Introduction to digital photography

The Mansion, Totnes

Who is this course for?

Do you have a digital camera, but are unsure of how to use it? Maybe you only use the ‘auto’ setting and would like to know what those other buttons do… This is a course for anyone who has a digital camera and would like to improve their photographic skills and explore their camera. Taught in a supportive and friendly atmosphere.

Course content

You will explore the basic functions of your digital camera including shutter speed, aperture and ISO. You will be given some top tips for lighting and composition. You will experiment with the settings on your camera with a series of fun photographic tasks. Depending on the weather, you may be asked to take some photographs outside the classroom which we will look at as a group.

Support and feedback

The tutor will provide 1:1 feedback and instruction. Learners will be invited to share their images with the group and provide positive advice and feedback.

Additional costs and requirements

Bring your digital camera, fully charged battery, memory card and charger. If you have the instruction manual for your camera then please bring it along. If you have a tripod it may be useful.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?


About the tutor

With a background in state education and community arts, Elena believes passionately in nurturing the artist that dwells within us all. Having fun and enjoying the process is central to this core belief. She aims to maintain a supportive environment for all to enjoy the creative process at every level.

Elena has been teaching a wide range of Art, Craft, Textiles, Photography and environmental education for over 13 years. She has a degree in Visual Communication and specialised in Photography at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. This led to an interest in experimental techniques exploring the rich history of the medium including homemade and box cameras. Her professional work includes working with a professional commercial photographer and animation production in London. She is currently discovering cyanotype and anthotype processes using the natural world as an alternative to the darkroom.

Start date02 May 2019
End date02 May 2019
Start time10:00
End time12:30
Concessions not available