Introductory Courses - Explore Your Camera with Going Digital

If you are new to photography or wish to brush up on your technical and creative skills then Going Digital South Midlands offer a wide range of courses for the beginner and those wishing to develop their interests in subjects such as portraiture, macro & close-up, landscape and composition.

If you've been using your camera on Auto, or trying various settings with mixed results, then Get off Auto on Going Digital Beginners Photography Courses will give you a good foundation in photography in just one day. You'll have ample hands-on practice and take home handouts and assignments to refine your skills - practice makes perfect!

A list of venues, dates, availability may be found on the Going Digital South Midlands website or by clicking on a venue below:


Moggerhanger Park Bedfordshire


De Vere Horwood Estate Buckinghamshire


Hughenden Manor National Trust Buckinghamshire

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Hitchin Priory Hertfordshire

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Capel Manor Gardens Middlesex

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Forest Centre Marston Moretaine Bedfordshire

Explore Your Camera Part 1 - Get Off Auto Course Summary

Cameras:  DSLR, Mirrorless Compact System, Four-Thirds, Bridge, Superzoom and Compact.  Don't have a camera yet?  We're happy to provide a loan camera, free of charge, on many of our workshops. If there's one available you'll be able to reserve it when you click Book Now.


Content:  Learn how to create blurred backgrounds in your portrait and close-up shots to make your subject really stand out, and take detailed landscape photos, by shooting in Aperture Priority.  Find the fastest way to access your camera's features, how shutter speed affects your photos and how to avoid camera shake by adjusting ISO. Learn how to add interest to your photos with some tips on composition and put it all into practice by taking some close-up, portrait & landscape shots.


Where:  Commencing in the classroom, to learn how to get the best from your camera, then out and about at your venue, taking a variety of photographs. Finally back to the classroom to discuss your images with plenty of time for your questions.


Group Size: Small, friendly groups with a maximum 10 students per tutor.


Times: Full day, usually 10 am to 4 pm but please check your joining instructions.


Previous Experience:  Complete beginners or anyone wanting to get their camera off Auto mode to unlock its true potential.