Digital photography workshop

Ockment Centre, Okehampton

Who is this course for?

Adults with some existing basic computer skills who want to know how to improve their digital camera techniques, transfer photographs from their camera to a computer, edit & print the results.

Course content

• setting-up a digital camera;
• selecting a subject;
• viewing a photograph;
• displaying images on the camera’s LCD screen;
• adding more images;
• transferring images to a computer;
• saving & filing images;
• retrieving photographs & image files;
• printing photographs;
• using the Delete & Format Commands
• choosing appropriate camera settings including exposure modes, ISO, white balance, file formats;
• creating folders;
• renaming files;
• backing-up files to CD or DVD;
• setting up your camera’s memory card, date & time & resolution;
• making some basic image adjustments on a computer;
• aspects of composition;

Support and feedback

Feedback from the tutor, and discussions with other class members.

Additional costs and requirements

• for note-taking – paper, pen, pencil & rubber eraser;
• a digital camera with its instruction manual & either a camera-to-computer USB lead or a card reader.
• USB memory stick may be useful.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

No although your tutor may suggest things you could do at home if you wish.

About the tutor

Simon Longstaff currently works as an ICT, Maths and Employability tutor for Learn Devon. He also works at the University of St Mark & St John and as a Senior Design Engineer for Partech Electronics.

Simon has spent most of his working life in the field of Electronic Engineering and was previously the Technical Director of his own instrumentation manufacturing company before undertaking his teacher training.

Simon has a 1st class honours degree in ICT with Education from Exeter University, and a PGCE incorporating a Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS), He also is a specialist in teaching Maths, gaining a level 5 Additional Diploma in Numeracy. He recently (2015) completed a Master’s Degree in Professional Practice (with Distinction) at the University of St Mark and St John, specialising in exploiting open source technology to create musical instruments within the Maker Community.

Simon is a keen musician and composer and has for the last twelve years performed each summer season at Sterts Theatre in their musical shows.

“I’m a great believer in ‘experiential learning’, and firmly believe that people learn by doing. This is so important, particularly with a technical subject like ICT; it is the familiarity with everyday computing tasks that build on a person’s levels of confidence and skills.” Simon’s passion for helping others learn makes him a great tutor to encourage others in gaining skills for work.

Start date19 April 2018
End date19 April 2018
Start time13:30
End time15:30
Concessions not available