Intermediate Digital SLR Photography Course Suffolk, Essex
Digital SLR Photography Course Intermediate Level
The Suffolk Photo Studio’s Intermediate DSLR course is the course aimed at
supporting ongoing development and skills with your DSLR. Our intermediate level course is the obvious follow on to our DSLR workshops for beginners. The photography courses we offer are aimed at actually giving you the skills to progress to the next level. Based in our professional but relaxed studio environment you will learn how to improve your creativity and camera functions and knowledge. Students attending will be expected to show an understanding of shutter speeds, ISO settings and aperture as our DSLR for Beginners course covers. If you feel it might be useful to increase your knowledge then we suggest you have the course materials and knowledge before progressing.
The one day intensive course will make you look at your camera and photography differently. The day will incorporate theory but a lot of practical studio and location photography shoots using the meadows opposite the studio in Sudbury, Suffolk.
Do you need expensive lighting to create amazing photographs? Even though we are studio based, for the average photographer on this course you will need to learn how to take great images in a slightly posed but more natural basis. Use of reflectors or just how to use natural lighting is the key tool mixed in with the professional studio lighting.
The tasks on the course will be set out so that you gain a full understanding of aperture priority, shutter priority and manual modes on how to use them correctly and creatively.
Photography courses on the internet are primarily theory based projects, however at the Suffolk Photo Studio based minutes from Essex and some large towns and cities like Bury St Edmunds, Colchester, Halstead, Chelmsford and so on, photography can be easy, quick and clean without the worry or point and shoot auto in a simple days camera training.
During our one day intermediate courses, the following topics will be covered:
- Exposure (in more detail than our beginners courses).
The amount of light falling onto your cameras sensor will affect the exposure of your image and therefore its appearance and quality. In this course you will learn how to adjust and control exposure and control use of light in both indoor and outdoor situations.
- Exposure in Stops – Calculations
Stops are known as the unit of exposure and are used in many aspects of photography. In this course you can gain useful knowledge and experiment with exposure settings to get the best results from your digital SLR.
- Histograms (Understanding and recognition of correct Exposure and Tonal Range).
This course will help you to understand the importance of histograms. A histogram can display the distribution of tones over a large dynamic range for your image and help you to improve it’s tonal range.
- Metering and Modes
In this part of the course you will learn how to manually adjust the metering mode of your DSLR and experiment with different modes of measuring the brightness of the subject you are photographing.
You will experience bracketing in photography where several shots of the same view are taken with different camera settings used. You can then conclude which settings you like and dislike.
In this part of the course you will learn about High Dynamic Range imaging as a technique used to capture a wider dynamic range of tones. For example to capture greater contrast between the lightest and darkest areas of your image. HDR helps to more accurately represent a scene through a still image.
Here we will discuss different types of camera lenses, their uses and pros and cons.
- Lens Focal length
Here you will gain knowledge about focal length, what it is and what it influences.
- Prime lenses vs Zoom
Comparing lens types and their uses will help you to decide which lens will work best for you, depending on the kind of photography you wish to pursue.
- Lense and Depth of Field
We will discuss depth of field, what it is and the effects it has on an image. This part of the course will help you to grasp the principles involved when focussing a photograph. Understanding this concept will ensure you produce next level photographs.
- Angle of View and perspective
In this section, you will understand how to capture a scene at the extent and angle you visualise and how to get great results.
Lens filters are specialist lighting equipment. You will learn how filters work, what they can be used for, and when and how they should be used appropriately.
- Custom White Balance
This part of the course will cover how to manually set a custom white balance properly in order to get the right amount of colour correction.
- Colour temperature
The course will cover the applications of colour temperature, how to counteract it and how it can be harnessed effectively.
- Cameras, Monitors and Printers – Calibrating and Profiling
You will learn how to calibrate the colour characteristics of your camera to suit your processors colour profile using Adobe software.
- RAW vs JPEG file formats
This part of the course covers the advantages and disadvantages of RAW and JPEG file formats and shooting in each of these formats.
- Bit Depth
This section covers Bit Depth which refers to the amount of information recorded when an image is captured and corresponds directly with the resolution of an image.
- Sensor sizes
In this part of the course you will discover how the size of an image sensor inside a camera effects photographers.
This part of the course will cover how to avoid and reduce the effects of image noise which can sometimes randomly appear.
- Manual Focus vs Auto Focus
Here you will learn the advantages and disadvantages of using Manual Focus and Auto Focus Modes and when they can appropriately be used.
- Light Metering – Incident and Reflective
This part of the course will teach you the differences between reflective and incident light metering and how they can be used to aid the composition of your photographs.
- Construction of a Digital image compared to Film
This section of the course will enable you to learn how to successfully construct a digital image with references and comparisons made to film photography.
- Creative and Technical Composition
You will learn how to creatively balance an image and how to make it more attractive to your audience as well as learning professional composition techniques.
- Flash – fill in
Here you will learn how to use fill in flash to lift and brighten deep shadows in dark areas of your images.
In this part of the course, you will discover how to correctly use reflectors as a way of enhancing the look of your work. You will learn how to use reflectors to redirect light in the way you want and a way that will improve the appearance of your photographs.
- Lens flare
This part of the course will help you to understand lens flare, what it is and what affect it has on an image. Understanding will help you to use lens flare to your advantage or avoid it altogether.
- Discussion of Photoshop and post-production methods
In the last section of the course you will be briefly introduced to the basic principles of using Adobe Photoshop and other post-production software correctly to make any wanted adjustments to photographs.
Our Intermediate Digital SLR Photography Course at Suffolk Photo Studio is taught on a one to one basis with our professional photographers as an intensive one day course. Our Intermediate courses are taught within a professional classroom environment with a fun and relaxed approach to learning together with time in the studio and on location for hands on learning.
Our courses include theory work as well as studio based and location projects to improve practical skills. We offer information packs and gift vouchers to make this course the perfect gift for yourself or someone else. Click here to get yours today and enrol on our Digital SLR workshop for Intermediates. Alternatively you can choose to enrol on one of our other course options by clicking here.