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Getting to know your digital SLR camera with Bex Gouverneur


Duration: 1 day, 10am - 4pm

Price: £90

Run by: Peter and Kimberley Keegan
at The Courtyard Art Studio

The Courtyard, Claydon Estate
Middle Claydon
Buckinghamshire
MK18 2EX

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About the Course

A wonderful and unique opportunity to unleash the full potential of your Digital SLR camera. This day workshop will give you all the skills needed to make the most out of your camera by practising taking pictures in both the studio and outside in the beautiful gardens of Claydon Estate.

This one day course is suitable for absolute beginners or those with some photography experience who wish to make better use of their digital SLR camera and improve the quality of their images.

After a brief tour of your camera and an overview of the basic functions including how to move away from the “fully automatic mode,” you will venture out into the beautiful Claydon gardens under the close guidance of Bex. Whilst out on location you will be given demonstrations and simple tasks to complete which allow you to explore different aspects of photography including composition, focus, colour and space. If the weather does not allow us to be outside, a range of still life set ups will be available in the studio instead.

In the afternoon, there will be time for group discussions, critique and guidance as well as some more independent work around the interpretation of a set theme.

You will leave with:

An understanding of the different camera modes (manual, aperture priority, shutter priority & program)

An understanding of how aperture, shutter speed and ISO affect a photograph

Knowledge of a range of composition techniques which can be used to improve your photography

A range of photographs demonstrating different technical aspects of photography

What to bring:

Students will need to bring a digital SLR camera with a full battery and an empty SD or Flash memory card

A laptop with editing software would be advantageous but certainly not essential.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Your course fee includes the garden entrance fee.

Tea, coffee, biscuits and cold refreshments will be available throughout the day. Lunch is not provided, although The Phoenix Kitchen, just next door, provides an array of meals, light lunches and snacks. Alternatively, there is a fridge and microwave in the studio kitchen for you to use if you prefer to bring your own lunch.



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Thoroughly enjoyable and love the tips picked up through the course. Definitely have a go, high achievement for all on this beginners course. Nothing to fear friendly and supportive atmosphere!

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 7th July 2019

  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups

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