Beginners Guide to Digital Photography – Level 1

Beginners Guide to Digital Photography – Level 1

Evening course | 3 weeks | 18.30 - 21.30 | 8 places | £239
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Please email us if you would like to register your interest for future dates, or if you would like to be added to a waiting list for a full course.


Course description

Beginners Guide to Digital Photography is aimed at complete beginners who own a Digital SLR camera and want to maximise its potential.

Held in the evenings and based in a classroom environment, this course includes three sessions which run over three weeks.
As well as learning theory, participants will undertake a range of practical exercises both indoors and outdoors and will be set small practical assignments in between each session.

Each participant on the DSLR course will learn how to fully operate their Digital camera as well as understand the fundamentals of photography, such as how to make correct exposures and understand the relationship between Aperture, Shutter speed and ISO.

Participants will be provided with a course handout and are also invited to bring along an image for discussion.

For further information or to book over the phone, please call us at the office on 020 7729 1936.


Course Content:

  • Buttons and functions
  • Menus and settings
  • Aperture
  • Shutter-speed
  • ISO
  • Exposure
  • Introduction to White Balance
  • Auto Focus and Focus Points
  • Manual Focus
  • Exposure compensation and exposure lock
  • Basics of RAW
  • The light meter
  • Metering modes
  • Aperture and shutter speed priority
  • Manual mode
  • Depth of Field
  • Freezing and blurring motion
  • Basics of composition
  • Optimising the camera settings

    Requirements: Digital SLR Camera or Bridge Camera with fully manual controls.

    Don't have your own DSLR camera?

    If you don't have your own Digital SLR camera then there's no need to worry. You can hire one of ours for £15 per day. Send us an email for more details -


    Please note our classroom is on the first floor with no lift. If you are less-abled or have any concerns please contact the office.

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    ‘I have just completed the Beginners Guide Level 1 with Liane Harris and am about to sign up for Level 2 next. The course is great for Beginner’s like me who mainly use the ‘Auto’ button on their DSLR and want to get to grips with the ‘real’ features of their cameras. Already, my photography has improved so much that I will never switch back to Auto mode.’
    ★★★★★ Fran Katerbaum

    ‘I was really pleased, I came away from the day with all the fundamental tools to inspire me to use my camera properly and get off the auto mode. Our tutor was fabulous- enthusiastic, patient, explained everything really well and made the day fun. Highly recommended to anyone wanting to move up a gear in using your camera and being more creative behind the lens.’
    ★★★★★  Liz Campbell

    ‘Really great course which teaches you everything you need to know about your DSLR camera and how to get the most out of it. I went there because I use photography for work, but after the course, I really wanted to take up photography as a hobby, it was just so inspiring!’
    ★★★★★  Anne Nordheim

    ‘I recently took the level 1 Beginners course to digital photography and I was absolutely thrilled at how the course was carried out. I have improved my basic photography skills in terms of aperture, shutter speed, composition, metering, panning, light trailing… and the list goes on. I now know exactly what a DSLR is supposed do do in my hands!!.’
    ★★★★★  Dana Bozic

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