All courses are back on including full day Saturday courses – next one on August 20th 2022 and 8 week courses beginning in September 2022 term. Call now to enrol. 07710 416857

Next term evening class enrolments

DSLR Photography for Beginners evening classes run throughout all three college/school terms at Belvidere School Shrewsbury and at 2nd Longmynd Scout HQ, Church Street, Church Stretton.

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Small group Saturday courses for beginners – run all year round 9:00am – 3:30pm 5.5 hours tuition and 1 hour break Cost £125

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One Day Saturday courses – enrolling for next session soon

About the course

This day in Shrewsbury town centre with national press photographer Richard Bishop is for people new to photography or anyone who has recently purchased a camera who wants to get to grips with digital photography and get it off Automatic.

You will start by taking your camera off factory settings and learn how to configure it for optimum performance. You will then look at the various camera controls that will enable you to get the best from your camera.

You’ll have continuous hands-on practice and take home handouts to continue your journey of self-discovery. You will learn about the Exposure Triangle – ISO, Shutter Speeds and Apertures and discover how these camera controls can be used to either blur or sharpen backgrounds, freeze or blur movement and avoid camera shake. You will also be encouraged to develop your creative awareness by looking at composition, camera viewpoint and the decisive moment. You will never use Automatic again.

Call to book your place  07710 416857

What Happens on the Day

We meet at a cafe in the town centre in the classroom with the rest of the small, friendly group of up to eight people and, over tea/coffee start by going over the basics of photography then set up your cameras’menus and controls to give their optimum performance.

Break (lunch not provided)

Assemble in the town square and start creating images using the camera as a creative tool.

Back in the classroom to review the day’s work still looking at the process of starting to create expressive images.

Class ends

What is the DSLR camera course for beginners?

These evening classes run throughout the three college/school terms in Shrewsbury and Church Stretton and are delivered by professional photographer Richard Bishop.
If the jargon surrounding photography puts you off, and you are wondering how you will cope on a photography course we have the perfect solution.
These classes are for absolutely anyone who either wants to learn from scratch or further develop their existing skills – and nobody gets left behind.
Most people quite rightly start by using their camera in automatic mode. It produces a reasonable photograph most of the time – but it has limitations.
If you have a camera with manual and semi-automatic capabilities the possibilities are limitless. We show you from the first lesson how to get off automatic – and you won’t look back. You will be exploring and developing your creative awareness through your camera – you will start making expressive images.
Richard Bishop has been a professional photographer for many years working for the National press and some of the country’s leading organisations. He has designed and led multimedia programs and lectured in photography from complete beginners to degree level.
He says: “Learning is not exclusive to anyone and we all learn in different ways at different speeds. I don’t do that thing where students sit listening to lectures and sprout out responses for the lecturer’s approval.”
“My students engage in what they are learning, take it away and practice it then relate it to their own experiences. They make what they learn part of themselves.
“After this course you will never use your camera on auto again. You will have the skills to take consistently great images with your own signature on them.”
The courses are 8 weeks x 2.5 hours 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Please get in touch by email or phone if you would like to discuss anything regarding the courses or your equipment. If you are thinking of purchasing a new camera the array of models and features can be bewildering; we are often asked for advice about the most suitable or maybe the most economic choice.