This weekend will give participants the skills and knowledge required for successful nature and landscape photography. With the autumn in full flow we will be getting close to autumn fruits and fungi, experimenting with the camera and making the most of the woodland colour at Margam Country Park.
On the wildlife side we will be following the deer rut and taking a look at some of the techniques required for successful wildlife photography. We will also be visiting woodlands and waterfalls in the Neath Valley. This work will involve blurring the water using slow shutter speeds so a tripod and Wellingtons are essential. Please note that the course is best suited for those with SLR cameras. Digital processing and editing and getting the best from your images on the computer using Photoshop CS3 will be covered in the evening sessions, Course members are encouraged to bring along prints and digital images for showing and comment. There will be an opportunity to review images taken during the course.
Course tutor: Paul Richards
Paul Richards is a retired countryside manager and keen wildlife photographer. He has achieved distinctions in photography at the highest level and won gold medals in national and international salons. Paul was shortlisted in the 2010 British Wildlife Photography Awards.
Start and finish times
This course officially starts at 6.00pm on the Friday with dinner and registration. Please aim to arrive between 4:00-5:00, there will be coffee and cake available from 4pm onwards. Breakfast will be at 8am; Lunch will be a packed lunch. The course will end on Sunday at 4:00pm.
What to bring
(Old) Warm clothes and wellingtons - we may get muddy and wet.
Waterproof top, waterproof trousers can be hired from the Centre
A comfortable day sack, hat
Water bottle and lunch box
Binoculars (if you have them)
SLR digital camera
Wide angle or standard lens
Telephoto/zoom lens up to 400mm if possible
Neutral density and graduated filters to fit standard lens.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Full board accommodation
Hot and cold drinks
In course transport
Personal and travel insurance
Lizzie Buckwell at Field Studies Council, Margam
Margam Discovery Centre Margam Park Port Talbot SA13 2UA