Explore your camera part 2: Developing skills


Venue Space: Studio 5

With: Going Digital Devon and Cornwall

When: See below for all available dates



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


When: 12 May / 17 November

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.

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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.