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Friday 17th May 2019 Rigg Lane, Nottingham, NG15 9AJ

Taking control of your Canon DSLR on location

Join us at Papplewick Pumping Station and get to know your camera inside out with our informative and insightful course that aims to get you set up for making the most of your camera!


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About this event

Are you using your DSLR to its full potential? 

Do you understand all of its features and settings? 

We aim to get you up to speed with the latest technologies and take advantage of your Canon camera's full potential- opening up a whole world of new possibilities and creative opportunities! We have located this course at Papplewick Pumping Station to give you some interesting interiour and exteriours to photograph during the days practicalís Ė a great location to add to your learning experience! We will explore in depth techniques that you can use to achieve eye catching photographs that will set you above the rest! With a combination of theory and practicalís we aim to cut through the jargon offering you a fun and interactive photography day lead by an expert in the field!


Topics we will cover will include:


Making the most of your camera

Understanding advanced settings

Focusing Techniques

Composition and what makes a good image

Colour and shooting for edit

Metering & Exposure 




About your tutor

Photographer & product specialist Mark Higgins will be leading this workshop. Mark has over 20 yearsí experience in the photography industry, 9 of which he worked at Nikon UK as a brand representative and key trainer at Nikon school in central London. Mark has extensive experience of creating both videography and photography content that has been broadcast and published and has also authored a book on Time-lapse Photography that is available from Waterstones and Amazon.

Outline of the day

10:00- 16:00


The day takes place at Papplewick Pumping Station in our own dedicated learning room. As well as the classroom based work you will be able to enjoy taking images around the venue. Our aim is to provide a relaxed learning environment and participants are encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. As well as classroom theory Mark will be demonstrating what you have learned, and the day will be packed full of practicalís to get you using your cameras as much as possible. We will break for a 45 minute lunch at around 1pm and the day will finish up at 4:30pm. Tea and coffee and lunch is provided. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary requirements.


Event requirements


  • Spare batteries
  • Camera
  • Lenses
  • Notepad and pen


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