Friday, 26 February 2010

Mastering Digital SLR Photography: Seminar and Workshop by Chris Weston

Mastering Digital SLR Photography Seminar & Workshop
, 20th March 2010, Holiday Inn, Oxford

Since 2008, over 400 people have taken part in Chris Weston’s uniquely informative, inspiring and entertaining Mastering Digital SLR Photography seminars. Now it’s your chance to join in and enjoy the experience.

This seminar, developed and taught by Chris Weston, one of the UK ’s most respected wildlife photographers and expert tutor, focuses on the most-requested, most-important digital camera techniques for photographers.

Passing on the latest, hottest techniques of today’s pro photographers, over the course of the day, he covers everything from selecting the best camera settings to exposing the secrets of getting perfect exposures and pin-sharp images. You’ll learn how to select the right lenses, master colour, get rid of noise and artifacts, and turn what you see into perfect prints.

Here's what you'll learn in this absolutely packed-full day of training:

Chris’s six-point system for DSLR photography
9:30 – 10:00AM
With hundreds of buttons, dials and switches, modern cameras can seem daunting to even seasoned users. In this session, Chris exposes the six things you need to learn about DLSR cameras that will free you to take the pictures you imagine.

Camera controls and settings
10:00 – 11:00AM
Learn the truth about the JPEG vs. RAW debate and get to grips with when and how to use all those confusing menu settings.

Refreshment break
11:00 – 11:15AM

Getting rid of noise and artifacts for great image quality
11:15 – 12:00PM
Noise and other artifacts can ruin digital photos. Learn how to use ISO and menu settings to minimize noise and bring out the finest details.

Making colours look natural
12:00 – 1:00PM
Get rid of unsightly colour casts and make colours glow. Learn how to make colours look natural in any type of light and how to enhance natural colours for brilliant-looking prints.

1:00 – 2:00PM

Perfect exposures
2:00 – 3:30PM
Get to grips with your camera’s metering and exposure modes and learn the pro’s secret to getting exposure right every time – simply and easily.

Refreshment break
3:30 – 3:45PM

Getting pin-sharp images – even when your subject is moving
3:45 – 4:30PM
Get the most from your lenses and learn how to set auto-focus to capture pin-sharp images of moving subjects Plus, master the art of focusing for foreground-to-background detail.

How to make your photos look the same as what you see
4:30 – 5:00PM
How many times have you been disappointed when the printed image looks nothing like the scene you saw? Our simple composition guides will put an end to your frustration.

Managing your images

5:00 – 5:30PM
Discover the pro’s secrets to managing, storing, backing-up and retrieving those thousands of images on your computer.

5:30 – 6:00PM
Your chance to ask the expert anything you want to know .


Course details
  • Date: 20th March, 2010
  • Location: Holiday Inn, Oxford
  • Price: £75.00 per person (£65.00 with Grays of Westminster voucher)
  • Course tutor: Chris Weston

What previous attendees had to say:

“That must have been one of the best one day sessions on anything that I have attended recently, and certainly the best one devoted to photography.”

“I also found the structure, format and execution of your workshop to be thoroughly exciting and entertaining – not one sleepy moment in eight hours!”

“The day could not have been better tailored for me and I am most grateful to you for correcting my mistakes and for directing me along new paths for my D300 and CS3.”

“Thank you for a brilliant and information-packed seminar. Your passion for the subject and explanation of over exposure were excellent. We were full of excitement on our journey home and couldn’t wait to get our cameras out the following day.”

“Your seminar on Saturday was excellent. I now actually understand how my camera works and have a far better chance of getting it right when I take a picture. I don't think more than 5 minutes went by without me learning another useful new thing.”

Enjoy Chris Weston’s Mastering DSLR Photography Seminar at a discount price:

Spend over £100 at Grays of Westminster and receive a £10 discount voucher off the price of any of Chris Weston's seminars. Alternatively, you can call me, Gillian Greenwood, on +44 (0)207 828 4925 between 2.00 p.m. and 5.30pm, to find out how you can receive a £25 discount voucher if you are a Nikon Owner subscriber.

With best wishes

Gillian Greenwood
Features Editor, Events and Training Coordinator
Nikon Owner Magazine

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