Intense Foundation of Digital Photography - Level 1

    This DLSR course goes from the basics of working a camera to photography techniques and fundamentals, including exposure, shutter speeds and aperture.

    Digital class

    6.5 hour class

    Beginners welcome

    7 Printing House Yard, E2

    What you'll learn

    This class is ideal for complete beginners looking to get to grips with their DSLR camera. The course covers everything from the basics of working a camera to photography techniques and fundamentals, including exposure, shutter speeds and aperture.

    In this class

    The class begins by ensuring that students understand how to use their DSLR cameras, going over the different buttons, settings and uses. Once the basics are down, you will move on to taking photographs - guided by friendly tutors - understanding how aperture, shutter speed and ISO work together to create different styles of image. Attendees are also invited to bring a photograph with them for discussion.

    This course covers the following topics:

    • Buttons and functions
    • Menus and settings
    • Aperture
    • Shutter-speed
    • ISO
    • Exposure
    • Introduction to White Balance
    • Auto Focus and Focus Points
    • Manual Focus
    • Exposure compensation and exposure lock
    • Basics of RAW
    • The light meter
    • Metering modes
    • Aperture and shutter speed priority
    • Manual mode
    • Depth of Field
    • Freezing and blurring motion
    • Basics of composition
    • Optimising the camera settings

    Now you can

    • kick start your photography hobby with the best preparation available
    • heighten your understanding and knowledge of how to create idyllic images
    • further your creativity by expanding on these skills at home


    At the end of the class, each attendee will be given a class hand-out to take home, featuring all of the important information from the day.

    Did you know?

    The Intense Foundation of Digital Photography - Level 1 invites attendees to bring one photograph along to the session for discussion, but in 2012, 353, 768 photographs were entered into the world's largest photography competition. We're not sure they could all be discussed in one day!

    Dates & times

    Fri 1 Dec, 10:30am - 5:00pm

    Sat 16 Dec, 10:30am - 5:00pm

    Sat 6 Jan, 10:30am - 5:00pm

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    Class location

    7 Printing House Yard, Hackney

    15 Hackney Road

    E2 7PR



    About your host, Photography Course London

    Photography Course London is a Photography school based in East London, Shoreditch, offering a wide variety of courses and classes, from Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced DSLR Photography to Post-Production Courses. You can engage in classes in the evening, daytime and on Saturday, in the classroom or fully practical, on location or in the studio. Their approach revolves around a focus on small sized classes at affordable prices, with experienced and skilled teachers as well as practitioners in the professional photographic industry. Click with photography by learning from the best.

    Find us:

    • Just a stones throw away from… Old Steet Tube Station

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    Flexible cancellation policy

    Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.