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UNDERSTANDING YOUR CAMERA

5(8 reviews)
Learn how to use your camera - properly! This award winning class will show you how to make memorable images.
10 Students
Online
£95 pp
6hrs 30min
Beginner
Nigel Wilson
Next available date:11th December 2021
What happens in this class?

Shooting on fully automatic 'modes' is very restrictive in terms of the creative results you can achieve.

Taking control of aperture and shutter speed is absolutely fundamental if you wish to improve your photography. These topics, amongst others, are clearly explained in an easy to understand, straightforward manner.

Whenever we look at a breathtaking image, whether it is a landscape, wildlife or portrait, the photographer has combined essential photographic ingredients to produce something special. Understanding what goes into this 'recipe' is essential if you would like your photographs to be truly memorable. By the end of the day, you will…

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What you will learn
  • Aperture and 'Depth of Field'
  • Shutter Speed
  • ISO
What you will need
  • DSLR or Mirrorless Camera
  • Pen & Paper
  • An open mind!
FAQs
What will I have learned by the end of this workshop?
- You will understand the key ingredients that go into the making of truly memorable images. - You will know which settings to go to on your camera in all situations.
Do I need any prior knowledge to do this course?
None at all. Even if you are someone who learned how to use a camera many years ago and are very rusty, this class will teach you, from scratch, how to create the photos you have always wanted.
What type of camera do I need?
This workshop is best suited to a DSLR or Mirrorless camera. Whilst much of what we talk about is applicable to phone cameras (lighting, composition), aperture and shutter speed are much easier to control on a DSLR/Mirrorless. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding your camera.

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Latest Reviews
5(8 reviews)
Dennis Kell - September 21st
I have taken two online courses with Nigel and found both very rewarding. Very quickly, a friendly, welcoming and supportive atmosphere was created. The subject was explored using examples from other well-known photographer's work. Then we were given a task to perform over the lunch break. Reconvening, we shared our results and discussed the successes, which everyone had. This was a very positive experience, with no-one feeling threatened, under pressure or belittled in any way. The session finished with a good summary and plenary suggesting next steps. The whole day was an enjoyable experience encouraging me to do more and follow up what I had learned. I'm happy to recommend the online courses to others new to photography and looking to improve.
Pamela Bruce Lockhart - September 10th
I have attended a few on-line workshops and one in person workshop at BWC. I can recommend Nigel as a well-prepared, interesting and enthusiastic teacher. Students can learn a great deal from him. I hope to do more of his courses in future.
Chris McIntosh - September 8th
I have attended various workshops run by Nigel. Each one has been excellent and rewarding. The presentations are clear, interactive and enjoyable and each has given me some new insight or ideas to improve my photographic skills.
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For over 15 years, Nigel Wilson Photography Workshops we have been running classes by which all others are measured. ​ Nigel offers a range of award winning workshops aimed at improving your skills as a photographer.

Whether you are just starting out with your camera, need to improve your technique, or simply want to rekindle your passion for photography, there is a course to suit you. Nigel is a professional photographer and tutor whose clients include the BBC, Sky and The Sunday Times.

He is a very experienced teacher, leading inspirational classes at many institutions, including New York University, Photofusion and…

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Reviews

Dennis Kell - September 21st
I have taken two online courses with Nigel and found both very rewarding. Very quickly, a friendly, welcoming and supportive atmosphere was created. The subject was explored using examples from other well-known photographer's work. Then we were given a task to perform over the lunch break. Reconvening, we shared our results and discussed the successes, which everyone had. This was a very positive experience, with no-one feeling threatened, under pressure or belittled in any way. The session finished with a good summary and plenary suggesting next steps. The whole day was an enjoyable experience encouraging me to do more and follow up what I had learned. I'm happy to recommend the online courses to others new to photography and looking to improve.
Pamela Bruce Lockhart - September 10th
I have attended a few on-line workshops and one in person workshop at BWC. I can recommend Nigel as a well-prepared, interesting and enthusiastic teacher. Students can learn a great deal from him. I hope to do more of his courses in future.
Chris McIntosh - September 8th
I have attended various workshops run by Nigel. Each one has been excellent and rewarding. The presentations are clear, interactive and enjoyable and each has given me some new insight or ideas to improve my photographic skills.
Chris McIntosh - September 8th
I have attended various workshops run by Nigel. Each one has been excellent and rewarding. The presentations are clear, interactive and enjoyable and each has given me some new insight or ideas to improve my photographic skills.
Kevin Clarke - September 1st
Nigel takes the mystery out of the camera and all the settings. His ability to explain topics simply makes learning easy. I recommend this course to anyone who wants to get more out of their camera.
Andrew Musgrave - August 29th
I have attended a number of Nigel’s photography workshops both in person and online and have always found I have learnt a lot and come away motivated to try new things. Nigel is very knowledgeable, a great teacher and goes at a pace that is suitable for all members of the workshop.
Jan Smith - August 29th
I have attended several of Nigel’s online courses and can highly recommend them. Nigel’s workshops are thoroughly prepared, interesting and easy to follow and I have learned so much about Photography from Nigel’s enthusiasm and ability to make you think about the subject and push yourself to be experimental but under expert guidance.
Candia Peterson - August 28th
I really enjoyed Nigel's workshop. He is engaging and covers his subject really well. I would absolutely do as many workshops with him as I can.