Digital SLR Photography
Wednesdays 6 - 8:30 pm, ten weeks
Indicative maximum class size: 10
This beginners course is responding to the huge growth in ownership of digital SLR (DSLR) cameras and the increased demand for digital images for personal and commercial use.
The course is designed to take novice photographers and teach them the basic science, technology, craft and art of photography, and to develop the knowledge and skills to create technically sound, interesting and professional images.
4th October 2017 – 6th December 2017
Please bring with you to the first session a pen and paper, a digital SLR camera (DSLR) and a memory stick.
An entry-level DSLR or Compact System Camera with a basic 'kit' lens is the recommended starting point for equipment on this course.
There are a large number of options on the market and, whilst we don't favour any particular brand specifically, Nikon, Canon and Sony are all well regarded and the links below list each of these manufacturers current entry-level offering at the time of writing.
Owners of mid-range or professional DSLRs/Compact System Cameras are of course also welcome on the course, and during the course we address the pros, cons and differences between more expensive cameras.
We wouldn't recommend upgrading specifically to a more expensive mid-range camera ahead of the course, as these discussions will give valuable insight into your buying decision. If you currently own an ageing entry-level DSLR there is certainly something to be gain from upgrading to a newer model, however it isn't essential to upgrade ahead of the course.
You can always start the course with your existing equipment and consider upgrading during or after the course, armed with all your new knowledge.
In addition to a basic DSLR and lens there is some other equipment which is desirable, but not essential.
Flashgun - http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-nikon-sb-700-speedlight-flashgun/p1522476 (buy a model that's compatible with your camera)
Large aperture lens - http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-nikon-50mm-f1-8-g-af-s-lens/p1525420 (buy a model that's compatible with your camera)