Explore your camera part 2: Developing skills


Venue Space: Studio 5

With: Going Digital Devon and Cornwall

When: Sunday 17th February and Sunday 12th May,



About this event

Unleash your camera’s full potential – build on our Get off Auto workshop with lots of hands-on photography throughout the day. We’ll guide you through the key features of your camera and new techniques to help you become more creative.

– Action photography from children at play to sports and panning for motorsport shots
– Creative use of movement, e.g. capturing the power of waterfalls
– An in-depth look at Exposure and how light affects your images
– Manual Mode – how and when to use it
– How changing perspective can dramatically change your shots
– How to take good photographs in low light and other difficult conditions


Where: Commencing in the classroom, taking an in-depth look at your camera, followed by two hands-on photography sessions to put what you’ve learned into practice, and finally back to the classroom to discuss your images with plenty of time for your questions.Group Size: A maximum of 10 students per tutor.Times: Full day, usually 10am to 4pmPrevious Experience: to get the most from this workshop, you should have attended our Explore Your Camera Part 1 workshop or be confidently setting the right Aperture to suit the type of photoraph you’re capturing, and be familiar with the use of Exposure Compensation and ISO.

Cameras: DSLR, Mirrorless Compact System (CSC), Four-Thirds, Bridge, Superzoom and Compact.

Don’t have a camera yet? We’re happy to provide a loan camera, free of charge, on many of our workshops. If there’s one available you’ll be able to reserve it when you book.

Follow the link to book your place!

Visiting Dartington Hall

At our 1,200 acre estate, based in South Devon, there’s plenty to explore – from the natural beauty of the grounds, to our visitor attractions and year-round events programme. You can also make a stay of it with our historic hotel or campsite, and enjoy award-winning food and drink in our cafes and restaurants.

About us

Dartington is an old place with a new story.

The Dartington Experiment began in 1925 and was based on the idea that humans are many-sided – and how we need environments that encourage our whole being to flourish, in connection with nature and each other.

This idea is as true today is it ever was.