Today has been amazing. I've taken in so much information that my brain has gone on strike and I'm going to visit the Land of Nod just as soon as I've published this post.
Day one of the course started at 10:00am and it was 10:30pm by the time I got back to the hotel. In that time I took eight photos at 8 different locations, which may not sound that impressive but each photo was properly thought out and I've learned to use functions on the camera that I've never used before, plus a bit of experimenting thrown in.
This is one of the photos, straight out of the camera - tomorrow morning I'll be learning how the use Photoshop for post camera editing so I'll post the end result tomorrow.