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Digital Photography for Beginners


DSLR PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS - COURSE CONTENT


Throughout our eight week DSLR Photography for Beginners course, you will cover a broad range of technical and creative topics, around the master principles of photography.

  • Mastering exposure using ISO, aperture and shutter speed
  • DSLR/mirrorless camera handling
  • Focal length and lens choice
  • Manual and semi-automatic camera modes
  • Understanding f/stops and depth of field
  • Capturing motion
  • Auto-focus modes and focus points
  • Composition techniques
  • Understanding file formats (JPEG vs RAW)
  • Setting white balance
  • Introduction to flash photography

Examples of London locations you might visit on our digital photography for beginners course include; Borough Market, Waterloo Bridge, Westminster Bridge, Tower Bridge, Covent Garden, Soho & the West End.

  • level
    Level Ideal for beginners or those with basic photography skills
  • training
    Style A comprehensive course, featuring classroom based learning exercises and some location shooting around London.
  • training
    Equipment Not sure if you have the right camera? Call our Student Services team on 020 7042 8833 or email info@city-academy.com

You will need:


We recommend you bring the following equipment with you to the course:

  • DSLR or mirrorless camera with full manual controls
  • Your camera’s manual
  • Fully charged battery
  • An empty memory card
  • Light rucksack or bag
  • Lightweight tripod (for some classes, if owned)
  • Comfortable shoes
  • External flash (for some classes, if owned)

Read Head of Photography Ross Gamble's top 10 camera recommendations for beginners

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Our Approach


Our photography classes are designed to fully equip you with the technical knowledge you need to get the most out of your photography, and provide you with projects and exercises to utilise your creativity. The classes are limited to a small size, so our tutors are able to offer you the technical support you need, give you practical hands-on experience and constructive feedback to develop your photography skills.

All of our classes involve focussed, classroom based theory learning, but major on practical exercises. We are committed to offering an enjoyable experience as we guide you through comprehensive technical training and build your confidence as you explore your creative ideas and experimenting with various techniques.

 
 

What our students have said:


Our Tutor has done an excellent job with us. He made sure we understood the basic principles of how to control exposure in our cameras and let us explore and put the skills into practice. He was also strongly encouraging towards leveraging our creativity and the results could be appreciated in the last session when all the students presented their photographs. The course overall strongly exceeded my expectations. Thanks a lot!

Alfonso - Photography Beginners

Classes starting soon


Date 07 Jan - 25 Feb
Day Tue
Time 18:30-20:30
Duration 8 weeks
Tutor Zarina Holmes
Venue The Actors Centre, Soho
Price £265.5010% OFF
discount textOffer valid until 5th December
Date 02 Apr - 21 May
Day Thu
Time 18:30-20:30
Duration 8 weeks
Tutor Ross Gamble
Venue The Actors Centre, Soho
Price £295.00
Date 16 Jun - 04 Aug
Day Tue
Time 18:30-20:30
Duration 8 weeks
Tutor Ross Gamble
Venue The Actors Centre, Soho
Price £295.00

CLASSES STARTING SOON


Date
Day
Time
Duration
Tutor
Venue
Price
Booking
07 Jan - 25 Feb 
Tue 
18:30-20:30 
8 weeks 
£265.5010% OFF 
discount textOffer valid until 5th December
02 Apr - 21 May 
Thu 
18:30-20:30 
8 weeks 
£295.00 
16 Jun - 04 Aug 
Tue 
18:30-20:30 
8 weeks 
£295.00 

HEAR FROM OUR STUDENTS:


Our students talk us through what they learnt over the 5 days, about their camera, and themselves!

Class Digital Photography for Beginners
Date 7 Jan - 25 Feb
Day Tue
Time 18:30 - 20:30
Duration 8 weeks
Tutor Zarina Holmes
Venue The Actors Centre, Soho
Price £265.50 10% OFF
discount text Offer valid until 5th December
Class Digital Photography for Beginners
Date 2 Apr - 21 May
Day Thu
Time 18:30 - 20:30
Duration 8 weeks
Tutor Ross Gamble
Venue The Actors Centre, Soho
Price £295.00
Class Digital Photography for Beginners
Date 16 Jun - 4 Aug
Day Tue
Time 18:30 - 20:30
Duration 8 weeks
Tutor Ross Gamble
Venue The Actors Centre, Soho
Price £295.00
Date
Day
Time
Duration
Tutor
Venue
Price
Booking
7 Jan - 25 Feb
Tue 
18:30 - 20:30 
8 weeks 
£265.50
10% OFF
 

discount text Offer valid until 5th December

2 Apr - 21 May
Thu 
18:30 - 20:30 
8 weeks 
£295.00
 
16 Jun - 4 Aug
Tue 
18:30 - 20:30 
8 weeks 
£295.00
 
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PAYMENT OPTIONS
ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online, or quote the code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

Digital Photography for Beginners venues


Digital Photography for Beginners tutors


All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

  • Ross Gamble

    Subjects taught by Ross:Digital Photography for BeginnersPortrait PhotographyRoss is a professional photographer whose work has been publish...

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  • Zarina Holmes

    Subjects taught by Zarina:Digital Photography for BeginnersLifestyle PhotographyLondon Street PhotographyZarina is a photographer and creati...

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