Saturday, 14 January 2017 until 14 January 2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Ian's Studio, Woodbank Works, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4AR



In this session we look briefly at different types of camera and how cameras work, we look at how to clean and care for your camera – including a discussion on sensor cleaning.

We explain what a “crop factor” (or focal length multiplier) is and how it affects the images we take.

We look at two characteristics of lenses: “focal length” and “speed”, and how changing the focal length affects an image.  We consider the optimum focal length for different types of photography and how we can use focal length to introduce foreshortening and distortion into our images.

This session in conjunction with CR001, CR003 – CR008, make up what used to be our “Introduction to Digital Photography” Course.   This session may be taken as a standalone session or with the other 7 sessions.  As with all Academy Events – printed training notes will be provided.

We conclude the session with a look at the different focusing modes on your camera.

Suitable for: Beginners through intermediate.  It is also helpful information to assist you in determining what kind of camera is right for you.  Also suitable for anyone wanting to understand what the focal length of a lens is and how it affects an image.  This applies to all cameras including (phones, point and shoot and DSLRs).  If you are looking to add additional lenses to your kit this session will give you information to you understand what type of lens works best for what type of photography.