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

We are running our popular course again - in Salisbury

Suitable for anyone from beginner with camera phone to enthusiasts with SLR equipment. Any age from children to pensioners!

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 £150 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 Wednesdays starting on March 15th 2017 at 19:30 to around 21:00

Info or bookings:

To find out more please call Chris on 01747 858016

Or send a cheque for £150 made out to Hope and Homes for Children to:
Chris Stanbury, Wilbury Barn, Swallowcliffe, Salisbury, Wilts, SP3 5QH


Lesson 1 - Photography Basics (15th March 2017):

Guest photographer -Anthony von Roretz (Trinity Photography)

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 2 - Portraits (22nd March 2017):

Guest photographer - Jon Amos

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 3 - Holidays (29th March 2017):

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 4 - Weddings & Events (5th April 2017):

Guest photographer - Gemma Brunton (

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



Lesson 5 - Animals & Children (12th April 2017):

Guest photographer - Joe Stallard (Joe Stallard Photography)

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



Lesson 6 - Macro & Software (19th April 2017):

Guest photographer - Neil Baird

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 7 - Landscapes/Software (26th April 2017):

Guest photographer - Jon Stone

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



Lesson 8 - Landscapes/Macro (3rd May 2017):


Outdoor shoot



Lesson 9 - Printers, Video etc. (10th May 2017):

Guest photographer - (Chris Lock)

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



Lesson 10 - Show and Tell (17th May 2017):


Show your work


Previous courses

2010 Photography evening classes
2011 Outdoor Digital Photography course
2012 Photography evening classes
2013 Outdoor Digital Photography course
2014 Digital Photography courses
2015 Digital Photography courses
2016 Digital Photography course
2016 Digital Photography Photoshop course


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