Exploring DSLR Photography

Ref: C3744462

A basic course in DSLR photography helping the student get to know and love their DSLR camera. Students will learn the functions of their camera, how to shoot using a variety of settings and how to capture high-quality images of their chosen subject matter. Throughout the course, we will explore how to find the student's creative muse and identify a project. They will then complete a series of shoots based on the project pushing their creative choices and allowing them to grow in confidence in using the DSLR. The learner will learn to use their camera as a tool for creative expression.

Course aim

Providing an introduction to DSLR camera functions, exploring photography technique and how to find a creative project.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course requires that the students own a DSLR camera.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • effectively use my DSLR camera in a variety of modes.
  • find a creative project based on my interests.
  • complete a creative project and showcase my work.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • A DSLR camera is required for this course.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Exploring DSLR Photography

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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
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