Digital photography for beginners intensive one-to-one sessions in Exeter and Devon.
Due to their success in 2012, I am continuing to offer short, intensive sessions for those new to digital photography. These are one-to-one sessions tailored to the individuals skills, experience and interests.
Dates and timing is flexible to suit you.
These are one-to-one training sessions, or sessions for small groups. I run these when people contact me, at dates and times mutually convenient. Sessions can be run 9am – 9pm during weekdays, or on Saturday’s 9am – 5pm, available weekends.
Where are these run?
These sessions will be run in Exeter and throughout Devon. In Exeter I run sessions at the Exeter Community Centre, St. David’s Hill, Exeter. I am also happy to run these in your own organisation’s building throughout Devon.
What will you get out of this 2 hour session?
Two hours is normally enough time to cover all the basics and get you up and running, comfortable operating all the main controls on your camera and confident switching on to manual mode and taking control of the look of your pictures rather than leaving in auto and letting the camera decide what they will look like. Crucially, you’ll come away with enough understanding that, when you take a picture that doesn’t work (and we all do that) you’ll be able to look at it and work out why it didn’t work and what you need to change to correct it.
After two hours most people stop taking in new information. This is the point to stop, go away and practice. You may decide you would like an additional hour or two to learn new techniques or go over a particular area again or in more depth, but you decide when you are ready for this.
Learn faster and more effectively
With a short, intensive one-to-one course you will learn much faster than in a large group, teaching will be geared to your pace and your particular level of knowledge of cameras. I will also try and find out your particular area of interest before the session in order that I can tailor the teaching to your particular interests and requirements.
A 2 hour session with me will generally work out much cheaper than attending a formal structured course. For individuals I charge £55 for a two hour session tailored to your specific experience and areas of interest. I offer reductions per person when two or more request a group traing session. Single hour sessions can also be arranged for those who would prefer a shorter session. These are charged at £30.
Who is the Class for?
I’ve designed this for people relatively new to photography and those who have maybe being taking pictures for a while but would like a better understanding of the principles of digital camera operation. Maybe you’ve recently bought, or been given a nice shiny new camera with a bewildering array of dials, buttons and menus. This class will take you back to basic principles, help you understand what controls you actually need and what they do. Alternatively you may just be thinking about buying a camera but are not quite sure what you need. If you are slightly hazy about the difference between a compact and an SLR; the relationship between focal length and DOF; or between ISO, shutter speed and aperture (or if indeed you have no idea what I’m on about) then this class is for you.
What will I cover in these two hours?
Good question! When running such classes I make no assumptions about student’s prior knowledge or understanding as I tend to find that even if someone has been taking pictures for quite a while they can be a little hazy or simply have forgotten some basic principles.
I will explain the basics of how any camera (film or digital) works, followed by a brief overview of the main types of camera you may come across.
We’ll then talk a bit about the key parts of your DSLR (or compact digital): the lens, diaphram, shutter and sensor, what each does.
We’ll cover the principles of taking a correctly exposed and focussed picture.
We’ll cover shooting in JPEG and RAW formats, advantages and disadvantages of each.
We’ll cover Depth of Field and Motion Blur, what they are, how we control them and the effects they produce.
We’ll cover getting your images off your camera and making them useable.
But I don’t have a Digital camera yet
You don’t need a camera for the class (but by all means bring yours if you wish). If you haven’t got your camera yet, or maybe not 100% sure you want one, then I will have a camera with me that you will be able to play around with.
How do I book and pay for a session?
To book a session or to get more information please email me or call me tel 07926478199.
Payment can be made by Paypal, Bank transfer or Cheque. I am also happy to accept cash on the day provided a £15 deposit is made. (please contact me beforehand to discuss course)
Paypal: To pay for courses simply log in to paypal and make the payment to colin (at) colinmunrophotography.com.
Bank transfer: To pay by bank transfer simply let me know in your email and I will include the account details in my response.
Cheque: To pay by cheque, let me know and I will include the postal address in my reply. Please note that you will need to allow extra time for cheques to clear on delivery times.
I’d like to give the Session as a gift to someone
This can be easily done. If you simply contact me by email or telephone, explaining this and the name of the person for whom the gift is intended. Once payment is made I will issue a Gift Voucher in the person’s name, to be used at a mutually convenient date. They can then contact me to arrange arrange a date suitable for them.