Photography evening classes in Salisbury, Wiltshire
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Photography courses
Improve your digital photography techniques

We are running our popular courses again - this time in Salisbury

Suitable for anyone from beginner with camera phone to enthusiasts with SLR equipment.

The venue is The Grasmere House Hotel


Format and cost:

A typical lesson will be 45-60 mins instruction with examples - 30-45 mins practical - 5-10 minutes from our 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 starting on 2nd March 2015 at 19:30 and finishing around 21:00

Info or bookings:

To find out more please call Chris on 01747 858016

Or send a cheque for £100 made out to Hope and Homes for Children to:
Chris Stanbury, Wilbury Barn, Swallowcliffe, Salisbury, Wilts, SP3 5QH


Lesson one - The Basics (2nd March 2015):

Guest photographer - Rory Buckland

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)
Other modes (AV/TV/M)
megapixels vs image sensor size vs lens quality + DPI (printing)
Caring for your camera



Lesson two - Portraits (9th March 2015):

Guest photographer - Anthony von Roretz (Trinity Photography)

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



Lesson three - Holidays (16th March 2015):

Guest photographer - John Fry (Fry Film)

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



Lesson four - Weddings & Events (23rd March 2015):

Guest photographer - Paul Sumner LMPA (Photo Studio 5)

Flash and fill in flash
Avoiding Red eye
Other lighting? Reflectors
Get Close
Focus Point
Capture movement



Lesson five - Animals & Children (30th March 2015):

Guest photographer - Jon Stone (StonePhoto)

Using props (toys etc.)
Depth of field
Autofocus + focus point
Metering including exposure compensation and white balance
White balance
Filters & other extras



Lesson six - Macro & Software (13th April 2015):

Guest photographer - Carolyn White

Macro (getting very close)
Software - downloading/optimising/clever editing
Breezebrowser Pro -
Software - browsing/editing
Irfan view - free from or Picasa from Google
Other lighting
Indoor shoot
File types - jpg / bmp / tiff / raw
Exif info



Lesson seven - Landscapes/Software (20th April 2015):

Guest photographer - Sally Edwards

Time of day
Adobe Lightroom
Photoshop (various versions)
Making a web page
Resizing for email or web



Lesson eight - Landscapes/Macro (27th April 2015):


Outdoor shoot



Lesson nine - Printers, Video etc. (11th May 2015):

Guest photographer - Bella West (Bella West Photography)

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



Lesson ten - Show and Tell (18th May 2015):


Show your work


Satisfaction guaranteed!
If, for any reason, you don't feel happy after attending, I'll refund your donation in full.


Previous courses

2010 Photography evening classes
2011 Outdoor Digital Photography course
2012 Photography evening classes
2013 Outdoor Digital Photography course
2014 Digital Photography courses


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