with Nick Davidson Nick Davidson has been involved with photography for over 20 years and has experience of all the major camera formats past and present and now educates course participants in the art and craft of digital photography. With the advent of digital photography, access to excellent pictures is now easier and cheaper than ever before.  It has, however,  introduced a new layer of complexity which you need to learn before you can start making great pictures. Join local photographer Nick  to go through the basic building blocks of both the art and craft of photography.  The course is suitable for owners of both DSLR and compact cameras.  

Part One

This course will cover the basic technical aspects of photography, aperture, shutter speed, camera sensitivity and an explanation of what all the camera buttons do and mean.  This course is suitable for all cameras -  compact camera, bridge camera or DSLR.  The type of camera will dictate what part of the content will be suitable for you, but will be applicable to most participants.  The course will cover the use of Histograms to check correct exposure to ensure your pictures come out as you intend them to be. Saturday 27th February and 25th June 2016 Time: 10.30-4.30pm Where: IT Room, Principality House Fee: £35,  members and concessions £30

Part Two

Participants must have attended Part One This course will cover the rules of composition and how to break them.  Lens choice can have a dramatic influence on your photographs, so will look at what they do and how to use them as a creative tool. Saturday 30 April and 27th August Time: 10.30-4.30pm Where: IT Room, Principality House Fee: £35,  members and concessions £30th April

Part Three

This is open to participants that have been on BOTH Part 1 and 2 only.  This course will look at how to use the digital darkroom to enhance y0ur images.  This will not be a full course on Photshop, but will outline adjustments that can be made in most processing software, whether it comes with the camera or is bought specially for the task.  Time depending, we will look at some of the extra accessories that may be useful for moving your photography forward – filters, flash, tripods and other gadgets.  It will be a good idea for participants to bring some pictures and a laptop computer if they have one to do some editing. Saturday 29th October Time: 10.30-4.30pm Where: IT Room, Principality House Fee: £35,  members and concessions £30th April