Courses and Costs

In this time of social distancing and lock-down I have moved all my classes on-line at the same time as shown below.
This will continue next term until it is safe to meet as a group again.
Class notes will be posted in the password protected area of this site for students.

Stay safe everybody

Gwyn.ACL Advert 2018Weekly Classes:

10 sessions/2 hours per session

Maximum of 12 students per class. Classes are held at Llanover Hall Arts Centre. 

New class times: Tuesday and Thursday morning, 10am – 12pm. Thursday evening , 7-9.  Classes start in September.


These regular weekly classes are for all ability levels and are tailored to the needs and talent level of its students. The content has a very heavy emphasis on practical work as this is by far the best way to learn a skill like photography! We regularly take field trips as well as arrange studio sessions so that students can experience a wide variety of styles of photography. I like to set weekly targets and projects to challenge my students and encourage them to think creatively. We also visit exhibitions of other photographers work.

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So it could even do you some good!

To give you an idea of what to expect from the course, in Term 1 we look at camera controls;- get away from using Auto, discover what you can make your camera do, and what all the controls mean.

Composition;- how to produce photographs thay people will want to look at more than once.

Saving and storing your images, including different formats and why they are important.  Basic image manipulation; resizing, levelling and correcting convergence.

Projects and portfolio work can also be set to those who wish to create a physical collection of work. Themes for such projects taken by former students include self-portraiture, 5 ways with 1 item and a day in my life.

Cost: £120 per term.

Amazing value! This translates to £6 an hour for professional level and tailor made photography tutoring!

Private Classes:

Length of class decided with client – can range from a single 2 hour session, regular private lessons of any length or a full day masterclass.

Private classes are the perfect opportunity for personal study for individuals or groups. These sessions can be tailored to a specialist skill to suit your needs. It can also take place in the comfort of your own home, or can be arranged to take place at a public place if outdoor photography is more your style! These classes are perfect for those who can’t commit to regularly scheduled classes, or those who want a more personalised experience as and when needed. I am happy to work with any level, whether you’ve never taken a photograph before to those who are looking to become professional.

Cost: 2 hr private class: £50 for 1 student (+£30 for each extra student up to a total of 6. Classes of above 6 should contact me directly for a quote.)

Classes that are longer than 2 hrs will be priced on a case by case basis once I know more about your requirements and number of students. Feel free to contact me for a quote!

(These prices are based on the students providing a venue, I am happy to come to your home! If you would like me to arrange a venue there may be extra costs incurred to cover venue hire.)


  1. Hi I’m a novice and interested in your classes. Do you have any Tuesday am vacancies? (Unfortunately I’m away the last two weeks in September)
    Best wishes


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