Digital Camera - Camera Skills, Functions and Basic Photo Manipulation

About the course


Have you bought or received a digital camera as a present? Not sure how to use it? If you are left wondering what all the buttons do, or what W+T stands for on your zoom button then this is the course for you!

This introductory level short course is designed as a guide to your digital camera, its functions, taking and producing better photographs. During the course the following will be covered:

• How to take better composed photographs

• Basic camera button functions explained – ISO, shutter speed, aperture, manual and auto modes, white balance, image quality.

• Basic Photoshop techniques e.g. cropping, rotation, enlarging, changing colour photographs to Black and White.

What are the entry requirements?

• Digital camera

• Enthusiasm to learn about your digital camera and it’s functions

• Aged 18+

How long is the course?

One day

What will the course involve?

Practical advice and guidance about your camera functions and basic photo editing techniques.

How long will I be learning?

One day

What equipment will I need?

• Digital camera

• Instruction manual for your camera

• USB pen

• USB lead for camera

• Notepad and pen

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?

How to program and set your camera button functions, how to edit using basic photo editing techniques.

What other training programmes and progression opportunities are there?

• Digital Camera - Intermediate Lighting Principles & Camera Functions

• An introduction to Photoshop Skills