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Photography for beginners: mastering your DSLR

Guardian Masterclasses

Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM (GMT)

Photography for beginners: mastering your DSLR

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For many amateur photographers, having a digital DSLR camera is like owning a private jet – you know you could do some amazing things with it… if only you could work out what all the controls are for. Ideal for novices, this comprehensive weekend course, led by Guardian photographer Sebastian Meyer, covers the technical and practical essentials of shooting with a professional-standard camera, to ensure your photographs make the most of your hardware.

Course description

Taking you from using fully automatic to fully manual settings by the end of the course, you'll learn how features like shutter speed, aperture and ISO can enhance the quality of your images. Then you'll apply your new skills to portrait, landscape and action images, with expert tips in subjects including composition, lighting and colour to help transform your approach to taking pictures.

This course is for you if...

You have a passion for photography and own your own DSLR, but want to gain technical confidence and experience.

Tutor profile

Sebastian Meyer was born and raised in New York. In 2009 he moved to Iraq where he currently lives, working as a freelance photojournalist and editor of Metrography, the first Iraqi photo agency. Sebastian's photographs have been published in the New York Times, Time Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine, Telegraph, Guardian, Washington Post, and many other international publications. His documentary videos appear on Time.com, Guardian.co.uk. VOA, and PBS. He has won a number of awards including: Magenta Flash Forward Emerging Photographer, FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Photography Project, and Documentary Category at the Exposure Awards.


Dates: Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 January 2014
Times: 10am-5pm
Location: The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU
Price: Early bird offer £399 (tickets limited)
Standard ticket £449 (includes VAT, booking fee, lunch and refreshments)
Event capacity: 16
Dress code: There is no dress code for Masterclasses. Please dress however you feel comfortable.

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When & Where

The Guardian
Kings Place
90 York Way
N1 9GU London
United Kingdom

Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM (GMT)

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Guardian Masterclasses

Welcome to Guardian masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.

Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.

Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.

The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.

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