In this group workshop aimed at all levels from beginners to advanced camera users, we work together as a group in order to examine and explain all the features of our digital cameras.
Any make, compact or DSLR it doesn’t matter, the aim is to look at every feature, both on the outside of the camera and in the menus and take time to find out what they all do, to discover some hidden features and perhaps to confirm that 80 per cent of them are probably of no use to you!
Beginners are more than welcome, intermediates too as are advanced camera users. This is not a conventional ‘expert stands at the front and spouts his knowledge to the silent delegates’ kind of thing. No, this is going to be an interactive, sociable, non-threatening, fun and informative activity where around 10 people discover together, share knowledge and insights and generally help each other.
I do not claim to be an expert in every feature of every camera! I am not a camera-techie. However I know the basic principles of cameras, and as an experienced graduate and occasional journalist, I know how to research a topic. WE will have a digital projector and an internet connection and we will research as we go along!
Don’t worry, beginners and novices, by the end of the session you will have every aspect of your digital camera explained to you in clear terms.
Intermediate and advanced photographers I need you to help share you knowledge and insights with the group, particularly those who have not yet reached your advanced level of knowledge! I will try to pair a novice and an advanced users. Remember, you can learn a lot by explaining things, teaching is a form of learning. There’s nothing like a nice chin-wag with people who share your keen interest in cameras.
I am planning the workshop to last six hours, from 10am till 4pm or maybe 12 till 6, with a break in the middle for sandwiches and hot beverages.
The knowledge you might gain on this course could justify your decision to buy that camera that turned out rather more expensive than you had planned! You might also make some new friends.
The cost for the six hour workshop is £80 per person. The venue will be a photo studio in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.
More details will be given as arrangements are made. If this sounds like it could be useful for you and you would like to register your interest, please get in touch using the contact form below.