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Digital SLR Photography for Dummies

Course description

Digital SLR Photography for Dummies:
Hours of Training: 2 hours 15 minutes

Subscription Period: 6 Months


This course provides a clear and concise course providing a thorough introduction to digital SLR photography.

Looking to get to grips with your digital SLR camera? If you’re a digital photography beginner, this course provides a solid introduction to photographic techniques, giving you the confidence to experiment with your camera and get great images.

You’ll learn to recognise and use the different controls on your camera – including shutter speed, ISO and aperture- and choose the right lens for what you want to do. The course also covers the basics of photo composition, exposure, focus, using flash, working with colour, and manipulating depth of field for different effects. You’ll learn how to set up action shots, portraits, and close-ups, avoid red-eye, and share your pictures with family and friends.


This course contains the following modules:

  • Getting to Know Your dSLR
  • Understanding Exposure
  • Working with Colour
  • Getting Fancy with Focus
  • Using Your Camera Flash
  • Learning about Lenses
  • Transferring, Sharing, and Printing Your Photos


A learndirect certificate will be released upon successful completion of this course.

Technical Requirements

Computer Pentium-class PC or equivalent (this course is not supported to work on Macs, mobile devices or tablets. Please access your course using a desktop or laptop PC).

  • Operating system Windows 7, 8 or 10
  • Internet browsers Internet Explorer 10 ,11 or Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Browser settings JavaScript enabled
  • Monitor 1024×768 resolution
  • Colours 16-bit (65536) colours
  • RAM 1GB memory
  • Hard disk drive 2GB free space
  • Processor speed 2.5GHz
  • Connection speed 256kbps+

Additional entry requirements


Course info

Certificate of Attendance
UK qualification

Course type:
Online course

Study Hours:
Variable – to suit the learner

Total time for completion:
No time limit

Beginner Intermediate Advanced


per course

Virtual help:
No attendance for this course

When you buy a course of this type, there is no fixed start date, it is up to you

Generally you can study at your own pace, though the course provider may set milestones to help you progress.
You will be able to cancel this booking up to 14 days after booking unless you have received your course materials or your online log-in details.

Secure payment

We use Verisign secured payment technology, giving you piece of mind.

Full refunds

We hold your money until the course starts, so we protect you from any issues with the course not starting. If you wish to cancel, you can do so up to 14 days after booking and you will receive a full refund unless you have started the course already. If the course is online or distance, we cannot refund after you have logged on or started using the materials.

If you need to change a date after booking, you may be able to agree a new one at the discretion of the course provider. Providers are generally happy to take on reasonable requests if at all possible.

Terms and Conditions

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