Introduction to Digital Photography Skills

Duration: 1 Day


To provide training in basic photographic techniques, including both creative and theoretical practices, using a combination of practical work and theory. This course is delivered by an ex-professional advertising photographer. Please bring your own camera along. Important info for scheduled course delegates: cameras used for training must be DSLR or interchangeable lens-system cameras which allow for manual settings.


No prior knowledge.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

Features of the Digital Camera

  • Getting to know your camera
  • What modes and programs to use


  • Aperture and shutter speeds and how they relate to different subjects
  • Over and under exposure compensation
  • Assessing a scene for correct exposure

Digital Camera Files

  • What file size to use
  • What is compression and how will it affect the image

Using Flash lighting

  • Using flash to light a scene
  • Using flash to add to the scenes existing lighting

Available light

  • Making the most of the existing light
  • White balance
  • Light balance
  • Back lighting
  • Different lighting for different subjects
  • Lighting interiors
  • Lighting objects


  • Composing various scenes for pleasing pictures
  • Composing images for text overlay
  • Various techniques to improve difficult scenes
  • Making boring subjects interesting
  • Backgrounds
  • Framing and cropping

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Course Dates

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The new course schedule is currently being updated and will be ready shortly. Please phone us on 0208 269 4260 or email us for the latest dates.

All our courses run in London and Bristol, or can be tailored to requirements at your own offices. For alternative dates, please email or call us on 0208 269 4260
All prices are per person and are subject to VAT
15% discount for groups of four delegates.
10% discount for groups of three delegates.
(This offer applies for delegates on the same public scheduled course on the same date.)

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