Four-week DSLR Photography Course: Thursday evenings starting March 22, Craig-y-Nos Country Park
Four-week beginners DSLR Photography Course: "Getting out of Auto: Using a DSLR Camera in Manual Exposure Mode", to be held at The Photography Studio, Craig-y-Nos Country Park, Brecon Road, Pen-y-Cae, Swansea Valley SA9 1GL. Please phone or email the tutor Bob Grainger if you would like to book a place (£20 deposit required to secure a place). Tel: 07850 656765 info@PhotographyCymru.com
Thursday evenings 6-9pm - March 22 and 29, plus April 5 and 12, 2018
Just £40 for the whole course of twelve hours.
No previous knowledge of photography or camera operation required. The course is suitable for people who already own their own DSLR camera or are thinking about buying one, although I do have two DSLR cameras that people could use on the course (if you own a 'bridge' camera, and not actually a DSLR, then please contact me with the make and model, and I will check to see if it's suitable for the course). The course is open to anyone over 14, but 14-18 year olds must be accompanied at all times by an appropriate adult, who may participate fully in the course if they wish, and for free.
Students will be taught, from scratch, how to use the DSLR in Manual Exposure mode, which allows for much more control and for greater creatively, than simply using the camera in an automatic mode. All printed course materials, tea, coffee and biscuits are provided and included in the price.
For further information: www.PhotographyCymru.com
GENERAL COURSE OUTLINE:
Session One - Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6-9pm
Finding your way around the camera's controls and settings: Controlling Exposure (how bright or dark the photograph is), by manually adjusting the camera's Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO settings.
Session Two - Thursday, March 29, 2018, 6-9pm
Exposure continued: Creative Exposure - Freezing Motion: Avoiding blurry images and capturing fast-moving subjects, by working with the camera's shutter speed.
Session Three - Thursday, April 5, 2018, 6-9pm
Creative Exposure continued: Achieving soft, fuzzy backgrounds for portraiture, and 'everything in focus' for landscapes, by manipulating Depth Of Field, plus how to focus correctly.
Session Four - Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6-9pm
Composition: the 'Rule Of Thirds', framing, foreground/mid-ground/background interest, lead-in lines, perspective, the S-Curve, etc.
Creative Lighting: Basic principals of light - the Inverse Square Law and light 'fall off', "Big light Good; Small light Bad!", plus using small camera-mounted flash lights.
I am a full-time professional Wedding Photographer, covering around forty ceremonies a year. I also carry out photography for Child, Family and Dog Portraits, Christenings, Birthday Parties, and Artist/Model Portfolios, plus Passport, Driving Licence & ID Photos. I also provide Photography and DSLR Tuition, either on a one-to-one basis, or for small groups. My photography studio is in the grounds of the beautiful Craig-y-Nos Country Park on the southern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Bob Grainger Photography, Craig-y-Nos Country Park, Brecon Road, Pen-y-Cae, Swansea Valley SA9 1GL (next to Craig-y-Nos Castle, and half a mile south from Dan-yr-Ogof Caves on the A4067).
Tel: 07850 656765