DSLR Photography Course: four Tuesday evenings starting 21 March at 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
Four Tuesday evenings, 6-9pm - (1)March 21 (2)March 28 (alternatively Monday April 3) (3)April 4 and (4)April 11, 2017. Note that I am providing an alternative date for the second session - Monday, April 3, for two students who are unable to attend on Tuesday March 28 (you can choose either date yourself for the second session!).
Cost just £40 for the four-week course (total of 12 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 one or two DSLR cameras that people could use each session). Please note that 'bridge' or 'point-and-shoot' cameras will not be suitable. 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.
For further information: www.PhotographyCymru.com
GENERAL COURSE OUTLINE:
Session One - Tuesday, 21 March, 2017, 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 - Either Tuesday, 28 March or Monday, 3 April (see above), 2017, 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 - Tuesday, 4 April, 2017, 6-9pm
Creative Exposure continued: Achieving soft, fuzzy backgrounds for portraiture, and 'everything in focus' for landscapes, by manipulating Depth Of Field.
Session Four - Tuesday, 11 April, 2017, 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.