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Learn to Love you Camera- getting the most out out your DSLR

Learn to Love you Camera- getting the most out out your DSLR
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23 Mar 2019 10am - 1pm

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148 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 4NZ

Who is this workshop for? - Anyone who wants to understand how their camera works and take their photography to the next level. But essentially it is a course for people who are afraid to take their camera out of auto! Maybe you want to take better pictures of your kids because they always turn out blurry or you'd like to capture those treasured memories of a family holiday. It's also for those who have dabbled a little in manual mode but are struggling to get the results they are striving for.

This workshop is particularly useful for lifestyle, food, parenting and fashion bloggers or small businesses/makers wanting to improve their product photography.

What will you learn? - The workshop will be divided into two sessions. The first will be a breakdown of how your camera works and learning what each of those scary things really mean (aperture/ISO/shutter speed). We will also look at how to frame your subject better, focus mode, exposure and how to use natural light to your advantage. It'll take you from shooting in auto mode to being able to shoot with your own camera in manual mode. The second part will be putting your new knowledge to the test using your own camera and there will be opportunities to take some practice shots trying out prop styling and visual storytelling techniques.

What do I need to bring? - You, your camera - a DSLR camera and the kit lens or the lens you use most often. If you have your camera manual then that is useful to bring along too. A fully charged battery and a blank SD memory card. A notebook and pen are also a good idea.

Run by Jen Chillingsworth, a freelance writer, blogger and photographer based in Leeds. She is a regular contributor to online sites This is Your Kingdom and Gardenista. Her photography has been published in The Simple Things magazine and Blogosphere magazine.

Suitable for age 16+

Refreshments will be provided.

Image Info: Jen Littlebirdie

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Please check times with event organiser for any last minute changes.

£35 pp - you will need to bring your own camera

There are small steps up to the shop and also to the workshop space

  • Adults only
  • Photography
  • Workshop
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