A BIG SUCCESS – DPS Thursday Talk ‘Getting More From Your Tavel Photography ’

A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED THIS FANTASTIC EVENING OF  TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY.

The December 6th Thursday Talk at DPS HQ was a full house with over 70 people in attendance. This talk was co-hosted by DPS’s own Stewart Kenny and Steven Maybury with fascinating insights into their unique approach to travel photography, the night was a fantastic success and we would like to thank all who attended. See you back at the school again very soon.

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FREE THURSDAY TALK
GET MORE FROM YOUR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

We are delighted to bring you an evening of Travel Photography, ‘Using Travel Photography As A Means of Exploration’, presented by DPS tutors & travel photography guides, Stewart Kenny & Steven Maybury. While on location, Stewart & Steven combine two passions, photography & travel, which helps them to have unforgettable experiences & produce stunning imagery. During this instructive talk, they will explain their approach to travel photography & how they use the camera as a tool of communication, exploration & engagement. You will come away with new travel photography concepts to think about.

Time: 7pm
Date: December 6th 2018
Venue: The Carmelite Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2

A full range of all upcoming 2019 photography holidays will be showcased on the evening

Stewart & Steven are both experienced travel photographers & have lead numerous TDactive Holidays & Travel Department photography tours. Their recent adventures include India, Morocco, Romania, Montenegro & Iceland.  Both are extensively travelled & have been exhibited both nationally & internationally

R.S.V.P by emailing info@dublinphotographyschool.ie to secure your place
Please book early as places are limited & will fill up fast

A BIG SUCCESS – DPS Thursday Talk ‘Using Photography As A Means Of Communication’

A BIG THANK YOU TO DAMIEN DEMOLDER AND PANANSONIC IRELAND FOR A FANTASTIC EVENING OF PHOTOGRAPHY.

The November 29th Thursday Talk at DPS HQ was a full house with over 50 people in attendance. Because of  Damien’s usual good humour and fascinating insights into his photography, the night was a fantastic success and we would like to thank all who attended. See you back at the school again very soon.

FREE THURSDAY TALK WITH DPS – IN ASSOCIATION WITH PANASONIC IRELAND

We are delighted to bring you an evening of Street Photography ‘Using photography as a means of Communication’, presented by the returning Damien Demolder, who gave an absolute fabulous talk in DPS during the summer.

In this heavily Illustrated talk, Damien will explain his approach to street photography and how he uses light and exposure to grab the attention of the viewer. The talk is instructive as well as fun, and you will come away with new concepts to think about and a new way of looking at street photography.

 

Time: 7 pm
Date: November 29th 2018
Venue: The Carmelite Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2.

Damien is a photographer, journalist and photographic equipment expert, speaker, judge and educator. He has worked in the photographic publishing industry since 1997, including 15 years at the world’s only weekly photo magazine, Amateur Photographer, where he was editor.He writes for regularly for DP Review, & British Journal of Photography magazine as well as occasionally for other UK & international photographic magazines and websites. Take a browse through his work at www.damiendemolder.com

R.S.V.P by emailing info@dublinphotographyschool.ie to secure your place. Please book early as places are limited & will fill up fast.

DPS Thursday Talk ‘Light & Life on the Streets’, Damien Demolder Returning To DPS

FREE THURSDAY TALK WITH DPS – IN ASSOCIATION WITH PANASONIC IRELAND

We are delighted to bring you an evening of Street Photography ‘Using photography as a means of Communication’, presented by the returning Damien Demolder, who gave an absolute fabulous talk in DPS during the summer.

In this heavily Illustrated talk, Damien will explain his approach to street photography and how he uses light and exposure to grab the attention of the viewer. The talk is instructive as well as fun, and you will come away with new concepts to think about and a new way of looking at street photography.

 

Time: 7 pm
Date: November 29th 2018
Venue: The Carmelite Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2.

Damien is a photographer, journalist and photographic equipment expert, speaker, judge and educator. He has worked in the photographic publishing industry since 1997, including 15 years at the world’s only weekly photo magazine, Amateur Photographer, where he was editor.He writes for regularly for DP Review, & British Journal of Photography magazine as well as occasionally for other UK & international photographic magazines and websites. Take a browse through his work at www.damiendemolder.com

R.S.V.P by emailing info@dublinphotographyschool.ie to secure your place. Please book early as places are limited & will fill up fast.

