For Parents. In Berkhamsted.
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR CAMERA
Do you own a fancy camera but have no idea how to use it, other than sticking it on auto and hoping for the best? Are you a parent who wants to take better pictures of your family but doesn’t know where to start? Looking to do something productive on your maternity / paternity leave? You’re in the right place.
We buy cameras because we want to freeze time, to capture moments and feelings that we know we will want to remember forever. Learn how to take control of your camera and capture photos of your family that turn out how you want them to.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Little Duckling normally runs short photography courses in Berkhamsted, Tring and the surrounding areas so you can learn how your camera works and take better photos of your family. Presently courses are being run online – new parent courses, adult beginners, teenage classes and 121 sessions are all available.
Our courses comprise 4 classes. Each session introduces new aspects of photography, which we explore and practice in class so you have plenty of opportunity to ask questions. You are provided with homework, so that you can continue to practice and learn between classes. Support is available between sessions.
This workshop is for true beginners. Don’t know what all those buttons and dials on your camera do? Want to get your cameras out of auto and start taking control of your images? Want to feel confident using your camera? This is the course for you.
Moving on from auto
How your camera works. What is exposure and why is it important? Adjusting aperture, shutter speed & ISO. What are all those options on the dial on your camera?
Composition & light
Finding & using available light both indoors & outdoors. Understanding & using the basic rules of composition. Tips & tricks to take your photos from good to great. .
Making & keeping memories
Displaying and backing up your images. Creative prompts for babies & children. Milestones to capture at each age.
Do you already have a good grasp of your camera and feel comfortable shooting in aperture priority or manual mode? Join us on our Photography 201 course to take their photography to the next level.
Advanced Camera Settings
Learn about AF modes, exposure lock, file types and more. Introduction to on-camera flash.
Composition & light
Taking photographys in tricky lighting situations. Using the different metering modes. Intermediate composition.
How to start shooting creatively. Techniques such as panning, zooming and bokeh. Further ways of developing your photography
We know there are times when the dates just aren’t working out for you. Maybe you and a couple of friends fancy giving it a try, and are wondering if you can have a course all to yourselves. The answer is yes, 121 and small group sessions are now available.
Custom sessions are suitable for any level of photographer who want to become more confident with their camera. Sessions cost £50 for a 1 hour 121 session, with a minimum commitment of 2 hours.