Photography evening classes in Swallowcliffe - near Salisbury and Shaftesbury
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Serving the communities of Swallowcliffe, Tisbury, Fovant, Shaftesbury and Salisbury along with the surrounding areas in Wiltshire and Dorset.

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Photography Classes - 2012


Format and cost:

Each lesson is likely to be 45-60 mins instruction with examples - 30-45 mins practical - 10-15 minutes from guest photographer.
Cost £100 for course of ten lessons - to include notes - all the fees are being donated straight to Hope and Homes for Children.

Lessons will be on Mondays in Swallowcliffe Village Hall (near Tisbury) starting at 19:30 and finishing around 21:00

Info or bookings:

To find out more please call Chris on 01747 858016

To book a place send a cheque for £100 per person made out to "Hope and Homes for Children" to Chris Stanbury, Wilbury Barn, Swallowcliffe, Salisbury, Wilts, SP3 5QH


Lesson one - The Basics (16/4/12):

Guest photographer - Fritz Curzon (

Types of / Choosing a camera - film, large format, digital, pocket, SLR
Basics - speed/aperture (f-stop) - how much light is available?
iso -
scene modes (night/portrait/sport)
megapixals vs image sensor size vs lens quality + DPI (printing)
Caring for your camera



Lesson two - Portraits (23/4/12):

Guest photographer - Anthony von Roretz (Trinity Photography)

Depth of field
Zoom / focal length / Macro
Choosing a lens
Composition / lighting (flash)
Clever gizmos (smile detection/blink detection)



Lesson three - Holidays (30/4/12)*:

Guest photographer - Carolyn White

Capturing the atmosphere
Composition / cropping - let the picture tell the story
Landscape / portrait / buildings / close up
Essential accessories (tripod + spare battery + spare memory card)



Lesson four - Weddings & Events (7/5/12)*:

Guest photographer - John Rose (

Cathy - Bride of the future
Flash and fill in flash
Avoiding Red eye
Other lighting? Reflectors



Lesson five - Animals & Children (14/5/12):

Guest photographer - Gemma Brunton

Featuring Becks (the dog) & Josh (the baby)
Using props (toys etc.)
Autofocus + focus point
Metering including exposure compensation and white balance
Filters & other extras



Lesson six - Macro & Software (21/5/12):

Guest photographer - Bella West (

Other lighting
Indoor shoot
Software - browsing/editing
File types - jpg / bmp / tiff / raw
Exif info
Irfan view - free from or Picasa from Google



Lesson seven - Landscapes & Software (28/5/12):

Guest photographer - Simon Barnes

Time of day
Software - downloading/optimising/clever editing
Breezebrowser Pro -
Net Graphics Optimiser $29.99 (now discontinued) - Alternatives are: Reacompressor from ($39.95) or RealOptimizer from (about £20)
Paint shop pro X2 - £77 RRP or £58.28 at
Photoshop (various versions)
Making a web page
Resizing for email or web



Lesson eight - Landscapes & Macro (4/6/12):


Outdoor shoot



Lesson nine - Printers, Video etc. (11/6/12):

Guest photographer - Dominic Parkes

Video editing
Backing up your photos
Making money from your hobby
Recap + Q & A session



Lesson ten - Show and Tell (18/6/12):


Show your work



Previous courses

2010 Photography evening classes
2011 Outdoor Digital Photography course

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