Saturday 24th March at Cameracal HQ we ran our first DSLR Workshop – Sensor Cleaning.
We know it might seem a tad counter intuitive to run a workshop training customer to clean their own sensors when a large part of our business is cleaning your sensor’s for you. However our company ethos of being the best at what we do, using only the best materials etc also extends to training. For those who are willing to delve into the bowels of their cameras and clean their own sensors we wanted to offer the best possible tuition.
There is a huge amount of information online on how to clean your DSLR sensor which actually encourage people to clean their sensors in very ineffective ways and some that are plain wrong. We’ve spent decades cleaning sensors and continually improved the processes and materials we use and want to encourage photographers to take care of their equipment correctly. Too many times have we seen botched sensor cleans by professionals and amateurs alike.
We designed a course which was split into theory and practical.
This included some very basic starting points that are easily over looked like ensuring your computer monitor is spotlessly clean or else you could spend a frustrating time trying to clean off marks shown on a test shot that are actually on the monitor! The difference between dry and wet cleaning and when to differentiate between the two. The creation of a dust report ( Canon and Nikon only) was of great interest and a very useful tool!
After a lunch break provided by our latest recruit, all home made fair and included in the price…….
….Then the fun bit.
We had demonstration cameras for all attendees to practice on. Nobody wants their sensor to be the first they clean! With help constantly at hand attendees were able to apply the processes explained earlier and vitally to gain the confidence in their ability to clean a sensor. So once the course was over they could feel confident in carrying out the same process on their own cameras at home.
So how did it go?
We were genuinely thrilled with the customer feedback we received. 98.9%! Summed up by one of the customers responses we felt we really did achieve what we set out to do…..
“I have been using digital cameras for many years but always worried about cleaning the sensor. I attended the workshop feeling apprehensive but Anthony was very good at reassuring us that, if we took the right precautions and most important used the right products, cleaning a camera sensor is not so difficult. I would highly recommend anyone with a digital camera to attend this workshop. Worth every penny. I can now clean my cameras sensors without any worries and in the long run same time and money.”
If you are interested in coming to a DSLR Workshop on Sensor Cleaning then follow the date links below for the next courses still with some places left. Please note number are restricted to ensure plenty of 1-2-1 time with the tutor during the practical half of the workshop so book early to avoid disappointment :
We are also more than happy to provide the tuition on a 1-2-1 basis. Just contact us to make an appointment