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Beginners Photography course 2019

Neath Photographic Society will again be running their popular Beginners Photography Evenings at the Camera Club on Bridge Street (behind Neath Athletic Rugby Club).

The beginners evenings are open to all (under 16’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult) and cost just £2 per session. We deliver an educational program to help beginners master the basics of photography.

Meetings start on Thursday Sept 12th, 7.30pm. and continue on alternate Thursday evenings through to April 16th 2020.

All you need is any camera and a willingness to learn and enjoy doing photography – it’s good fun.

Why not come along and give it a try.

If you need more information just get in touch with us on the contact page

Session 1: 12th Sept

  • Opening night – an informal “getting to know you” evening with some basic photographic advice.
  • Tutor: Stuart Meredith.

Session 2: 26th Sept

  • Composition.
  • Tutor: Denice Evans

Session 3: 10th Oct

  • Exposure and basic camera controls.
  • Tutor: Arfon John and Brian Callard

Session 4: 24th Oct

  • Metering the light.
  • Tutor: Brian Callard

Session 5: 7th Nov

  • Using apertures effectively.
  • Tutor: Roy Thomas

Session 6: 21st Nov

  • Using Shutter speeds effectively.
  • Tutor: Arfon John

Session 7: 5th Dec

  • White Balance and using artificial light.
  • Tutor: Brian Callard

Christmas Break


Session 8: 9th Jan

  • Painting with light.
  • Tutor: Ross Evans

Session 9: 23rd Jan

  • Home studio portrait.
  • Tutor: Arfon John

Session 10: 6th Feb

  • Flash photography.
  • Tutor: Arfon John

Session 11: 20th Feb

  • Low light/night photography.
  • Tutor: Darrell Shand

Session 12: 5th March

  • Basic image editing.
  • Tutor: Anne Morgan

Session 13: 19th march

  • Show and tell – Critique evening.
  • Group session

Session 14: 2nd April

  • Practical Evening
  • Tutor: Arfon

Session 15: 16th April

  • Image Mounting and Display:
  • Tutor: Colin Wilkie