Photography Basics – Level 1


The first of four days designed to take newcomers to photography – or those with holes in their knowledge – from the very beginning to where they can feel comfortable with their camera and create great pictures. This course is designed for owners of DSLR, CSC system, Bridge and compact cameras.

What your day includes

  • Understanding your camera controls, and introducing histograms to interpret your images.
  • Understanding ISO and the impact on your pictures when altered.
  • Working in ‘P’ mode with confidence, using simple corrections to exposure when needed.
  • lens choice – understanding different focal lengths and when to use various lenses.
  • A basic guide to composing successful shots, with golden rules for creative images making.
  • Understanding workflow, backing up and archiving your images.
  • Understanding storage cards, speeds & capacity.

The day is a mixture of classroom sessions and practical hands-on time taking photos outdoors. You’ll find your time with us is fast paced, intensive, but great fun. You’ll be given notes, but expect to write some of your own too.  We use a variety of venues in Nottingham throughout the year, just check the location when you book.

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* image three by kind courtesy of Rachel Shock

Course Dates 2018

Sat 9th June 2018 – Derby Hall, Uni of Nottm

Sat 8th Sept 2018 – Derby Hall, Uni of Nottm

Sat 13th Oct 2018 – Derby Hall, Uni of Nottm

Course Tutors

Robert Rowe ARPS. CPAGB

Martine Hamilton Knight D.Litt (Hon), ARPS

Dan Billings BA (hons)

Chris Upton

Course Times

10.00am – 4.30pm with lunch break and two comfort breaks.
Tea or coffee will be provided in the morning and afternoon breaks. Lunch is not included but there are kitchen facilities at our venues and local food stores nearby.

The sites at Wollaton & The University of Nottingham are fully wheelchair accessible.