This event is part of the Redeye Academy programme. Whether you consider yourself an amateur or enthusiast Redeye Academy aims to give you the best available training, development and support in contemporary photography. 


Getting Off Auto is an evening workshop for anyone who would like to gain a better understanding of their camera's key features. Professional photographers David and Libby Nightingale of Chromasia will help you to get to grips with the basics of manual shooting; from ISO and shutter speeds to understanding exposure and the histogram. There are a wealth of creative possibilities waiting for you once you have learnt how the camera works. 


Who is it for?

The workshop is aimed at anyone, particularly beginners, who would like to gain a better understanding of their camera's key manual and creative functions.

Workshop Contents

  • Understanding Exposure and the Histogram
  • The Exposure 'Triangle'
  • Aperture and Depth of Field
  • Shutter Speed and Motion
  • ISO explained
  • Shooting Modes (Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual)
  • Metering Modes
  • Creative Exposure
  • JPEG versus RAW
  • White Balance and Colour Temperature

David Nightingale

David Nightingale is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning photographer and instructor, and is the Creative Director of Chromasia Training Limited. His clients include the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, the Dubai International Financial Centre, Arts Council England, the Van Volxem winery in Germany, Sony UK, and Sony Middle East and Africa. He is also an instructor at the Gulf Photo Plus training events in Dubai. 

Libby Nightingale 

Libby Nightingale is Co-Director of Chromasia Training Limited, a photographic and post-production training company, specialising in online photography and photoshop training, one-to-one tuition and the delivery of high-quality workshops around the world. Her background is in management an psychology and she has won numerous awards including Winner of the Business Start-up category of the 2009 North West Women in Business Awards, and finalist in the Outstanding Women in Business category of the 2008 ABF Tiger Awards.


This event starts at 18:00 on 1st March 2017 until 21:00. Doors open at 17:30.


This event takes place at the Centre For Chinese Contemporary Art, Thomas Street, Northern Quarter M4 1EU. The venue is fully accessible.


Please book your ticket using the links below. You need to be signed in to do so. Tickets are £30.00. Redeye members £25.00.  To find out more about becoming a member go to our membership page

Please note our terms and conditions including our refund policy. 

Image: David Nightingale of Chromasia 

Related Redeye Academy Events:

Your Photographic Voice, Style and Self-Expression 

The Role of Post Production in Contemporary Photography

Getting Started in Lightroom 


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