DPS & TDactive Returning to Romania & Transylvania Sept 16th 2018

photo holidays irelandDublin Photography School have yet again teamed up with TDactive one of Ireland’s premier adventure holiday providers, as we head on another adventure of a lifetime to one of Europe’s most untouched and mysterious places Transylvania! We will be documenting our trip every step of the way on Facebook, Instagram and twitter, with shots, pictures, videos and snippets.

This time we are taking a band of 15 photography enthusiasts of all levels from complete beginner to advanced, and helping them hone their photography skills in this stunning location that can only be described as photographers playground.  The trip will include everything from composition, camera techniques, to street portraits, reportage, documentary, landscape, night and dusk photography.

If you missed this trip fear not as dublin photography school have announced a new date for 2019.

 

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Transylvania Holiday September 12th 2019

photography trips to TransylvaniaCome travel with us to Romania the largest of the Balkan nations. It is a land of stunning mountain scenery, unspoiled countryside and historic towns, making it a fantastic holiday destination for anyone looking to develop their documentary, street and landscape photography skills. Based in the charming, historic town of Brasov for four nights, you will have the opportunity to photograph the remarkable landscapes of the Transylvania region as you travel high into the Carpathian Mountains, taking in impressive vistas and lake views. You will also visit the picturesque medieval town of Viscri, famous for its traditional houses and Saxon fortified church, and Sighisoara, with its impeccably preserved hilltop citadel. Of course, no stay in Transylvania would be complete without a visit to the imposing fortress of Dracula’s Castle.

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DPS Thursday Talk In Association With Panasonic Ireland – A Fantastic Success

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DPS were delighted to bring you an evening of Street Photography ‘Light and Life on the Streets’, presented by Damien Demolder.damien demolder

The talk was standing room only, full of photographers of all levels from to beginner to semi pro and beyond. The talk was brought in association with Panasonic Ireland. who were present on the night with a stunning array of there latest equipment offerings  – from compact point and shoots all the way up to full frame Mirrorless.

In his heavily Illustrated talk, Damien explained his approach to street photography and how he uses light and exposure to grab the attention of the viewer. The talk was instructive as well as fun, and everyone came away with new concepts to think about and a new way of looking at street photography.

panasonic camera photography courses irelandDamien is a photographer, journalist and photographic equipment expert, speaker, judge and educator. He has worked in the photographic publishing industry since 1997, including 15 years at the world’s only weekly photo magazine, Amateur Photographer, where he was editor.He writes for regularly for DP Review, & British Journal of Photography magazine as well as occasionally for other UK & international photographic magazines and websites. Take a browse through his work at www.damiendemolder.com

We recorded Damien’s fantastic talk and will be releasing it as a podcast soon, so keep an eye on our Snapshot Podcast Page.

We would like to thank Damien and Panasonic Ireland for such and informative and fun night, We would also love to thank all the guys who took the time to attend, from our own students and members, to the guys from various camera clubs around Dublin and everyone in between.

 

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DPS Thursday Talk ‘Light & Life on the Streets’, by Damien Demolder

damien demolderFREE THURSDAY TALK WITH DPS – IN ASSOCIATION WITH PANASONIC IRELAND

We are delighted to bring you an evening of Street Photography ‘Light and Life on the Streets’, presented by Damien Demolder.

In this heavily Illustrated talk, Damien will explain his approach to street photography and how he uses light and exposure to grab the attention of the viewer. The talk is instructive as well as fun, and you will come away with new concepts to think about and a new way of looking at street photography.

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Time: 7.30pm
Date: July 5th 2018
Venue: The Carmelite Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2.

Damien is a photographer, journalist and photographic equipment expert, speaker, judge and educator. He has worked in the photographic publishing industry since 1997, including 15 years at the world’s only weekly photo magazine, Amateur Photographer, where he was editor.He writes for regularly for DP Review, & British Journal of Photography magazine as well as occasionally for other UK & international photographic magazines and websites. Take a browse through his work at www.damiendemolder.com

R.S.V.P by emailing info@dublinphotographyschool.ie to secure your place. Please book early as places are limited & will fill up fast.

