• Learn how to take full control of your DSLR camera
• Discover how the different modes work
• Discuss the kind of lenses that might be suitable for your style of photography
• Entrance to your chosen venue is included along with notes to take home
• Group sizes are no larger than 12
What Can I Expect
Take your lens skills to a whole new level with these DSLR photography courses! Digital single-lens reflex cameras have bigger sensors to produce better picture quality and more advanced controls than the average compact digital camera, but do you really know how to make the most of it? These one day workshops will teach you how, leading to some stunning results you might just want to frame and put on your wall!
All the big name brands from Nikon to Canon produce some really fine DSLR cameras these days and as technology advances, it's amazing what you can get these more compact, digital versions of SLR cameras to do. Long gone are the days where you’d have to invest a lot of money in photographic equipment to get a decent picture, but let’s face it, most of us don’t use our cameras to the best of their abilities.
And if you’ve ever tried to read the instruction manual with your DSLR camera it can all look and sound a little bit daunting - and that’s where these DSLR courses come in. They show amateur photographers how to get the clever camera to do the work, whilst you concentrate on approaching your subject matter with a creative eye.
The tutor running these workshops is both a professional college photography teacher and working photographer too and he is, quite simply, passionate about taking photos. His teaching style is informal and fun, helping you to relax and enjoy getting the most out of your DSLR. You'll be amazed what you can learn in just one day on this course with Phil as your dedicated photography teacher.
The settings for your day have been chosen to offer a wide variety of subject matters, featuring country houses, decorative gardens, parks and even castles. Being able to roam around the site photographing buildings, wildlife close ups and landscapes, to name but a few, offers something for every photographer. These DSLR photography courses are suitable for anyone who wants to learn how to use a DSLR camera or one of the hybrid digital cameras that has P, A, S and M, or P, Av, Tv and M settings.
• Courses usually run from 10am to 4pm (11am to 5pm at some venues)
• DSLR courses usually run once a month at each location
• Some venues may be closed during winter months
• Minimum age is 12 years
• Under 18's must be accompanied by a paying adult
• You will need to bring your own DSLR camera with charged batteries and an empty memory card
• Some venues do not permit photography inside the Houses, in these instances entry will include gardens, grounds and outbuildings
• Suitable for people who own a DSLR camera (cameras with a removable lens and/or P,A,S and M modes)
• Spectators are not permitted but are welcome to explore the venue whilst the course takes place
• Additional fees will usually apply for entrance
Anything Else I Need To Know?
Courses are held at some of the UK's most photogenic venues:
• Arnos Vale Victorian Cemetery, Bristol, BS4
• Ashton Court, Bristol, BS41
• Bute Park Education Centre, Cardiff, CF10
• Camera Cafe, Bloomsbury, London, WC1A
• Charlecote Park, Warwickshire, CV35
• Crystal Palace Park, Bromnley, SE19
• Forty Hall, Enfield, London, EN2
• River and Rowing Museum, Oxfordshire, RG9
• Severn Valley Railway, Shropshire, WV16
• Sheffield Park Gardens, East Sussex, TN22
• Shugbourough Estate, Staffordshire, ST17
• Stourhead, Wiltshire, BA12
• Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, GL54
• Warwick Castle, Warwickshire CV34 6AH
• Bluebell Railway, East Sussex TN22 3QL
• Wollaton Hall, Nottingham NG8 2AE
• Avebury, Wiltshire SN8 1RF
• Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, Staffordshire ST17 0WT