I used to teach as a PADI diving instructor for many years, as part of this I taught an underwater photography course Understanding how a camera works as part of the advanced / specialty programme.
This was designed to teach students with very little or no experience on how a camera works and what is needed to take pictures underwater.
This can easily be modified to run as a basic / refresher DSLR course to give an insight to how to set up, use and care for your camera, the course will cover all of the following to help you understand and learn the different programmes the camera uses and how to analyse what your camera is doing so you can optimise lighting, colour and sharpness.
At the end of the course ( approximately 5hrs) it will give you the knowledge and confidence you will need to explore other functions other than the AUTO setting and understand the camera better,
Items covered are by section:
camera care / set up.
Digital file formats.
ISO and Noise.
Different camera modes.
Different focus modes.
Different metering modes.
How to use a Histogram
Getting sharp pictures.
Downloading and saving images.
Basic Photoshop skills.
Saving edited images.
As said earlier this is designed for beginners and those who only use the Auto function and want to learn how to break free from it.
I hope to do some demos and if time allows some practical sessions. Bring your camera and its instruction book standard lens and tripod.
If you are interested please contact myself " Not Colin as he has enough to do" to book your place on the course before April 26th.
This will be Run over 2 Thursday nights running from May 3rd and ending on May 10th at our club venue starting at 7.30 till approximate 9.30pm
Phone 07702 106017 please leave a message if not answered.
Note.. you will need to do some work in reading your camera manual to fully understand how to alter settings in your own make of camera.