby location, where you’ll take part in a detailed photo-shoot. You will be given a set brief with specific tasks that you’ll have learnt from the previous day’s session. You will have the course trainer with you but you’ll be rolling your sleeves up and getting ‘creative’ by putting into practice everything you have learnt.
These workshops are designed for you to get the most out of your camera both practically and creatively. By spending two days with professional instructors, they will help you develop your practical and creative skills. You won't be overloaded with jargon or rules as there are no rules to photography! By the end of the workshop you are guaranteed to feel confident and imaginative enough to produce amazing photographs. To make the most of your experience, the instructors will be at hand to answer any questions you may have weeks or even months after your course.
Both days starts at 9.30am and finish around 4.30pm - we always hang around later than that to answer specific questions or to run through additional topics, depending on how hungry you are for more knowledge!
We don’t like too much theory and whilst you will learn the important lessons of how the camera works, we’ll also get you out there using your camera and taking photographs.
When can you go?
This experience runs on weekends, throughout the year.
How long does this activity last?
This experience will last for two days.
You need to know
The minimum age is 18 years old for this experience.
There are no fitness requirements for this experience.
You will need to have an interest in photography and your own Digital SLR camera.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
You and how many others?
There will be a maximum of 12 people in your group.
Family and friends
Unfortunately you cannot bring spectators along with you.