Westland Place Studios

Discover Photography

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Have you ever felt that you could be getting more from your digital camera? Would you like to unlock its full potential? If so, this half day course is for you. Discover Photography is aimed at complete beginners who own a digital camera with manual settings but aren’t sure how to use them. The course will help you take creative control of your camera. The course will introduce you to your camera’s manual settings and teach you how to use them. By the end of the session, you will be able to creatively use these settings to achieve a wide range of photographic techniques and effects. During the course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of photography, such as how to set the correct exposures, what the relationship is between aperture, shutter speed and ISO, and how to make the most of each lens. After completing ‘Discover Photography’ you will fully understand how to operate your digital camera and be ready to take better photographs. The course is led by an award-winning photographer.

Photography Course Content



  • Lenses
  • Composition
  • Colour temperature and white balance
  • Operating the camera in semi-automatic and manual modes
  • Depth of field
  • How the aperture and shutter speed affect the image
  • A practical exercise which explores the effects of aperture and shutter speed
  • Focal length, angle of view and perspective

Equipment Needed

You will need a DSLR camera or a digital camera with manual settings. You may also wish to bring a notebook and something to write with.

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