Beginners Photography: Basic Camera Controls & Pleasing Images

Course overview

Join us for a ten-week course that will provide you with a solid foundation in basic camera controls.

Each two-hour session will offer hands-on practice and relevant theory, along with helpful handouts and practical advice for independent practice.

By the end of the course, you’ll have a firm understanding of exposure and metering modes and be able to apply basic composition rules to take better-informed photographs of various subjects.

Whether you’re a beginner or looking to refine your skills, this course is perfect for anyone looking to improve their photography.


During this course you will learn:

  • how to select and change aperture, shutter and ISO?settings
  • using manual mode
  • what exposure means and how to assess it
  • how to use camera settings to create different effects
  • which metering modes are useful and when
  • what white balance is and what settings to use
  • how basic compositional “rules” can be applied to a range of different photographs
  • wow to use techniques to photograph “things”, people and places

You will learn through tutor talks, practical activities and group discussion to enhance your digital photography skills.

A digital camera is essential for this course, preferably SLR or Mirrorless.

You can progress to our intermediate digital photography course.

Course Starts in 128 Days
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