I get a lot of requests for help from people who have been given a digital camera as a present, or are making a transition from film to digital, and those who cannot understand the jargon of the manuals. To many the course comes as a surprise as its in the form of a gift voucher.
Each student is assessed in the light of their previous experience and their study day is built around the following issues according to their individual needs.
Systems common to film and digital
Features common on most types of camera.
Lens, Shutter, Body type, Format. Camera shapes and sizes.
f.numbers, apertures, and stops are all the same. True stops. Calculating an f number. Depth of field. Preview button. Appropriate use of depth of field.
Noise in pictures. High ISO benefits. 100, 400.800. 3200 ISO Night photography.