Composition Course

Seeing the Picture and Photography Composition Course - £135 - TBA

This one day course is aimed at DSLR user who are confident using their cameras but feel they struggle to “See a Picture”. We will have a series of exercises aimed at encouraging you to spot pictures in areas where you might normally walk on by. The plan is to travel light so something like the Tamron 18-270mm lens would be ideal.

Book a Composition Course below.

Composition & Seeing The Picture Course
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I was reluctant to do the beginners course, but extremely glad that I did. Even after taking photos for a lot of years it helped me to know the fundamentals and build on then. Getting off the ‘auto setting’ was crucial and gave control. The beginners course was the best money that I ever invested in photography. Jim Tyson.

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This is a Level 2 Course so you must have attended one of our Beginners Courses first. You need to know how to operate your camera before you can concentrate on your composition.

Our Mission
One of the questions I’ve been asked all my career is “How do I see a picture?”.

The simple answer is “I don’t know. I just see the final image in my mind’s eye complete with any edits.”

Can this be taught?
The next question is “Can this be taught?” Again my answer is I don’t know… But we’re about to find out.

So what are the problems and how do we see a picture? Many of my students tell me that they understand the techniques and how to set up the camera but lack inspiration while they are wandering around “Looking for the Picture.”.

My mission is to hopefully inspire and guide you in this quest. (Oh boy! Now I’ve written that down. It looks scary.)

Thank you for booking a Digital Photography Course

Thank you for booking the Seeing the Picture Photography Course. Coffee,Tea & biscuits are provided on arrival between 9.30am and 9.45am

  1. There are a few things you can do before the course to ensure your experience runs smoothly
  2. The course starts at 9.45am prompt with coffee and biscuits on arrival, between 9.30am and 9.45am, and it runs through until about 5pm.
  3. We do have limited parking for six cars so if you have the choice of a smaller car it is less of a squeeze.
  4. Please meet at 25 Westerby Lane, Smeeton Westerby for registration between 9.30am and 9.45am.
  5. Please ensure you have fully charged batteries as we will be using your cameras a lot and someone’s battery nearly always runs out.
  6. An empty memory card with space for 200 images.
  7. After a brief catch up on the basics we will have a series of projects covering a range of new topics requiring a tripod, remote release and a set of filters. See below
  8. You will require at least an 18-55mm range lens but our recommended zooms would be even better.
  9. We will be taking the “flowing water” pictures so you will need at least an ND8 filter for your main lens.The DPC kit includes this and an ND64
  10. We have a selection of filter kits here – https://digitalphotographycourses.co.uk/Universal-Filter-Kit.html
  11. There will be coffee & biscuits are provided on arrival and a light buffet snack, included a vegetarian option, about noon.
  12. If you have any allergies or special requirements it may be better to bring a packed lunch. If your are bringing your own lunch please let us know so we don’t over-cater.
  13. Please wear sensible shoes and suitable clothing as the practical sessions do take place outside.
  14. You can find a map and directions https://www.digitalphotographycourses.co.uk/contact-digital-photography-courses.html
  15. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us or visit the FAQ’s page at https://www.digitalphotographycourses.co.uk/faq.html
  16. Cancellations within 48 hours, or failure to turn up on the day, are non refundable – See our full T&Cs here – https://digitalphotographycourses.co.uk/terms-and-conditions.html

A great day. Lots of technical information to process but great course notes for me to refer back to. It’s great to have all the camera settings explained clearly so I can use them to improve my photography shots. James Wesson

Another great day with lots of useful info and a really good next step up from the Beginners Course. It’s given me another boost to get out and practice my new skills. I’m already looking forward to my next course. Joanna Boughy

This course was particularly good with regards to understanding the exposure triangle and I found this invaluable. It’s quite an intensive course but I feel a lot happier finding my way around the various camera settings. Now to start saving up for the next one.
Karen Collinson

I thoroughly enjoyed this course. Everything I wanted to know about the more advanced techniques was covered. I’m really looking forward to going out and trying what I’ve learnt, especially regarding shutter speeds combined with aperture settings.
Margaret Rose