Beginners Introduction
Modern digital cameras are amazing. They are also amazingly complicated! There are so many buttons, dials and menu options, they can seem overwhelming. Especially when you are new to photography and unaware of which controls can produce the results you want.
I concentrate on showing you how to use the main features of your camera effectively - beginning with aperture & shutter speed for exposure and creativity,  followed by focusing control for sharp images. Once you're confident with those, you'll discover your photography improves enormously.
A typical 3-hour session for a beginner will cover the following:
  ● The basic controls of a camera – aperture, shutter speed & ISO
  ● Camera shooting modes such as aperture priority and shutter priority

  ● Focusing methods ­ - automatic, single point, zone, manual, focus/recompose

  ● Exposure compensation to avoid over/under exposure

  ● Understanding Depth of Field (area of sharpness in an image)
  ● Metering types ­ - average, spot, centre­-weighted

  ● How to evaluate your camera's histogram
  ● Basics of composition

  ● A simple system to help you think about the image BEFORE pressing the shutter button
We normally spend about an hour discussing the above over a coffee, then head outside where I will demonstrate techniques which you can try with your camera. This will give you the foundation to continue practising and improving your photography.
If you are a Canon EOS or Fuji-X user, I usually bring an extra lens for you to try out in this session.
This session normally happens in Kingston, but could be elsewhere.
Photography is a HUGE subject and most photographers will admit that they never stop learning. If you would like a follow-on session at a later date, I offer further tuition based on a certain technique or a specific subject. If you would like further help, please see the other topics I cover:
"Thank you so much for your time last Wednesday and for all this additional information. It has filled in the gaps in my memory and really fired me up to get back to practising photography."
    - from a recent email
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