Are you a new DSLR owner, trying to figure out the ins and outs of your camera settings?

Or do you already understand your DSLR basics but want to dive deeper into advanced shooting modes?

Look no further!

This DSLR Photography Course for Beginners is designed for both newcomers and those who already have some experience.

In this course, we'll explore your DSLR, help you master the essentials, and take you on a journey to unlock the full potential of your photography skills.

At the end of this course you will:

your DSLR
Aperture Mode to control depth of field and create visually stunning photos
common photography mistakes
creative potential of your DSLR
Shutter Speed mode to freeze action or create artistic motion blur effects
new skills and knowledge
the basics of post-processing
Manual Mode to control your camera settings for diverse shooting scenarios
photo opportunity in every moment


Join our DSLR Photography Course for Beginners and embark on a transformative journey that will empower you to capture the world through your lens like never before.

Whether you're starting from scratch or eager to dive deeper into photography, this course offers a unique blend of foundational knowledge and hands-on experience.

By attending, you'll not only master the technical aspects of your DSLR camera but also unleash your creative potential. Imagine the satisfaction of confidently navigating your camera's settings, capturing breathtaking moments, and telling visual stories.

Don't miss this opportunity to turn your passion for photography into a lifelong skill.

Enroll today, and let your photographic adventure begin!

Session 1: Get to know your camera and equipment
Your camera is your tool, better you know, better the results.
Session 2: Photography Fundamentals
We will start with the basics to ensure that you have a strong foundation before diving into more specific topics.
Session 3: Aperture Mode (A/Av)
We will move on to aperture mode, as it introduces one of the essential elements of exposure and creative control.
Session 4: Shutter Speed Mode (S/Tv)
We'll continue with shutter mode, which complements the understanding of exposure and motion capture.
Session 5: Manual Mode (M)
Once you have a clear understanding of aperture and shutter speed, we'll introduce manual mode, allowing you to take full control of your camera settings.
Session 6: Nature Photography
We'll explore nature photography as it often involves a combination of aperture and shutter speed settings and offers a chance to apply the fundamentals and modes learned.
Session 7: Portrait Photography
Now we'll be ready to explore portrait photography, focusing on composition, lighting, and techniques specific to capturing people.
Session 8: Post Processing
After gaining hands-on experience in photography we'll introduce post processing to enhance and refine your captured images.
Session 9: Practical Experience on a Location
We'll finish the course with practical experience on a location near by, where you can apply your newfound knowledge in a real-world setting.


One day a week,
over 9 weeks.

One session lasts 3 hours.



– Thursdays evening 18th, 25th April, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th May, 6th and 13th June

– 6.15 pm to 9.15 pm each day

– Hillsfield Community Building, Belmont Rd, Ferrybank, Waterford, X91 Y7P6


max 9 participants


What is the DSLR Photography course for beginners about?

This course is designed to provide beginners with a comprehensive understanding of DSLR photography, covering camera fundamentals and advanced shooting modes.

Who is the course suitable for?

This course is ideal for both beginners looking to start their journey in DSLR photography and individuals with some prior experience who wish to develop their skills further.

What are the requirements?

– Participants must have a camera with advanced shooting modes (A/AV, S/TV, M), such as a DSLR, mirrorless camera, or bridge camera.

How long is the course?

This face-to-face course is presented one day a week over 9 weeks.

What materials are provided?

Each participant will receive printed notes, assignments, critique and review of images.

When and where is this course happening?

– Thursdays evening 18th, 25th April, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th May, 6th and 13th June

– 6.15 pm to 9.15 pm each day

– Hillsfield Community Building, Belmont Rd, Ferrybank, Waterford, X91 Y7P6

How can I sign up?

You can register directly HERE.

What if I have more questions before signing up?

You can contact Bara here, by phone at 087 97 48 548, email at tutor@baraalichphotography.ie or by message on Facebook. She will reply to you within 48 hours and schedule a phone conversation to answer all your questions.

DSLR Photography Course for Beginners
"Enrolling in this DSLR course was a game-changer for me. I learned more about my camera in a few weeks than I had in years of trial and error. Bara is fantastic tutor and I now have the confidence to use all the modes and capture stunning images."
DSLR Photography Course for Beginners
"I can't recommend this course enough! As a newbie to photography, I was worried about feeling overwhelmed, but the sessions were well-structured and the assignments and practise was a great help. I've not only improved my technical skills but also discovered a true passion for photography."
Don't wait to enhance your photography skills


– 9 face-to-face sessions lasting 3 hours each

– printed notes covering everything you’ll learn in the course

– image critique and assignments to help you practice and improve your skills

– tea/coffee