Two weeks ago, I taught a lovely group of parents the basics of how to use their digital cameras better. We started off with taking the camera apart, and discussing how the lens, aperture and shutter all work together. I then discussed more in-depth how to control each mechanism in order to get a well-exposed photograph. I loved how eager they were to apply the knowledge as soon as it was said. Their heads were down looking at their cameras and their hands quickly flipping the dials and buttons to make their new knowledge work immediately.
We covered ISO (film speed) and metering as well. This went over a treat as the parents now know how to take “that glowing candle birthday cake shot,” along with how to take a sharp photograph of their little ones in mid action – both on the manual setting.
My favourite part of the evening was when all the information came together for the group – and bingo – it all made sense! The gleam in their eyes, smiles on their faces and avid enthusiasm to go out and shoot on manual the next day reminded me why teaching is so much fun.
The next set of classes :
Monday January 14th 7:30-9:30pm at the Percy Arms, Chilworth
Wednesday February 6th, 9:30am-11:30am at Tillings Café, Gomshall
Monday February 25th, 7:30-9:30pm at the Percy Arms, Chilworth
I charge 40 pounds per class which lasts about 2 hours, and payment is due upon booking. This includes coffee/tea, along with a course booklet for you to take home and review.
I will also be conducting a half term camera class for children ages 10+, more information to follow.