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Advanced DSLR Techniques with Steve Davey

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Steve Davey is a professional photographer and writer based in London. For the past twenty years he has photographed people, places, cultures and festivals in some 84 countries for a range of books, publications and websites worldwide.

Steve has recently published Footprint Travel Photography, the leading guide to the subject and has launched the Better Travel Photography range of international photography tours. Steve also writes regular travel photography features for various publications and websites around the world. To see more about Steve click here...


What will I learn on this course?

There are many options on most DSLRs and it can be confusing knowing what settings you should use. This course looks at the advanced DSLR settings that are used by professional photographers to get the most out of their cameras. We will start with a short illustrated talk on some of the options, including the use and benefits of the RAW format. This will be followed by a practical hands on demonstration in some of the most atmospheric places along the River Thames, then we will end up looking at digital workflow and simple RAW processing of some of your pictures on a laptop.

• Benefits of RAW

• Setting up your camera

• White Balance

• Improving exposure

• Simple Histograms

• Shooting RAW

Accurate focussing

Getting sharp pictures

• RAW Workflow

• RAW software

• Basic RAW processing

Using your camera should be second nature to you. Only then will you be able to concentrate on your photography and not your camera! Yet there are a plethora of options on the camera which can confuse and intimidate!

This course looks at the advanced DSLR techniques that you need to know about to get the most out of your camera and those that you can ignore. By mastering exposure, white balance and shooting RAW you will be able to take your photography to the next level, leaving you free to concentrate on the creative aspects of photography and not get mired down in your camera manual. Crucially, this course also looks at getting sharper pictures, and how to make sure your images are in focus.

The course starts with a short illustrated talk before we move on to an extensive practical session whilst exploring some of the more photogenic parts of the River Thames. We finish off with look at some of the pictures you have taken and a tutorial on RAW processing.

This course is designed for people with a fair grasp of the basics of their DSLR who want to learn some more advanced techniques. If you have any questions about whether this course is for you, please do contact us.

This course has been developed from our popular Raw Down the River Course.

Cost of this course: 90

85 if booked in conjunction with another course (or two people booking together)


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This exclusive workshop will guide you through some advanced DSLR techniques whilst exploring some of the most photogenic locations on the River Thames in London.

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