Mirrorless Photography Course

Mirrorless Photography Course

 Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Mirrorless Cameras

All our photography courses are suitable for Mirrorless Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Cameras. If you are not sure about the different types of cameras please take a look at this page – Difference between Bridge Camera, DSLR and EVF

 What’s the difference between a Mirrorless & EVF Camera.

There isn’t one. They are the same thing with two different names.
Originally Mirrorless Cameras were sometimes called Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens to separate them from Bridge Cameras, which did not have a removable lens. Once someone looked closer at the abbreviation (EVIL) this was changed to EVF or Mirrorless camera. Operationally EVF Cameras work like DSLRs but the image you see in the viewfinder is a mini TV monitor rather than an optical image of a DSLR.  If you’re not sure which camera you have simply switch the camera off and if you can still an image through the viewfinder  then you have a DSLR if not then you have an Electronic Viewfinder Camera. If you can’t remove the lens then you probably have a Bridge Camera.

Which Cameras are suitable for the Beginners Course?

Providing your camera has a dial with the PASM or Av and TV settings on it you will be able to attend the Beginners Photography Course.
Spare Batteries and Charger
Our photography courses are fully hands on and Mirrorless EVF and Bridge Cameras do tend to use a lot of power. I’ve had several occasions where batteries have run out during day so please bring a spare battery or your charger just in case you run out of power.

Which Camera Should You Get?

DSLR or Mirrorless EVF

The choice between DSLR and Mirrorless is less obvious as they both offer similar quality, have a similar range of lenses, flashguns and accessories.

DSLR have a proven track record, have a massive second hand market and have batteries that last longer than EVF cameras.

Electronic Viewfinder Cameras
Electronic Viewfinder are usually smaller and lighter, as they don’t need a mirror assemble, but may also have smaller sensor. Early EVF cameras used to have rubbish viewfinders and be slower to react but this is improving all the time.

Because they are using the power all time and batteries tend to be smaller, due to the smaller body size, EVF cameras use a lot of power so spare batteries should be considered an essential item. EVF Cameras tend to have a lot more settings and features which can be a blessing or a curse depending on your point of view.

If you would like some advice on which type of camera to buy then drop me an email stating what you want it for and your budget and I’ll try to help.

email glen@digitalphotographycourses.co.uk

The future of the Digital SLR

There is no doubt that the flavour of the month at the moment is mirrorless cameras with even Nikon and Canon jumping on the bandwagon. Does this mean the DSLR is dead? I don’t think so.
At the moment the mirrorless market is tiny, compared to the number of Digital SLRs in circulation. All these DSLRs need lenses and that is a huge market for the manufacturers. The mirrorless market is growing but at the moment these cameras are a lot more expensive than entry level DSLRs.  You also need a whole new set of lenses although you can usually fit DSLR lenses on mirrorless bodies using an adapter. You cannot fit mirrorless camera lenses on DSLR bodies so if you want to keep both systems any new EVF lenses will not work.

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