Getting off auto with your digital SLR

‘It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera … they are made with the eye, heart and head’. – Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Do you want to learn how to use your SLR camera better? Then bring your camera and instruction booklet along to this practical workshop.

We shall debunk the mysteries of autofocus. Gain an understanding of some simple principles of the SLR and experiment with manual settings. Learn about aperture and how to make depth-of-field work for you. Think about movement and how shutter-speed alters your image. Make friends with ISO and any unused buttons such as close-up and monochrome settings. We may experiment with metering. 

The exact format of the day will depend on weather conditions and be tailored to the group’s needs. Bring walking shoes and waterproof gear as we are likely to be outdoors. Car drivers only as we may need to drive to a nearby location. Please bring a packed lunch.

This workshop is being led by Deirdre Huston.

People do cancel and we do hold waiting lists. If the date you would like is full please do contact us and we can add you to the list. 

During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.

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