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DSLR Workshop – How To Clean Your Sensor


Location   West Chiltington West Sussex
Venue      CameraCal Studio
Leader     Anthony Sinfield
Price        £79.00

Time : 10am to 1.30pm


Course Dates: TBA 




For further information on how to clean your sensor then read our main Sensor Cleaning page as a guide


As photographers we all know that some amazing image clean ups can be done on Lightroom or Photoshop. We also know that whilst the result can be very pleasing, they take a considerable amount of time. Instead simply learn how to clean your sensor.

This course is part theory and part practical.  You will be receiving hands on instruction from one of the industry's leading camera sensor cleaning professionals. Here at Cameracal we impart the same techniques and recommend the same products as we use to clean camera sensors on a day to day commercial basis.


On our half day Sensor Cleaning workshop we cover the following:

Sensor Cleaning - The Theory

  • Common misconceptions
  • Preventative medicine, what you can do help prevent the build-up of dust and other contaminants.
  • The difference between dry and wet cleaning
  • The importance of ensuring your computer monitor is spotlessly clean
  • The importance of taking a test shot, appropriate camera settings and how best to view the results
  • Dry cleaning, how and why this should be performed
  • Wet cleaning, use of the right products and why this is so important
  • Recommended products – Loupe’s, Blowers, Swabs and Fluid
  • Sensor cleaning techniques – How to clean your sensor properly
  • How to eradicate stubborn 'baked on stains"
  • Fit for purpose - why it is not always possible to completely clean your sensor and does it matter?
  • Chamber cleaning and why this is so important.
  • Creation of a Dust Reference Point in camera (Canon & Nikon).


Sensor Cleaning - The Practise

All delegates will have the opportunity to practice and hone their skills using demo cameras and will be supplied with the following:

  • Demo DSLR / Mirrorless camera
  • Sensor Loupe
  • Filtered blower brush (dry clean)
  • Sensor Cleaning Pads (dry clean)
  • Sensor Swabs
  • Sensor cleaning fluid
  • Chamber swabs

Attendees are welcome to bring their own cameras to clean during the workshop on the understanding that it is at their own risk and Cameracal will not be held responsible for any damage done by the attendees to their cameras during the workshop.

Our prices include all tuition during the workshop,  tea and coffee service, a buffet lunch and course notes. Our sensor cleaning service is a vital part of our business. We have spent years constantly looking for the best products available to perform sensor cleaning for our customers. We do recommend products and they are for sale at our studio but we ONLY use, recommend and sell what we confidently believe are the very best on the market.