This Course is not only for those people who have their cameras on Automatic! If you’re still a bit unsure on when or how to use Aperture-Priority, Shutter-Priority, or (horror) Manual, or how to get the background blurry or the waterfall nice and smooth, this is the course for you. It’s hands-on, you bring your own camera.

The course goes over two Saturday mornings a few times a year for members only. Contact the Education Officer for more details:

Topics covered may include:

  • Getting to know your DSLR
  • Sensors & Sizes
  • Raw vs Jpeg
  • Basic Composition Tips
  • The ‘Exposure Triangle’
  • Understanding Aperture
  • Understanding Shutter Speed
  • Understanding ISO
  • Priority Modes
  • Exposure Explained
  • Making Friends with the Histogram
  • Exposure Compensation
  • Metering & Exposure Control
  • Focus Control
  • Understanding your Camera’s Limitations
  • Lenses and Lens Choice
  • Introduction to Basic Flash
  • Basic Light Temperature
  • Introduction to Filters