Love Your Camera - Basic DSLR Photography Course

Do you want to gain confidence and learn to enjoy your photography?

If you have a DSLR camera or a creative compact camera that allows for shooting in manual mode, and would like to move away from using it in Auto, then this is the course for you! A friendly and enthusiastic tutor will guide you through the basics and you will be encouraged to try things with your own camera throughout the course to put theory into practice.

Maximum 8 people per course.

Students on Debbie Stogden Photography Love your Camera! courseWhat you will learn?

How to use the camera in manual mode, including

  • ISO Settings
  • Aperture
  • Shutter Speed
  • Depth of Field

What to bring?

  • Camera
  • Camera Manual
  • Memory card
  • Tripod (if you have one)
  • Money to purchase lunch
  • The course will be running outdoors so please wear warm and comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for walking.
  • To ensure your full participation in the course, please make sure your camera batteries are fully charged and you have plenty of room on your memory card.


As a very keen amateur I love to look for that different viewpoint & experiment with composition but I’ve always felt hampered by the fact that due to my limited understanding (& lack of bravery) of the camera settings, I was stuck with the image I shot – usually too dark or too light! A friend recommended this course, Introduction to Basic DSLR Photography, so I signed up. What a great day! Saltburn seafront & Valley Gardens are lovely settings for practicing Debbie’s lessons on ISO, apertures, shutter speed & depth of field. I learned a lot in 5 hours and Debbie gave me the confidence to experiment & play with the settings. If you have a bad memory, like myself, there is a handy booklet given out at the end of the day. Debbie herself is a very friendly, open person with lots of patience & good advice, I look forward to any future courses she offers. If you’re considering this course don’t hesitate, just book it, I promise you won’t be disappointed.


Just a quick one to say how much I enjoyed the course on Sunday – feel more confident now that I actually know what the camera is doing and what the settings are for! Off to the lakes shortly for a few days so I’ll be out practising – weather permitting.


I feel I can actually use my camera now




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