Build on our Get off Auto workshop with lots of hands-on photography throughout the day.  We'll guide you through the key features of your camera and new techniques to help you become more creative.  Take home detailed handouts and exercises that you can try again later, to perfect your skills and ensure you get the very best from your day.

Unleash your camera's full potential for total control over your images


  • Action photography from children at play to sports and panning for motorsport shots

  • Creative use of movement, e.g. capturing the power of waterfalls

  • An in-depth look at Exposure and how light affects your images

  • Different metering modes to make the most of the light conditions

  • Use of different focus modes to allow movement to be captured as required

  • How to take good photographs in low light and other difficult conditions

  • Creative effects to include long exposures and Intentional Camera Movement (ICM)

Cameras:  DSLR, Mirrorless, Compact System (CSC), Four-Thirds, Bridge, Superzoom.

Where:  Commencing indoors, taking an in-depth look at your camera with the day being interspersed with a series of practical activities to reinforce your learning as you go along.  finally a review of some of your images with plenty of time for your questions.

Main Points Covered:

Shutter Priority - we'll show you how to use shutter priority to precisely control your shutter speed

Shutter Speed - we explain why you might want to use a slow shutter speed, how and when to use it and the effects you can create - so we explain how to freeze movement to capture wildlife, children, sports events and action 

Focussing - we'll show you what focus modes you have available and explain when and how you would use them

Metering - we look at how the camera meters and creates the exposure, what metering modes your camera has, how to change them and when to use them

Jpeg v RAW - we explain the differences o you can choose the one that works best for you

Buttons and Dials - we'll help you understand what they do, how to change them and how and when to use them so that you have a better understanding of and feel more confident with your camera

Group Size:  A maximum of 10 students per tutor.

Times:  Full day, usually 10 am to 4 pm but please check your booking and joining instructions in case of any variations.

Previous Experience: to get the most from this workshop, you should have attended our Introduction to Photography Part 1 workshop.