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: Post Processing
It is time to introduce post processing to enhance and refine your captured images.
Session 4: 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 5: Shutter Speed Mode (S/Tv)
We'll continue with shutter mode, which complements the understanding of exposure and motion capture.
Session 6: 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 7: 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 8: Portrait Photography
Now we'll be ready to explore portrait photography, focusing on composition, lighting, and techniques specific to capturing people.
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 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th September, 3rd, 10th and 17th, 24th and 31st October.

– 10 am to 1 pm each day

– Edmund Rice Centre, Waterford City


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 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th September, 3rd, 10th and 17th, 24th and 31st October.

– 10 am to 1 pm each day

– Edmund Rice Centre, Waterford City

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
"I joined one of Bara's Photography courses and have been so impressed. I've been interested in photography for many years, but had been left behind by modern technology. I would highly recommend Bara's teaching style to any level of student, with classes and assignments, set to bring up your ability without being overwhelmed. Looking at the quality of the class' photos on the last session showed a huge improvement across the board."
DSLR Photography Course for Beginners
"I first met Bara when I attended a free course on taking your own business photos which was offered by the Local Enterprise Office. I was so impressed by her professionalism and knowledge that I decided to have a look at her own website and I signed up that same day to do a 12-week course on how to use a DSLR camera. The entire experience was fun, educational, entertaining and altogether worth every penny. Bara created a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere where we could share our work, receive critiques and positive feedback as well as offer our own opinions to others in non-judgemental, entirely good-natured atmosphere. Each week was theme-based and each challenge was engaging. We were encouraged to see ordinary things through the eye of a photographer, using lighting and framing to capture the mood and atmosphere. Even if we didn't always achieve our goals, these were golden opportunities to learn from our mistakes and from others'. Even after the course, she continues to facilitate opportunities for us to go outside into nature with our cameras. I thoroughly recommend Bara as a tutor. I initially signed up to be able to take my own photographs for my website and not risk copy-write infringement. I got so much more! I now have the skills to take beautiful candid photographs of my children, my garden, and my travels. I have discovered an artistic outlet I didn't know I had. I've even invested in upgrading my camera equipment. But regardless of whether you are using a mobile phone or a digital camera, you will develop a new skill and hobby and meet other photography enthusiasts too. Thank you Bara!"
DSLR Photography Course for Beginners
"When I received a Canon camera a few years ago I realised that the quick shot I used with a mobile phone just wasn't good enough with this complicated camera. I heard of Bara Alich through my local community centre and signed in to her beginners course for photography. Her friendly approach with clever presentations and tutorials made for a great class. The encouragement and learning in the weekly class optimised by a field trip made the whole experience fun and worthwhile. Thank you Bara. I would have no hesitation recommending Bara"
DSLR Photography Course for Beginners
"I've been interested in photography for many years and when I saw the advertisement for one of Bara Alich's courses I decided to sign up. Bara's friendly approach and tutorials made for a great class. The assignments following each session were challenging at times but they enabled me to put into practice what we went through in the class. I feel my photography skills have improved greatly as a result of the course. I would highly recommend Bara to anyone looking to improve their photography skills."
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