Intensive beginners DSLR photography course with Nev Brewer - NB001



Course Aim and Detail:

This is a fairly intensive but highly enjoyable course which will teach you the basics of photography and provide you with the tools you need to make better photographs. A key aim of the course is to get you to take complete control of your camera, moving you away from the Automatic or Program modes on your camera and on to Manual mode. This will open up a whole world of creative choices and allow you to capture the images you really had in mind. There will be ‘hands-on’ practice throughout the day to explore the different techniques you will have learnt.

You will learn about:

Metering – a vital function of your camera.
Dynamic Range – understanding your camera’s limitations and the choices you have to make.
Histogram – what it is and how it can help you with your exposures.
APERTURE / SHUTTER SPEED / ISO – mastering the all important Triangle Relationship and how you can choose the right combinations to maximise your creativity and capture great images.
Focus – an introduction to this tricky area of photography.
File formats - Jpeg or Raw? Exploring the advantages and disadvantages of each. White Balance – how to avoid unpleasant colour casts in your images.
Lenses – lens choice and how to add more creative control to your photography.
Key Tips that will dramatically improve your photography – including Composition (rule of thirds, leading lines, filling the frame etc.), point of view, quality of light etc.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

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Who is this course for, what do you need to prepare and what do you need to bring?

The course is suitable for beginners with virtually zero experience. It would also suit those who have perhaps had a digital camera for a while but who now want to take a leap forward with their photography by adding to their understanding and skillset and following a more creative approach.

You need to know beforehand how to change the aperture, shutter speed and ISO on your camera when in manual mode. This will considerably add to your enjoyment of the course.

You should bring your camera, fully charged, together with an empty memory card. All DSLR or Mirrorless Systems are suitable as long as they allow full manual control i.e. they allow you to select M, either on the mode dial or through the camera menu. It may help to bring your camera manual along with you should you need to reference it.


Bethan Ash at Queen Street Gallery

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33 Queen Street
Neath Port Talbot
SA11 1DN

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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