Montenegro Photography Holiday Highlights with TDactive holidays

In April 2018, the DPS team  set out with 16 fellow photographers of all levels to one of the most rugged, untouched and unique areas of Europe, Montenegro. We landed in Dubrovnik, Croatia as the sun was blazing in all it’s glory offering us a balmy 21 degrees with clear skies. It was so refreshing after such a cold and dreary Irish winter that seemed to refuse to leave! We quickly grab our luggage, meet our guide and board a bus to one of the most  beautiful places in the world. After just over a 20 minutes coach ride we are whisked to our destination, where we will spend our first evening at leisure exploring the amazing city of Dubrovnik, where the commanding views from it’s walls hint at the amazing scenes to come.

Settling in for the night our advice is very simple, “have your memory cards empty and your batteries full, as we will hit the ground running in the morning”.

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Transylvania Holiday September 13th- 17th 2018

photography trips to TransylvaniaCome travel with us to Romania the largest of the Balkan nations. It is a land of stunning mountain scenery, unspoiled countryside and historic towns, making it a fantastic holiday destination for anyone looking to develop their documentary, street and landscape photography skills. Based in the charming, historic town of Brasov for four nights, you will have the opportunity to photograph the remarkable landscapes of the Transylvania region as you travel high into the Carpathian Mountains, taking in impressive vistas and lake views. You will also visit the picturesque medieval town of Viscri, famous for its traditional houses and Saxon fortified church, and Sighisoara, with its impeccably preserved hilltop citadel. Of course, no stay in Transylvania would be complete without a visit to the imposing fortress of Dracula’s Castle.

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We wake to a stunning sunrise where the weather is fantastic for April in Croatia @22 degrees.  Our day starts with a short drive across the border into Montenegro, but not before we stop to take in the viewing point of Dubrovnik. Moving accross the hard boarder of the E.U is no hassle as Montenegro has a fantastic relationship with Europe and is hoping to join the E.U in the coming years. We then move onto our first destination Perast, a truly picturesque old town on the Bay of Kotor. Despite having only one main street, the tiny town of Perast boasts 16 churches and 17 formerly grand palazzos. Here,on the streets of Perast, we meet our amazing guide Miro. The DPS team teach everything from semi automatic modes to composition, EV Comp and getting everybody up to speed with basics for the next few days.

After a lunch stop we enjoy a guided boat cruise from Perast to the island of Our Lady of The Rocks for a photo shoot in two locations, looking out over Our Lady of the Rocks as well as ample time to photograph the nearby St George’s Island. Regrouping after our boatride from the Island, we rebroad  our bus and head to  our next desitination, a beuatiful old town called Kotor. We plan to photograph Kotor from above so as we climb the steep pathway to our destination, we are treated to commanding vistas of the souroudding hills and bay, before stoping for a sunset shoot and filter demostration. The sun begins to set as we make the trip down to the centre of Kotor and head  to our hotel for the evening, which is located in the stunning oldtown of Budva.

In the early morning, we set out to  Lovcen National Park, located in rocky region of Dinara Alps. Here we  journey via the impressive Serpentine Road that winds through the landscape with numerous stops to  photograph the Bay of Kotor, also known as BokaBay, before continuing on to Skadar Lake. Lake Skadar lies on the border of Albania and Montenegro and is the largest lake in Southern Europe. You will have the chance to shoot iconic images of the lake from an elevated position. Following this we stop for lunch before take a guided boat cruise to the village of Virpazar. On board we are treated to local wines and cheeses and relax and enjoy the stunning views. Here the DPS teach how to photograph and compensate for movement when moving at speed, before stopping at  Besac Fortress and photographing the black hills of its namesake Montenegro.

 

Early next morning we embark on a sunrise photo shoot at the walls of the oldtown of Budva. Following this we regroup for breakfast and board the bus for the Tara River and Black Lake, a glacial lake located on Mount Durmitor at an elevation of 1,416m.  Stopping to photograph the  Tara River Canyon while shooting from Djurdjevica Tara Bridge. At 1,300m deep the Tara River Canyon is among the deepest river canyons in the world. before stopping at a black lake for some stunning views and photographs that would be not out of place in the the rocky montains.

