Photography evening classes in Shaftesbury, Dorset
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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 courses in Shaftesbury
(also convenient for Warminster and Gillingham)
Improve your digital photography techniques

Why go on a course with one instructor when you can come on ours and have one to one help from several professional photographers

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

The venue is The Mitre Pub in Shaftesbury town centre


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 13th 2019 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 (13th March 2019):

Guest photographer - Terry Lucas

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 (20th March 2019):

Guest photographer - Jon Stone

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 & Composition
(27th March 2019):

Guest photographer - Mark Rodgers Atlas Photography

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
(3rd April 2019):

Guest photographer - Bev Hooper - Ruby Delany's Picture Factory

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



Lesson 5 - Animals & Children (10th April 2019):

Guest photographer - Joe Stallard

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 (17th April 2019):

Guest photographer - Marte Marie Forsberg

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
(24th April 2019):

Guest photographer - Chris Lock

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



Lesson 8 - Printers, Video etc. (1st May 2019):

Guest photographer - Gemma Brunton (

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



Lesson 9 - Landscapes/Macro (8th May 2019):

Guest photographer - Brian Tarling

Outdoor shoot



Lesson 10 - Show and Tell (15th May 2019):


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
2017 Digital Photography course
2017 Digital Photography Photoshop course
2018 Digital Photography course


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