About the Course
This is an online only, tutored course designed to get you taking photographs from the introduction onwards. You can start any time of the year which is suitable for you.
Each module has an overview of the topic, instructions for camera where needed (although you will need your camera manual as well), examples of images, illustrations, tips, and practical advice. There are also questions to answer to check you have understood the topic, plus opportunities for feedback and questions from you, as well as opportunity for you to load images for me to see to give you feedback, tips and challenges.
Modules are written text with images for examples and illustration.
21 Get Started! with DSLR Photography Course Modules:
1. Eight top tips to get you started
2. Photographic Composition
3 . Natural light & how to use it
4. Camera controls: Part 1– overview of the fundamentals
5. Camera controls: Part 2 – controlling your camera
6. Extra equipment – what do you need?
7. Storing and organising image files
8. Action photos– speed & movement
9. People photography
10. Animals images
12. Image file processing
13. Cityscapes and architecture
14. Natural world
15. Macro and close up photography
16. Night photography
17. Black and white photography
18. Flash photography – the fundamentals of using flash
19. Problem solving – guide to identifying the problems in your images
20. Camera kit – guide to cameras & lenses
21. Camera care
Putting it all together – what to do next (final bonus module).
The course modules are released one by one in order of the module list and each one needs to be completed before the next one can be started. From module 9 onward, the order of some of the modules in the list can be changed around to suit your primary interests, and you can opt to miss out some of the specialist subjects if you wish, although I always encourage photographers to use these subjects as a challenge just to see how they get on with them.
The course is available for you to work on for 12 months from the purchase of your course.
After the 12 months are up, if you wish to carry on working on the course and need more time there is a nominal charge of £25 to keep the course open for a further 12 month period of time to work on. This must be arranged before the 12 month period has expired and you will be sent reminders so you don't miss this date if you need them.
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?
Modules are included as listed and are sent as PDF/Word documents. Once a module is completed, it is sent to me along with any photographs required as part of the module.
Feedback and guidance is given on the completed module in writing by email and then you are given the next module to work on.
I normally communicate through a mixture of email and your own Dropbox folder (instructions will be given for this and it is currently free for you to use).
Questions about modules and any problems are answered as they arise otherwise this is all completed as each module in order from the Introduction to Module 9, then you can opt to bring your 3 favourite topics forward before then working through the remainder of the modules.
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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