 

As the DPS team wind down for the evening before heading to the airport in Dubrovnik, we take one last stroll through the streets of Budva oldtown, which is like something from an old historical movie. The empty streets are both romantic and mysterious as they weave in and out of old squares, lit only by old lamps. Montenegro is truely a stunning country and destination. Our friends in TDactve Holidays have outdone themselves yet again in planning our logistics and comfort for this trip. See you in 2019 Montenegro!

 

Ring of Hook Photography Trip Highlights

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On March 24th 2018, the DPS team boarded a coach with 13 other photographers of all levels to one of the most scenic locations in the sunny south east: Hook Head. Taking in some stunning locations in Irelands Ancient East…including Ducketts Grove in Carlow, Clashganny Lock just outside Borris and Tintern Abbey in Wexford, before arriving at the jewel in the crown that is, Hook Head Lighthouse. Hook Head is one of Ireland’s most iconic lighthouses aswell as being one of the oldest operating lighthouses in the world.

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The day was blessed with amazing spring weather. We were spoiled with blue skies and fluffy white clouds that always make for a fantastic day out.

Each location is introduced with new techniques, settings and guidance from the DPS team.

Including:

  • Sample Compositions
  • Shutter Priorty
  • Aperture Priorty
  • Full Manual Mode
  • Circular Polarizers Explained & Demonstrated
  • ND Filters Explained & Demonstrated
  • ND  Grad Filters Explained & Demonstrated
  • White Blanace Explained
  • Much, Much More ….

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The day ended with an incredible sunset on Hook Head, with a stunning display of colour and a fantastic opportunity to capture misty waters, and as we moved into the “blue hour” after sunset, the guys were treated to a tutorial on spinning steel wool to create some fantastic effects.

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If you are interested in checking out this trip, we will be updating the trip page with a 2019 Hook Head date soon here.

 

Check out more images from the day on our Instagram account here

 

 

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Snapshot Podcast Part 2 Of Martin Creggs Thursday Talk – ‘An Introduction To Documentary Photography’ Online Now

 ‘An Introduction To Documentary Photography’ Part Two Online Now

Dublin Photography School recorded Martin Cregg’s ‘Thursday Talk’ and  PART TWO is available as a free podcast, ‘HERE’. Available also is  a free download of the presentation given on the  night by Martin so you can follow along.

In case your looking for Part one, you can find it here

We here at Dublin Photography School were delighted to host Martin’s talk – ‘An Introduction to Documentary Photography’. Evident throughout the entire evening was his honest passion for photography, his knowledge and his expert delivery. There was a fantastic turn out on the night with over 45 people in attendance, with all levels and genres of photographers represented.

The team at DPS would like to thank Martin for the work, time and effort that he put into the talk and we look forward to bringing you more ‘Thursday Talks’ in the Future #dublinphotographyschool

 

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Romania & Transylvania Photography Holiday Highlights

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In September 2017, the DPS team  set out with 22 other photographers of all levels to one of the most remote, untouched and unique areas of Europe, Romania. Landing in Bucharest as the sun was setting, we quickly grab our luggage and board a bus to one of the most  beautiful places in the world. Through the coach window we see jagged cliffs and the outline of slopping wooden tiled houses as we are whisked to our destination. Up and up we travel, corkscrewing our way through small mountain villages until we reach the Transylvanian plateau, which is our base for the next four nights, the old Saxon stronghold town of Brasov.

Settling in for the night our advice is very simple, “have your memory cards empty and your batteries full, as we will hit the ground running in the morning”.

We wake to a stunning sunrise where the weather is still fantastic in September in Romania, 25 degrees  and that is the coolest day! Our day starts with a short tour Brasov. The city is located at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains steeped in history and old world charm with fascinating scenery. The tour takes in the old town hall square, St. Nicholas Church ( the oldest Romanian Orthodox church in the country) and the first Romanian school of Schei, which dates back to 1495, and the Gothic Black Church. We firstly stop at Biserica Sfântul Nicolae a stunning orthadox church and  in a secluded area in the back of the grounds we have our first outdoor lesson.

