Beyond the Basics

This workshop is ideal for those who have either already completed our Photography Basics course or are keen amateurs with a bit of experience under their belts looking to take their skills to the next level. We will guide you through taking your camera settings from automatic and semi-automatic modes and into manual.

This full day workshop will build on the foundations set in the Photography Basics course. Topics covered will include:

  • Manual settings explained, a recap of the exposure triangle, what it is and how it works - ISO, f-stops and shutter speed, and how they interrelate to each other.
  • Working with light, recognising light and the settings you need to use that light effectively.
  • White balance, what it is and how it effects your images.
  • Creative shooting, what makes a good composition.
  • Post Processing; editing, printing and sharing your images.

A jam packed day including lunch, refreshments and plenty of opportunities to try out your new photography skills. After the course you'll be added to a private group to join in with our monthly photography challenges and share photography talk with Suzi and other course members.

Prerequisites: A keen interest in taking better photographs. An intermediate level of photography knowledge. You will need to bring with you a DSLR, camera that has manual and semi-manual settings (Aperture priority - A or Av, Shutter Speed Priority - Tv or S, and Manual - M), a clean memory card and a fully charged battery.



In and Out the Dusty Bluebells – Saturday 29th April, 9.30am

Bring your child(ren) and join us amidst a magical carpet of bluebells in the beautiful countryside surrounding Dorking to practice taking photographs of your children in an enchanting sea of blue! You'll need a DSLR camera to take part in this walk.