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Royal Mile © Rich Dyson Photography

Switch to Manual Photography Workshop

From £75 per adult

Departure days

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January — December

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Switch to Manual is an introductory workshop for camera users who tend to leave their camera set to Automatic modes, You can unleash the full creativity that your DSLR or Bridge camera can deliver in four hours

In four hours you will learn the fundamentals of exposure by exploring the use of aperture, shutter speed, ISO as well as a number of composition techniques that will take your photography to a new level.

The workshop starts in a relaxed way over a coffee at one of the best baristas in Edinburgh where you will discover what the thick manual that came with your camera should have told you. We’ll then head around some of the famous and not so famous Edinburgh landmarks so that you can practice the theory. The workshop ends at a local pub where we review the images you’ve taken with your new skills.

Groups of up to four can be accommodated within the workshop.

About 

  • Great for someone who takes photographs on a pre-set mode and would like to learn how to take better photographs.
  • Ideal for beginners and doesn’t need any previous knowledge of photography.
  • Everyone learns at different speeds, so the workshop can last between 3½ to 4½ hours.
  • By the end of the workshop, you will have a good understanding of exposure and composition.
  • Experience level – New to photography and beginners

What to bring?

  • Any camera that has an ‘M’ mode. This means that you can manually set the exposure of your camera.
  • If you have a long zoom lens then bring it along although it is not vital for the session.
  • Ensure your camera batteries are fully charged and consider having a spare
  • An empty memory card, we’ll take about 150 photographs during the session.


Contact details

Edinburgh Photography Workshop
4 2F3 Rodney Street
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH7 4EA
Starting
Edinburgh
Length
½
Day
Languages
English
Themes
Photography

Tour prices

From

  • £75 Per Adult
  • £75 Per child
  • £75 Concession
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Edinburgh Photography Workshop

Rich Dyson, LRPS is a professional PR & press photographer in Edinburgh who also has a passion for landscape photography. He is regularly published in a variety of national newspapers including The Times, Daily Telegraph and Guardian. He has also been exhibited numerous times in venues throughout Scotland including The Scottish Parliament. His friendly and welcoming approach to teaching is extremely popular with clients from absolute beginners through to seasoned photographers. Each of the workshops is designed in such a way that the fundamentals are explained in simple language.

Opening times

09:00 - 18:00 every day

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