Papparazzi Parents

Beginners Photography Course
Papparazzi Parents: Family Photography for beginners

This course is ideal for anyone who wants to capture those special family moments and owns either a Digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex), Bridge (half way between a SLR and a Compact) or Compact camera and wants to learn how to shoot great pictures of family activities.

This course will teach you......
  • Learn the basics in a day
  • How to take better pictures of your family & kids
  • How to compose pleasing shots
  • What different Autofocus Modes are used for
  • How to capture action shots of the kids playing
  • How to correctly expose your images
  • What is ISO and how to use it to eliminate camera shake
  • How to use different camera modes to their best
  • Opportunity to put into practice your new skills with two practical photo sessions

Course Overview:
How many times have you seen a great shot of the kids or your family but it just never comes out right or the moment has passed by the time you've worked out the settings on your camera? Your Tutor, Andy Brown,a photographer for over 20 years will teach you the secrets behind getting great shots that will become your family memories. You will learn about the different modes on your camera and how to master them sou you will never miss a family moment again.

The first part of the day will be spent on talking you through the basics on your camera in our classroom and a practical demonstration of the techniques just discussed, including shooting in low light in order to capture the kids playing. After lunch there will be an opportunity to put into practice everything you have learnt during the morning session on a family shoot based in and around our rural setting in Northumberland. Your tutor Andy Brown will show you how to put into practice everything you have learnt including how to compose your shot and how to use the zoom on your camera to get the best shot. Andy will also let you in on a few secrets of how professional photographers get those special moments and expressions that always seem to escape mum & dad!

We will then return to the studio to review what you have shot and show you basic techniques for downloading your pictures onto your computer. We'll also show you a little about editing (choosing your favourites) and finally cropping your images.