I've run a great many photography courses over the years:
Covering the basics is always one of the most popular.
Getting you comfortable with the 3 main manual settings on your camera model: APERTURE / SHUTTER / ISO
Understanding the readings, the jargon and the reasons for each of these is essential.
You will be shown how to find the settings on your camera model and encouraged over the course of 4 hours to take a
lot of photographs. This will serve as a diary of the day you can then look back on to check the settings you used for each shot. This way your "mistakes" can be used as a visual guide for what you did wrong :)
Your brain remembers in many ways so you'll have objects and times throughout a course that take you back to when your looking at shutter speeds for example.
SAMPLE SLIDESHOW - ALL IMAGES TAKEN ON COURSES I'VE RUN.
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