Intermediate Photography Course

Intermediate Photography Course - £135 - Sunday 15th September 2019 - Spaces.

The Intermediate Course is the natural progression to your Beginners Course for those who want to better understand exposure and how their camera works.This course goes delves deeper into your camera settings and menus and we explain how to use white balance and depth of field more creatively. There will also be some extra tips and tricks on composition and perspective.  The course also demonstrates how to use polarising filters and ND filters to show movement in water.

On the beginners course I aim to show you “how to get your camera off the Fully Auto setting and start shooting excellent pictures in just one day”. The Beginners Course offers so much more than just how to use your camera and it is the foundation for all our other courses. For this reason we highly recommend that everyone attends a beginners course first.

The Intermediate Photography Course aims to give you a greater understanding of the different camera setting covered on the beginners day plus many more camera operations. Most importantly I will cover the ” Exposure Triangle” which is the relationship between ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed in great depth. This knowledge will help improve your chances of getting “the shot” under many different lighting conditions. After attending this course you should find your success rate for good pictures increases a lot but if you do make a mistake you should be able to figure out why.

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TWO COURSE SPECIAL OFFER
If you wish to attend a Beginners Course and Level Two Course over the same weekend then you get both courses for £250 rather than £270. Choose the Weekend option at checkout or contact me for details. Subject to availability

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“I have to be honest and say that I was a little reluctant to do the beginners course because I had done one previously, with someone else, and I thought I knew enough to qualify as an Intermediate photographer. However, I had to eat humble pie and admit I learnt more than enough for it to be worthwhile. A lot of it was refreshing my memory from things I knew but had forgotten but there were also several things that, though basic, I just didn’t know! I think the beginners should remain a mandatory requirement for anyone.” Paul Rose

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Our One Day Camera Courses will explain, in simple terms, when to use all the other settings and we’ll show you how to take amazing pictures you will be proud to hang on your wall.

This course is aimed at someone who has attended our beginners course who wants to improve their photography and camera handling skills even more. We go into much more depth on camera settings and controls than on the beginners course. Places are limited to six students and it’s highly recommended you have already attended one of our Beginner’s Photography Courses,

If booking the Beginners / Intermediate Weekend please ensure there are spaces available on that weekend’s Beginners Course.

** Please contact me to be placed on the reserve list for this course. **

Question? Do I need to do a Beginners Course first?

 Yes, Please!

This is a question I get asked a lot by ex-film photographers, camera club members or college and university photography students.

The problem is I don’t know what you already know and you don’t know what you don’t know.

On the beginners course I aim to show you “how to get your camera off the fully auto setting and start shooting excellent pictures in just one day”.

The Beginners Course offers so much more than just how to use your camera and it is the foundation for all our other courses. For this reason we now highly recommend that everyone attends a beginners course first.

I’m sorry if that sounds cryptic but I’ve had people miss the beginners course and go right to an intermediate, or other Level Two course, only to say they wished they had done the beginners course first.

The thing is the beginners course isn’t just about using the camera controls but it also explains my ethos on photography and demonstrates how to achieve great results of a wide variety of subjects including: portraits, landscapes, action and low light.

Obviously it doesn’t go into great detail on any of these subjects but that’s where the follow on Level Two courses come in. The beginners course is never a waste of time though as even people who think they know a lot are surprised just out much they get from the day.

Hope that helps but drop me an email or give me a call on 0116 2796906 if you need to discuss further.

Thank you for booking a Digital Photography Course

Thank you for booking a Digital Photography Course. I’m really looking forward to helping you to understand your camera and take even better photographs.

Please Note. You will require a set of filters for this course

Please arrive for registration and refreshments between 9.30am and 9.45am.The course starts at 10am prompt and runs through until about 5pm.

There are a few things you can do before the course to ensure your experience runs smoothly

  1. We do have limited parking for six cars so if you have the choice of a smaller car it really is helpful and less of a squeeze.
  2. Please ensure you have fully charged batteries as we will be using your cameras a lot and someone’s battery nearly always runs out.
  3. Please arrive with an empty memory card
  4. A free buffet lunch is included and there will be a vegetarian option. If you have any allergies or special requirements it may be better to bring a packed lunch. Coffee & biscuits are provided on arrival.
  5. Bring warm clothes and a change of shoes as the practical sessions do take place outside.
  6. Our address is 25 Westerby Lane, Smeeton Westerby, Leicestershire. LE8 0RA. Tel 0116 279 6906
  7. You can find a map and directions here – https://digitalphotographycourses.co.uk/contact-us/
  8. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us or visit the FAQ’s page at https://digitalphotographycourses.co.uk/faqs/
  9. If you need nearby accommodation please see here – https://digitalphotographycourses.co.uk/accommodation
  10. Full T&Cs including our Cancellation Policy see here – https://digitalphotographycourses.co.uk/terms-conditions/

Cheers
Glen

The DPC Filter Kit – From £45 – Buy Here

I’m constantly being asked to recommend filters for various courses so I decided to finally source my own set. I usually suggest buying filters from Amazon but some of their filters of variable quality and the sellers fluctuate so it’s difficult to provide consistent links. Several students have suggested I should sell a filter kit and so that’s what I’ve done.

The “DPC Universal Filter Kit” consists of a UV, a Polariser, an ND8, an ND64 and a close up +2. To keep things simple I’m initially only buying these in a 62mm filter size, to suit my recommended Tamron18-270mm, but the cunning plan is to also include a 52-62mm stepping ring, for Nikon users, and a 58-62mm stepping ring, for Canon users. We also have a 82-77mm Kit.

Stepping Rings allow each filter to be used on a wide variety of lenses and save money in the long run by not having to buy multiple filter sizes. The UV filter is there for protection while the ND8 and Polariser is required for the Intermediate Course. The Close-up filter will help to prepare people for the Macro Course. The ND64 can also be used on the Intermediate Course and is a six stop filter which will allow you to get great pictures of flowing water. (See below for seaside example)

There is also a 82-77mm option for people with the 10-20mm (24mm) wide angle lenses at £60 which contains all the same filters except the Close-up.

NEW! There is also a 58-67mm option, at £45, with the same filters as the 62mm kit, and a 67-62mm and 67-58mm stepping rings. This is useful for people with the new Tamron 16-300mm or any lenses with a 67mm filter thread.

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

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

This course was particularly helpful 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

This course was particularly helpful 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 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.