Digital Photography for Parents

Course Dates & Booking Info

This can be a one day course starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm or a two day course during the week 10am to 1pm.

Price is $180 and limited to 6 delegates with a minimum of 3

For further information, date availability or to book over the phone, please call us on 0800 746 121 or send us an email at

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Course Description

I have never seen so many parents with DSLR cameras before or a better time to capture great pictures of a new born baby and young children. Our Photography for Parents course is aimed at new parents who are either expecting, have a new born baby or young children, and want to take great photographs to capture those important and precious moments. For expecting parents, it will prepare you for the arrival of your baby feeling confident and give you hints and tips for how to make the most of the harsh lights in a hospital.

Using a mixture of theory and practical exercises, this course will teach you the basics of your camera, help you to understand the different modes and become familiar with terms such as Shutter Speed, ISO and Aperture. You will also be taught how to use and make the most of different lighting situations, such as natural light, direct sunshine, window light, flash lights and indoor lighting, i.e. hospital lighting and tungsten lights.

In the practical sessions participants will take part in creating effects such as panning, freezing and blurring motion and shallow depth of field. You will also discuss when it is best to use these effects and how they can be applied to your everyday life and routine with your baby to create interesting and exciting photographs.

You will also receive practical tips on composition and how to achieve the best baby and child portraits in a variety of situations. This course will also include advice on printing, framing, postcards, greeting cards and bookmaking.

Throughout the day, sample images will be shown and discussed, revealing their photographic components such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO and light source used.

This class also gives the opportunity for students to bring along an image from the internet that they would like to learn how to replicate.

Participants will be provided with a course handout.

Course Content

Course Requirements

You will need to bring with you, a digital SLR camera or a camera with manual controls and 5 of your best pictures. The pictures should be copied on to a mobile flash drive.