Country Park Photography - Craig Y Nos Castle (Weddings, Accommodation and Ghost Tours) in Wales

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Country Park Photography

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Family and Dog Photoshoot in the grounds of Craig-y-Nos Country Park
£29 with DVD
I am a full-time professional Wedding, Events, Family and Pet photographer, running a studio in the  grounds of the gorgeous, forty-acre Craig-y-Nos Country Park, on the southern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The park covers some forty-acres, has two very large ponds complete with ducks and geese, rivers, meadows, boat house, picnic benches tea rooms/cafe, two craft shops, exhibition room, toilets and ample parking (free for my customers!). The studio, which is wheelchair accessible (and has nearby disabled toilet and free disabled parking), is the single-storey, red-brick building at the bottom of the car park by the boat house and pond.
This is carried out either in the grounds of country park or inside the actual studio itself. Ideal for children, babies, the family dog, mums-to-be and anniversaries. Also great for Pre-Wedding/Engagement and Valentine's Day photoshoots and Artists Portfolios/Head Shots. I am currently offering all of this for the bargain price of just £29 for an hours session around the country park or for a thirty-minute session inside the studio, including the free-to-use DVD. Gift Vouchers available.
The photographs, in both colour and in black and white, are supplied to you on DVD in the post, and you can use them in any way you like (except to sell them or enter them into a competition). This includes uploading them to social media sites, printing and framing them, and passing them on to family and friends, etc. You can obtain prints, photobooks, canvases, etc. from online companies or your local high-street shop. I also provide you with a private, password-protected online photo gallery for friends and family to enjoy. All of this for the bargain price of just £29 (an extra £6 if you would also like the photos on a USB Flash Drive).
An appropriate adult must be present at all times when I am photographing anyone under the age of eighteen;
Children must be dressed appropriately for their age and please, no makeup for young girls;
I reserve the right to use any of the photographs for the promotion of my photography business and this includes, but is not limited to, publishing them on my website.
Although you are welcome to just pop in at the studio, it is always best to contact me in advance if you wish to book a session, as I am not always available at the studio. Checking out my Online Calendar will give you some idea as to the likely hood of me being available.
   Bob Grainger Photography, Craig-y-Nos Country Park, Brecon Road,
   Pen-y-Cae, Swansea Valley SA9 1GL.
   Tel: 07850 656765
DSLR Photography Course: TWO DAY WEEKEND May 20 and 21
Craig-y-Nos Country Park

Two-day weekend 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

Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21, 9:30 - 4:30
   Costs just £40 for the whole weekend!
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 (I have two DSLR cameras that people could use each session). NB. 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 to use on the course. Students will be taught, from scratch, how to use a 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 will be provided and included in the price. Students will however need to bring a packed lunch, or eat at the Changing Seasons Tea Rooms/Cafe, here in at the park.
For further information:

   First Day - Saturday, May 20, 9:30 - 4:30
  •  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.
  •  Creative Exposure - Freezing Motion: Avoiding blurry images and capturing fast-moving subjects, by working with the camera's shutter speed.
   Second Day - Sunday, May 21, 9:30 - 4:30
  •  Creative Exposure continued: Achieving soft, fuzzy backgrounds for portraiture, and 'everything in focus' for landscapes, by manipulating Depth Of Field.
  •  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.
The following are put on by Bob Grainger at the Country Park, which is next to Craig Y Nos Castle. These events are run independently and are in no way associated with Craig Y Nos Castle.

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