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Digital Photography Level 1 - Beginners (DPL1)

Aimed at those who mainly use their camera on auto - no previous knowledge required

14 Modules/110 Segments

  Digital Photography Level 1 - Foundation Course

The Digital Photography Level 1 - Beginners Course is made up of 7 separate modules. It is aimed squarely at people who are currently only using Auto Mode, and would like to gently ease themselves into using some simple techniques and buttons that will help improve all of their photographs.

Previous Experience

Most students of this course will have only been using Auto Mode up to this point. The course does not require any prior knowlege of cameras or computers, and does not go into advanced modes such as Manual Mode, or talk about Photoshop or the use of Raw files. This is a photography course that concentrates on the simple things that will help you immediately, without having to become a rocket scientist.

Equipment Required

Any kind of digital camera is suitable for this course including SLRs, Point & Shoot/Compact Cameras and Bridge Cameras (see here for information on the different types).


Full Colour, Illustrated PDF Tutorial Notes

Full colour, illustrated PDF tutorial notes which are carefully worded and appropriately illustrated are an integral part of our courses. Because lectures tend to have an effect which lasts only a short while, particularly if no notes are give out, we believe our handouts are the key to making your newly gained knowledge much more long-lasting. As part of that philosophy you will recieve detailed notes covering the whole course that will both aid learning both while on the course and in the weeks and months afterwards.

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course you will be able to understand and use many of the extra buttons on your camera. You will also be well prepared to able to take better shots in most situations, even in dark, tricky situations like night time and low light indoors.

Module 1
Camera buttons that improve your photography Installation and set-up of your software
Module 2
How to take better head shots Fixing common problems
Module 3
Find soft light to improve your shots Advanced fixes
Module 4
Use the 'Rule of Thirds' to get more interesting shots Creative effects
Module 5
How to take great night shots Printing your photos
Module 6
How to take great macro shots Albums and slide shows
Module 7
How to use photo projects to expand your photography


Course Presenter
The course presenter for this course is fine art photographer, Dave McKane. Dave graduated from the 3 Year Photography Course in Colaiste Dhulaigh, Dublin in 1985, and has over 30 years experience in creative photography. He got his first film SLR in 1982, owned multiple darkrooms, was an early adoption of a scanner (1989), Photoshop (1993), his first digital camera (2002) and Lightroom (2007), he has vast experience in the field of using photography as a creative expressive medium and has held multiple exhibitions of his own photography, mainly in the United States.
Dave's work can be seen in the following places:

Website | Facebook | Flickr | Instagram | Twitter
Course Code DPL1
Modules 14 Modules/110 Segments
Learning Hours 7 Hours
Course Fee $69.99
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