Day Six of the Brecon Beacons Advent Calendar: Learn the Art of Photography

Holly wreath christmasThis year we’ve had an excellent selection of photographs sent in to us that have really showcased the Brecon Beacons National Park as a world-class destination.  Here are a few tips from a Brecon Beacons based photographer, who also offers photography tuition.

Hoar frost, Tregoyd, near Hay. By Will Lewis ©

“Christmas is a great time for photos! Whether it’s families, events, or winter scenes.  Conditions are usually darker at this time of year so keep an eye on the shutter speed. Slow shutter speeds equal camera shake, making blurry pictures.”

Two Q & As answered by Will Lewis.

What is a ‘slow’ shutter speed?
Anything less than 1/60th second is on the slow side. But if you’re on the top of Pen y Fan in a gale even a fast shutter speed like 1/500th second might not be enough!

How do I get a faster shutter speed?
Probably the simplest way is to set your camera to the ‘sport’ mode on the scene setting. It’s also important to stand steadily and press the shutter button gently. Good shooting! runs courses in the Brecon Beacons National Park for photographers of all abilities – beginners particularly welcome.

Gift Vouchers can be personalised with a message of your choice.  Purchase a Gift Voucher before 20th December 2012 and get £55 off!

Sheep, near Hay Bluff. By Will Lewis ©

Sgwd Ddwli waterfalls near Pontneddfechan By Will Lewis ©

Talybont reservoir. By Will Lewis ©

Pen y Fan winter sunset, By Will Lewis ©


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