october, 2021

fri08oct11:00 am4:00 pmBeginners Photography - One Day Course11:00 am - 4:00 pm Pen Museum Event Organized By: Richard Brierley Event Type :Courses & Workshops – Adult

Event Details

This course will teach you fundamental technical and creative tools to help you create stunning photographs with your DSLR camera. It is aimed at beginners who usually shoot in ‘Auto’ but would like to begin to use priority modes and improve their creative compositions.


Everybody learns differently, so you will have the opportunity to develop your skills through both theory and practice (weather permitting). The day will be fun and interactive, with a small group size (4-8 students) to ensure you receive one-to-one tuition time.

We will simplify photography jargon to help you get started

  • Resolution, file formats, lenses and sensors

  • Myth-busting Digital photography

You will learn about exposure and become confident in priority modes

  • Manual and autofocus

  • Exposure and metering

  • Histogram review

  • Aperture and depth of field

  • Shutter speed and motion

  • ISO and noise

You will develop a toolkit of techniques to compose creative images

  • Rule of thirds

  • Symmetry

  • Leading lines

  • Framing

  • Filling the frame

  • Foreground interest

We will provide you with some resources to support your photography beyond the course

  • My approach to photography

  • Avoid wasting money on photography gear

You will need to bring your own Digital Camera (DSLR, Mirrorless or Camera with Manual Settings)

  • Bring along your camera along with fully charged batteries and memory cards

    NO previous experience is required, however you must be  18+ years old to attend the course.

  • We will NOT cover post-production editing as this requires its own separate course.
  • Food is NOT provided, however we will have a lunch break where you can visit nearby restaurants/cafes

  • Birmingham is well known for sunshine, however please also bring a raincoat just incase …

Please get in touch if have any questions or specific accessibility needs

Email: richard27brierley@gmail.com

Instagram: @richcaptures



(Friday) 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Pen Museum

60 Frederick Street #Unit 3, Birmingham, B1 3HS


Richard Brierley

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