Master your DSLR and become a creative photographer

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DSLR cameras are jam packed with functionality that is often over looked or not fully utilized.

The more you know about your camera and its functionality the greater your ability to fulfil your creative potential and capture those amazing shots you have always wanted to capture.

The camera is the tool that will help you master your craft and like any skill the more you understand about it the more refined your skills will become. This course will help you turn your DSLR into the creative tool it was designed for and allow your photography to match your creative vision.


  1. Learn totally practical skills and knowledge that can be directly applied to your Photography.
  2. 8 live interactive online modules and 2 on demand modules
  3. Students can attend 8 live lessons and 2 on demand lessons over 4 weeks and/or students learn at their convenience and pace via 24/7 subsequent On-demand access
  4. Fully interactive bonus Q& A sessions
  5. Created, delivered and supported by industry leading professional photographers.
  6. Full support provided throughout and upon completion
  7. Certificate of Completion provided upon successful completion – Excellent for CV’s
  8. No prior knowledge necessary. Suitable for all experience levels.
  9. A community of like-minded students learning together

About Course

Lesson 1: Exploring the camera

Your DSLR can unlock many exciting and creative sides of photography. Lesson 1 explores the vast potential of this creative subject.

Lesson 2: Choosing the right Lens a DSLR

Understanding the variety of lenses available for your DSLR will help maximise the potential of every scene you shoot.

Lesson 3: The role of light in photography

Light is the essential ingredient in photography and creating photographic images. Lesson 3 discusses the process of capturing and recording light inside a DSLR.

Lesson 4: AV and TV modes on a DSLR

DSLR cameras come with a range of semi-automatic functions that allow you to control shutter speeds and apertures independently. These functions are a great stepping stones towards having full control over your DSLR

Lesson 5: Creative techniques with a DSLR

This lesson looks at how to get much more creative with your photography by exploring some creative techniques.

Lesson 6: Advanced creative techniques a DSLR

Lesson 6 builds on the creative techniques from lesson 5 and expands your visual awareness

Lesson 7: Mastering the light meter on a DSLR

Gain an understanding of how the camera calculates exposure using its inbuilt light meter. This lesson also looks at how to bypass the light meters settings when the camera fails to get a good exposure.

Lesson 8: Taking full control of a DSLR

Lesson 8 helps you utilize all the major functions of your DSLR and take full control of your DSLR

Lesson 9: Understanding colour temperature

The temperature of light can have a very strong effect on the appearance and mood of your images. Lesson 9 explores the varieties of ways this can impact the look and feel of your photographs.

Lesson 10: The building blocks of digital photograph

With digital photography it is important to understand how digital files are created in order for you to make the most informed decisions about quality and image size.

  • No Prior Experience Required - Perfect for Beginners
  • Discover the Secrets of Photography Professionals
  • Learn From a Long-Time Industry Professional Photographer
  • Weekly Assessments Provided to Enable Students to Test Their Knowledge
  • Photographic Styles
  • Camera Types
  • Camera Functions
  • Vision vs. Camera
  • Lens Types
  • How the Camera Works
  • Controlling Motion with Shutter Speeds
  • Controlling Depth with Apertures
  • Compositional Techniques
  • Compositional Vocabulary
  • Visual Consistency
  • The Light Meter
  • Stops of Light
  • Exposure Compensation
  • Fully Manual Mode
  • Adjusting Aperture and Shutter Speed in Manual Mode
  • Light metering in Manual Mode
  • ISO
  • Colour Temperature/White Balance
  • Focusing Modes
  • Resolution
  • File Format
  • Image Editing Software Overview
All courses at Shaw Academy are independently accredited by an internationally recognised body for CPD purposes. This course is also accredited by the CPD Certification Service, which is an independent body that ensures qualifications are in line with the most current professional standards

Course Schedules

Lesson # Day Date Time
Class 1 Monday Mon Feb 06, 2017 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST
Class 2 Wednesday Wed Feb 08, 2017 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST
Class 3 *On Demand
Class 4 Monday Mon Feb 13, 2017 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST
Class 5 Wednesday Wed Feb 15, 2017 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST
Class 6 *On Demand
Class 7 Monday Mon Feb 20, 2017 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST
Class 8 Wednesday Wed Feb 22, 2017 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST
Class 9 Monday Mon Feb 27, 2017 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST
Class 10 Wednesday Wed Mar 01, 2017 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST

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