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Jessops Academy Course DSLR Level 1
Jessops Academy Course DSLR Level 1
Designed for the first-time DSLR user, this course is ideal if you’re looking to develop your skills.
Perfect if you feel confident with your camera but are looking to improve your skills and techniques During the course our trainer will cover a broad range of topics related to basic photography. If you find yourself always using Auto and you’re keen to learn more, this course is for you.
A mixture of theory and practical work is delivered in a fun, enthusiastic, jargon-free style. It’s not only technical knowledge of your camera that helps make a great picture, creative aspects of photography help too, and our trainers cover these, as well as sharing hints and tips, to ensure you start taking pictures you’re proud of.
On this course you will learn:
- Lens and focus operation
- Camera handling
- Controlling image exposure
- Aperture & depth-of-field
- Shutter speeds
- Basic composition
- Caring for your camera
This course is for you if you:
- Have no prior photographic knowledge
Once purchased you will receive an Email with details of how to book your Jessops Academy training course. These instructions will also allow you to amend your booking up to 7 days before your course.
All course purchases that are not booked are subject to a 12 month expiry.
You are entitled to amend your Order at any time using the email link provided at the time of placing your Order, however, unfortunately We cannot accept an amendment to your Order less than seven (7) days before the proposed date of your original Course booking.
You can only attend a Course if you over 16 years of age on the date of attendance at the relevant Course or you attend the Course with a parent or guardian.
Full Terms and Conditions
Purchase this course as a gift
If you are buying one of our Academy courses as a gift you will be able to print a gift certificate upon completion of your purchase. A link for the certificate will be included in a follow up email sent to the email address registered to your Jessops account. In order for your gift recipient to book their course you will need to forward the same email which will include a link to our booking system. Bookings must be made within 12 months of purchase.
The Jessops Academy team is made up of a group of core trainers and supporting trainers around the country. This means no matter where you’re from there should always be a knowledgeable member of the Academy team available to help you on your photographic journey! To find out more about our core trainers please see below.
After studying photography, Ian's first job was at a classic camera store linked to the Royal Photographic Society in Bath which proved an invaluable experience, as there are not many cameras that Ian hasn't had experience with in the 18 years he has been working in the industry. Ian moved on to specialise in wedding and studio photography, which he is still actively involved with today.
Having worked in many different photographic retailers at all levels, Ian is experienced at teaching others how to get the best out of their cameras. Looking after Learning and Development for Jessops, Ian now leads a team of dedicated training specialists, who are passionate about photography and sharing expertise. Ian's knowledge of training and photography ensures a fantastic experience on all of his Academy courses.
Having worked in the photography industry for over 30 years, Owen has a broad range of photographic experience in a variety of genres. At the age of seven he was given his first camera, a Microflex 3.5 TL, which is still part of his collection and he continues to use it today. Owen specialises in social and landscape photography and he has seen his work published in a number of national titles.
Today Owen is a full-time Jessops specialist trainer. He's on hand to share his wealth of photography knowledge and advanced skill set. Owen's approachable and easy-going nature always makes his courses fun to attend. His passion and enthusiasm really helps others improve their photographic skills, while having a fun and fulfilling experience.
Encouraging his early passion for photography, James' parents gave him a Canon AE1 after getting tired of the countless disposable cameras he was going through! Following his AE1 James was an early adopter of the digital age and joined Jessops when he turned 16 to start earning for his first digital SLR. With enthusiasm for wildlife and underwater photography, James also has a keen interest in portraiture, macro and wedding photography.
At Jessops he advanced his career from a weekend part-time job all the way up to joining the Jessops training team three years ago. He is now responsible for all online training in Jessops as well as passing on his expansive photographic knowledge in a friendly, easy to understand style to staff and Academy customers alike!
I have been a photographer now for over 30 years. My parents before me were writers and photographers, so I grew up with darkrooms, film and weddings. My Mum hated them! For her they were a necessary evil to earn a living - I love them! There is nothing like the buzz (stress!) of being totally responsible for capturing a couple's most important day. I love the working with people to get the very best from them. That special fizz when you know that you've landed a key shot of the day is amazing.
I decided to go professional as a wedding photographer some 6 years ago now. I went on many courses; still do actually. Since then, I have become one of the preferred photographers for Blenheim Palace and take about 7 weddings a year. Around that, I teach photography one evening every week for Oxfordshire County Council and many week- ends either for myself or other organisations. During the week I work for Cancer Research UK - rewarding in a totally different kind of way. As part of that role, I'll photograph sports, advertising, events, children, animals and scenery - all skills needed by a wedding photographer. (There aren't many weddings without buildings, gardens, cars and children. The pets come quite often too!)
People have said of me that I'm kind, patient, easy to get on with, smiley and have a Pam Ayers/Victoria Wood type of humour and never appear anything but calm. (If only they knew!) Above all, they all say that they've really enjoyed their learning experience and cannot wait to get out with their camera. Wonderful
In Store Purchase:
Upon completion of the payment the sales expert will ask you if you wish to book your course at the time or later. If you choose to book at the time you will be able to instantly book from the range of available dates at the time. If you choose to book later you will be sent an email with a link to grant you access to our booking system and book your course.
Upon completion of the checkout procedure there will be a slight delay whilst your payment is confirmed. This may take a few hours dependant on the payment method. Once confirmed you will receive an email inviting you to book your course using our online booking system. You will be able to choose from the range of venues running your course and select the course date that suits you.
Calling us Direct:
If you wish you can call us directly on 0844 800 4444 to book your course. We will be able to process your payment over the phone and there will be a slight delay whilst your payment is confirmed. Once confirmed you will receive an email inviting you to book your course using our online booking system. You will be able to choose from the range of venues running your course and select the course date that suits you.
Purchasing this course as a gift?
If you are buying one of our Academy courses as a gift you will be able to print a gift certificate upon completion of your purchase. A link for the certificate will be included in a follow up email sent to the email address registered to your Jessops account. In order for your gift recipient to book their course you will need to forward the same email which will include a link to our booking system. Bookings must be made within 12 months of purchase. Alternatively you can purchase a gift solution in store.
Please note that not all courses are available in all venues, please check availability before you purchase. The course description tab will tell you what venues the selected course runs from.
19-21 High Street
Nearest Station(s): Belfast Central
Suggested Car Park(s): Great Northern Multi-Storey Car Park (BT12 5EE)
55 Temple Row
Nearest Station(s): Birmingham Snow Hill, Birmingham New Street or Birmingham Moor Street
Suggested Car Park(s): Snow Hill Station (B3 2BJ) or Bull Ring (B5 4BU)
19-21 Churchill House
Nearest Station(s): Cardiff Queen Street
Nearest Car Park(s): St. David’s Centre Car Park (CF10 2EQ)
129-131 Oxford Street
Nearest Station(s): Oxford Circus (Bakerloo, Central and Victoria Lines) and Tottenham Court Road (Central and Northern Lines)
Nearest Car Park(s): Soho Car Park (WF1F 7NQ) or NCP Berners Street (W1T 3NE)
107 Market Street
Nearest Station(s): Manchester Victoria or Manchester Piccadilly
Nearest Car Park(s): Manchester Arndale Centre (M4 3AQ)
12/14 Clumber Street
Nearest Station(s): Nottingham
Nearest Car Park(s): Trinity Square Car Park (NG1 4AF)
Please note that your space on a course is not confirmed until you have processed the booking through our online booking system (you will receive details on how to do this shortly after purchasing your course) - see the "How to Book" tab for more information.