What you will learn

Picture Maker’s – A creative photography course running at Pontardawe Art Centre Swansea. The course started on 21st Sept 2016.

This post outlines what students are learning on the course which finishes with a group exhibition at Cinema & Co in Swansea starting on the 3rd December. There will be a new course running February 2017 which will be open to long distance learners too. If you are interested in finding out more please submit your details on my contact page.

A photography course focusing upon the artist as a photographer, open to all abilities. Throughout the course students will develop their knowledge of the content of the subject that is photographed rather than being weighed down by the technical aspect, freeing up their creative eye to produce effective and creative photographs. Students will also have an opportunity to share their own photographic work produced on the course in a Picture Makers Group Exhibition at Cinema & Co, in Swansea.

What you will learn;

1). How to get the best results from your camera (Digital Camera/ 35mm SLR Camera)

2). How to capture a photograph and understand composition

3). Complete a collection of themed based photographic mini-projects

4). Understand and experiment with ISO and White Balance

5). Discover the history of the camera

6). Explore pioneering photographers from history up to present day

7). Understand how to read a photograph and develop your visual discourse

8). Opportunity to display your photographic work in a Picture Makers Group Exhibition at  Cinema&Co (an independent community led cinema in Swansea)

Equipment Needed – The Course is designed to use the minimum amount of equipment. Students will require a digital camera or 35mm SLR Camera and will need access to a computer and printer.

Course completion prospects -The course will provide a solid platform for anyone interested in pursuing photography to a higher level.  Students will hold a comprehensive photographic portfolio to continue their education in photography or for personal use.

Course Duration – 8 week course – 7pm till 9pm

Venue – Pontardawe Art Centre Swansea Wales UK


Tutor – Sheree Murphy



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