I’ve finally completed the organising of the DSLR course in Alcester.
It’ll take place at http://www.kingscourthotel.co.uk/
Here is my basic syllabus:
The essential DSLR classes, at the King’s Court Hotel near Alcester.
Kings Court Hotel
How much is it?
Three evenings, £50 in total.
When is it?
April 10th, 17th, 24th. 7pm until 9:30pm
What is the aim of the 3 evenings?
To allow the DSLR user to feel free to experiment, knowing why cameras are as they are.
Who should attend?
Anyone with a DSLR who wishes to learn more than the use of “auto” settings.
Anyone with a curiosity about “how it’s done” even if they have no camera!
Anyone who is considering moving up to a DSLR
What makes you eligible to teach me?
I started in 1973 (roughly), using a “wet” darkroom and a camera with no metering, auto exposure, TTL, auto focus, or any other modern development. By 1980 I had a nationally published image.
Now, I’m the Bible Society event photographer, independant commercial photographer and digital artist.
Will I learn more than the very basics?
YES! However I do ask that you have some idea where the “Menu” button is and how to access the menu, (if not actually use it), before arriving, please.
Is there practical work.
There is indeed. Anyone without a camera can follow along without problem too.
What do I need to bring?
Your camera, (if you have one), charged batteries, memory card and flash gun.
Are there any restrictions on joining?
Yes. If you are under 16, you MUST be accompanied by a parent or designated guardian.
All payments and bookings IN ADVANCE, please. Booking form requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
The course will be divided into the following elements:
1/ Naming camera controls
2/ Naming parts of the camera and finding out what they do
3/ What is meant by:
a: Aperture priority
b: Shutter priority
c: Auto and “P”
4/ Why Auto and P may not be enough
5/ Metering and exposure: grey, black, white
6/ Focus and stability
7/ Depth of field and aperture
9/ Slow and fast shutter speeds
10/ ISO and noise
11/ Flash, ETTL, bouncing, diffusing, red eye
11.a. Guide numbers
11.b. Radio and IR
12/ Light direction, texture, mood
13/ White balance, Kelvin and custom balance settings
14/ Monitor calibration
(subject to minor change )
Practical work will include exposure, composition and basic flash technique.
Notepads and pens supplied, refreshments available, easy parking.
Remind me again…. Where, when, what time?
Kings Court Hotel, near Alcester: 10th, 17th and 24th APRIL 2013, 7pm until 9:30pm.