Take Control Of Your Photography With Professional Photographer Paul David Smith.
Learning how your camera actually works and understanding aperture, shutter speed and ISO (also known as the exposure triangle) are key skills anybody looking to progress with their photography should learn.
If you have ever tried to read your camera manual or perhaps you have watched YouTube videos in order to learn, you might be finding yourself somewhat confused still as it is often made out to be far more difficult than it actually is. Paul has been teaching people how to shoot in manual mode on their camera since 2008 and has taught hundreds of people how to do it in just a single day.
You may not feel it, however you are far smarter than your camera and when you start to take full control, putting in your own settings, this is when your images start to improve dramatically because your camera simply doesn’t know what is happening in front of it and in an auto mode, it often gets it wrong.
This one day course is designed to break down all the technical jargon and just teach you what all the buttons and functions on your camera actually do and how you will use them on a day to day basis.
This is a small group course and Paul will find time throughout the day to work with you all on a 1-2-1 basis to ensure he answers your own specific questions related to your camera.
Things You Will Learn On This Workshop:
- Take control & get out of auto mode.
- Benefits of using P, S, TV, A, AV or M modes.
- How to shoot pin sharp images every time.
- Blur backgrounds using aperture.
- Master difficult lighting conditions.
- Understand ISO and the exposure triangle.
- Camera equipment advice.
- Use different White Balance settings.
- Stop motion using shutter speeds.
- How to avoid out of focus images.
- Understand lenses and focal lengths.
- Master composition for strong images.
- Post-production image techniques.
- You tell me what you’re struggling with!
This beginners photogrpahy course in Peterborough requires no specific skills to attend. The only equipment you will need to bring with you is your camera and lenses.
We keep groups small so to ensure everybody gets 1-2-1 time with Paul throughout the day to work on their own specific skills.
This course will start at 10am and will run until finished, this is usually around 3pm.
This course will usually last around 5 hours long.
This course will take place in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK. This will be at a venue in the city centre which will be advised upon booking.
I get a lot of requests for help with camera equipment recommendations, almost daily in fact and offer a Personalised Photography Equipment Recommendation service which you can find by clicking here.
Recommending a camera and the best lenses to buy really has lots of different factors involved in it which need to be investigated first such as what the equipment will be most used for, budgets, your expectations on image quality, your current level and aspirations, etc. Hence the above service so we can really drill down into finding you the best equipment.
Alternatively, some people attend my courses and borrow a camera from me for the day to do so, we can then incorporate this recommendation as part of the course at no extra cost. The benefit of doing it this way is that I have a lot of cameras and lenses you can try and see the difference between prior to purchasing anything. The downside is your not learning on your own equipment of course, so there are pluses and minuses to doing it both ways, it depends on what you think works best for you.
Paul is DBS checked and is happy to share a copy of his DBS certificate with any client, no matter whether they are a business, charity, organisation or individual.