Introduction to Digital Photography

Day workshop 10am - 430pm / £55 PP

Hampstead Heath

Saturday 11 November 2017 - Places available

Saturday 20 January 2018 - Places available    

Lea Valley and Hackney Marshes

Sunday 12 November 2017 - Places available         

Sunday 17 December 2017 - Places available                         

This workshop offers you the chance to learn about the basics of digital photography using a DSLR camera in some of London’s finest green spaces. You have the choice of two different locations: Hampstead heath and Village / Lea Valley and Hackney Marshes.

Both these locations have endless photographic opportunities and this will be a full day of picture taking and exploring these areas.

You may be starting out with your DSLR and would like to get an understanding of its controls, decided to move on from simply using the auto setting and what to explore the creative usages of your camera. Or you have some experience and just want to brush up on your skills.

The aim is to enable learners to take better pictures by demystifying some of the elements of photography and making the process as simple as possible. You will learn, for instance, how to achieve a correct exposure by understanding relationship between ISO, F-stops & shutter speeds and how to compose a photograph among other things. You will come away with a selection of varied pictures and lots of new knowledge and tips.

Both these locations are a great place to get your creative juices flowing with many photogenic opportunities and some of the best views of the City and the Olympic Park.

There will also be time for some lunch and socializing where I can look at your pictures already taken and give further feedback. Expert knowledge and tips will be given in an informal, down to earth and jargon free manor.

What’s included

All tuition handouts and a great day out.

What you will learn

Neil is a professional photographer, experienced teacher and a lover of nature. He will make the process creating well exposure photos as simple as possible.

You will learn how to use your digital camera in manual mode.

As well as looking at the necessary technical side of photography the creative side will also be explored.

Everyone has a different eye and sees the world differently. Neil is very passionate about this and will encourage you to discover your own creativity and photographic voice.

On this one day course you will learn;

  • How to get a correct exposure through understanding aperture, shutter speed and ISO
  • What are the controls on your camera and how to use them properly
  • Using manual and other modes
  • Composing a photograph effectively
  • Landscape photography
  • Depth of field and it’s creative potential
  • How to blur and freeze your photo’s
  • Menu functions & modes
  • RAW vs jpeg quality settings

What do you need

This course is best suited for those with a DSLR. Other camera’s such as compacts and bridge can be used which have a manual mode along with P, TV or S, AV or A. If you have any questions about your camera please do contact Neil anytime.

This course starts at 10am – 4.30pm / £55 per person

Group size - Maximum 6 participants

Dates and location of the workshops

  • Hampstead Heath - Sunday 15 May 2016 / Sunday 26 June 2016

  • Lea Valley and Hackney Marshes - 22 May 2016 / Sunday 2 July 2016

Booking onto this workshop

To make a booking please fill out the booking form on the link below. Neil will then get in contact directly to organise payment using either bank transfer / Pay Pal.

Please call 020 8800 7637 or 079844 30754 with any questions. 

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