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Explore your camera - Part 1 - Get off auto!

Explore your camera - Part 1 - Get off auto!

About the Course

Are you using your camera on AUTO? Or are you trying settings but don't really know why you are getting the results which you are, this workshop will give you a clear simple understanding of what is needed to get the most from your camera and to be in control of depth of field. You can create blurred backgrounds or take stunning all in-focus landscapes as you begin to work in Aperture Priority.
There is an emphasis on clear visual explanations without technical jargon.

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If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tea, coffee and biscuits are available throughout the day and we are classroom based for much of the day. There will be a teaching session, a practical outdoor photography session and then a review of your photographs so that you can get realistic and supportive feedback which will help you progress further.
There is continued free support on offer.

Group size for this course is a maximum of 8 students
Youngsters are welcome and may be accompanied by an adult at no extra charge.

You may borrow a loan camera free of charge if you don't have your own.
£15 discount offered on future Explore your Camera Part 2 - Developing Skills workshop.


Peter Hitchman at Going Digital West of England and South Wales
Tyntesfield House - National Trust
BS48 1NX
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  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Tutor can travel
  • Wheelchair users

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1 day 10am - 4pm

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In-person course
- - #29363

Excellent course. Knowledgable teacher, good style without too much jargon. Good mixture of classroom instruction and outdoor practice.

Response from Going Digital West of England and South Wales:

Thank you, Jacob. I am pleased you felt it worthwhile and that you enjoyed it!

In-person course
- - #27723

Thanks Peter for great course. My objective was achieved - I now understand ISO in a digital context! Clearly more practice is required on my part but at least I know how to change settings to come off "auto ISO". (Maybe I should revert to "auto ISO" on dull days!!!)

Response from Going Digital West of England and South Wales:

Auto ISO is fine in shutter priority but I think in Aperture you are best to stay in control, even if you are changing it frequently because of the weather.

In-person course
- - #27653

Peter was a great teacher. Didn’t expect to learn so much in one day so came away incredibly happy and full of new knowledge!

Response from Going Digital West of England and South Wales:

Thank you Sophie, I am delighted that you enjoyed the course, learnt a lot and very importantly went home smiling! Thank you for travelling the distance you did to come on the course.

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- - #27646

The lesson was very easy to understand, no technical jargon with key points broken it down for everyone to fully understand. We spent the second half of the day reviewing our own photos showing us how we could have improved and understanding easy mistakes (that most of us made). I felt confident and inspired leaving the class

Looking forward to my next session!

Response from Going Digital West of England and South Wales:

Thank you for this Jess! I am really pleased that you enjoyed it and gained a lot from it. Also pleased that you found it not to be technical and therefore easy to understand! Look forward to seeing you again next week and well done - you took some great photos in very difficult weather and light conditions!

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