DSLR Next Steps

DSLR Next Steps


Put it all together in this hands-on, 4 week course.

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Go beyond the basics of Digital SLR photography in this hands-on, interactive, 4 week course. You’ll learn all the camera skills you need to successfully photograph Landscape, Action and Portraits in a small group (max 5) of likeminded people under the guidance of professional photographer Graham Dargie.

The course begins with a classroom-style primer, introducing some of the new skills you’ll learn over the next few weeks. We’ll apply these skills in themed classes covering Landscape, Sport and Portrait photography over the following 3 weeks.

Topics include:

  • Back Button Focus

  • Auto ISO - when, why and how to use it

  • Auto Focus modes - choosing the best AF mode for each subject

  • Aperture / Shutter Speed - choosing the right settings for each subject

  • Confident Composition - simple guidelines for framing up your photos

  • Connected Portraits - how to put yourself and the subject at ease while finding a starting point for portraits

Knowing the theory of photography is one thing but putting it all together is it another. Learn by doing in a fun environment where you’re free to try new things and make mistakes without pressure or judgement. The real beauty here is that the skills you learn in one genre of photography can be transferrable to completely different subjects and once you know, you know!

Equipment required:

  • DSLR or Mirrorless Camera

  • Tripod


  • Saturday 24th of August, 9:15am to 11am for 4 weeks

  • Saturday 28th of September 2019, 9:15am to 11am for 4 weeks

Book your place through the website or contact me if you have any questions - mail@grahamdargie.com

The start date is the date of the first class. The course includes 4 classes held on the same day of 4 consecutive weeks. The venue is Ruthriston Community Centre on Holburn Street, Aberdeen - directions will be supplied. Bookings are non-refundable but you can transfer your booking to either a future date (if available) or to another person to use instead.