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School of Photography Understanding Your Digital SLR Part Two

Product Code: SOP-UYDSLR-2
Understanding Your Digital SLR Part Two


Course Information
Course Name: Understanding Your Digital SLR - Part 2
Course Location: Off-site, look at course details for more information.
Course Dates

Course usually runs every two months.  For dates and to book this course click here

Course Overview

Following on from Understanding Your Digital SLR - Part 1, this course moves on from the basics onto a purely practical workshop based off-site at two locations (weather permitting).

Understanding your Digital SLR - Part 2 is held at:

  • Bluebell Railway - Sheffield Park - TN22 3QL 
  • Balcombe Viaduct - Balcombe - RH17 6QP
Topics Covered

Understanding Your Digital SLR - Part 2 is a practical photography course; the agenda for the day is as follows:

1st Location - Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park

  • 0900 - 0920 - Meet and Greet at Bluebell Railway Car Park 
  • 0920 - 0940 - Tea and coffee in the cafe & run-through of the day's agenda 
  • 0940 - 1015 - Session 1: Capturing Portraits - How to capture the perfect portrait 
  • 1015 - 1100 - Session 2: Abstract Photography - identifying and capturing unseen images 
  • 1120 - 1220 - Session 3: Low Light Photography in the locomotive shed 
  • 1220 - 1300 - Session 4 - Photographing the incoming and outgoing trains and in the signal box 
  • 1300 - 1345 - Lunch - a picnic lunch is provided 
  • 1345 - 1415 - Further opportunity to take pictures of the trains 

2nd Location - Balcombe Viaduct

  • 1440 - 1500 - Composition: How to position your camera for the perfect shot & an explanation of the Rule of Thirds 
  • 1500 - 1530 - Use of manual exposure to ensure correct exposure & practical demonstration 
  • 1530 - 1545 - Use of HDR (High Dynamic Range) to capture total scene tonality 
  • 1545 - 1600 - Use of Graduated, Neutral Density, and Polarising filters 
  • 1600 - 1615 - Q&A and Course Conclusion 

Note: There will be plenty of time to photograph all parts of the viaduct, including the famous arches.

Required Equipment

This is a practical course so please bring along your own DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, memory card and flashgun.

Required Skill Level

This course follows on from Part 1 and as such you should have already completed Part 1 or be able to demonstrate a sufficient level of knowledge and skill to the standard covered in Part 1.

What is included with this course?

As well as covering the course content, you will also receive the following on the course:

  • Lunch 
  • Refreshments - Tea/Coffee/Other hot or cold drinks are available throughout the day 
  • Handouts - full colour bound handouts provided 
  • A 'Cheat-Sheet' file with bullet points from the trainint that is mobile and tablet friendly 
  • Money-Off Vouchers for future courses 

Park Cameras offer a range of photography courses in London and West Sussex for a range of cameras and photographic styles, please see our School of Photography page or call us on 01444 23 70 70 for more information on any of our photography classes.

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