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For 30 minutes we make sure that everyone is up to speed by covering some basic settings and composition skills.

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Once in Brasov old town square, we break up into smaller groups and the DPS team spend some time with each group and give advice, feedback and direction.

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Transylvania Holiday October 11th- 15th 2017

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photography trips to TransylvaniaCome travel with us to Romania the largest of the Balkan nations. It is a land of stunning mountain scenery, unspoiled countryside and historic towns, making it a fantastic holiday destination for anyone looking to develop their documentary, street and landscape photography skills. Based in the charming, historic town of Brasov for four nights, you will have the opportunity to photograph the remarkable landscapes of the Transylvania region as you travel high into the Carpathian Mountains, taking in impressive vistas and lake views. You will also visit the picturesque medieval town of Viscri, famous for its traditional houses and Saxon fortified church, and Sighisoara, with its impeccably preserved hilltop citadel. Of course, no stay in Transylvania would be complete without a visit to the imposing fortress of Dracula’s Castle.

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We spend the first half of the day working some basic skills before breaking for lunch and then regrouping before we head up into the beautiful Tampa Mountains where we have amazing panoramic views or the entire city of Brasov.

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We spend the next few hours exploring the infamous Castle Bran, ( castle is mentioned in Bram Strokers Dracula ) taking tight stair wells and losing ourselves in rooms from another time,  a time that seems to step right out of a fairy tale. Romania is dotted with these Germanic style Gothic revival castles.

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The group then regroups 30 minutes before sunset to photograph Castle Bran under the velvet blue veil of night.

After a long day we arrive back in Brasov, some of the group rest up and some head into Brasov to experience the local night life.

 

Day three takes us on another adventure but before  we travel out  along one of the most spectacular mountain roads in the world, the Transfagarasan Road and into the impressive Fagaras Mountains (commonly known as The Transylvanian Alps), we make a short stop at the Fagaras Fortress and the beautifully impressive gold domed Orthodox cathedral to capture some of it’s beauty.  When back on the road, we navigate up twisting winding roads of sheer drops and stunning heights, expertly handled by our driver. We stop along the way to take in some of the most stunning vistas. Before reaching our destination and our highest point,  Lake Balea, a glacier lake which is situated within the Fagaras Mountains at 2042metres above the sea level, our group breaks for lunch. After we are fed and watered we head out to our chosen location to get some of the best shots that Balea Lake has to offer. Here we give detailed tuition on filters, tripods, remote, settings, exposure and composition. The group then have some free time to seek out their own shots and compositions.  Before returning back to Brasov as the sun is setting, stop once again to photograph the impressive winding roads of the Transfagarasan. The remainder of the evening was spent at leisure, a most welcome break after  a busy day.

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Day four takes us north to Sighisoara, a beautifully preserved medieval town set in rolling countryside and a UNESCO World Heritage site steeped in legend, and the birth place of Vlad the Impaler (the warlord that Bram Strokers  character Dracula is based on). We start with a short  walking tour through the cobbled streets viewing many highlights including the Church on the Hill and the impressive Clock Tower, which dates back to the 13th century. Each day a different wooden figure emerges from the belfry on the stroke of midnight and a drummer strikes every hour. This location is a little different in terms of tuition, here we introduce some ideas around setting themes and conventions, as well  reading and communicating an image. The guys are both delighted and challenged as this gives them a way of seeing things with a different twist. After a review during our exploration of the town, everybody excels and produces a fantastic array of images.

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We reboard the bus  and travel onwards to the traditional Saxon village of Viscri. Viscri  is  an amazing site that seems to almost have stepped out of time, with handcrafts and traditional agriculture that has not changed in generations. It is home to a stunning fortified church. We split up and wander this unique and fascinating town, that is full of friendly faces and detailed crafts, before re-boarding the bus back to Brasov.

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It is our last evening in Romania so many of us experience the night life and have a well earned local dinner. We depart early the next morning  with out take away breakfast in hand, and just as we think our adventure is over, we make one more stop. We head for Peles Castle on route to the airport and find it lit up in the amazing misty sunrise.

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