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EOS for Beginners workshop (180821W)

Tuesday 21 August 2018, 10:00 - 16:30 , Canon Elstree (North London)

EOS for Beginners workshop

EOS beginners over shoulder The starting point for all Canon EOS owners – get to grips with the basics of photography and start taking more control of your EOS camera with this essential one-day workshop. It’s the perfect course if you’ve just got your first EOS DSLR camera, are moving from a film camera or you aren’t getting the results you want and would benefit from a back-to-basics approach to improve your photography.

Ideal too if you have had your EOS camera for a while and you’re keen to move off the automated modes – Canon’s Basic Zone, including Green Square and PIC/scene modes.



This popular course has been improved for summer 2017 and now includes a hands-on practical session in the afternoon, to reinforce your learning objectives throughout the day. You’ll also get access to a pre-course video tutorial, s
o that you can familiarise yourself with your EOS camera ahead of the workshop and navigate round your camera with ease on the day.


Starting off in the classroom, talking about camera terminology and the exposure triangle, you’ll learn about the core principles of photography – we will introduce the three key elements of ISO, aperture and shutter speed, explain what each one controls and how they combine.

Building on the elements covered in your pre-course tutorial, you'll learn more about the information your camera is providing and how to interpret this information, including what you're being shown through the viewfinder.

To get you off the automated modes, you’ll learn about the Creative modes – Program (P), Av (Aperture priority) and Tv (Shutter priority) – and how using these modes can give you much greater control and access to more creative effects. As with all parts of the training course, the points will be reinforced with visual examples.

Improving your success rate is critical, so you will find out how to get your shots sharper by improving your camera holding, learning what speeds you need to use to avoid the effects of camera shake, understanding how the focusing system works on your camera and finding out how to overcome other common problems.


During the practical session in the afternoon, as part of the group we’ll carry out a series of short exercises using the Creative modes. We’ll also carry out some test shots to demonstrate how to change perspective using your zoom lens, how the direction and quality of light affects your subject and your images. You’ll also practise getting your shots sharp, as well as some basic compositional advice.


At the end of the workshop you will have new-found confidence handling your EOS camera and, with a comprehensive handout to take away with you and the pre-course tutorial accessible after the workshop too, you’ll have both the skills and resources you need to take greater control of your photography.

No previous photographic knowledge is assumed, making this course suitable for all levels of photographer.


 – EOS 1300D
 – EOS 100D, 200D
 – EOS 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D, 800D
 – EOS 60D, 70D, 77D, 80D
 – EOS 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark IV, 5DS, 5DS R
 – EOS 6D, 6D Mark II, 7D, 7D Mark II


 – Comprehensive handout
 – Pre-course video tutorial (around 45 minutes long)
 – Light lunch and refreshments at selected locations (Oxford, Canon HQ Reigate and Canon Elstree workshops only)



Cost of Event: £119.00
Maximum number on event: 10
Lecturer: Brian Hall
Spaces left for this event: 8
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Location Canon Elstree (North London)
160 Centennial Park

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