photoworkshopwales is situated on the outskirts of Ystradgynlais in south Powys. A former mining town situated at the head of the Swansea valley and on the doorstep of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
The location of photoworkshopwales offers so many photographic opportunities. From the stunning national park, with its waterfalls, reservoirs, hills and mountains, to the industrial relics of the south Wales valleys.
Three miles up the road from where photoworkshopwales is based, is Craig y Nos. Famous, as it was once the home of the world renowned opera singer, Adelena Patti. The gardens of Craig y Nos, are a fantastic opportunity to take photographs for our beginners course.
Above Craig y Nos, is the remains of a Wellington bomber. In 1947 a Canadian crew lost their lives on the Black mountains during a winter flying exercise. Our more adventurous guests like to walk to this site to take photographs.
One of our favorite locations is the waterfalls in the Neath valley. There are endless photographic opportunities to experiment with long exposures for our intermediate and master class courses. We are close to the city of Swansea and the wonderful Gower Peninsula.
Although most of our courses are based in Ystradgynlais, we also run landscape/seascape courses in Snowdonia and the Ceredigion coast line. With the Snowdonia course, we concentrate on the industrial landscape. Whilst the Credigion coast line workshops are geared towards photographing the sea and surrounding area. Both of these courses are situable for intermediate and master class level, although beginners will also benefit.