Digital Camera – Basic Lighting Principles & Intermediate Camera Functions

About the course

About the course


To attend this course, you are expected to have a basic background knowledge and understanding of your digital camera, ideally having already attended our Digital Camera - Basic Camera Skills, Functions and Photo Manipulation course.

This course moves onto such terms as depth of field, metering modes and how you can use household objects to better light your photographs.

This intermediate level short course is designed for those that have some experience and knowledge of how to use their own camera on manual settings e.g. white balance, aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings’.

Please note this course is an intermediate level and not really suitable for those who already have a fair knowledge of their camera functions.

What are the entry requirements?

• Experience and knowledge of how to use your camera on manual settings e.g. white balance, aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings

• Digital camera

• Enthusiasm to learn

• Aged 18+

How long is the course?

One day

What will the course involve?

Practical advice and guidance about your camera and lighting set ups.

How long will I be learning?

One day

What equipment will I need?

• Digital camera

• Instruction manual for your camera

• Notepad and pen

• Any camera accessories you may have

How will I know if I am making progress?

• Feedback throughout session

• Q+A

What course work will I be expected to complete?

In class tasks

What can I expect to learn from this course?

• Depth of field, lenses, files formats, metering mode explanations. Camera accessories explained.

• How to use household light sources and objects to create studio like shots.

• How to manipulate the use of an inbuilt flash

• Studio photography workshop session

What other training programmes and progression opportunities are there?

An introduction to Photoshop Skills