DIGITAL SLR BEGINNERS

DIGITAL SLR CERTIFICATE
LEVEL: BEGINNERS
NEXT AVAILABLE DATE: EMAIL FOR DETAILS
TIME: 18:00 – 21:00
DURATION: 3 HOURS A WEEK FOR 4 WEEKS
£400

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DIGITAL SLR CERTIFICATE
LEVEL: BEGINNERS
NEXT AVAILABLE DATE: EMAIL FOR DETAILS
TIME: 18:30 – 20:30
DURATION: 2 HOURS A WEEK FOR 6 WEEKS
£400

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Course overview
This course is aimed at those who own a digital SLR camera and want to maximise its potential and also for photographers who are moving from film to digital.

At the end of the 6-week course you will receive a certificate of completion and a reference with a complete assessment of your performance and levels achieved throughout the course.

Course content
MODULE 1
CAMERAS AND LENSES

• The benefit of different cameras and their uses
• Small, Medium and Large formats
• Camera functions and their uses
• Benefits of SLR in depth
• Does format size really matter?
• The benefits of different lenses
• Picking the the right lens for the job
• What is focal length?
• Aberration and distortion
• What does macro mean?
• Extension tubes and their uses
• Filters
• How to take care of your lens and camera body
• Sharpness

MODULE 2
APERTURE, SHUTTER SPEED AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS

• Shutter types and their characteristics
• Shutter Speeds
• F/Stop Explained
• The aperture/ shutter speed relationship
• Depth of field explained
• What is Bokeh?
• What happens to the performance of the lens compared to f/stops?
• Working with depth of field
• Depth of field preview
• View cameras and the digital sensor
• How to select the correct aperture for the job
• Why use Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority or Program Mode?
• How to bring it together

MODULE 3
EXPOSURE AND METERING

• Benefit of a light meter
• Reflective metering
• Spot metering
• In-camera light meter
• What do light meters measure?
• Different methods of metering
• ISO and exposure compensation control
• The 18% grey card and its uses
• Dynamic range CMOS, CCD chip & Film
• How to use ISO effectively
• Dynamic Range
• Practical exposure methods
• Live metering
• Bracketing

MODULE 4
DIGITAL PROCESS

• Digital image capture
• CMOS,CMS, and Scanning backs explained
• Digital compared to film; which is best?
• Rendition of greens
• Highlight & Shadow detail
• Linear Digital Curve vs Shoulder & Toe Film Curve
• How to use histogram
• Disable those digital camera enhancements

MODULE 5
LIGHT AND COLOUR

• The colour spectrum
• Colour Temperature
• Early colour theory development
• RGB,CYMK and Lab colour explained
• Photographic filters
• Useful filters for digital photography
• Colour filtering for specific purposes and the digital equivalent
• Using a colour temperature meter.Pre-Visualizing
• The digital cameras white balance settings
• How to see like the camera sees
• Pre-visualising and homage to the zone system
• Setting shadow and highlights
• What about black & white?
• Photoshop’s Channel mixer
• The red channel

MODULE 6
LIGHTING – DAYLIGHT AND ARTIFICIAL

• Working with daylight
• Colour temperature of different light sources
• How to soften harsh sunlight on location
• Lighting people and moving objects on location
• Filling in the shadows from harsh sunlight
• Back lighting techniques
• The best lighting
• Lighting objects
• A lighting guide
• How to create a daylight look from false lighting
• Light bounce
• Flash balanced with daylight
• Flash duration speeds
• Portrait lighting options
• The difference between lighting men and women

MODULE 7
HOW TO TAKE BETTER PHOTOS

• Why do I want to become a photographer?
• Educate yourself
• A process for photographing objects
• A mental shooting checklist
• What is important in the shot?
• What am I trying to achieve?
• Near enough is not good enough
• Think like a lens
• Have I seen this photo before?
• Think before you shoot
• Previsualising again
• Adobe RGB and sRGB
• Using the preview tools
• Don’t fix it in Photoshop (bad photography)
• The things to look out for and avoid
• Stick to the subject for a while
• Be honest with yourself
• Be realistic
• Looking for inspiration
• Make a portfolio that you are proud of
• It’s important to develop your own style

MODULE 8
EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE

• Advantages and disadvantages of the various camera formats
• My camera choices for 35mm, medium format and large format
• What camera should I buy?
• Do I buy or rent?
• How many and which lenses do I need?
• Can I use my old film lenses with digital?
• Where is the technology going?
• Lighting equipment. what do I really need?
• Which brands should I buy?
• Portability
• Second hand gear
• Computers and monitors overview
• A really essential tool
• Monitor calibration tools
• Data storage solutions
• Computer tablets
• Capture software, an overview
• Editing software. an overview

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DIGITAL SLR BEGINNER BASIC
LEVEL: BEGINNERS
NEXT AVAILABLE DATE: ON BOOKING LINK BELOW
TIME: 9:00 – 17:00
DURATION: 1 DAY
£100

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DIGITAL SLR BASIC
LEVEL: BEGINNERS
NEXT AVAILABLE DATE: ON BOOKING LINK BELOW
TIME: 9:00 – 16:30
DURATION: 1 DAY
£150

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