Digital Photography for Beginners
If you know little about digital photography, this course will get you started
You will learn how to hold the camera correctly and use the shutter release. You will learn about the basic workings of a digital camera, about memory cards and making back up files of
your photographs (file management). You will learn about the menus on your camera; auto and program modes; aperture, shutter speeds & ISO, scene modes, priority modes, shooting in
manual mode, depth of field, focal lengths and field of view. You will learn how to compose a shot using the rule of thirds and how to choose the correct lens for the shot. Finally you will
learn about shooting moving objects (panning) for an assignment on motion. Over the course you will build up your own portfolio to show the group at the end of the course.
Each week you will be given a different theme for assignment, for example, landscapes, people, still life and each week there will be a constructive critique of the previous week’s assignments.
About Your Tutor: Den Pemberton
Den is a qualified Lighting Cameraman and worked in films for 11 years. He has been working as a professional photographer for over 40 years, with work published in
magazines and books. He has taught film, TV and photography for the last 32 years at various Colleges in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and London. Now in semi-retirement, he teaches
Adult Learning courses at various Centres.
What you will need to bring to the first session:
• A Pen and Notebook
• A digital camera – it doesn’t matter whether
it is a compact or SLR
• Memory/USB stick