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|Category:||Holidays and Courses|
|Product:||Jessops Training Academy course|
Jessops Training Academy course review - Daniel Bell attends the beginners Digital SLR skills course from the Jessops Training Academy.
|An example using a large aperture.|
The course took a close look at the following subjects:
- Shutter speed
- Exposure Control
- White Balance
- Choice of lens
- Cleaning and maintenance
- Raw or JPEG
|Using a slow shutter speed I was able to blur the motion of the water.|
We had covered the course material by just after 3pm, so Gary suggested we have a walk round Leeds for the remaining time, where we could put our new skills into practice. The Met Hotel was only a short walk from Leeds City Square, where there are several statues and small water fountains. Many of the group were quickly snapping away, using the ability to change the shutter speed to capture the water flowing from the fountains. Getting out and about was extemely beneficial to all the members, especially as the light in the hotel had been quite poor and was difficult to take decent pictures.
The fee for the course does not include lunch, although we did stop for 45 minutes to get a sandwich and there was ample tea, coffee and cookies to keep us going throughout the day.
Overall, I would recommend the course to any newcomers to DSLR photography and I am now keen to take a look at the intermediate level. The beginners course is priced at £109, there are other courses including intermediate (£119) and advanced digital SLR skills (prices vary dependent upon each course), as well as courses tailored towards Canon, Nikon and Sony users. For more information, or to book a course, please visit the Jessops Training Academy website.