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EOS for Beginners

EOS for Beginners

CClassroom course  


– EOS 1100D, 1200D, 1300D, 2000D, 4000D
– EOS 100D, 200D, 250D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D, 800D
– EOS 50D, 60D, 70D, 77D, 80D, 90D
– EOS 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark IV, 5DS, 5DS R
– EOS 6D, 6D Mark II, 7D, 7D Mark II
– EOS M5, M6, M6 Mark II, M10, M50, M100

LOCATIONS: Oxford (Tackley), central London (Victoria), Canon HQ (Surrey), Peterborough (Norman Cross, J16 A1M), Trentham (Stoke-on-Trent), Bristol (M4/M5), Preston (M61 J8), Southampton (Eastleigh), Mansfield (M1 J28), Stansted (M11 J8), Bradford (Cleckheaton)

This essential one-day course is the perfect starting point for all Canon EOS owners, whether you’ve just got your first EOS camera, have returned to photography after a break or you aren’t getting the results you want and would benefit from a back-to-basics approach to improve your photography.

Starting off with 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 controls and how they combine.     

More importantly, you’ll learn about identifying the right settings for the current light level – a critical area that will make all the difference to your success.

So you can start making use of this knowledge, you’ll need to move off the fully automatic modes, so we’ll explain to you about selected Creative Zone shooting modes. You’ll learn why using Program, Av and Tv modes will give you greater control and creativity whilst still taking advantage of some of the automated functions.

Improving your success rate is critical, so you will find out how to get your shots sharper by learning what speeds you need to use to avoid the effects of camera shake and how to focus on your subject.

You’ll also learn about depth-of-field in relation to aperture setting and your choice of lens and focal length, and the impact that this has on your final image.

This really is the ulitimate Beginners Photography course for all Canon EOS DSLR and Mirrorless camera owners – you will get information and support relevant to your camera model whilst learning the basics of photography.

At the end of the course you will have new-found confidence handling your EOS camera and you’ll have both the skills and resources you need to start taking control.


So that you can get to grips with some key terms and basic camera navigation, you’ll get access to a pre-course video tutorial before coming for the day – the video is tailored to your camera model, showing you a hands-on navigation of the main buttons, dials and controls, plus a few key tips to get the most out of your course.

This means you'll be up to speed and handling your camera more confidently before arriving, plus you'll be at the same starting point as your fellow classmates.


Bring your Canon EOS camera (DSLR or mirrorless), a lens, memory card and a fully charged battery.


– Your camera's main functions and settings
– ISO, aperture and shutter speed, and how they work together
– Moving off the automated (Basic Zone) modes onto Program, Av and Tv modes
– Interpreting light levels
– Identifying and solving common focusing and exposure errors
– Depth-of-field


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


DSLR (Digital single-lens reflex) models
– EOS 1100D, 1200D, 1300D, 2000D, 4000D
– EOS 100D, 200D, 250D
– EOS 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D, 800D
– EOS 50D, 60D, 70D, 77D, 80D, 90D
– EOS 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark IV, 5DS, 5DS R
– EOS 6D, 6D Mark II
– EOS 7D, 7D Mark II

Mirrorless models
– EOS M5, M6, M6 Mark II, M10, M50, M100
, RP


 – Pre-course video tutorial (around 45 minutes long)
 – Comprehensive printed handout
 – Light lunch and refreshments


The maximum on this workshop course is 12 photographers (max. 10 at selected venues), meaning you get plenty of opportunities to have your questions answered and the tuition tailored to your camera.


You will receive detailed joining instructions at least two weeks before your course date, with the exact meeting point, timings, as well as your kit list. Please check your email carefully for these – where possible these will also be posted to you.


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